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Winter park Nordic Team
Training will consist of technique-specific drills, Nordic games, and long-distance skiing to build endurance, balance, and strength. Both classic and skate techniques will be emphasized and required as a part of practice in order to help the athlete become a better all-around skier.


Training 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 Winter Park Resort base early in the season, or Devil’s Thumb Ranch, Snow Mountain Ranch, and Granby Ranch. Contact the Nordic Program Director to discuss which pass(es) to purchase for the upcoming season.
    • Nordic 1-Day Team

      This entry-level program is designed to get kids interested in cross-country skiing, all while immersed in a fun and enjoyable atmosphere. Our goal is to develop the proper technique at a young age.

      If interested, athletes will also have the option to attend local and regional races through Rocky Mountain Nordic throughout the season. This program is a great progression into the full weekend or Full-time Academy program as an athlete’s skill and desire build.


      2020-21 Tuition - Save $100! Register by OCt. 15
      Nordic 1-day Tuition$725
      Parent Volunteer Deposit$240 Learn More
      Season PassComp Center Winter Park Pass Info
      Ikon Pass Info
      DatesNov. 28, 2020 - Mar. 21, 2021
      Days Offered Saturday or Sunday
      Times*10:00 am - 12:00 pm
      Camps*To be announced
      *Training times and camp dates are subject to change as communicated by the program director and/or head coach.


      2020-21 Details
      Ages8-19 based on year of birth
      Ski LockerNo
      Team JacketVisit the Team Jackets section on our Registration, Resources, and FAQ page for jacket details.
      LunchNot provided.
      Competitions*Select Rocky Mountain Nordic competitions
      COVID-19 InformationGeneral Competition Center COVID-19 information can be found on our Registration, Resources, and FAQ page. Additional specific COVID-19 protocols and parent/child expectations and competition details will be communicated by each program director and head coach.
      *Competitions listed are only shown as an example. Athletes will work with their coaches to determine competition opportunities. All competition entry fees, registration, licensing, and travel arrangements are the responsibility of the parent/legal guardian.
    • Nordic WEekend Team

      The Nordic Weekend Team is designed for youth in the Winter Park area or on the Front Range who are interested in getting better at cross-country skiing, having fun, and attending Nordic events and races.

      If interested, athletes are encouraged to attend local and regional races and events supported by the WPCC and Rocky Mountain Nordic throughout the season. The Weekend Team athletes will have the same access to experienced coaches, training plans, strength training, sports psychology, and technique work as Full-time Academy Ski Team athletes. This program is designed to be a pathway for athletic development and participation as a Full-time Academy athlete.


      2020-21 Tuition - Save $100 - Register by OCt. 15
      Nordic Weekend Tuition$1475
      Parent Volunteer Deposit$240 Learn More
      Season PassComp Center Winter Park Pass Info
      Ikon Pass Info
      DatesNov. 27, 2020 - Mar. 21 2021
      Days OfferedSaturday and Sunday, Friday encouraged
      Times*10 am - 12 pm
      Camps*To be announced
      *Training times and camp dates are subject to change as communicated by the program director and/or head coach.



      2020-21 Details
      Ages8-19 based on year of birth
      Ski LockerNo
      Team JacketVisit the Team Jackets section on our Registration, Resources, and FAQ page for jacket details.
      LunchNot provided.
      Competitions*Rocky Mountain Nordic competitions
      COVID-19 InformationGeneral Competition Center COVID-19 information can be found on our Registration, Resources, and FAQ page. Additional specific COVID-19 protocols and parent/child expectations and competition details will be communicated by each program director and head coach.
      *Competitions listed are only shown as an example. Athletes will work with their coaches to determine competition opportunities. All competition entry fees, registration, licensing, and travel arrangements are the responsibility of the parent/legal guardian.
    • Nordic Full-Time Academy


      This year-round program is dedicated to athletes ages U16 and up that want to develop their skiing to the highest caliber within a supportive and fun team environment. The team will train regularly from September- April. In the summer, athletes will have the opportunity to attend numerous on and off-snow camps, and have access to dryland training.

      Additionally, athletes will have access to full-time coaches, a comprehensive training plan with emphasis on sports physiology and proper training zones, nutrition advice, strength training, sports psychology, and technique work. This team will travel to most Rocky Mountain Nordic events and races throughout Colorado and Utah, as well as other regional and national races when possible.

      General Full-time Academy Info
      The Winter Park Competition Center (WPCC) Full-time Academy is a year-round, highly intensive program dedicated to the serious, motivated and experienced snow sport competitors. Our program offers a place where dedicated athletes can achieve their highest aspirations in the sport; while at the same time achieving our program philosophy to achieve ones’ highest potential as an athlete, person, and competitor.
      Admittance to the WPCC Full-time Academy is through an application process. Commitment and attitude are the most important attributes we're looking for. Applications are due July 1 for middle and high school age applicants (7-12 grade) and are due August 1 for post-graduate applicants. Late applications and registrations will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

      Once accepted to the program, registration must be completed in order to finalize your status in the WPCC Full-time Academy. Interested applicants should also directly contact the specific discipline director. Please reference the contact chart below for the appropriate contact.

      For general application or registration questions, contact the Competition Center, office at 970-726-1590 or ccenter@winterparkresort.com.

      New Academy Athlete - Application Checklist

      Returning Academy Athlete - Application Checklist

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      Full-time Academy athletes train 5-6 days per week during the ski/snowboard season. During the off-season, they participate in specialized training camps and are expected to consistently participate in the year-round sports performance program. This commitment to athletic excellence ensures that they stay fit and are physically and mentally prepared to achieve peak performance each season.

      Winter
      The information below provides the general winter training schedule for all WPCC Academy athletes. Specific dates and training times vary by discipline and age group. Please refer to the program tuition and details table for more comprehensive and specific training information for your discipline.

      Full-time Academy Middle School
      Tuesday and Thursday: afternoon training
      Friday through Sunday: full day training; times vary by discipline and age.

      Full-time Academy High School and Post-Graduate (PG)
      Tuesday through Thursday: afternoons for high school athletes; PG athletes may full day training.
      Friday through Sunday: full day training; times vary by discipline and age.

      Summer
      Each discipline offers off-season training programs to maximize fitness and progression to maximize competitive edge. