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Auburn club offers ski racing lessons

The Union Staff

Has Olympic coverage of the Nordic races inspired you to jump in the action?

It is easier than you think, and fortunately for folks in the foothill area, there is no better place to learn and improve than the conveniently located Auburn Ski Club, located off I-80 at the west end of the Boreal Ski Area parking lot near. The Club has an extensive menu of masters skier clinics and training groups throughout the year, led by such world class coaches as former University of Nevada and Auburn Ski Club junior coach Jeff Schloss as well as two-time U.S. Olympic biathlete Glenn Jobe.

The Master Skier Training Group is open to intermediate to advance skiers focused on racing. The group meets Thursday mornings at Auburn Ski Club and is led by head coach Ben Grasseschi who guides the group through interval sessions and provides insightful race and technique tips.

Adult cross country ski clinics are a popular series to help beginners through intermediate skiers learn and improve classic and skating skills. It is a great opportunity for consistent instruction at a very affordable price. These sessions take place on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the winter. The last session will be held Saturday.

For further information, visit or contact Auburn Ski Club at (530) 426-3313.

Looking further ahead, the U.S. Masters National Championships is right around the bend, literally in Bend, Ore., from March 22-26. For the first time the Far West Cross Country Master’s Team is organizing a trip to compete at Nationals. Grasseschi will accompany the team and provide wax recommendations, race strategy and race course inspection. Events include an 18K Skiathlon, and Classic and Freestyle races.

For further information, contact June Lane at jlaneskier@ sbcglob

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