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Programs

Winter Programs! Sign Up Now for All Ages

winter programs

You can see snow from our houses! It’s time to start thinking about skiing. Plan ahead for the whole family. TUNA has programs for ages 4 and up.

Learn To Ski

Kids ages 4-8 who are stepping into skis for the first time will love playing in the snow with us! The program meets four Sunday afternoons in January. Parents are asked to stay on the snow with their kids while we play, learn, and laugh.

Devo

From never-ever skied to racing the Citizens Series, Devo is the heart of junior skiing for ages 6-13. The emphasis is on learning both classic and skate skiing, and rental equipment is available for both disciplines. Sign up early and stay tuned for details about uniform and equipment pickup.

Junior Comp

For the competitive kid aged 8-13, Junior Comp is for skiers interested in a future with competitive skiing. Many Junior Comp skiers go on to Comp and collegiate racing, and the foundations for that are built right here. There are junior comp programs year-round and winter is a 3-day per week program at Mountain Dell. Older and more skilled Junior Comp skiers will be racing in the junior national qualifiers (JNQ) and Citizens Series.

mountain trails winter programsComp

Skiers aged 14-19 who are racing and training will find their home here. Junior Nationals is their goal every year. Skiers work directly with TUNA Head Coach Steve Cook on technique development, training, and reaching the goal of a trip to JN’s.

Adult Clinics

Bringing your junior to Mountain Dell after school? Might as well hone your skills too. The adult clinic meets once a week and helps to refine technique. Anyone from never-ever beginners to those with the Wasatch Citizens Series in their sights can benefit from this after-work clinic.

boulder mountain tourMasters Training

Masters who are currently racing but looking to improve their training can benefit from organized training in a group. Whether it’s finishing the Boulder or winning an age-group medals at the WCS, this group runs through a warmup, skill drills, intervals, and FUN.

Coaches Needed

Great programs start with great coaches! Whether you’re an experienced ski coach or a parent with ski experience, TUNA NEEDS YOU! Coaching is part skiing and part teaching. Nurturing young athletes takes confidence and patience, but the reward comes with smiles (and we pay a competitive wage too).

We especially need Devo coaches. Devo kids are ages 6-13 and range from beginner to racing. Starting last year, the Devo program restructured to include a classic focus for the first half, and skate for the rest. With the addition of a new set of skin skis, our equipment rental fleet is up-to-date, so you can focus on teaching the techniques.

Do you think you’re up for the challenge? Contact Head Program Director Steve Cook: tunacoach@utahnordic.com. Devo coaches are some of the most important ski coaches because they are the ones who foster the love of the sport from the beginning.

To find out more or sign up for any of these programs, visit the TUNA Website: www.utahnordic.com/programs/winter.

Jen Santoro
Jen Santoro is the editor of the print TUNA News. She used to race bikes of all kinds and was on the first team of women to race cyclocross in Europe in the World Cup. The mom of two changed sports in 2010, and was the 2018 World Master’s Champion in 15k and 30k Skate in the 40-44 division.