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2019 Nordic Flyers Middle School Program



We are back to bring another exciting year of XC fun and instruction for area middle school students. Join your friends at  Timber Ridge Resort on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning January 8, 2019.

All area 6th, 7th and 8th graders are invited! (both TCAPS and non-TCAPS students)

Beginner through advanced skiers welcome... no experience necessary!

The VASA Nordic Flyers Program is a learn to cross country ski program and is open to boys and girls in 6th - 8th grade. The season begins on Tuesday, January 8th runs for eight weeks, and will conclude on Thursday, February 28th, 2019.

Students will ride a BATA Bus from EMS,WMS and SEAS via the BATA Ride & Ski Route to the program, participants will need to be picked up at Timber Ridge at 5:30 pm. Registration fee includes all BATA fees ($1.50 per ride, per student) 


Season Start & End Dates

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 - Thursday, February 28th, 2019.



Sessions will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm at Timber Ridge Resort.

Tuesdays: January 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th & February 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th.

Thursdays: January 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st & February 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th. 



Transportation will be provided by BATA Bus utilizing the BATA Ride & Ski Route - registration includes all BATA fees. Students will only receive transportation TO Timber Ridge - participants will need to be picked up at Timber Ridge at 5:30 pm.



No program will be held on TCAPS half days, snow days, or when after school activities are canceled due to inclement weather.

VASA Ski Club reserves the right to cancel program dates within 24 hours due to unsafe skiing/trail condition. 


Important Dates

Program Open House and Equipment Fitting:

Saturday, December 29th, 2018 @ Timber Ridge from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM. 

This important open house provides parents/guardians the opportunity to meet program administrators, coaching staff as well as to sign mandatory waivers that enable your skier to participate in the program. 
Additionally, your skier will receive proper fitting of rental equipment.


Helpful Information

Please have your skier dress appropriately for the weather. 
This is NOT a Timber Ridge sponsored program.

ALL questions/concerns should be directed to the Program Administrator

Angela Lyon, 1516fair@gmail.com or 231-392-9775

Students will only receive transportation TO Timber Ridge - participants will need to be picked up at Timber Ridge at 5:30 pm.
All rental equipment is owned by the VASA Ski Club.


Timber Ridge is located at: 4050 E Hammond Rd, Traverse City, MI 49686. 

Communication will be done primarily through email - and is often last minute in regards to weather/trail conditions - please ensure the email address attached to your registration is an active email that is checked regularly. 


Participation Fee

$110 - No rental equipment
$160 - rental equipment included with registration

All registrations include access to the BATA Ride & Ski route at no additional cost - BATA Ride & Ski will provide transportation from EMS & WMS to Timber Ridge Resort for program dates. Participants will need to be picked up at Timber Ridge at 5:30 pm sharp. 

Scholarship opportunities are considered for participants of the free/reduced lunch program. See registration form for details.


Registration Deadline & Details

All participants please register online using TCAPS LEAP registration service at:


Note: both TCAPS and non-TCAPS students will register through LEAP.


Deadline: Thursday, January 3rd, 2019
Registration deadlines are final. Late registrations may not be accepted after the posted registration close date.
Register for your school below.
If your child does not attend a TCAPS school, select the "Out of District" option.


In an effort to be a good community partner, LEAP will accept non-TCAPS students when possible. Space is limited and enrollment may be capped for various offerings. For high demand activities TCAPS students will receive priority.

Payment is required at the time of registration. To register online using a Discover, MasterCard, Visa, or ACH (via a checking or savings account) please register below. Payment with cash or check can be made at the LEAP office located at Central High School, 1150 Milliken, Traverse City. Please use the 1st (smaller) auditorium entrance - we are located just inside the doors to the right. Summer Office Hours are Mondays & Thursdays from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. School Year Office hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Please call the LEAP office at 231.933.6570 for more information.

NOTE: Registration is not complete until your course appears in your dashboard. You will also receive an email from Eleyo confirming your registration. If you do not receive the confirmation email or see the course in your dashboard, be sure you have not left any course items in your shopping basket. If you need assistance please call the LEAP office (231.933.6570). If you did not receive an email from Eleyo or see your course in your dashboard, the payment did not process and the student is not registered.


Coaching and Support Volunteers needed!

It's a lot of fun, and very rewarding. If you've never coached xc ski before, no problem! We provide training. Additionally, there are non-coach volunteer opportunities available as well.

For Info on Coach Volunteer opportunities, contact Gary Faria at gfaria10@msn.com


Form Downloads here below 2019 program


Nordic Flyer Middle School flyer


Timber Ridge waiver