Youth Skiers Page 2017-18

The YMCA/Snow Mtn Ranch Kids Nordic Ski Program

by the the Grand Nordic Ski Club
Friday 1-2:30 pm

The Kids Nordic Ski Program offers ski instruction for beginners and more accomplished skiers ages 5-10, skiing games, winter nature activities, and ends with a Nordic Ski Festival and prizes for all.

The program will be offered starting January 11 ending March 1, 2019. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to lessons to get equipment and trail pass which are provided for the duration of the lesson. Classic, skate and never-ever lessons are available. Call the Nordic Center at 970-887-2152 x 4173 for further information and to register. Parents are encouraged to help and will receive trail pass and equipment for the duration of the lesson if helping. Additional contact Diana Lynn Rau 970-887-0547.

The YMCA no longer offers Sunday afternoon free kids lessons.

The Grand Lake Nordic Center Kids Ski Lesson Program

All Grand County kids can ski free on Fridays with rentals.

Call the Nordic Center at 970-627-8008 for more information. There will be several lesson days scheduled after the holidays . Ages 16 and under Lessons, trail pass & rentals are free Pre-registration is required by calling 970.627.8008 Times will be announced

Competetion Center

Full Time Academy Program:

This year-round program is dedicated to athletes U16 and up that want to develop their skiing to the highest caliber within a supportive and fun team environment. The team will train regularly from September- April and athletes will be able to attend numerous on and off snow camps. Athletes will have access to full time coaches, a comprehensive training plan with emphasis on sports physiology and proper training zones, nutrition advice, strength training, sports psychology, and technique work. From beginner to advanced skiers, athletes will learn to classic and skate ski with efficiency and proper fundamentals. The team will have opportunities to attend a fall training camp in West Yellowstone, Rocky Mountain Nordic races throughout Colorado, a Junior National Super Qualifier in Soldier Hollow, Utah, Junior and Senior Nationals, and Spring Series.

More information: nordic-fulltime-academy program

Weekend Program:

Ages: 9-18
This Friday-Sunday program is designed for families in Winter Park or on the Front Range who have kids interested in getting better at cross-country skiing, having fun, and attending races if possible. Practices will consist of technique specific drills, longer distance skis to build endurance, and games. If interested, athletes will also have the option to attend local and regional races through Rocky Mountain Nordic throughout the season. These athletes will have the same access to experienced coaches, training plans, strength training, sports psychology, and technique work. This program is designed to be a pipeline into the full-time academy ski team.

More information: nordic-3-day-program /

Saturday Program:

Ages: 9-18
This Saturday entry-level program is designed to get kids interested in cross-country skiing and participate in races if desired. Our goal is to develop proper technique at a young age through drills, games, and longer distance skis, all while fostering a fun environment. If interested, athletes will also have the option to attend local and regional races through Rocky Mountain Nordic throughout the season. This program is a great progression into the full weekend or academy team as an athlete’s skill and desire builds.

More information: nordic-saturday-program

We will add additional information on youth ski programs in the County as they become available. Anyone running one of these programs may submit information to the Webmaster