Athletics Giving

Nordic Skiing Giving Priorities

Additional Priorities

Annual Giving

Unrestricted operating funds for the Nordic program where the needs are greatest, including travel and athletic supplies.

Tech Trails

Unrestricted operating funds for the Tech Trails where needs are the greatest, including grooming, trail maintenance and equipment updates.

Major Gift Opportunities

Contact Darcy Way, Advancement Officer, Michigan Tech Athletics, at 715-577-0642 or, to learn how you can make transformational gifts to the Nordic Skiing Program. 

Current Major Gift Needs

Head Coach Endowment Fund

A gift of $1 million establishes an endowment to supplement and/or cover the coach’s salary, to provide stability for the coaching position, and to enable the University to recruit and retain the very best coach.

Program Endowment for Equipment

Your gift of $100,000 creates a sustainable funding source of annual income that may be used to purchase new equipment and/or replace equipment that has exceeded its useful life. This annual income also could be saved over a few years to fund a major equipment investment. 

Nordic Ski Endowment Scholarship

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Fundraising for the Nordic Ski Endowment Scholarship began in 1994 with the goal of providing athletic scholarship opportunities to Nordic Ski Team student-athletes. Since its inception, this fund has been giving back to our Nordic student-athletes through athletic scholarships. Over the past 25 years, this fund has grown through continued generous contributions, and the net investment revenue has generated at an average annual payout of 4.5%. 

Now it's time to grow this endowment to meet our $50,000 goal that will allow us to award an additional and apportionable full scholarship amount annually to both our Women's and Men's Nordic Ski Teams! This is your opportunity to donate in a way that gives directly to our student-athletes, helping to offset their cost of attendance and creating the opportunity for them to be able to join our Michigan Tech Nordic Huskies! For our program, reaching our endowment goal will allow us to continue to recruit the very best prospective student-athletes to join our team, and we truly believe this will allow us to achieve our vision to be the best NCAA Nordic Ski program!

Let's achieve our fundraising goal of $50,000 by 2023! If you are able to give to our Michigan Tech Nordic Huskies, please give to this Nordic Ski Endowment Scholarship!

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Custom Team Poles & Headwear!!!

Looking to represent your huskies with custom team gear for the upcoming ski season, and an opportunity to support our MTU Nordic Ski Team as well? Look no further! We’ve partnered up with U.S. Ski Pole Company and BeFAST headwear to offer you the opportunity to purchase custom team poles and headwear. These made in the Midwest companies have promised to give our program ⅓ of all sales! See below on how to order:


U.S. Ski Pole Company - Custom MTU Nordic Ski Team Poles! 

 Custom ski pole wrap

U.S. Ski Pole Company is providing you with two custom MTU Nordic Ski Team pole options to purchase this season! 

 XC Signature Pole:

Most popular model carbon pole for the competitive performance skier. The XC Signature is super stiff, light, with a comfortable feel and swing balance. Comparable to Swix Quantum 1 poles. 

Your custom price = $300

 Northern Lite Pole: 

This model is the best all-around USSPC pole. Carefully constructed with softer carbon for durability and performance. Great pole for an economical price!

Your custom price = $225

*Order Your Custom Ski Pole Here

BeFAST - Custom MTU Nordic Ski Team headwear and headbands!

BeFAST is providing custom MTU Nordic Ski Team hats and headbands to purchase this season! 

WinterSport Hat:

Modern toque styled tasseled hat.

Black BeFAST MTU Nordic Ski hat   White BeFAST MTU Nordic Ski hat

*Custom “Huskies” logo. 

Your custom price = $35

Features - Fit - Function

  • High quality spandex blend fabric provides wind protection and won't over-stretch
  • Lined at the ear band for full ear protection
  • Low profile for a comfortable fit (tassel can be cut off)
  • MAX-DRI™ brushed micro-fleece lining provides no scratch comfort, sweat wicking and warmth
  • MICROblok™ minimizes bacterial growth and odor
  • Made in one size

Winter Knit Hat:

Post-workout hat.

BeFAST Michigan Tech winter pom hat.

Features - Fit - Function

  • Made with soft acrylic yarn that holds its shape
  • MAX-DRI™ brushed micro-fleece lining provides comfort, moisture management and warmth
  • MICROblok™ minimizes bacterial growth and odor
  • Unisex. Made in one size.
  • When to wear it: after a race, after a workout, watching your favorite athlete when it's freezing cold outside, shoveling your walk, walking across campus, sledding with your friends, or hanging out at the ski hill. Like we said, you won't want to take it off.

Your custom price = $45

RaceSport Headband:

Elite performance headband. 

Black RaceSport Headband White RaceSport Headband

Features - Fit - Function

  • This headband has a 4" width and a perfect circumference for most head sizes.
  • Sport performance poly spandex fabric.
  • Low profile for under helmet wear.
  • MAX-DRI™ brushed micro-fleece lining provides comfort, moisture management and warmth.
  • MICROblok™ minimizes bacterial growth and odor.
  • Made in one size.
  • When to wear it: Take it to the start line of your ski race, run or triathlon. Put it on when you get out of the lap pool on a chilly morning to wick water and take the chill off. Of course, given it's comfort and bright color options, you might just like to wear it on your training runs too.

Your custom price = $35

*Order Headwear Here

**Order your custom poles and headwear by November 25 for Christmas shipment guarantee!