What it is:
DJN is an organization which provides children with the opportunity to learn to cross country ski – and more importantly – to have fun on skis!!
Children in grades K-5 may participate. If they are younger than first grade or have special needs they must be accompanied by an adult.
Registration and Cost:
The season cost per child is 25 dollars, maximum cost $50 for family for more than 2 children (contact Aubrey for details on more than 2 children). Either the child or family must be a member of the nordic club. A child membership costs $15. A family membership is $30. You can become a member of the Denali Nordic Club and also register for Junior Nordic at: https://www.denalinordicskiclub.org/membership/
Scholarships available for free or reduced membership!! Please contact Aubrey (contact info below)
What to bring to practice:
Being properly dressed for the weather is essential!
This includes: a hat, gloves/mittens, outer shell, insulating layers, and warm polypro or wool socks. Children should bring their own water bottle, carried in their own day pack. **Please mark everything with names!
We will meet on Wednesdays from 2:45 to approximately 4:30 pm at Ski Hill or other designated trail. Finish times on touring days are dependent on length of trails we ski. Parents will be notified in advance about changes in pick-up times and locations of practices.
Day 1: Jan 18 Day 2: Jan 25 Day 3: Feb 1 Day 4: Feb 8
Day 5: Feb 15 Day 6: Feb 22 Day 7: Mar 1 Final: Mar 8
Junior Oosik: March 11
** We may have some skating sessions available during regular practices this year – stay tuned!
I will let parents decide how they want to be notified of DJN information, via email or Remind app (or both). To join the remind app, send a text to 81010 with the message @denalij. Or visit this link: https://www.remind.com/join/denalij Please do not contact coaches without first reading the information given for that week!
Please mark all equipment/gear/clothing with your name!
Waxless(“fishscale”) skis are required. Maximum ski length should be wrist-height when child’s arm is stretched toward ceiling, but even shorter for young or beginning skiers. Pole length should be about chest height or slightly shorter. FREE RENTAL equipment available! Contact Aubrey
Parents will be in charge of getting their skier to and picking their skier up from the ski site. Carpooling is essential for parents who have to work, so if you are a parent that can drive at that time and can take extra skiers in your vehicle, that would be appreciated by all!
Calling All Volunteers!!
I would love to have at least 2-3 parent volunteers at every practice. If you can help out on a few – or all! – Wednesdays, let me know!!
PLEASE let me know if your child is allergic to an ingredient!
Midway through practice we will have hot drinks and snacks. If you can volunteer to bring snacks once this season (or send them with someone else) please sign up here:
I keep a blog of our activities, photos, and important information on a blog. This blog is not searchable, and is only accessed via a link. Let me know if you do not want your child’s photo to be included on the blog or the Denali Nordic Facebook sites.
Call/text Aubrey Smith 435-231-2247 or email firstname.lastname@example.org