Grand Mesa Nordic Junior Race Team

2016-2017 Junior Race Team

The Grand Mesa Nordic Junior Race Team program is for our young and aspiring athletes that ski on the Grand Mesa. The team is currently accepting athletes from 8—17 years old. The Junior race team offers young skiers that are interested in racing an opportunity to work frequently with a coach on improving the technique and developing fitness for racing.

Athletes will compete in our local GMNC youth race series, as well as in a few Rocky Mountain Nordic (RMN) youth races. RMN, a competitive racing division with teams across the entire Rocky Mountain Region. RMN focuses on developing skiers between 6 and 18 year old.

The team’s goals for the upcoming season include recruiting more young athletes to participate this winter and to offer a year round program to help our juniors develop skiing skills and fitness in a supportive and fun environment.

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Registration Fees vary by the level of participation by each athlete. Athletes can choose to ski 1—3 days a week with a coach. Registration fees are set on a monthly basis and are discounted for GMNC members. Athletes that participate in RMN races also need to become RMN members and United States and Ski Board Association (USSA) members.

Registration Fees per Month

(GMNC Member/Non-Member costs)

  • 1 day week – $50/$65
  •  2 days week – $100/$130
  • 3 days week – $150/$195

Additional waxing fee if athlete traveling to RMN races or wants skis waxed for other races. Low income price breaks may be available in exchange for volunteering or other fundraising options.

If you would like to know more about the Junior Race Team, please contact Christina Stark at gmnjrt@gmail.com or 970.312.6678.

GMNC Youth Race Series

12/4 Winter Start

12/31 Skyway Skuffle

1/28 CMU Sprint

1/29 Grand Mesa Classic

2/25 Grand Mesa Loppet

3/11 Mesa Meltdown

Shorter distances youth races with courses ranging from 2 km to 5 km will be offered at the GMNC races shown in bold. These races will be part of the youth race series.

The top male and female series winners will be based upon the top four race performances.

Rocky Mountain Nordic Races

1/21-1/22 Aspen

3/18-3/19 Crested Butte

We will travel to these RMN races with athletes that are interested.

RMN Race Distances by Age

6-9 years: 1—2 km

10-13 years: 2—3 km

14-15 years: 5 km

16-19 years: 5—15 km

Upcoming Events

  1. National Public Lands Day Work Day

    September 30 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
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