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Posted: 11/29/2011
Dear U.S. Cross Country Community: Today is a very big day for us as we assemble all American cross country ski enthusiasts to stand up together to support our developing skiers. Please join us by making a contribution to the National Nordic Foundation. Why? Today is about building our base of XC fans in the U.S. and showing our collective support by funding opportunities so our developing athletes can learn to race in Europe against the best in the world. The U.S. has... read more
Posted: 11/17/2011
Congratulations to Laura Howat for her win in the 2011 US Cycling National Campionships in Bend, OR! Laura won the Criterium, was second in the Road Race, and fifth in the Time Trial in the 50-54 class. This was her second National Championship, having also won the Criterium in 2004. To see a video of her post-race interview, check out
Posted: 9/5/2011

Come meet Matthew Johnson, TUNA's new head coach, and have a few tacos while you're at it. We are meeting at Sugarhouse Park on Thursday, Sept. 8, anytime between 6p to 8p at the Big Field Pavilion. (The first pavilion as you enter the park. Turn left at the bottom of the hill, before the pond. Map at )

Johnson is joining TUNA after coaching at Burke Mountain Academy in Burke, VT. He has... read more

Posted: 8/22/2011
The first draft of the race schedule for the coming winter is now available. Click here to check it out.
Posted: 7/14/2011

TUNA, The Utah Nordic Alliance, is excited to announce the hiring of Matthew Johnson as the new Program Director and Head Coach.

Johnson is currently the Assistant Nordic Coach at Burke Mountain Academy in East Burke, Vt. In addition to working at Burke, his coaching experience includes two trips to the Scandinavian Cup, described by the US Ski Association as “one of the premier steps of the elite junior athlete and coach development pipeline.” Johnson was the trip leader for the most... read more

Posted: 6/22/2011
Dear TUNA Members and Friends: The Utah Nordic Alliance (TUNA) Board of Trustees has recently made some changes in our Junior Ski Programs. We have decided to expand the focus of and develop a more formal athlete progression track in our Youth Programs. We have gathered feedback and information over the last several seasons from parents, regional programs, national programs and athletes to find a path to improve our Junior athlete’s skills and participation no matter their ultimate skiing... read more
Posted: 4/29/2011

If you understand the classic race technique rules, give yourself this quiz: stop reading now and write four or five universal, irrefutable classic racing rules – before reading on. Good luck on your self-graded exam. You will also have chance to judge skiers in the last half of the video.

Generously, the three international FIS Technical Delegates (TDs) quoted below, wrote back to Dave Hanscom and Chris Magerl upon their requests to help TUNA skiers become better informed skiers at... read more

Posted: 1/17/2011
Soldier Hollow Super JOQ Photo by Mark Ryan

Race results can be found at Summit Timing.

This page holds information for the JO Super Qualifier at Soldier Hollow, to be held January 28 and 29, 2011. Detailed registration and schedule information is in the PDF attached below.

ATTENTION: The final schedule for Saturday's races is now posted on the Summit Timing website: http... read more
Posted: 12/29/2010
Paul Chinn/San Francisco Chronicle

A December 19th "environmental health news" article warns about perfluorochemical buildup in ski technicans during the 2007-2008 world cup season, back before more people used respirators ...

Posted: 12/28/2010

This article and video have done their job of starting Utah skiers conversing on what are the standards of classic racing. Wasatch skiers are thinking and evaluating their techniques while we have received input from several international FIS technical delegates. We will be working on the next iteration of advice and video, hopefully before the next Wasatch classic race. Keep the conversations going! Classic style Nordic ski races have technique restrictions that differentiate them from... read more

Posted: 12/15/2010
Backcountry 101 is a completely new course developed and offered by the Friends of the Utah Avalanche Center for the 2010 - 2011 winter. We created this new course to answer this basic question: What do I need to know to ski / ride avalanche smart in the Utah backcountry? More avalanche courses are offered today than ever before. But our friends, loved ones, neighbors, and riding partners are still getting hurt. At the Friends of the Utah Avalanche Center, we think Backcountry 101 is... read more
Posted: 12/7/2010
The Mt Dell trail map has been updated for the 2010 season. PDF and JPG formats are available here. Also, SR65 has now been added as a ski location. SR65 is not groomed yet (as of Dec 2), but grooming reports will be posted when it is. If there are other locations that need to be added, please email website [at]... read more
Posted: 12/2/2010
Kyle Climbing
May 1, 1984 - November 13, 2010 Kyle was an avid outdoorsman who enthusiastically enjoyed skiing, hiking, and climbing with his friends and family. Kyle was greatly beloved by those who knew him. Kyle was the son of TUNA stalwarts, Becky and Chris Tietze. Becky is a long time Wasatch Citizen's Series volunteer. For the past few years, Becky has been responsible for our post race lunches. Chris is a masters racer, and a former TUNA Board member. Many... read more
Posted: 11/16/2010