Devil’s Thumb Ranch Junior Nordic Team
Previously known as the Winter Park Nordic Team, the DTJNT believes in growing the sport from the ground up by instilling a passion for the sport in our young skiers within a supportive and fun team environment. We work with skiers of all levels from beginners to advanced skiers. Our experienced coaches, with the assistance of parent volunteers, provide individualized instruction for growth and improvement.
Saturday afternoons at 2:30pm. (Note: this is a recently updated start time. It was previously advertised as 3:00pm.) The first practice will be Saturday, January 6 and the last will be Saturday, March 24. As in previous years, we will take holiday weekends off, which will be December 26, January 15 for MLK Weekend and February 19 for Presidents’ Weekend.
The Devil’s Thumb Ranch Junior Nordic Team (DTJNT) is to provide athletes with a positive experience while cross country skiing. Cross country skiing is a lifelong sport, and we want to build the foundation for a lifetime of skiing well. We believe good technique is the foundation to enjoying cross country skiing.
By using age-appropriate, research based instruction methods, we aim to teach your athlete how to be a technically proficient skier. This is the core of our program; teaching excellent technique while having fun on skis. While racing is an important part of cross country skiing, that is beyond our scope at DTJNT. While we encourage racing in athletes who are ready for it, our perspective is longer term, providing strong technical skills and instruction to our skiers when they are young and best able to learn so that they can race if they choose later on in their ski careers.