Cross Country U16/U18/U20 (ages 14-19)
This program offers a comprehensive level of training for motivated athletes who love the sport and want to pursue their potential in cross country ski racing. Each participant works with his/her coach to develop an annual training plan and goals. They should exhibit a high level of dedication to their sport. Skiers compete in local, regional, national, and in some cases, international competitions. SSHS students should sign up for the “0” hour school schedule to line up with weekday training times.
Minimum skiing requirement: Some XC skiing is desirable, but not mandatory. There have been successful XC athletes who began skiing in high school
Equipment requirements: Cross country ski equipment for classic and skate on snow and complementary roller ski equipment for dry land training
Trail pass information: Purchase a Youth Premier Valley Pass http://www.steamboatxcski.com/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: RMN membership is included in fees. Participants will need a U.S. Ski & Snowboard competitor membership. Possible FIS license depending on competition plan.
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