Skill Development & Focus
Good body position, balance and weight shift. Ability to maintain appropriate balance and stance while skiing in all terrain and under a variety of conditions. Understands concept of changing tempo to suit conditions and terrain. Discusses race strategy and pacing with a coach. Skills requirements include, but are not limited to basic cross country ski fundamentals.
Encouraged to race in at least two Junior National Qualifiers (JNQ), local events and inter-club comps and as many races as desired in January and February.
NOTE: GTSSF Nordic competes within the Intermountain Division.
View regional ski clubs.
Event details are located at IntermountainXC.com.
None required for local races. A USSA Cross Country Athlete license is required for Junior National Qualifier (JNQ) races, athletes 13+.
* See usskiandsnowboard.org for current pricing information.
On Snow Schedule
16 weeks starting November 27th, 2023 – March 17, 2024.
- Monday – Friday, 3:30pm-5:00pm
* Starting in February, when there is more daylight, practices will be 4:00pm-5:15pm.
Athletes are highly encourage to participate in the GTSSF Trampoline sessions at Teton Indoor Sports Academy.
Workouts include: gymnastics, trampoline and tumble track.
Athletes are also highly encouraged to attend the Strength Training Program.
*One session of each Trampoline and Strength Training are included in this program
- Skis: One set of classic and skate skis that are appropriate for your height and weight.
- Boots: One pair of classic and one pair of skate boots. Combi boots are acceptable.
- Poles: One set of classic poles that fit just under the armpit, one set of skate poles that fit just between your athlete’s chin and nose.
- Ancillary Equipment: hill bounding poles, appropriate footwear and clothing for all activities.
- GTSSF Rentals: we have a wide range of boots, skis and poles to fit most athletes for a nominal rental fee.