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Due to popular demand, a Nordic race suit, jacket and warmup pants have been designed and made available for anyone who would like them. These are not the same as the Junior suits - perhaps a little more flattering for those of us who are, um, a little older.  A portion of every order will be donated to support the TUNA Junior Program.

Here's how it works:
1. Go to: https://www.podiumwear.com... read more

Posted: 8/13/2014
Steve Cook – Torino, 2006

Salt Lake City, Utah (July 18, 2014) - The Utah Nordic Alliance (TUNA) is very pleased to announce that Steve Cook has been hired as Head Coach to lead TUNA's Nordic skiing program.  Steve has extensive experience in Nordic skiing as both a competitor and as a coach.

"I am really excited to take over as TUNA's Head Coach,” Steve said upon accepting the position.  “I have been a TUNA member since before I started racing on the World Cup circuit and have always felt that TUNA... read more

Posted: 7/23/2014
Howard at Junior Nationals 2012

Some Words from Dave Hanscom and TUNA

It's safe to say that without Howard, there would be no Soldier Hollow today.  In fact, without him, there might never have been a Soldier Hollow in the first place.  In the late 90s when the SLOC Site Selection Committee (of which I was a member) was lobbying to have the cross country and biathlon at Little Dell, Howard had the foresight to realize that the Salt Lake City Water Department would never allow a permanent facility to be... read more

Posted: 3/18/2014

We are sad to report the passing of Marie Irvine on February 11.  You may not know Marie and her husband Bob very well, but they both have been long time TUNA, Wasatch Citizens Series, and Soldier Hollow volunteers.  Marie spent long hours making sure that your race entries were correct and supporting the amazing experiences that each of you have as part of the Utah Nordic community.  She has helped with nearly every TUNA event, as well as most local, national, and international races at... read more

Posted: 2/16/2014

Greeting at Mountain Dell is a great way to give back to the nordic ski community. And we will give back to you, too! Greeters who have already purchased a season pass and greet during two shifts of three hours each can request a refund on the full price of their season pass.

Greeting is fun, social and comfortable. Our hut is heated! You help direct skiers, answer questions about the Mountain Dell track and TUNA, and collect track fees. For details or to sign up, contact Giggi at... read more

Posted: 1/14/2014

Soldier Hollow Super Qualifier, February 6-8, 2014

TUNA is once again partnering with Soldier Hollow to organize the Junior National Super Qualifier. Teams from throughout the west will coming to Soldier Hollow for two days of racing.  With over 500 skiers participating, help is needed on race days. To volunteer please email Judy Klautt at judy [dot] klautt [at] soldierhollow... read more

Posted: 1/14/2014

I am blind and I am a Nordic skier. I enjoy skiing, but I have only lived in SLC for 1 year, and I am having a hard time finding people to ski with. When I can not find someone, I either don’t ski, or I have to pay to the tune of $30-40 for a 2-3 hour ski. It would be really nice if I can find some more people who would be willing to ski with me. If you could spread this email to your contacts within TUNA, I would appreciate it.

So you know, guiding a blind person while skiing is easy... read more

Posted: 12/31/2013

The nordic combined event will be on Saturday, Dec 28.  The cross country portion will start at 2:00 pm, so participants in the Smartwool Wasatch Citizens Series race at White Pine that morning will be able to stop at the Utah Olympic Park on their way home and cheer on Nick Hendrickson, Tyler Smith, and other local favorites.

Special Jumping tryouts will be on Sunday, December 29.  Volunteers are needed on the mornings of both days.  For information, please contact Jennifer Clark at... read more

Posted: 12/19/2013

National Ability Center is seeking volunteers to help and assist Nordic skiing program.

Posted: 12/1/2013

The TUNA calendar has now been updated with all known Utah and vicinity races for the coming winter.

Posted: 10/7/2013

Hi TUNA Members

September is here, which means our Fall Programs are beginning! We have an array of dryland program options for everyone from Jr. Comp aged athletes (8 and up) through Seniors/Masters programs for anyone looking to get in shape and/or participate in ski-specific workouts in preparation for the oncoming ski season. Please check out the following links on our website to find out more about program times/dates. Remember that any interested members can join any of the... read more

Posted: 9/18/2013

Hi TUNA Members

September is here, which means our Fall Programs are beginning! We have an array of dryland program options for everyone from Jr. Comp aged athletes (8 and up) through Seniors/Masters programs for anyone looking to get in shape and/or participate in ski-specific workouts in preparation for the oncoming ski season. Please check out the following links on our website to find out more about program times/dates. Remember that any interested members can join any of the... read more

Posted: 9/18/2013

The Utah cross country ski community lost another old timer.  Lars was a regular participant in the Wasatch Citizens Series between 1997 and 2004.  The photo shows him with his friend and fellow competitor Bob Woody, who passed away three years ago, at one of their last WCS races at Sundance in February 2004.  The following obituary has more information about his life:

Lars Gunnar Olavson passed away peacefully this Saturday July 6, 2013, surrounded by three generations of his family... read more

Posted: 7/17/2013

The ski community lost a true friend and legend this week. Our condolences go out to Pat's family and friends.

Patrick Miller
9/10/1948 ~ 6/22/2013

On June 22nd, Pat Miller left our life and embraced God at Casper Hospital in Casper, Wyoming with his brother Jim and wife Pam, caring for him.
He was a resident of Holladay, Utah for the past 39 years, where he lived a life full of gratitude and service bringing more meaning, purpose, love, laughter, wonder, and... read more

Posted: 6/26/2013

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