Cross Country Post Grad, ages 18+
This program is designed for motivated athletes taking time off between high school and college to pursue competitive cross country skiing at the highest level. Athletes have up to two years to train and compete before they begin to impact their NCAA eligibility. Athletes in the Post Grad program have the opportunity to further their education by taking classes at Colorado Mountain College (CMC) and/or to find employment in Steamboat Springs.
- Minimum skiing requirement: Participants in this program should be accomplished XC racers and can expect to compete in regional, national and potentially international competitions.
- Equipment requirements: Cross country ski equipment for classic and skate and roller ski equipment for dryland (classic and skate).
- Trail pass information: Purchase a Youth Premier Valley Pass.
- Competition information: Participants compete in Rocky Mountain Nordic (RMN) Junior National Qualifiers, Junior National championships (by qualification) and other events including Senior National Championships, Super Tour events and Super Tour Finals, if deemed appropriate.
- Licensing requirements: Participants will need a U.S. Ski & Snowboard Competitor Membership and a FIS Competitor License. RMN membership is a required add on to the USSS membership and is automatically added on to USSS Membership Annual Fee.
2023-2024 DATES, TIMES AND LOCATIONS:
Dryland Training: Tuesday and Thursday 9:00-11:00am (as appropriate), Tuesday-Friday 2:45-5:30pm and Saturday 9:00-12:30 starting August 22 at Howelsen Hill.
On-Snow Training: Tuesday and Thursday 9:00-11:00am (as appropriate), Tuesday-Friday 2:45-5:30pm and Saturday 9:00-12:30 through April 6 at Howelsen Hill. On-snow training typically begins in early November.
2023-2024 PROGRAM FEE:
RESIDENT*: $8,950 plus $450 refundable work deposit
NON-RESIDENT: $11,190, plus $450 refundable work deposit
*Full-time residents of Routt or Moffat County, or full-time participants of SSWSC for two years or more (see Member Handbook for full details on resident fees)
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Email Josh Smullin, Cross Country Head Coach