The Minnesota Youth Ski League (MyXC) is a non-profit Minnesota Corporation as defined under IRS rule 501(c)3. MyXC provides membership and instruction to all youth without regard to race, creed, color, or athletic ability.

We envision a world passionate about access to outdoor recreation, winter and lifelong health for all.

We empower youth to be joyful, confident winter enthusiasts by building inclusive communities that reduce barriers to cross-country skiing.

Lifelong Health: We promote lifelong health and an outdoor lifestyle through cross-country skiing.
Accessibility: We proactively and deliberately position accessibility, equity, and inclusion at the center of our programs.
Connections: We deepen connections to family, community, and winter.
Fun: We embrace fun and develop skills through play.
Transformation: We intentionally reflect and aspire to create transformation.


Mailing address:
PO Box 18659
Minneapolis, MN 55418


MYSL History

The Minnesota Youth Ski League has a strong foundation of teaching kids to ski for over 25 years! Read our history HERE.

MYSL Board

Position Member Phone Email
Executive Director Amy Cichanowski 612-227-7155 amy@myxc.org
Board Chair Jeremiah Schimp 612-209-5494 nordicskiandkayak@gmail.com
Vice Chair Paul Gage 952-926-7736 pvgage@comcast.net
Secretary Noah Swiler 952-237-0224 nswiler@comcast.net
Treasurer Barclay Kruse 763-458-6615 barclay.kruse@gmail.com
Board Member Jill Sonnesyn 763-449-0647 jill.sonnesyn@comcast.net
Board Member Tom Shaw 612 720-3114 clothingbureau@usiwireless.com

Board Member Jessica Johnson   johnson.kryzer@gmail.com
Board Member Steve Messick   steven.messick@gmail.com
Board Member Ramdev Wudali   agastya71@gmail.com
Board Member Sandy Zinn   zinneous@gmail.com
Committee Chair(s)
Carnivals/Special Events Jill Sonnesyn
MYSL Clubs & Programs Paul Gage, Jill Sonnesyn
Development/Fundraising Barclay Kruse
Communications Noah Swiler
Administration, Budget & Finance Barclay Kruse
Website Working Group Noah Swiler
Racial Equity Jessica Johnson
Branding Steve Messick


Executive Director
Amy Cichanowski Full Bio

US Ski and Snowboard Level 200 Coach and Technical Delegate
PSIA Level 2 Instructor