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GUS JOHNSON

NORDIC PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Phone: (530) 426-3313 Ext. 102

The ASC Training Center Competition Ski Team is a part of Far West Nordic's racing division and is open to athletes ages 14 to 19 who are interested in high level cross-country skiing. This program is designed to turn proficient skiers into competitive racers. Our many focuses include fitness and training, technique development and participation in local, regional, and national level racing. (We have lots of fun as well!) We aim to prepare athletes for competition at the Junior National level and foster a life-long interest in the sport. We believe that training is fundamental to success in winter racing, and have programs to help athletes reach their goals. 

 Activities include skate and classic skiing, running, ski imitation, classic and skate roller skiing, and strength. Training will be balanced between intervals, distance, speed, technique, and strength.

AGES 13 - 19
SKILL LEVEL Advanced
COST: YEAR-ROUND $2400
COST: WINTER TBD

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 some of the major Far West Nordic qualifying races each season on the Comp/Devo Team’s home trails. 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 five 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!

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)

Comp General Training Schedule (Summer)

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
AM Off 8:30-10:30am 8:30-10:30am @ various locations 8:30-10:30am 8:30am-10:30am @ ASC 8:30am-10:30am @ various locations ~8:30am-1pm Over Distance Workout @ Various Locations
PM 3:15-5pm Circuits Workout at Truckee HS or NTHS 3:15-5pm Strength 3:15-5pm Strength

Comp General Training Schedule (Winter)

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
AM (High School Race) 8:30am-10:30am @ ASC Over Distance Workout @ Various Locations
PM (High School Practice) 3:15-4:45pm at Tahoe XC/NTHS 3:30-4:45pm @ ASC Rest Day (High School Practice) Strength

Recent COMP 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!