Press Release 4.10.18

Ahvo Taipale, Owner of Finn Sisu, and John Richter, Executive Director of Endurance United, are pleased to announce the formation of combined Adult/Masters Nordic Training programs for the upcoming season.  Programs include both year-round and fall/winter training groups.  By leveraging the strengths of both St. Paul-based organizations, adult nordic skiers will enjoy enhanced training opportunities throughout the Twin Cites area.  The combined top-notch coaching staff brings a wealth of experience and professionalism to skiers of all skill levels and will operate under the direction of Liz Peterson, Program Director at Endurance United.


Since opening its doors in 1978, Finn Sisu has developed an experienced staff with deep expertise.  Located in Lauderdale, MN, they will help you find exactly the right equipment with the properly fit to meet a wide range of needs, from international competitors to weekend tourers.

Finn Sisu will continue to offer its Vakava Junior training program and race team. More information can be found at


Endurance United is a St. Paul based non-profit organization focused on encouraging people to live a healthy, active and outdoor lifestyle.  EU offers youth, juniors and adult nordic and mountain bike programming as well as sponsoring events under the The Urban Trail Series banner.

Adult/ Master program registration is now open.