Team Overview

Striders is an introductory learn-to-cross-country-ski program for South Valley elementary age skiers, grades K through 2. This is a great opportunity for young skiers to learn the basics of ski sport. The Striders program runs for a much shorter duration than Devo South, it is five weeks long at Quigley Nordic Center, from January 27 – March 8, 2025. We teach an introduction to classic skiing technique, with a focus on the fundamentals. SVSEF Coordinates after school transportation from the local public elementary schools to the training center in partnership with the Blaine County School District.

All Striders athletes will be provided with ski equipment (skis, boots, poles) 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.

January 27, 2025 – March 8, 2025

  • Training sessions two days a week.
  • Monday and Thursdays 3:00-4:30pm
Pass & Membership:
  • A U.S. Ski & Snowboard general membership ($30) is required in addition to the tuition fee.
  • BCRD passes must be acquired by families. Youth passes (17 and under) are free from www.bcrd.org.
Age:

Grades: K-2

Skill Prerequisites:

No prior experience required.

Equipment:
  • SVSEF provides Striders participants with all ski equipment during the season.
  • This includes boots, classic skis, and classic poles.
  • Skiers are expected to keep all equipment in good repair, and return gear with normal/reasonable wear at the end of the season.
  • Skiers are also welcome to bring their own gear if they so choose.
Travel & Competitions:
  • Racing is not required, however we encourage skiers and families to participate in fun, local cross country events.
  • Older skiers have the opportunity to travel to Intermountain Youth Championships at the end of February.
  • Additionally, we host a Devo Team Festival in early March at Lake Creek. All Devo North, Devo South, and Striders skiers and families are invited to participate in this end of season celebration and athlete recognition party.

Sport: Cross Country
Age: Grades: K-2
Ability Level: No prior experience is required to join.
Enrollment Limit: 40
Athlete-to-Coach Ratio: 7:1
Price: $275
  • A U.S. Ski & Snowboard general membership ($30) is required in addition to the tuition fee.
  • BCRD passes must be acquired by families. Youth passes (17 and under) are free from www.bcrd.org.
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