Welcome to the AVSC Nordic Program page. Here you will find information about our BaseCamp and Team Level programs. Scroll down for program offerings.
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For more information on any of our Nordic programs please contact the Nordic Program Director at (970) 205-5140.
CROSS-COUNTRY, NORDIC JUMPING, AND NORDIC COMBINED EXPLAINED
Cross-Country skiing involves two different techniques; Classic and Skating. Classic is the traditional technique that usually comes to mind when someone thinks of cross-country skiing. Skating is a faster technique that is similar to ice skating.
Nordic Jumping is what you see at the Olympics where skiers jump for distance but are also judged on style. New jumpers will learn the basics on our beginner jump next to the clubhouse then graduate to our larger jumps on Eagle Hill / Tiehack.
Nordic Combined is an Olympic Sport that combines cross-country skiing (skating) and Nordic jumping. Nordic Combined programs are available at the Team level. Younger skiers interested in Nordic Combined are encouraged to enroll in both an XC and jumping program.
Youth Nordic equipment is difficult to find once the season starts. The Ute Mountaineer and Aspen Cross-Country Center are your best sources for equipment. The ski swaps are hit and miss but do not usually offer a good selection of youth Nordic equipment. The AVSC Nordic Equipment Night in the mid-September is your best opportunity to obtain equipment. Please see our Equipment Guide for help with selecting equipment based on age and program. Also see Season Rental Options.
NORDIC BASE CAMP PROGRAMS ENTRY LEVEL & ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AGE OFFERED IN ASPEN AND SPRING GULCH / CARBONDALE
Our Base Camp programs are designed to meet the needs of the younger skier by teaching skills through a series of fun drills and games. Keeping it fun is the primary goal! Most of our programs teach classic technique only but a few offer a skating option. Snacks and hot chocoa will be served at the end of every practice. See below for details and registration information.
NORDIC TEAM PROGRAMS DEVELOPMENT AND COMPETITION TEAMS MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL AGE
Our team level programs are designed to further the development of the student athlete in all aspects of the sport. The Development team is suitable for entry level skiers. All team athletes will learn both classic and skating techniques. Team race suit and warm-up (or jumping suit) will be provided for use during the season. All team level programs start and finish at the AVSC clubhouse. See below for details and registration information.
Competition licenses are required for the following and must be purchased separately: XC Comp: Rocky Mountain Nordic license Jumping and Nordic Combined Comp: USSA jumping license