Grand Mesa Gliders Youth Program 2016-2017

  Grand Mesa Gliders Youth Programs are dedicated to instructing kids in the various disciplines of Nordic skiing and backcountry safety as well as fostering a life-long enjoyment of skiing. The Gliders’ mission is to make Nordic skiing available to ALL and FUN!

 

Little Gliders Program

GMNC’s cross country ski program for children ages 4-5 and 6-8. Children will learn the classic ski technique. Waxless skis are recommended. The program is designed for any level skier in this age category. The emphasis in this program is having fun on skis, playing games, and socializing with other children while developing basic skills in the classic technique. Children will be grouped by age and/or ability level. If children do not have their own equipment, low cost ski rentals are available through the Nature Connection.

The Grand Mesa Gliders Program

The Grand Mesa Gliders is the GMNC’s junior ski program. Gliders is for youth from 9 to 16 years old. The program is designed for any level skier – from young skiers who want to learn how to cross country ski to skiers who already have the  basic fundamentals and want to ski with a group. Beginners will learn the classic skiing technique. Getting out on skis, improving technique, and  most importantly, having a good time will be the emphasis for all groups. Low cost ski rentals are available through the Nature Connection. Gliders will have not lesson at each of GMNC’s trailheads.

GMNC Junior Race Program

A junior race program is available for children ages 9 and older who are interested in ski racing and who would like to ski on a consistent basis with a coach and group. Please contact Coach Christina Stark directly at gmnjrt@gmail.com to register for more information.

Youth Race Series

GMNC offers a youth race series with awards and prices by age, category and gender. Rae dates are listed below. Youth races include: Obstacle course for skiers aged 6 and under, 2km course for 7-13 year old skiers and 3-5km courses for skiers aged 14-17 (who aren’t racing as adults in the GMNC adult race series). Ski rentals will NOT be available on race days (pick up season rentals on December 10th).

Season and Day Ski Rentals

Day ski rentals (waxless skis) for lesson are available for $10 ($5 for the Kid’s Ski Festival in March). Season ski rentals (waxes skis) are available through The Nature Connection skis for kids program for $48. Skis will be delivered to the kids at the December 10th lesson and will be picked up at the Kids Ski Festival on March 12th. To reserve your skis, please fill out the Ski Rental Agreement and email to Anita Evans at asevens54@gmail.com If you have questions please call 970.901.1439.

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Event

Date

Location

Start Time

End Time

Cost (GMNC Member (M)/ Nonmember (N) *Coaches

Youth Race Series No. 1

12/4

Skyway

11:00am*

M:$5.00; N:$10.00

LG (4-5 year old) Lesson

12/10

Skyway

11:00am

12:00pm

M:$15.00;N: $20.00

LG (6-8 year old) Lesson

12/10

Skyway

10:30am

12:00pm

M:$15.00;N: $20.00

G Lesson

12/10

Skyway

9:30am

11:30am

M:$20.00;N: $25.00

Youth Race Series No. 2

12/31

Skyway

11:00am*

M: $5.00

N: $10.00

LG (4-5 year old) Lesson

1/22

Skyway

11:00am

12:00pm

M:$15.00;N: $20.00

LG (6-8 year old) Lesson

1/22

Skyway

10:30am

12:00pm

M:$15.00;N: $20.00

G Lesson

1/22

County Line

9:30am

11:30am

M:$20.00;N: $25.00

Youth Race Series No. 3

1/29

Skyway

11:00am*

M: $5.00

N: $10.00

LG (4-5 year old) Lesson

2/12

Skyway

11:00am

12:00pm

M:$15.00;N: $20.00

LG (6-8 year old) Lesson

2/12

Skyway

10:30am

12:00pm

M:$15.00;N: $20.00

G Lesson

2/12

Ward

9:30am

11:30am

M:$20.00;N: $25.00

Youth Race Series No. 4

2/25

Skyway

11:00am*

M: $5.00;

N: $10.00

Kid’s Ski Festival & Youth Race Series No. 5

3/12

Skyway

11:00am*

2:00pm

M: $10.00

N: $15.00

All Lessons and Festival

(Discounted Price)

LG M: $40.00

LG N: $55.00

G M: $60.00

G N: $75.00

TOTAL

*If parent is a coach, there is no charge for their child’s lessons.

*Exact race times will vary depending on age group.


All events are held on the Grand Mesa at the

Skyway Trail System on Colorado Highway 65

Questions?  E-mail Annie at gmgliders@gmail.com or call 970-623-4424

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