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GUS JOHNSON

NORDIC PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Phone: (530) 426-3313 Ext. 102

Cross country skiing offers a fun and welcoming environment for any athlete who wants to enjoy our beautiful winter environment and challenge themselves physically. ASC Training Center is excited to continue the legacy of Nordic skiing at ACMS.

To our returning athletes, welcome back! To our newcomers, welcome to the team! We count on our returnees to help mentor their peers and continue the amazing camaraderie and supportive environment from past years. Some of the best coaching any athlete can receive is from more experienced peers, and it is a joy to see teammates mentoring each other. We also invite parent and adult participation to help supervise, ski instruct, and provide logistics. 

Important Dates:

10/27 Quick Student Athlete Meeting at BREAK (9:19 am) in the gymnasium . Pick up Reg. packets, meet the coaches, say hi. (Off-campus athletes are excused)

 
11/3 Parent Meeting, ACMS Gym, 5:30-6:30 P.M. All Parents: Be There! 


11/14 All Paperwork & Checks are due to the office. (Since we don’t have try-outs, this will determine who is on the team)

 
11/13-11/14 Tahoe Cross Country Nordic Ski Swap (the best ski swap in the area for Nordic gear) 10am-1pm

 
 PACO’S TEAM WEEK TO PURCHASE DISCOUNTED SKI BOOTS OR GEAR Paco’s will be in November ( Nov ???). If you need any equipment they will be offering up to 20% off of cross country equipment.

 
11/14 Equipment & Uniform Day: ASC (RSVP Link TBA via email)
12/7 First Practice @ Auburn Ski Club Training Center:
meet at ASC-TC Green Building 3:00-4:15pm
Check our team app (sports engine) for subsequent Practice Schedules:

Race Schedule:

• Dec 17 Kirkwood Relays (not scored)

• January 7th Foothill Classic @ Auburn ski club

• January 14th Sugar Bowl Freestyle

• January 28th Truckee Sprints

• February 4th Mammoth Classic

• February 11th North Tahoe

• February 19th State Championships 

TO-DO LIST

  1. Register for team (Trail Pass)
  2. (TBD) Print and sign the Race Venue Waiver. Submit the completed waivers to Coach Gus on race morning before getting on the bus (no waiver, no race!)
  3. Turn in the following items to ACMS:

 

Recent ACMS 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