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TUNA Salt Lake Nordic Ski Team fall dryland training is underway! Our kids are having a fun time challenging each other and working together toward achieving technique, fitness, and performance goals. New junior team members are welcome to join the program at any time throughout the year. We do this in the summer and fall: …Then we do this in... read more
Posted: 9/20/2010
TUNA community: What have you been up to this summer? Longboarding? Alternating rollerskiing and bounding intervals? Mountain Biking? Reading? Juggling chainsaws? Let TUNA News know and we may run it in "summer highlights" for the fall issue. Just one or two sentences will do. We would also like to know your goals for the season. Are you looking to get more powder days in the backcountry? Joining the grooming crew to learn what it's like to dig a 500 lb. snow machine out of a snowdrift? Want to... read more
Posted: 8/26/2010
Bob and Lars Olafson
Bob Woody, left, a longtime member of the Utah nordic community, died Wednesday, April 23, 2010. He was 84. The photo above, taken by Kurt Dudley at Sundance in January 2004, shows Bob with his longtime friend and competitor Lars Olafson at one of his last Wasatch Citizens Series events. Bob was on the TUNA Board in the early 90's. He wrote many articles for TUNA News over the years, some about his Tenth Mountain Division experiences. He loved to help with yurt put-up and take-down... read more
Posted: 4/27/2010
update - none of these links work anymore. If you know where to find 2010 Winter Olympic video, email website [at] utahnordic [dot] com and we'll post new links
NBC has a lot of great full-length videos of XC and nordic combined events on their site. There are a few ads interspersed throughout, but overall a lot less than what you see on TV. You do need to Microsoft's... read more
Posted: 3/24/2010
Sadly, Sean McCabe passed away a week ago in the Methow Valley, Washington. He was married to Laura McCabe, a former TUNA racer and a two time Olympian. Many in TUNA will remember Sean's art, which can be viewed at The following is Sean's obituary: AN INSPIRATIONAL ARTIST AND TEACHER WILL BE FONDLY REMEMBERED IN THE METHOW VALLEY Sean McCabe, a 46 year old resident of Mazama, passed away on November 7, 2009, from... read more
Posted: 11/14/2009

Membership in TUNA is for people who want to enjoy, support,and promote cross country skiing in Utah. Your membership in TUNA supports a multitude of programs and activities that you and your family can participate in — groomed skiing at Mountain Dell, youth programs for young skiers, a newsletter, social events, fall and summer conditioning classes, and volunteer opportunities for local and international races. TUNA membership costs $30 for individuals and $40 for families. More information... read more

Posted: 10/10/2009

Active TUNA Members can post classified ads on the TUNA website for free! If you've got ski-related equipment that you'd like to sell, give it a try. Here's a quick primer:

  • Posting classified ads is free! However, to post a classified ad, you must be logged into the website and must be an active member for the current season (membership runs from July 1 through June 30). Buyers don't need to be logged in and don't need to be TUNA members.
  • Classified ads are for ski and... read more
Posted: 3/22/2009

We've migrated the original photo gallery into to the new website framework. Here are a few notes about the photo gallery:

  • You can access the TUNA photo gallery at, or from the Gallery menu at top.
  • Recent photo albums appear first, and are sorted in decending order according to date uploaded/published.
  • A dynamic set of recent photos (i.e. the latest images posted,... read more
Posted: 2/5/2009

Welcome to the new version of the TUNA website.

Over the past several months, we've moved content from the old site to the new site, which is built on an open  CMS (content management system) called Drupal. This new framework offers several new capabilties and features:

  • Event calendar - the online shows upcoming Wasatch Citizen Series races and other events of interest to TUNA members
  • Past TUNA News issues - The new website will hold TUNA News issues in PDF... read more
Posted: 1/1/2009