Building on successes from the last few years, the Older Juniors group for youth ages 10 to 18 have been forming a more structured program for 2022-23. This year there are six group sessions planned including two events with youth from across the region. The Older Juniors group is organized by volunteers and parents who provide skills and training sessions in both skate and classic techniques.The core season runs from early January to mid February.
2022-23 Older Juniors Leaders
James DeFoe, John Fitzgerald and Joel Harris will be leading LCNSC Older Juniors Youth Skiing Program this year.
2022-23 Older Juniors Ski Schedule
Ski sessions will be at 10am at either the Bill Roberts Golf Course or MacDonald Pass, depending on snow and weather conditions. Other lesson dates may be added. We will provide more details when the time gets closer.
Tentative Schedule 2022-23
Jan 7th, Sat – Skills/Training
Jan 14th, Sat – Skills/Training (Need help with coaching)
Sat Jan 21st/22nd, Sat/Sun – Skiesta at Seeley Lake and Nordic Dance at Lubrecht
Sat Jan 28th, Saturday – Skills/Training (Need help with coaching)
Sat Feb 4th, Sat – Skills/Training
Sat Feb 11th, Sat – Lubrecht Love or other?
2022-23 Additional Opportunities
The Older Juniors group is looking for volunteers and parents who are interested in helping with any of the following. Volunteers are needed and no skiing experience is required.
● Early Season Training. This could be dryland, but this year we have snow!
● Winter Camp. Currently discussing New Year’s Camp in West Yellowstone.
● Help with group trip planning for events on Jan 21st and Feb 11th.
● Weekday sessions.
● Assist with ski preparation.
● Help youth with finding appropriate equipment.
For More Information
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Here’s What You Need to Know
Parents of participating children must complete the following forms:
Kids are Grouped by Ability as much as possible based on volunteers who are available to help.
Plan to ski for about an hour plus or minus depending on weather.
- Warm hat
- Layers of clothing to stay warm and adjust as needed
- Warm socks
- Neck gaiter
- Warm gloves
- Warm coat and pants
- Optional: sport glasses or goggles and hand warmers
- Skate and/or Classic skis are preferred. Combi skis are also an option though these will require more maintenance. Generally a soft to medium flex is best for conditions we will see most.
- Boots that are comfortable and warm
- Poles should be almost shoulder height for classic and between the upper lip and nose for skate.
Canceling Class Due to Weather
If cold or wind forces us to cancel classes, a cancellation notice will be posted on this website (link to Older Juniors Program) by Saturday at 8:00 a.m. We usually cancel classes when temperatures are less than 15 degrees F., or when there’s a strong wind.
Are just that, volunteers, who love to ski and share their love of skiing with your children. Please help your child’s teachers any way you can; and we’re always looking for volunteer teachers. We want to hear from you on how to create a fun and positive experience for our youth skiers. If you are interested in teaching, please contact(email@example.com) the Older Juniors Youth Skiers program coordinator, James DeFoe.