TEA Athletics

Nordic TEAm

Ski / Explore XC 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, and a great way to skill build, explore and compete all winter long at local, and remarkable XC Resorts.

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!


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

When: January to early 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.

TEAm Size: ~25 student-athletes. This wide age offering will split into two developmentally appropriate teams, a Devo TEAm and an Advanced TEAm. 

Competition: The Nordic TEAm, which consists of separate High School and Middle School teams, will compete in CNISSF races locally and south to Mammoth Lakes. Races focus on individual disciplines; skate or classic.

Registration: $300 per student-athlete, click here to register. TEAm price includes training, coaching, resort passes and more. Participation is only available to enrolled TEA student-athletes.

Scholarship – Our goal is to ensure that programs are available to every TEA student and family – program costs should not deter participation. Tahoe Expedition Academy offers need based financial assistance for Athletics and Activities programming. Please contact the TEA Athletics and Activities Department for details at emartin@tahoeexpeditionacademy.org or apeugnet@tahoeexpeditionacademy.org.

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