Nordic Development

Based at Sugar Bowl Ski Resort and utilizing the Royal Gorge trail system, this program will challenge young adults from ages 7-13 years old who have some experience in Nordic skiing, and are motivated to improve in the sport. The program will be an introduction to competitive Nordic skiing. The kids will have the opportunity to skate and classic ski during these sessions and develop both techniques equally. Skiers will develop technical proficiency through a variety of activities as well as their aerobic endurance. The program will also have a small racing component, with skiers participating in events at Royal Gorge and other local areas.

The program will be based on developing the mind, body and spirit of each participant. As with all Sugar Bowl Ski Team programs, the primary goal is for the Nordic skiers to have fun while challenging them physically and mentally side by side with teammates and expert coaches. 

Head Sugar Bowl Academy Nordic coach, Martin Benes will oversee the program. Martin has coached at the Elite level, NCAA skiing, and junior athletes of varying age and abilities. Training sessions will begin and end at the Village Hall and participants will ski on the Royal Gorge trails.

 

The program will be based on developing the mind, body and spirit of each participant. As with all Sugar Bowl Ski Team programs, the primary goal is for the Nordic skiers to have fun while challenging them physically and mentally side by side with teammates and expert coaches. 

For more information, please contact Head Nordic Coach Martin Benes at mbenes@sbacademy.org

Eligibility: Any athletes who have little experience in Nordic skiing but have an interest learning and improving in the sport. 

Age(s): 10 to 14 (as of December 31, 2017) years old. 

2017/2018 Tuition: 

To receive the May early bird pricing you must sign up and pay in full by May 31st. If full payment is not received by May 31st, ski team fees will shift to the next tier of pricing. 

  • Early Bird (by May 31st) - $1,800
  • June 1st - September 5th  - $1,890
  • After September 5th - $1,980

For more information, please contact Head Coach, Martin Benes at (510) 326-2667 or mbenes@sbacademy.org and to sign-up, contact us at admin@sbst.org.

2017-2018 Nordic Development Staff