APUNSC Masters Program Description
The APU Master Program is a community cross-country ski program that offers group training and coaching. The goal of the program is to develop cross-country ski skills, improve fitness, and promote skiing in the community.
Programs are offered through out the year with options for two, three and five day a week. There are two groups meeting times: The Noon group meets 12:15 pm to 1:45 pm and the Evening group meets 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. If you need more flexibility in your schedule, check the ‘Flex” option, this signs you up to attend either noon or evening sessions as you need.
Master coaches design training sessions to meet the level of the group. Groups typically have a broad skill range from intermediate to advanced. Activities include skate and classic skiing, strength training, running, road biking, mountain biking, and ski specific exercises. Sessions are built around distance training, intervals, speed, and technique.
The APU Ski Center hosts’ annual events including wax clinics, community races, BBQs, program parties, spring crust skis, and club ski selection-fitting night.
If you are seasoned racer, skiing for fitness, or just getting started, the APU Master programs offer great training and are a lot of fun!
Training is typically at Hillside, Kincaid, or APU. In early winter we may ski at Glenn Alps until the snow is ready in town. Meeting locations:
APU: Atwood parking lot next to the water fountain.
Hilltop: Turn off of Abbott Rd, drive past the ski jump and day lodge, park at the Nordic ski trailhead.
Kincaid: Summer meet in the lower parking lot near the stadium scoreboard. In the winter meet in the upper parking lot in front of the chalet.
Additional program details and registration policies:
Registration payments are due in full before the first day of the session.
Payment plans are available for year round participants. The first ½ of the fee is due on the first day of practice with the second ½ due on October 5. Please choose the “Year round payment plan” option on registration sheet.
Programs will be weekday Monday thru Friday with the exception of Holidays and weeks for US National Championships.
Family discounts are available. To be eligible you must have three or more family members signed up for APU programs, two of which must be year round members. After purchasing two year-round memberships, all additional memberships are half price.