There is a place for every skier in TUNA. High school students who are just starting out can learn, and those with prior experience can reach their fullest potential.
The XC program is designed around skiers who love to stay in shape by skiing in the winter, and perhaps compete in other sports year-round. It is skate-based and the emphasis is on fun, camaraderie, fitness, and skill. Many of these skiers are high school mountain bike competitors. For those who wish to race, the Wasatch Citizens Series provides an entry to competition.
Ages: 14 – 19
Years in sport: 0+
Equipment: One pair of Nordic skate boots and one pair of skate skis. Rentals will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. (Photos of skis)
Schedule: Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, 4:15 – 5:45. January and February
The Comp Team is for high school-aged athletes who are interested in competing in the Intermountain Division Junior National Qualifiers, with the goal of qualifying to compete in Junior Nationals. Skiers on the comp team have ski experience and are the developmentally ready to train specifically for the sport of Nordic ski racing.
Ages: 14 – 19 *
Years in sport: 1+
Equipment: One pair of waxable classic skis, one pair of skate skis, one pair each of classic and skate boots.
*These ages are based on the USSA Development Windows for athletes. Skiers under the age of 14 may be admitted to the Comp Program on a case-by-case basis and with prior approval from the coaching staff. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for approval before registering.