Nordic Program

Scroll down to the bottom of this page for additional program and scholarship information.

Our goal is to create a world-class Nordic program serving the needs of beginners through nationally competitive athletes of all ages. We prioritize the development and community support of a lifelong love of Nordic skiing.

Registration for the 2022-23 season is open from 7/1/22 - 1/31/23.

The Club Team option is designed for 7 to 14-year-old beginners and intermediate X-C skiers. Participants will be introduced to skate and classic techniques through games, relays, adventure skiing, and other fun activities.

The Club Team practices on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school from January 4, 2022, through March 17, 2022.

The Development Team option is for 8 to 15-year-old Nordic skiers. Participants will practice their skate and classic techniques and will be introduced to ski racing in a fun, team environment. Participation in race weekends is encouraged but not required.

Training groups will be based on age and ability. The focus will be on introducing kids to race techniques, fitness, and fun in the mountains.

The Development Team will train on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons after school from December 1, 2021, through March 16, 2022. Entry fees, coaching fees, travel, and accommodations related to competitions are not covered by the program fee.

The Competition Team is for Nordic ski racers ages 10-18 seeking to improve their skate and classic technique, build fitness, and racing. Participation in race weekends is encouraged but not required.

Training groups are based on age and ability. The focus is on technique and more advanced coaching in a positive team environment.

The Competition Team trains Tuesday through Friday plus race weekends from December 1, 2021, through March 17, 2022. Entry fees, coaching fees, travel, and accommodations related to competitions are not covered by the program fee.

No. There are a number of local races and travel races. You should just come to whichever you want. If you don’t want to do any competition but still come to all the trainings that is more than ok!

The travel races are in cool places, and a great way to bond with the team. It is a great way to have a fun weekend, even if you don’t want to raise the competitive level. That being said, if you are trying to race at a higher level, coming to the races is the best option.

Most days through the winter we will meet at the Nordic Bunker or Lone Mountain Ranch. It will change so it is important to check your email and TeamReach where there will always be updated information on when, where and what the practice is that day/week.

Download the TeamReach app and use the following codes to keep up-to-date:

  • Nordic Competition Team: compnordic
  • Nordic Development Team: devonordic
  • Nordic Club Team: nordic club

Skiing is expensive. Starting in the 2021-22 season, we’re investing in skis for juniors that can be rented for the season for $50. Please contact us at nordic@bssef.com if you are interested in renting a pair.

In addition, there will be a gear night and informal gear swap on Tuesday, December 14, 2021.

USSA age categories are generally in two year increments. For example, the U14 category includes athletes aged 12 and 13 as of December 31st of the current season.

If you are thinking of racing for points (U16 and older), you’ll need a USSA Competitor membership. If you are younger, you can get a general USSA membership.