NORDIC

Welcome To Team Summit Nordic

We are developing athletes, teams, and communities.

Summit Nordic Ski Club (SNSC) is one of Colorado's top ski clubs offering year-round programming for young athletes to develop fitness, confidence, and skills in a team-based environment.

For nearly 50 years SNSC has been a part of the Summit County community providing access to Nordic skiing for young athletes.

OUR MISSION

TO PROVIDE THE YOUTH OF SUMMIT COUNTY WITH A WELL-BALANCED SKI RACING PROGRAM INCLUDING FITNESS, SELF-ESTEEM, AND CHARACTER BUILDING THROUGH TRAINING AND COMPETITION WITHIN A NURTURING ENVIRONMENT.  THE CLUB WILL EDUCATE OUR YOUTH ABOUT THE VALUES OF SPORTS, HEALTHY COMPETITION, INDIVIDUAL EFFORT, AND TEAM SPIRIT. 

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Programs
Comp Program

Competitive race program for athletes ages 14 and older.

Program Description

Our Comp program is designed for highly competitive athletes: Nordic skiing is their passion!


The Comp program offers high and post-high-school skiers year-round training and race opportunities. Comp team athletes have both dryland and on-snow training opportunities, with the additional option of 3 training camps per year. Training opportunities include individualized goal setting, state-of-the-art testing, monthly training plan analysis, customized team and on-your-own technical training, mental coaching, strength and plyometric training, heart rate and nutrition analyses and race strategy.
Members participate in RMN and local races.

Program Dates: Program runs year round, accepting new athletes in May each year. Program schedule is varied and will be posted here. Roughly 550 training hours per year.

Program cost and registration

Registration Deadline: June 15th

SNSC membership fees only cover 65% of the total costs to run the program. We are able to keep fees low thanks to grants, fundraising and individual donors. This is reflected in the amount below. If you have multiple athletes in the program you will receive an additional 10% discount off all programs. 

Total program fee is $6500

(can be paid in monthly installments via automatic checking account transfers)

Volunteer Deposit (additional) $300

Scholarships available apply here. Deadline to apply is June 15th. No family income requirements to apply.

Payment

A 10% program deposit plus the volunteer deposit must be paid at the time of registration or by June 15th.

To pay by check please mail to: SNSC PO Box 1882 Frisco, CO 80443

If you plan to enroll in automatic monthly payments send this form to whitney@summitnordicskiclub.org (no need to pay a deposit — auto payments will begin the last business day of June.

Devo Program

Competitive bridge program for athletes ages 11-13

Winter Devo

The Devo program is for competitively driven, experienced skiers (U12 and older) seeking individualized training and competition opportunities. Devo serves as a competitive bridge program from the Prep team to the Comp team.

Sessions includes both dry land and on snow training with a focus on developing ski technique and individual fitness in a fun environment.

Program Dates and Times:

October 26, 2022 - March 2, 2023*

Monday/Thursday: 3:30 - 5:30PM

Wednesdays 2:30 - 4:30PM

Bonus day: Leading up to race season we offer an additional day most weeks falling on Friday or Saturday to help prepare for racing. These are totally optional. See Training Schedule for details.

*We offer a series of races and events throughout the month of March that all athletes are invited to attend.

Year Round Devo

The Devo program is for competitively driven, experienced skiers (U12 and older) seeking individualized training and competition opportunities. Devo serves as a competitive bridge program from the Prep team to the Comp team. The Devo team meets 3-5 sessions per week. Training includes summer dryland team sessions and individualized (on-your-own) training, in addition to fall dryland and winter on-snow sessions.
- Summer Devo: our summer devo programs are for athletes ages 8 and up. They are focused on developing fitness in a fun environment with a special focus on learning to roller ski.
- Fall Rollerski: This 6-week program is offered for non-Comp athletes 10 and older who want to continue developing skills learned over the summer or for those athletes who want to get an early start on winter training.
- Winter Devo: Winter Devo begins mid-October and runs through mid-March. Training includes running, roller skiing and on-snow training.

Program schedule will follow the Summer Devo Level 2, Fall Roller Ski and the Winter Devo schedules. Training schedules posted here.

Registration Deadline: June 15th

Program Cost and Registration

Winter Devo Registration Deadline: November 1, 2023

Program Cost: SNSC membership fees only cover 65% of the total costs to run the program. We are able to keep fees low thanks to grants, fundraising and individual donors. This is reflected in the amount below. If you have multiple athletes in the program you will receive an additional 10% discount off all programs. 

Year Round Devo program fee is $3500

Winter Devo program fee is $ 2250


Volunteer Deposit (additional): $250 (more info for how this works here)

Scholarships available apply here. No family income requirements to apply.

Payment

A 10% program deposit plus the volunteer deposit must be paid at the time of registration.

To pay by check please mail to: SNSC PO Box 1882 Frisco, CO 80443

Prep Programs

Introductory racing program for athletes ages 7 -11

Prep Level 1 ( 2 days )

Introductory program for athletes ages 7-11 who want to learn both skate and classic techniques while having fun. We encourage Prep 1 athletes to try racing, but the focus is on fun while learning the basic gears in both disciplines.

Program Dates and Times:

Thursday, December 1, 2022 - Thursday, March 2, 2023*

Mondays and Thursdays 4:15-5:30PM at Frisco and Gold Run Nordic Centers

*SNSC will host a series of events and races throughout March which all athletes are welcome to attend.

