Nordic Programs

AVSC Nordic has a rich tradition of success. Recent alumni include two U.S. National Team athletes, two Sochi Olympic team members, two PyeongChang 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 on the City of Aspen's trails and in Carbondale on the Spring Gulch Trails. For more information, contact Nordic Program Director August Teague at (970) 205-5140 or ateague@teamavsc.org



 

HOW TO REGISTER

Registration for the 2021-2022 season will open on July 1st. Once you've selected a program, click here to enter our Campminder system and register. If you have used Campminder before with us, please use the same login and do not create a duplicate! 

Early season pricing will end August 31st; prices will increase on September 1st. 

Scholarships are available for all team programs based on need. Click here to access the scholarship form. Athletes applying for a scholarship must submit their registration and scholarship application by the early registration deadline (August 31st, 2021). A $100 - $600 deposit (dependent on program) is required to apply for a scholarship. Scholarships are only available to residents of the Roaring Fork Valley or Western Garfield County. Post-graduate athletes are not eligible for scholarships.

Not sure what program is right for your athlete? Contact Program Director August Teague at ateague@teamavsc.org


COMPETITIVE PROGRAMS

Our competitive programs are designed for competitive athletes. Nordic skiing is their passion. They want the highest level of opportunity – working with the most experienced coaches, having the most hands-on equipment recommendations, travelling to the highest level of competition for their age group. They want to give skiing their all; they are fully committed and excited to invest a significant amount of time and energy year round in pursuit of becoming the very best nordic skier that they can be!

NATIONAL COMP TEAM (U16/U18/U20; BIRTH YEARS 2001-2006)

The National Comp Team is a year-round training and racing program for experienced Nordic skiers who have an 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. National Comp Team athletes will receive an individualized and periodized year-round training plan. Character, sportsmanship, work ethic, leadership, and inclusion will be an important part of the curriculum.

•Year-round training (July 1st – June 30th); On-snow training: Year-round as weather allows
•Athletes will have the opportunity to participate in travel competitions with team support (AVSC coordinates transportation and housing; athletes travel as a team at this age). 
•Program Fee: $4,525 until August 31st; $5,030 on or after September 1st; Additional Parent Work Deposit $600

Click here to register for National Comp Team

DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

These programs are for athletes who want to participate in nordic skiing on a seasonal basis. Athletes will build a strong foundation in their sport, working through thoughtful progressions to build skills and have fun. Seasonal equipment rentals are available through the Ute Mountaineer (while supplies last). AVSC offers summer training and adventure camps for Nordic Development athletes at an additional cost.

ASPEN DEVO TEAM (U12/U14; BIRTH YEARS 2008-2011)

Based out of Aspen (AVSC Clubhouse & City of Aspen Trails), this program bridges Bill Koch Youth Ski League 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.

•Schedule: November 8th - March 17th, Mon/Weds/Thurs and several weekends (No practices November 20-28; December 20-26)
•Athletes will have the opportunity to participate in travel competitions (sometimes with team travel and housing). 
•Program Fee: $1,695 until August 31st; $1,885 on or after September 1st; Additional Parent Work Deposit $450 

Click here to register for Aspen Devo Team

CARBONDALE DEVO TEAM (U12/U14; BIRTH YEARS 2008-2011)

Based out of Carbondale (Spring Gulch Trails), this program bridges Bill Koch Youth Ski League 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.

•Schedule: November 8th - March 17th, Mon/Tues/Thurs and several weekends (No practices November 20-28; December 20-26)
•Athletes will have the opportunity to participate in travel competitions (sometimes with team travel and housing). 
•Program Fee: $1,695 until August 31st; $1,885 on or after September 1st; Additional Parent Work Deposit $450
 

Click here to register for Carbondale Devo Team

BILL KOCH YOUTH SKI LEAGUE

Our Bill Koch Youth Ski League (BKL) programs are fun, learn-to-ski programs geared towards children ages 5-11. 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 Bill Koch League programs, they will learn teamwork, sportsmanship, fair play, and other essential habits common among successful adolescents. Early pricing ends and scholarships are due on October 30th for Bill Koch Youth Ski League (the Scholarship deadline was originally 10/16, but has since been extended). 

If there is not enough snow to ski at the beginning of the season, teams will participate in dryland activities. Spring Gulch groups will meet at North Face Park in Carbondale, we will communicate ahead of time as to where to find us! 

Seasonal equipment rentals are available through the Ute Mountaineer (while supplies last). 

About Bill Koch: Bill Koch, aka “Kochie,” is America’s first cross country skier Olympic medalist (1976). He emerged from the hills around Putney, Vermont to become a World Cup Champion. In addition to his international results, Bill was well known for fun and innovation. Often referred to as the father of skate skiing, Kochie helped popularize the technique in the early 80's leading to his bronze medal in the 1982 World Championships. When he was not helping create a new technique or racing in Europe, Kochie was often seen skiing though the back woods and pastures, jumping and just playing on his skis! When he retired from world cup skiing, USSA honored Bill by forming the Bill Koch Ski League to introduce America’s children to Nordic skiing and the joy of going fast on skis. AVSC ran this program in the 80's and early 90's. The name change from Base Camp back to Bill Koch Youth Ski League is an attempt to acknowledge Kochie and his innovative, fun-loving spirit.
 

ASPEN – BILL KOCH YOUTH SKI LEAGUE PROGRAMS

ONE DAY – MONDAY (AGE 5-9)

  • November 30th - March 15th; Mondays 3:45-5:15pm (No practices December 21st - January 3rd)

ONE DAY – WEDNESDAY (AGE 5-9)

  • December 2nd - March 17th; Wednesdays 3:45-5:15pm (No practices December 21st - January 3rd)

TWO DAYS – MONDAY + THURSDAY (AGE 8-11)

  • November 30th - March 18th; Mondays and Thursdays 3:45-5:15pm (No practices December 21st - January 3rd)

Click here to register for Bill Koch League - Aspen

SPRING GULCH – BILL KOCH YOUTH SKI LEAGUE PROGRAMS

ONE DAY – TUESDAY (AGE 5-9)

  • December 1st - March 16th; Tuesdays 4:00-5:30pm (No practices December 21st - January 3rd)

ONE DAY – THURSDAY (AGE 5-9)

  • December 3rd - March 18th; Thursdays 4:00-5:30pm (No practices December 21st - January 3rd)

TWO DAYS – TUESDAY + THURSDAY (AGE 8-11)

  • December 1st - March 18th; Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:00-5:30pm (No practices December 21st - January 3rd)

Click here to register for Bill Koch League - Spring Gulch