This Friday-Sunday program is designed for families in Winter Park or on the Front Range who have kids interested in getting better at cross-country skiing, having fun, and attending races if possible. Practices will consist of technique specific drills, longer distance skis to build endurance, and games. If interested, athletes will also have the option to attend local and regional races through Rocky Mountain Nordic throughout the season. These athletes will have the same access to experienced coaches, training plans, strength training, sports psychology, and technique work. This program is designed to be a pipeline into the full-time academy ski team.
Both classic and skate technique will be emphasized and required as a part of practice in order to help the athlete become a better all-around skier.
Dates and Times:
November 11th- March 26th
Friday through Sunday (Fridays are optional for Front Range skiers)
Friday through Sunday 10am-Noon
3 day - $800 *Price does not include any season pass
*Fees include Team Jacket*
Location: In order to make this a community wide program, we hope to host practice at numerous locations throughout Grand County, whether that be at the resort base early in the season, or Devil’s Thumb, Snow Mountain Ranch, Granby Ranch, etc. Therefore season passes to each Nordic center will not be included in the program fees, however, we are hoping to work out deals with each center in order to make obtaining passes a non-financial issue.
WPNT Team Resources (Currently being updated for 16-17) Competition Center Handbook 16-17