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Cross Country Comp(U16/U19)

Winter Session, November 27 – March 17

Comp Cross Country Ski Team is designed for athletes who want to refine their skills, improve their aerobic ability and compete. Training is more structured and include aerobic, anaerobic and strength training. Cross training opportunities are presented that include balance, coordination, endurance and speed activities. Athletes will learn to use both low-intensity aerobic training, high-intensity aerobic training and anaerobic training to improve race fitness.

Ages: U16 You are 15 as of Jan 1.
Ages: U19 You are 17 as of Jan 1.
Maximum Participants / Coach Ratio is 7:1

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

Competition Licenses

None required for local races. A USSA Cross Country Athlete license is required for Junior National Qualifier (JNQ) races, athletes 13+.
* See for current pricing information.

On Snow Schedule

16 weeks starting November 27th, 2023 – March 17, 2024.

Training Schedule

  • Monday – Friday, 3:30pm-5:00pm

* Starting in February, when there is more daylight, practices will be 4:00pm-5:15pm.

Dryland Schedule

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.