Youth and Junior Programs

Youth Programs 

We are excited to introduce kids to the sport of cross-country skiing.  Nordic skiing builds fitness, determination, character, and a life-long love of the outdoors.

Programs are developed to keep kids and young adults active all year round, becoming better skiers and to learn to love and appreciate Nordic Sking.

Youth Program - Learn to ski!

    • Eligible ages: recommended 6-14
    • Practice schedule: We meet either Saturdays or Sundays in January through mid March 9:00AM  - 10:30 AM, at Teacup Nordic in front of the Ray Garey cabin.  Chose whichever day works best for your family.
    • We focus on FUN and skiing fundamentals, starting with classic skiing.
    • Preparation for racing is not the priority, but opportunities will be available to participate in local races and events.
    • Instructors are SafeSport certified and trained in modern skiing technique and theory.
    • Cost: $100
    • Questions?  Email
    • need gear?- contact The Mountain Shop to explore their rental lease packages.


Junior Development Pipeline Program - Build and grow!

  • Eligible ages: 10-18
  • Practice schedule: We meet Sunday mornings December- Mid March.  Practice starts at 9:00am. Practices will be held with the Junior Development skiers and led by the Junior Development coaches.
  • We focus on building capacity to train and race competitively, but also having fun and developing skiing skills and knowledge to last a lifetime.
  • Skiers will have the option to participate in races around Oregon and Washington.  
  • Cost: $250
  • Questions?  Email


Junior Development Race Team - Train and race!

  • Eligible ages: 12-18 
  • Practice schedule: We meet Monday and Wednesday evenings at 4:00 pm and Sunday mornings at 9:00 am. December - Mid March.  
  • Athletes in this program attend Pacific Northwest Ski Association (PNSA) sanctioned Junior National Qualifier (JNQ) races held at various venues in the Pacific Northwest. They may also choose to compete in local citizen races or for their high school team.  
  • We are proud of our record with this program. Teacup Nordic athletes frequently place well in JNQ races and some go on to compete at Junior National Championships. Former athletes from this program continue to ski out of a love for this sport as competitors, coaches, or simply a lifestyle choice.  Other participants have used this program as an effective wintertime cross training outlet to enhance their primary sport of running, rowing, paddling, cycling as well as other endurance sports.
  • The coaching staff is SafeSport certified and led by United States Ski Association (USSA) Certified Nordic Coaches. 
  • Cost: $400 
  • Questions?  Email


If you are not sure where your child or teen fits in to these programs please email to discuss-