The Spokane Nordic Development Team (formerly Transition Team) is an opportunity for junior skiers aged 10-18 to transition into more technical, and optionally competitive skiing that can lead to the Racing Team. Special assessment is given to younger skiers who have exceeded the skill set supported by the Nordic Kids program.
Throughout the winter, the team will meet two to three days a week, primarily on Saturdays and Sundays on Mt. Spokane, but also in town, if snow conditions permit. Development Team prepares skiers for racing but does not require skiers to race. Optional racing competitions include some weekend races on Mount Spokane, and at other Pacific Northwest locations that require additional travel costs to attend.
The invitation is open to skiers whose ability levels are already a bit beyond novice and up through junior experts. The Spokane Nordic Development Team is looking for athletes who like to have fun on the snow while improving their skiing technique. For novice/beginning skiers Nordic Kids is the better option for this age group, with the knowledge that Development Team will still be there for your skier next year.
Development Team 2-Day
2 days coaching, wax support, race coaching for 3 races (Winthrop, Mt. Spokane Nordic Cup, Langlauf)
Development Team 1-Day
1-day coaching, wax support, race coaching for 3 races (Winthrop, Mt. Spokane Nordic Cup, Langlauf)
If you are interested in helping the Development Team skiers this winter for one or more days, sign up below for a specific day and time, and to receive more information. You can volunteer either as a technical assistant on waxing and technique or simply as support and an extra set of hands to help the head coach.