Nordic Programs

AVSC Nordic has a rich tradition of success. Recent alumni include two U.S. National Team athletes, two Sochi Olympic team members, and hundreds of exceptional alumni. Our team programs are designed to develop, challenge, and engage athletes of all ability levels. All team programs are offered in Aspen at the Aspen High School Trails and in Carbondale at the Spring Gulch Trails. Practice days and program costs vary slightly depending on the location. For more information, contact Nordic Program Director August Teague at (970) 205-5140 ateague@teamavsc.org.

Competitive Programs

DEVO – ASPEN (U14 & U12; born 2004-2007)
Based out of Aspen (AVSC Clubhouse & Aspen High School Trails), this program bridges Base Camp and the National Comp team. It is designed for athletes of all ability levels. Skiers will continue to focus on fundamentals and fun, and will be introduced to racing and goal-setting practices.
  • Dryland & on-snow training: Mon., Weds., Fri. November 13th – March 18th (plus some weekends).
  • Program Fee $1,400 until September 28th; $1,560 on or after September 29th
  • Additional Parent Work Deposit of $200

 
DEVO – SPRING GULCH (U14 & U12; born 2004-2007)
Based out of Carbondale (Spring Gulch Trails), this program bridges Base Camp and the National Comp team. It is designed for athletes of all ability levels. Skiers will continue to focus on fundamentals and fun, and will be introduced to racing and goal-setting practices.
  • Dryland & on-snow training: Mon., Weds., Fri. November 13th – March 18th (plus some weekends).
  • Program Fee $1,400 until September 28th; $1,560 on or after September 29th
  • Additional Parent Work Deposit of $200

 
HIGH SCHOOL – ASPEN (must be in high school)
This program is based out of Aspen (AVSC Clubhouse & Aspen High School Trails). The AHS Team is geared towards high school athletes with a focus on training, skills, racing, and fun. Athletes of all abilities are welcome in this program. Competitors must participate in CHSAA races.
  • Dryland & on-snow training: 4-5 weekdays from November 13th – February 24th (plus some weekends).
  • Program Fee $1,400 until August 31st; $1,560 on or after September 1st
  • Additional Parent Work Deposit of $200
  • Note: High school athletic fees and CHSSA race costs are included in the cost of this program

 
HIGH SCHOOL – SPRING GULCH (must be in high school)
This program is based out of Carbondale (Spring Gulch Trails) and is geared towards High School athletes with a focus on training, skills, racing, and fun. Athletes of all abilities are welcome in this program. Competitors must participate in CHSAA races. Team members will represent Aspen at all CHSAA races.
  • Dryland & on-snow training: 4-5 weekdays from November 13th – February 24th (plus some weekends).
  • Program Fee $1,400 until August 31st; $1,560 on or after September 1st
  • Additional Parent Work Deposit of $200
  • Note: High school athletic fees and CHSSA race costs are now included in the cost of this program

 
NATIONAL COMP (U16 / U18 / U20; born 1998-2003)
A year-round training and racing program for experienced Nordic skiers who have excellent work ethic and a desire to pursue excellence in Nordic skiing. All National Comp athletes are expected to compete in all Rocky Mountain Nordic (RMN) Junior National Qualifier races and participate in summer dryland training. The National Comp team training program is designed to help athletes reach the highest possible levels of competition. Athletes will receive an individualized and periodized year-round training plan. Character, sportsmanship, work ethic, leadership, and inclusion will be important parts of the curriculum.  
  • Dryland & on-snow training (year round except spring): Athletes will train 6 days/week; days will vary
  • Program Fee $3,750 until August 31st; $4,170 on or after September 1st
  • Additional Parent Work Deposit of $300
Note: High school athletic fees and CHSAA race costs are included in the cost of this program


 

Base Camp Programs

Base Camp Programs are fun, learn-to-ski programs geared towards children ages 5-13. The emphasis will be on fostering a love for the sport and enjoying winter in the Roaring Fork Valley. Children will develop basic motor skills invaluable to their future athletic involvement. Skills such as coordination, agility, and balance will be taught through a variety of games and activities. As children progress through the Base Camp programs they will learn teamwork, sportsmanship, fair play, and other essential habits common among successful adolescents. Base Camp participants will be coached by an experienced staff that is dedicated to the safety and success of its participants. Scholarships are available for these programs.