Prep Level 2 ( 3 days )

Prep Level two is for young athletes with experience in both skate and classic techniques. Prep Level 2 is a race focused program with an emphasis on developing both skills and fitness. The minimum age is 8 and athletes must have completed a season of Prep Level 1 before advancing to level 2.

Program Dates and Times:

Monday, November 14th - Thursday, March 2, 2023*

(no practice Thanksgiving week)

Mondays/Thursdays 4:15-5:30PM

Wednesdays 3:30-5:00PM

Practices held at Frisco and Gold Run Nordic Centers

*SNSC will host a series of events and races throughout March which all athletes are welcome to attend.

Program cost and registration

REGISTER HERE

Registration Deadline: December 15th

Program Cost: SNSC membership fees only cover 65% of the total costs to run the program. We are able to keep fees low thanks to grants, fundraising and individual donors. This is reflected in the amount below. If you have multiple athletes in the program you will receive an additional 10% discount off all programs. 

Program fees:

Level 1 $1000

Level 2 $1500

Volunteer Deposit (additional): $50/$150 (more info for how this works here)

Scholarships available apply here. No family income requirements to apply.

Payment

A 10% program deposit plus the volunteer deposit must be paid at the time of registration. The balance of fees must be paid in full by January 15, 2023.

Summer and Fall Programs

We offer summer and fall programs for athletes aged 8 to college-aged.

Fall Roller SKi

Fall Roller Ski is a program to help athletes between ages 8 and 13.

Program Dates: Sept. 7th - October 19th
Meets Mondays and Wednesdays at Frisco Nordic Center

Meeting time TBD

Program Cost: $500

A 10% program deposit must be paid at the time of registration. Program balance must be paid by end of program.

Note: This program is included in the YR Devo program.

Summer Devo 1 & 2

Summer Devo emphasizes fun through roller skiing, adventure, running, agility skills and team building. Level 1 is for kids who are totally new to SNSC and/or roller skiing and Level 2 is for kids with roller ski experience. Ages 8 and up.

Program Dates: June 7th - August 13th.

Level 1 & 2 meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 - 6pm at Frisco Nordic Center
Level 2 meets for an additional session on Mondays 8:30am - 10am
Registration Deadline: June 15, 2020

Program Cost: $800 (L1)/ $1200 (L2)

A 10% program deposit must be paid at the time of registration or by June 15th. Program balance must be paid by end of program (please make payment plan arrangements with Whitney).

College Comp

Advanced physical training for highly competitive athletes. Roller ski training is critical for summer training and all College Comp athletes are expected to have both skate and classic roller skis. This program will offer specific College Comp sessions as well as tailored training plans to fit the needs of college athletes.

Program Dates: June 7th - September 1st. Schedule varies but meets on average 5 times per week.

Program Cost: $1800

A 10% program deposit must be paid at the time of registration or by June 15th. Program balance must be paid by end of program (please make payment plan arrangements with Whitney).

REGISTER HERE

Scholarships 

SNSC's mission is to ensure that all young athletes with an interest in Nordic skiing have the chance to learn and develop their Nordic skills in SNSC programs.  All SNSC members get approximately 35% of program fees covered through grants and fundraising -- this is automatic. We also offer a discount (10%) for families with multiple athletes in the program. The scholarship program is additional to all discounts. 

NEW! RACE SCHOLARSHIPS - We are pleased to offer additional scholarships to help cover race costs for great races (like Junior and Senior Nationals). Race scholarships are merit-based (not exclusively need-based). 

Applications and Deadlines: Race scholarships will have a rolling deadline. To apply, please send a letter outlining the race, its costs, and your personal goals. Notes can be sent via email or mail. 

PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIPS - We offer scholarships for all of our programs. Scholarships typically range from $50 - $800 (depending on the program and the number of applicants).  Occasionally we will award more significant scholarships (and in some cases, full scholarships) for special situations or when financial need is high.

DECISION PROCESS - SNSC uses an anonymous process for making scholarship decisions. All applications are assigned a number, and any identifying aspects are removed. The SNSC board makes scholarship decisions through this blind process, and all applicants and recipients are kept completely anonymous. 

APPLICATION DETAILS - DEADLINE JUNE 15, 2022 (PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIPS FOR COMP AND YR DEVO)

All scholarship applications must include the first two pages of the parent's tax return** -- sent by SNSC -- P.O. Box 1882, Frisco, CO 80443 or by email to whitney@summitnordicskiclub.org. TAX RETURNS MUST BE RECEIVED BY June 15, 2022 (or your application will be considered incomplete, and you will not receive a scholarship).

**Note: tax returns are only seen by Whitney and then are shredded.


CLUB HISTORY

  • 1966 The club started under coach Steve Rechiele. The founding fathers and mothers were the Zdechliks, Andersons, Armstrongs and Wellingtons among others.

  • 1968 Jim Balfonz took over as the coach. 

  • 1971 Frisco Gold Rush (ski race) was started to support the club.

  • 2004 Summit Nordic Ski Club was officially established as a stand alone organization.

  • 2005 SNSC was granted non-profit status.

  • 2014 current head coach, Olof Hedberg joined SNSC


Community Partnerships

LITTLE VIKINGS

In partnership with the Town of Frisco and the Town of Breckenridge, SNSC developed the Little Vikings learn to ski program. We offer two sessions each winter where we introduce kids ages 5-11 to Nordic skiing through fun, games, and exploration. 

 

 

Community Supporters

SNSC depends on the support of our community and the following organizations have made a big difference for us.