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Kickers & Gliders (Ages 7-12)

PCSS offers 1 day and 2 day introductory and intermediate cross country programs designed to launch a lifelong love for cross country skiing.  Recommended ages are 7 to 12 years.

Kickers & Gliders is a program designed for those who want to learn, have fun, and develop their skills on cross country skis. The program teaches both skate and classic techniques so participants will need both skate and classic skis.  Skills are developed in an inclusive environment through games and drills. Those who want to try racing will have coach support at the 2 free untimed races (Cocoa Loppets), local Wasatch Citizen's Series, and IMD Youth Ski Festival.  The program's curriculum is based on US Ski and Snowboard Cross Country Training System Phase 2 and 3.

Training Options

Training Days / Week Age Cost Training Schedule Location
1 Day (Dec-Mar) 7-12 $429 Tues OR Thurs 4:30-5:30pm White Pine Nordic Center
2 Days (Dec-Mar) 7-12 $515 Tues AND Thurs 4:30-5:30pm White Pine Nordic Center
1 Day (Nov - 5 sessions) 7-12 $132 Tues 4:30-5:30pm UOP

Kickers & Gliders 1, 2 day schedule options


YSA application period for 2023-2024 annual year is August 1 - August 31, 2023. Apply on For information on all scholarships can be found at our scholarship tab.

Program Details

Competitions: Wasatch Citizen Series, IMD Youth Festival, Cocoa Loppets


  • Team Jacket (to use for season, not to keep)


  • Race Uniform (optional)
  • White Pine Season pass (Athletes can participate in practices at White Pine without a pass but need to purchase one to ski outside of practice times)


Participants will need to purchase or rent both skate and classic skis.

  • Rent seasonal classic OR skate equipment ($70)
  • Rent seasonal classic AND skate equipment ($125)

Emma Garrard

Cross Country Director

Phone: 775-762-4675