Denali Junior Nordic – 2019 – Time to Learn to Ski!
DJN provides children with the opportunity to learn to cross country ski – and more importantly – to have fun on skis!!
Children in grades K-6 may participate. If they are younger than first grade or have special needs they must be accompanied by an adult.
Registration & Fees
The season cost per child is $25. Either the child or family must be a Denali Nordic Ski Club member. A child membership is $15. A family membership is $30. Click here to become a member.
What to bring to practice
Being properly dressed for the weather is essential!
This includes: Hat, gloves/mittens, outer shell, insulating layers, and warm polypro or wool socks. Children should bring their own water bottle and a snack, carried in their own day pack. Please mark everything with names!
The key to a happy skier is being warm enough for the activity, but able to peel off/add clothing as they warm up or cool down. You can do this by LAYERING: lightweight polypro long underwear next to skin, followed by an outer shell layer that protects from wind.
Avoid cotton if at all possible! Cotton gets cold when it gets wet.
For very cold days: Mittens are better than gloves. You can also wear a neck gaiter/buff(very effective at keeping in warmth!), extra socks, thicker snow pants/coat, and overboots.
Meeting Time & Dates
We will meet on Wednesdays from 2:45 to approximately 4:30 pm at Ski Hill or other designated trails. Finish times on touring days are dependent on the length of trails we ski. Parents will be notified in advance about changes in pick-up times and locations of ski tours.
- Day 1: Jan 9, 2019
- Day 2: Jan 16
- Day 3: Jan 23
- Day 4: Jan 30
- Day 5: Feb 6
- Day 6: Feb 13
- Day 7: Feb 20
- Day 8: Feb 27
** make-up day for bad weather: March 6th
**Season’s end Ski Hill Fun and Games and Ski Potluck TBA (either March 7th or 21st)
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 the top of the shoulder. Boot/binding system should be Salomon or Rottefella (NNN). Look for the NNN markings on the sole of the boots.
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!
Call for Volunteers!!
We would love to have at least 2-3 parent volunteers at every practice. If you can help out on a few – or all! – Wednesdays, please let me know!!
Call/text Aubrey Smith 435-231-2247 or email firstname.lastname@example.org