TEA Athletics

Nordic TEAm

Glide and Stride Corduroy Trails All Winter Long!

Nordic skiing is a term used to encompass a number of skiing disciplines. Nordic TEAm focuses on two of these disciplines, classic cross country skiing and skate skiing, with a heavy emphasis on the latter. It requires endurance, balance, power and smooth technique, and is widely considered one of the most challenging winter sports there is. Nordic TEAm is one of our biggest and best athletic offerings, in fact, during the 2019-20 season we had more than 30 athletes on the TEAm.

Students new to nordic skiing will learn the fundamentals together in similar ability groups – this is a lifelong pursuit, learning to nordic ski properly takes at least one or two seasons of training. Meanwhile, more experienced athletes will ski up to 10km – 15km per practice, working on endurance and technique throughout. Practices happen at designated cross country ski resorts in Tahoe, each complete with groomed, corduroy trails that twist and wind through the wilderness. Fun, challenging workouts and adventures are certainly on tap for the Winter season ahead!


Who:  Available to 5th – 12th grade student-athletes, all abilities welcome.

When: January to March. If snow and resort conditions allow practice may begin in December.

Where: Training will take place at Tahoe Donner XC in Truckee, CA and at other nearby partner resorts. Races will happen locally and abroad as far away as Mammoth, CA.

Coaches: Carolyn Highland, Eric Martin, and others TBA.

TEAm Size: 25 student-athletes.

Competition: The Nordic TEAm, which consists of separate High School and Middle School teams, will compete in CNISSF races and Tah Neva League races respectively. In both skate and classic ski events.

Cost: $275. TEAm price includes training, coaching, resort passes and more. Need based scholarships are available, please contact the Athletics Dept as needed. 

Register: Registration will open December 2022. To view all current offerings, please click here.

Nordic TEAm Photos