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Cross Country U10/U12, ages 8-12

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 Valley Pass.
  • 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.


Dryland Training: Tuesday and Thursday 4:00-5:45pm starting October 10 at Howelsen Hill.

On-Snow Training: Tuesday and Thursday 4:00-5:45pm(Howelsen Nordic Trails), and Saturdays 9:00am-12:00pm through March 16 (Howelsen Nordic Trails or the Steamboat Touring Center).
*Training will transition to on-snow as soon as sufficient skiing terrain is open.

2023-2024 PROGRAM FEE: $1,835 plus $300 refundable work deposit

See the Scholarships page for information about program fee scholarships, including the one-step EZ Scholarship for local families.

For more information on the SSWSC work deposit program, click here.

Questions about this program?
Email Brian Tate, Cross Country Program Director

Brian Tate