Club Sport: Nordic Skiing
CC Nordic is in its fifth year as a club, and third year as a club sport. We've grown from three to 30 members, and from skiing no races to competing as a Division II club sport with the Rocky Mountain Conference!
One of our principles as a team is that we want Nordic to be accessible to everyone within our CC community: that means that we provide all of the gear, training, and financial support necessary for anyone to join the Nordic Ski Team -- no experience necessary.
Because of this, our team has a huge variety of experience and ability levels, from people who grew up on skis, to those who skied competitively in high school, and some who have never seen snow before. We have members from a huge variety of backgrounds, and everyone comes together to create the most enjoyable team and community atmosphere that we all keep coming back to.
However, being able to provide "no experience necessary" element has become increasingly difficult as our team experiences exponential growth. Our funding from the school covers only specific costs, such as race registration fees. We have no extra budget to allot to things such as wax, skis, trail passes, and transportation costs, all of which are currently covered by students.
We crowdfunded two years ago and were able to purchase 10 new sets of gear (skis, boots, and poles), which have allowed us to support this huge growth in membership -- Now, we'd love to increase our gear stash and keep fostering team development.
We appreciate any and all support, and are truly grateful to all those who give to this snow-loving, long-running, frisbee-throwing, dance-partying, and potluck-having team.