**Note: rental ski equipment can be obtained prior to Christmas break. Sign up your child and contact Aubrey for more details.


Denali Junior Nordic Ski Program

2023 Informational Sheet

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!!

For Who:   

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!  

Meeting Times/Dates

We will meet on Wednesdays from  2:30 to approximately 4:15 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 start/end times and locations of practices. 

Season Calendar

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


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 10cm ab, but even shorter for young or beginning skiers.  Poles are discouraged for younger skiers. For older skiers, pole length should be about chest height or slightly shorter. FREE RENTAL equipment available! First come first serve. 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 aubrey99664@gmail.com