Welcome to my Blog!

Welcome! My name is Michael Somppi and I'm a competitive cross-country skier. I developed this blog so sponsors, family, friends and fans can keep up to date with my life as a full-time athlete. You can expect regular blog posts about racing, training, and life in general. Check out other sections of my blog by clicking on the tabs above.

Photo Gallery

Leading the 50km through the stadium.
2017 Canadian Ski Nationals, Canmore, AB
2016 World Cup, Ruka, Finland
Wearing the NorAm leader bib!
 2015 NorAm Skate Sprint, Cantley, QC
Wearing bib 1 and leading out the 30km skiathlon for the 2014 Canadian Olympic Trials in Canmore, AB. 
2013 World Junior/U23 Trials (NorAm), Thunder Bay, ON
Best photo finish win of my career!  Semi-final classic sprint heat.
2012-13 Canadian Men's National Ski Team
From left to right: Justin Wadsworth (coach), Ivan Babikov, Devon Kershaw, Alex Harvey, Lenny Valjas, Graeme Killick, Brent McMurtry, Graham Nishikawa, Kevin Sandau, Jesse Cockney, Michael Somppi

2012 NorAm 15km Classic, Whistler, BC

2012 NorAm Sprint Skate, Whistler, BC

Leading the 2012 Haywood Ski Nationals 50km Classic
(Mont Ste Anne, QC)

2011 World Cup, Otepaa, Estonia
2011 World Under-23 Championships, Otepaa, Estonia
Shortly after qualifying to represent Canada at the 2011 World Under-23 Championships
2011 Canada Winter Games, Halifax, NS
2011 Eastern Canadian Championships (NorAm), Cantley, QC

2009 Training on the Dachstein Glacier in Austria

2009 Haywood Ski Nationals, Duntroon, ON

2008 World Junior/Under-23 Trials (NorAm), Canmore, AB