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
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
The ski community lost a true friend and legend this week. Our condolences go out to Pat's family and friends.
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
There are just over two weeks until the cannon fires for the 34th annual Yellowstone Rendezvous Race, on March 2, 2013. Make plans now to participate in this historic race, and experience some of the best skiing the world has to offer in West Yellowstone, Montana. Race organizers are already busy marking the course and making final preparations for the event. If you have been to West Yellowstone at any time this season, you’ll know that the Rendezvous Ski Trails are in outstanding shape!... read more
A moose cow and calf are moving around Mountain Dell quite a bit right now. Sunday afternoon they were on the Creek, Lollipop, Main, Down'n'Back and Wiggle Room. If you see them, go the other way. Do not stress the moose! Do not endanger yourself or others. Read on for moose safety information.
Moose tend to be particularly aggressive in the winter, when they are hungry, tired from walking through deep snow, and harassed by people. Moose laying down are trying to rest, and will... read more
A new shipment of the popular long sleeve T-shirts can be purchased here:
Hello Parents of Comp and JrComp Skiers!
The greeter calendar is now available for you to reserve a Mountain Dell greeter spot. One 3.5-hour greeting is required for each skier you have in the program.
This is how you do it:
Join us from 7:00-9:00pm Monday, December 3rd at Sweet Library, Downstairs Conference Room for an opportunity to learn about all our winter Junior programs and sign up before the season is upon us. There will be coaches from the Comp and Jr. Comp programs to answer questions and present about our programs to help decide what program is right for you Bring your friends who are considering XC Skiing this year, or those who don't know anything about it and would like to learn more!... read more
TUNA Yurt Reservations:
We will begin taking reservation requests from current TUNA members on Nov 1. You must be a current member to make a reservation (we will start taking reservations from non-members on Dec 1). If you have not joined/renewed you membership this Fall, you are not a current member.
To request a reservation, please send an email to yurt [at] utahnordic [dot] com... read more
Hello Fellow Nordic Skiers and Enthusiasts, and Happy New Year!
TUNA and Soldier Hollow are hosting the 2013 Junior Olympic Super Qualifier on February 1st and 2nd, and we need your help! Over 600 young and promising athletes will come to this exciting event. This year more than ever, we truly are in need of help as these dates conflict with The Boulder Mountain Tour in Sun Valley, and we are short a significant number of volunteers as a result. This is a truly fun... read more
Hi, we goofed and forgot to include White Pine Touring's ad in the November TUNA News which you just received. Since we cannot reprint and redistribute them, we are doing what we hope is the next best thing for our friends and long-time TUNA supporters, White Pine Touring, by sending you an email with their ad. We hope you don't mind and we promise to do better in the future.
Thanks for your understanding,
The editorial staff of TUNA News
The race schedule for this winter can be found here. Any changes or additions that occur will be found on this website.
On June 9 the TUNA van, stuffed with skiers and gear, took off from Salt Lake on an eleven hour journey to Bend, Oregon. TUNA’s Matt Johnson and University of Utah graduate Zoë Roy led the trip as coaches to the group of six TUNA comp skiers. I am sure that all who went on the trip would agree that we had a blast! From our activities ranging from skiing to cliff jumping to having dance parties in the kitchen, it was a very memorable trip.
The mornings would begin with a ski from the... read more