November Camps- Grand Mesa and West Yellowstone

There are 2 camp opportunities in November that I like to tell you about in advance of our season start.

1. The Grand Mesa “First Tracks” Camp is a great opportunity for athletes to get to know their teammates and coaches.  It is a full weekend of ON SNOW skiing (hopefully) and team bonding.  All athletes and parents have a chance to learn what to expect on the road.  This trip does wonders for establishing our 2016 Nordic Family.  RSVP’s for the Grand Mesa Camp are due by Friday, Nov 13th.  Letting us know sooner would be greatly appreciated.  More information on the Grand Mesa Camp can be found here: 2015 Grand Mesa Training Camp.

2. West Yellowstone Camp- The West Yellowstone Camp is a higher level training opportunity geared towards our National Comp Team.  At this camp, we take advantage of a week off school to get in tons of on-snow time and technique work.  This camp gives athletes a great jump start on the ski season and ensures a big training base during the Winter months.  We will often do multiple workouts in a day and end the week with some racing.  This camp is for athletes who love to Nordic ski and can handle being on skis up to 4 hours each day.  During Thanksgiving, the town of West Yellowstone shuts down for a “ski festival.”  Over 3000 Nordic skiers from around the country flood the town, many of which are high school age.  More information on the West Yellowstone Camp can be found here: 2015 West Yellowstone Training Camp.  The event website is HERE.  I need to have RSVP’s for West Yellowstone Camp by Monday, November 2nd.

We will talk more about both these camps at the first parent meeting.  I will be looking for parent volunteers to plan a meal for the group when we go to Grand Mesa.

Devo Team at Grand Mesa Camp 2014

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Chelsea and Nina, West Yellowstone Camp 2014

 

 

 

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First Parent Meetings- Devo and Comp Teams

Hi Devo and Comp Team Families,

Nordic season is quickly approaching.  I’d like you to mark you calendars for our first team program parent meetings the 2nd week of November.  For your convenience we will have meetings in both practice locations.  You may attend whatever meeting is easiest for you.  Please make an effort to be there if at all possible, especially if you are a first year parent!  This is a great chance to ask all your questions and meet your child’s coaches.

Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club- November 9th, 2015 @ 5:30

Roaring Fork High School Library- November 11th, 2015 @ 5:30

Most of the information we will cover is available in our parent handbook.  Please take a look at it before your meeting– Nordic Parent Handbook 2016.

The Local Comp Team starts practice on Monday, October 26th.  The Devo Team starts practice on Monday, November 9th.  If you have any conflicts during the first couple weeks, just let us know.  We are really looking forward to the season!

Sincerely,

Maria Stuber and your 2016 Nordic Staff 

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Last year’s Devo Boys in Minturn