The Groms is an APUNSC year-round program built for elementary school age children in 4th through 6th grade. The program is designed to allow motivated kids an opportunity to expand their skiing potential! The program will emphasize fun while developing a life long love of the outdoors and sliding on snow. By joining Groms, kids will get to interact with other skiers from across the Anchorage bowl in a safe and friendly environment. Children will be coached by our professional staff of experienced coaches.
Grom (short for “Grommet”) originated in the surfing world meaning a young surfer. Now having evolved in the world of skiing, skiers and snowboarders liked it so much that now it also means a youngling on skis or a board.
During Summer and Fall sessions Groms will be running, hiking, and bounding around the trails. Once the snow flies, we’ll be on skis as much possible!
New for the 2021/22 season, the Groms program will run year-round! We are offering a three (3) day per week Summer and Fall session to help keep Groms in the swing of year-round outdoor activity! Our Winter session offerings will expand to include a 4 day a week option. We will continue to offer both a Monday/Wednesday option, and a Tuesday/Thursday option that will allow skiers to still sign up for a complementary Jr. Nordic session on varying days to have lot's of skiing opportunity throughout the week!
Session will be located at APU, Kincaid, Hillside, and other local trails. In Summer we will also explore some of the amazing trails in the Chugach front range mountains. In Winter we will do our best to split between Kincaid and Hillside trail systems where snow conditions allow.
Year Round (May 3 to April 10) ........ $1235 (2 Day/week during Winter) or $1745 (4 Day/week during Winter)
The year-round program includes Summer, Fall, and Winter sessions.
Summer (May 3 to August 15) ........ $700
Team training is three (3) sessions per week, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
During ASD Summer break (May 24 to August 15), sessions will be in the morning from 10:15 AM to 11:15 AM.
During the ASD school Year, sessions are in the evening from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM.
Fall (August 16 to October 17) ........ $345
Team training is three (3) sessions per week, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM.
Winter (October 18 to April 10) ........ $765 (2 Day/week during Winter) or $1195 (4 Day/week during Winter)
Team training is two (2) or four (4) sessions per week, Monday through Thursday. 6:30 - 7:30 PM.
Two session per week options:
- Monday and Wednesday
- Tuesday and Thursday
Four (4) session options includes all offered sessions.
COVID Program Updates
APUNSC is committed to offering COVID Safe environments for athletes of all ages to train. We ask that all members review our COVID guidelines before registering. Skiers will be asked to wear a face covering at all times and will be encouraged to practice safe physical distancing.
Additional details and registration policies
- Registration Payments and Waivers All registration is online and required before attending the first session.
- Besh Cup Race Support is included in the membership fees.
- Family Discount After purchasing two year round memberships, all additional memberships are half price. Please email coaches to get a registration coupon, Contact
- **Free One Week Trial Membership If you would like to check out our program, we offer a free one week trial membership for new members. Trial registration is required before attending, click on the link to register Groms Trial Registration.
We look forward to your participation in our program!
*For questions about the Groms Program, please contact Galen Johnston