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Youth Development

Cross Country U10/U12, ages 8-12

This program is designed for youth who wish to explore the enjoyment of cross country ski training and racing. Skiers participate in physical conditioning activities and learn the basic cross country techniques. Competitive opportunities are available and encouraged through Rocky Mountain Nordic (RMN) Races, Steamboat Cup events, and the Steamboat Nordic Race Series.

  • Participants will need cross country ski equipment (classic and skate) and a Youth XC ski pass (Youth All Mountain Howelsen Pass) to Howelsen Hill and the Steamboat Ski Touring Center
  • Participants will need a U.S. Ski & Snowboard General Membership for Rocky Mountain Nordic races. RMN membership is a required add on to the USSS membership and is automatically added on to USSS Membership Annual Fee


Tuesdays and Thursdays starting October 5, 4:00-5:45pm at Howelsen Hill


Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:00-5:45pm, and Saturdays 9:00am-noon, at Howelsen Hill or the Touring Center

Training will transition to on-snow as soon as sufficient skiing terrain is open

Last day of training is March 12


$1,525 plus $200 refundable work deposit


The EZ Scholarship is available to resident athletes whose 2020 family adjusted gross income (AGI) is under $160,000. When registering, you may choose the appropriate scholarship discount as follows:
2020 AGIAdjusted program fee
$60,000 or less$915.00

Note that at the end of registration on the payment screen, the full price of the program will show, but before your payment is processed the amount will be adjusted. The scholarship does not reduce the work deposit.

In addition to the EZ Scholarship, families may apply for program fee scholarships whether or not they are eligible for the EZ Scholarship. For full scholarship info, click here.

For more information on work deposits and charitable contributions click here.