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.
*Note: Under the new annual program fee structure, the full amount paid for spring/summer training will be applied as a deposit toward competitive-level winter programs. Under this pricing structure summer program fees will become eligible for the SSWSC EZ Scholarship, just as all winter program fees have been in the past. This will expand the scholarship opportunities for families that qualify for EZ Scholarship, making SSWSC programs more affordable. Athletes who forgo participation in the spring and summer programming included in the annual fee for whatever reason will still be charged the full annual (fall/winter) program fee.
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.
2022/23 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 23 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 1 at Howelsen Hill. On-snow training typically begins in early November.
2022/23 PROGRAM FEE:
RESIDENT*: $8,400, plus $450 refundable work deposit
NON-RESIDENT: $10,500, 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)
Check out all the SSWSC’s scholarship opportunities, including the one-step EZ Program Fee Scholarship, HERE!
For more information on the SSWSC work deposit program click here.
Email Josh Smullin, Cross Country Head Coach