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GUS JOHNSON

NORDIC PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Phone: (530) 426-3313 Ext. 102

Athletes participate in activities that lead to successful skiing and racing as the winter approaches. We will hike to the summits of mountains, roller ski, mountain bike, and Nordic bound to build ski-specific strength. Once the snow falls, training sessions switch to on-snow workouts designed to maximize each athlete's potential. Coaches provide race day waxing and pre-race advice to the athlete to help them to perform at the highest level. We'll have the opportunity to train with other regional ski clubs and build friendships and good-natured rivalries with fellow skiers. Experienced coaches educate the athletes in physiology relevant to skiing, give technique instruction for efficient movement on snow, and help athletes achieve their personal skiing goals.

AGES 11 - 14
SKILL LEVEL Intermediate - Advanced
COST: YEAR-ROUND $1,205
COST: WINTER $700


Training Locations

Our Training Sessions bounce around various locations in the Truckee/Tahoe Area.

PRIMARY LOCATIONS:

  • ASC Training Center (19749 Boreal Ridge Road, Soda Springs, CA)
  • North Tahoe High School/Tahoe Cross Country (2945 Polaris Rd, Tahoe City, CA 96145)
  • Truckee High School *summer only* (11725 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA 96161)
  • Kilner Park *summer only* (410 Ward Avenue, Tahoe City, CA)
  • Truckee River View Sports Park *summer only* (12200 Joerger Dr, Truckee, CA 96161)
  • Squaw Valley Park *summer only* (101 Squaw Valley Rd, Olympic Valley, CA 96146)

Our athletes rise to the top of the Far West Division and do extremely well regionally and nationally at the highest competition levels. We consistently qualify more athletes for the Far West Junior National team than any other regional program.

Our mission as a non-profit training facility is to keep costs affordable for our athletes. In 2018, we celebrated our 90th year of winter sports excellence. We’ve been raising champions at Auburn Ski Club since 1928!

ASC Training Center hosts four of the major Far West Nordic qualifying races each season on the Comp/Devo Team’s home trails: Tahoe Mtn. Sports Holiday Sprints, Paco’s Fun Freestyle, Snowshoe Thompson Classic, and the President’s Cup Freestyle, as well as several major Biathlon competitions. Our 25+km trail system features FIS-homologated 5km, 2.5km and 1.2km courses.

As the top training and racing venue in the western U.S., we have hosted the XC Junior Nationals four times, the USSA Supertour twice, the NCAA Nationals, and the US Biathlon Nationals. Our location on Donner Summit also means our teams are the first ones on the snow at the beginning of the season and the last ones off in the Spring!

Devo General Training Schedule (Summer)

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
AM 8:30-10:30am @ various locations 8:30-10:30am @ various locations 8:30am-10:30am @ various locations (optional long distance Hike/Rollerski with Comp Team)
PM (optional circuit workout with Comp Team)

Recent DEVO News

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS FOR REOPENING

By ASC Staff 06/10/2020, 12:00pm PDT

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAM REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

By ASC Staff 04/20/2020, 2:15pm PDT

Welcome to the start of the 2020-2021 season!