ASPEN
ONE DAY - MONDAY (ages 5-9; u8-u10)                        
This program meets once a week (Monday afternoons) in Aspen.
  • Dates & time: Mondays, November 27th - March 18th; 3:30pm  - 5:00 pm
  • Program Fee: $335 on or before November 10th; $375 after November 18th

ONE DAY - WEDNESDAY (ages 5-9; u8-u10)                        
This program meets once a week (Wednesday afternoons) in Aspen.
  • Dates & time: Wednesdays, November 29th - March 18th; 2:30pm  - 4:00 pm
  • Program Fee: $335 on or before November 10th; $375 after November 18th

TWO DAY - MONDAY + WEDNESDAY (ages 8-11; u10-u12)                        
This program meets twice a week (Monday and Wednesday afternoons) in Aspen.
  • Dates: Mondays & Wednesdays, November 27th - March 18th; 3:30 – 5:00 pm
  • Program Fee: $565 on or before November 10th; $630 after November 18th


CARBONDALE (SPRING GULCH)
ONE DAY - MONDAY (ages 5-9; u8-u10)                        
This program meets once a week (Monday afternoons) in Carbondale.
  • Dates & time: Mondays, November 27th - March 18th; 4:00pm  - 5:30 pm
  • Program Fee: $275 on or before November 10th; $310 after November 18th

ONE DAY - WEDNESDAY (ages 5-9; u8-u10)                        
This program meets once a week (Wednesday afternoons) in Carbondale.
  • Dates & time: Wednesdays, November 29th - March 18th; 4:00 pm  - 5:30 pm
  • Program Fee: $275 on or before November 10th; $310 after November 18th

TWO DAY - MONDAY + WEDNESDAY (ages 8-11; u10-u12)                        
This program meets twice a week (Monday and Wednesday afternoons) in Carbondale.
  • Dates: Mondays & Wednesdays, November 27th - March 18th; 4:00 – 5:30 pm
  • Program Fee: $450 on or before November 10th; $500 after November 18th 


Program Recommendations
AVSC’s Nordic Programs are designed for children to progress in ability and commitment from our Base Camp programs through the high school Team programs.  Coaching staff recommendations based on age and ability are listed below.  There is some purposeful age overlap built into program descriptions for parent discretion.  Parents are encouraged to discuss their son or daughter’s preferences with a coach.  
Age Group**              Birth Year                  Ability                             Recommended Program
U8                            2010, 2011, 2012      All                                     One Day BC
U10                          2008, 2009                Beginner*                         One or Two day BC
U10                          2008, 2009                Advanced                         Two day BC
U12                          2006, 2007                Beginner*                         Two day BC or Devo
U12                          2006, 2007                Advanced                         Devo Team
U14                          2004, 2005                Beginner*                         Devo Team
U14                          2004, 2005                Advanced                         Devo Team
*a beginner is a first year Nordic skier          
**age groups are defined by your child’s age on December 31st, 2016


Nordic Equipment:
All athletes for all programs must have warm clothes, a water bottle and holder at every practice. Base Camp jackets will be available to order at our Nordic Fit Night.  This is your best opportunity to purchase and/or rent affordable high quality gear.  For info on our annual Ski Swap and Ute Mountaineer Nordic Fit Night Click Here.
 
One Day Base Camp Equipment: Athletes will be required to own or rent 1 pair of classic skis (waxless or waxable), 1 pair of boots, and one pair of poles.  

Two Day Base Camp Equipment: Athletes will be required to own or rent one pair of waxable classic skis, classic poles, skate skis, skate poles, and combi boots (OR classic and skate boots).  

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