The mission of our youth programs is to encourage a life-long love of cross country skiing, to promote the love of the outdoors and sport, and to instill the highest standards for sportsmanship. Our youth programs provide a variety of learning, training and competitive opportunities for youth skiers of all ages and abilities, from ages 4-18, all over the greater Madison area.
Nordic Ski and Winter Fun Club (Ages 4-6)
Learn to ski with parent-child instruction. Skiers are encouraged to provide their own equipment, some equipment is available to borrow.
Nordic Kids & Trail Kids (Ages 7-11)
Emphasis on learning to ski. Skiers must provide their own equipment.
Juniors (Ages 10-19)
Continue to learn techniques, focus on sportsmanship and competition. Skiers are encouraged to provide their own equipment, some equipment is available for rental.
MadNorSki Skier Development Model
Madnorski follows the US Ski and Snowboard Association Athlete Development Model to train our young athletes, with each stage providing progressively more opportunities for growth and development. These stages provide entry level opportunities for kids to experience the excitement of gliding and striding while playing and enjoying outdoor adventures in all seasons, and builds to the final stages of training, competing, and finally mentoring others. Madnorski seeks to offer engaging opportunities for athletes at every stage of their development.
5 Stages to a Better Sport Experience
Stage 1: Discover to Learn
Nordic Ski and Winter Fun Club, ages 4-6
Stage 2: Learn to Play
Trail Kids & Nordic Kids program, ages 4-9
Stage 3: Play to Train
Trail Kids & Nordic Kids program, ages 10-13
Stage 4: Train to Compete/Participate and Succeed
MadNorSki Juniors: Middle & High School Team, Grades 5-12
Stage 5: Thrive and Mentor