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Telluride Nordic 2019 Pre-Season Update

Snow is in the forecast next week! TNA groomers are ready to roll. Typically 8" to 10" is all that is needed to begin grooming at Trout Lake. Mark your calendars for Sunday December 8 for the TNA gear swap 4:15 at the THS cafeteria. Gear drop-off at 3pm. TNA is selling last years rental gear so it will be a great opportunity to gear up! Catch all the news for the coming season below...

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  • What we do
  • Trail update
  • How you can help
  • Youth Program update (new coach!)
  • Andrea Schlegel is the new Nordic Center Director.
  • GMUG Forest Plan Update
THS Cafeteria Sunday, December 8
3:00 - 4:00 Equipment drop-off
4:15 - 5:30 SWAP
  • Buy and sell gear
  • Pay for memberships
  • Sign up for clinics
  • Catch up with old friends and meet new ones!
  • Support the Telluride Nordic Association
Nordic-related equipment and clothing only, please!
TNA earns 20% of all sales.
Unsold equipment may be picked up immediately after the Swap or at the Nordic Center on Monday.
Telluride Nordic Ski Club 
2019-2020 Program Information

Director:  Deanna Drew,
The Telluride Nordic Ski Club is for recreational and competitive cross country skiers in grades 3-12.  Instruction will take place in both classic and skate techniques.  No experience is necessary.   Classic and skate cross country skiing equipment is available to borrow from the Club; inventory is limited and distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.  Kids should bring their own equipment, if possible.  

The Nordic development program is for kids who have been cross-country skiing for a few seasons, or who are new to Nordic skiing.   Skiers will develop basic skills and fitness of both classic and skate techniques in a fun learning environment.  The club encourages kids from other sports to enroll so that athletes can maintain and improve their fitness throughout the winter months.  Participants will be introduced to racing and will have the option to compete in regional race events.

The Nordic race program will focus on improving the fundamental skills and fitness of both classic and skate ski techniques while preparing athletes of all ages for racing competition.  Skiers will work on physical conditioning activities and technical knowledge to advance skill and fitness levels in a fun environment.  The club will work with competitors in other sports to cross train during the winter months.  Athletes are encouraged, but not required, to train for and participate in regional USSA Junior Nordic and other race events. 

WHEN:  Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from December 9 through March 5, after school until 5:15 pm, holiday break weeks included.   Additional race training sessions may be scheduled on weekends.  Athlete and parent meeting on 11/20/19 5pm at TSSC HQ.

WHERE:  Immediately after school, skiers meet at the TSSC clubhouse at bottom of lift 7 (where equipment is stored) to suit up.  Group will then walk to Valley Floor or Town Park Nordic trails, or be shuttled to other local Nordic trails, for practice in groups divided by age and ability.  Kids will return to clubhouse for pickup no later than 5:30 pm.
COST:  $500 for 13-week regular season (39 after-school sessions) ** Cost does not include race events.  Financial aid is available, please email for application.  

  • Dec. 21-22, 2019:  Crested Butte, CO.; 1.5 K Skate Sprint; 5K Classic Distance
  • Jan. 24-25, 2020:  Minturn, CO.;  5K Individual Classic;  ? Pursuit Skate
  • Feb. 8-9, 2020:  Aspen, CO.; 5K Individual Skate; ? Mass Classic
  • Feb. 29 -Mar. 1, 2020:  U14 and Younger Championship Races @ Odin (Powderhorn), CO.  Schedule TBD
Optional Races:
  • (Jan. 18-19, 2020:  Steamboat Springs, CO. 5K Skate, 10K Classic) 
  • (Feb. 2, 2020:  Crested Butte Alley Loop)
  • (Feb. 14-15, 2020:  Soldier Hollow, UT.:  5K Skate; 5K Classic) 
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