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FasterSkierApril 13, 2022

APUNSC is now accepting applications for the University & Elite Team for the 2022-23 training year, as well as for the summer U23 training program. Applications are due by end of day April 22nd and decisions will be made by April 29th.

APU is one of the preeminent cross country ski clubs. APU athletes consistently make up a sizable portion of US Olympic and World Championship Teams. Our accolades include an Olympic Gold medal as well as countless World Cup and US National podiums. The team is comprised of between 10 and 20 athletes depending on the year and is based in Anchorage, Alaska.

Anchorage is an ideal location for ski training. We ski on groomed trails up to seven months a year, have immediate access to the Chugach Mountains, and rollerski terrain to support World Cup level preparation. All in a medium sized city with all of the amenities you would expect including an international airport.

Athletes have the opportunity to pursue their academic careers while competing. Alaska Pacific University is a small private liberal arts and sciences university offering twelve Bachelor’s degrees and nine masters. APU prides itself on small class sizes, active learning, and flexible schedules combining both online and in-person classes. Our notable skier alumni include Kikkan Randall, Sadie Bjornsen, Eric Bjornsen, Holly Brooks, and Rosie Brennan just to name a few.

In addition to year round openings we have places available in our summer U20 and U23 training program. The Elite Summer Training program provides the opportunity for athletes to join our University & Elite Team for the summer training period.This program is intended for higher level athletes, including those currently racing for an NCAA Division 1 or 2 team. This is a great opportunity for those looking to join the APU University & Elite Team in the future.

The year round and summer training programs are application based and will be limited in size to preserve our athlete to coach ratio. Athletes will receive world class coaching and will be able to train alongside many of the best American skiers, all while experiencing all that Alaska can offer. In addition to the daily training sessions athletes will also have the opportunity to train at Eagle Glacier or other team camps throughout the season.

Acceptance to the Elite Summer Training program does not guarantee acceptance onto the University & Elite Team.

Skiers are made in the summer!

Athletes applying, or thinking of applying, should fill out this general information SHEET, as well as schedule a call via Facetime or Zoom. Contact Erik Flora at Eflora@alaskapacific.edu

 

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