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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 tailor our 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 14 - 19
SKILL LEVEL Advanced
COST: YEAR ROUND - 4+ DAYS/WEEK $2,310
COST: WINTER - 2 DAYS/WEEK $800
COST: WINTER - 4 DAYS/WEEK $1,395

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!

GUS JOHNSON

NORDIC PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Phone: (530) 426-3313 Ext. 102

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General Training Schedule (Summer)

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Rest Day 9:00am and 4:00pm trainings 9:00am training 9:00am and 4:00pm trainings 9:00am training 8:30am training 8:30am training

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)

Recent COMP News

Nordic Masters Program:

By Gus Johnson 10/21/2021, 2:00pm PDT

Join the Nordic Masters Program

Nordic Night Skiing Takes Its Next Step:

By Gus Johnson 10/21/2021, 2:00pm PDT

first light poles for lighted night skiing arrive

Special delivery! The first 3 light poles for XC night skiing are here. We’ll be testing out these 40ft. poles this season to see how they do in the epic Sierra snowfall. Next year, when we put a bunch of these out on the trails, you (your family or business) will be able to sponsor your very own light pole with a plaque and contribute to a lasting legacy to provide athletes access to snow sports.

 

ASC is in the planning stages to install high intensity LED lighting on 2.5km of XC trail with plans for another 3km in the future. . For this season ASC will be lighting 1.5km of trail with temporary lights for 4 weeks beginning mid-December.  Regular trail passes will be good for night skiing this season. 

Calling for SNS combi boot donations:

By Gus Johnson 10/21/2021, 1:45pm PDT

Due to the ongoing supply chain management issues, ASC will likely be waiting on the order we placed in April 2021 for combi boots for our junior program rentals in the Sonics program. We have a small stock of skis from our old inventory we'll be using to supply our returning families in the Sonics program, but are asking for donations of SNS binding combi-boots to help us fill in the gaps and match kids with appropriately fitting gear. Check your garage and help us get more kids on snow.

 

SNS system boots are being phased out, so now's a great time to support the program until we get our new NNN/Prolink order.

 

The sliders program equipment is fully stocked and can accommodate the program signups.

Contact gus@asctrainingcenter.org to donate