Utah Nordic Alliance

A nonprofit organization

28 donors

Cross country skiing is a sport enjoyed by all ages. It is a high-energy, low-impact way to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

TUNA offers a way for everyone to enjoy the sport. From social events to racing, there's something for everyone.

Beginning at age 4, TUNA offers affordable ski lessons. School-aged kids from all backgrounds have the opportunity to learn to ski, either for recreation and a healthy lifestyle, or to train for competitive racing. The club offers support for lower-income students and even organizes transportation from Salt Lake City so that many children can participate.

Adults of all ages and abilities can learn to ski, find training groups, and race through the club. 

The Wasatch Citizens Series is the premiere race series in Utah. Everyone from novice to Olympian can race the five-race series at venues within 45 minutes of Salt Lake.

The Olympic Movement starts here. For many current and former Olympians, TUNA has been the first stop. Through youth programs and racing opportunties, TUNA has helped beginning skiers move through the ranks to collegiate skiing and the Olympic Games.

Additionally, TUNA has helped maintain the legacy of the 2002 Winter Games. This year TUNA was a sponsor and provided most of the volunteers for the Junior World Championships at Soldier Hollow - the biggest Nordic skiing event on American soil since 2002.

TUNA provides the closest and most affordable skiing in the area. They maintain a contract with Salt Lake City to groom Mountain Dell golf course in Parley's Canyon and State Route 65 (Big Mountain). Grooming begins as soon as there is enough snow and lasts until mid-March. 

The club owns and maintains the grooming equipment and a large staff of volunteers grooms as often as daily. They maintain a weather station and provide grooming reports on the website and Twitter. Track fees are the lowest anywhere, and a season pass is far less than a single day lift ticket.

TUNA maintains a yurt in the Uinta Mountains, which can be used for a minimal fee by members. Skiers and non-skiers alike can also enjoy the many social events hosted by the club. TUNA publishes a monthly, professional newsletter, TUNA News, with a distribution of over 2000, as well as an Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and website.

Volunteers are the heart of the organization. Members help run everything from racing and grooming to social events. The club owns and maintains grooming equipment and pays professional coaches. Fundraising is done through social events, silent auctions, program fees, and donations.

Organization Data


Organization name

Utah Nordic Alliance

Tax id (EIN)





PO BOX 9008


(435) 655-7552