Nordic team raises funds |

Nordic team raises funds

Submitted by Kerry Morgan,

To bring a greater awareness of a nationwide foundation supporting aspiring Nordic skiers, a local Nordic ski team, the Wasatch Nordic Ski Academy, held a waxing fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 7, at Storm Cycles.

Athletes were on hand to clean and wax locals’ cross-country skis. In turn, patrons were asked to make a donation to the National Nordic Foundation. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the athletes waxed more than 100 pairs of skis and raised more than $1,000 for the NNF.

"The NNF supports upper-level skiers who qualify for national and international camps and races. Between the four cross country ski teams in the area, there are actually quite a few athletes who have and will benefit from this organization’s funding," said Coach Bill Hokanson. "This is just a great way to give back, and support a great organization."

Wasatch Nordic Ski Academy athletes are looking forward to starting their season by heading to West Yellowstone on Nov. 21 for a nine-day, on-snow training camp and the season opener SuperTour races to be held Friday and Saturday, Nov. 27 and 28.

For more information on the Wasatch Nordic Ski Academy, go to