Cross Country Striders

Striders is a learn-to-ski program designed for youth in elementary school grades 1st through 5th.


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No prior experience is required to join. Striders is a learn-to-cross-country-ski program for South Valley elementary age skiers, grades 1 through 5. This is a great opportunity for young skiers to learn the basics of ski sport. The Striders program runs for five weeks, from mid January through mid February.

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Transportation: SVSEF will be providing after school transport from Bellevue ES, Alturas ES, Syringa School, and Hailey ES to Croy Nordic Ski Center.

Schedule: Ten sessions are held at Croy Nordic, Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:00-4:30 p.m., beginning Monday, January 22 and ending Wednesday, February 21.

Location: Skiers will utilize the SVSEF Croy Team Modular for daily meeting and gear storage.

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All Striders athletes will be outfitted with ski equipment for the duration of the program. The coaching staff is always available to answer and problem-solve equipment questions for participants. Children should wear ski appropriate clothing.


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$150 (includes coaching, transport, equipment)

A USSA license ($15) is required on top of the tuition fee.


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The coach-to-athlete ratio for Striders is one to ten. All staff are USSA-certified coaches.



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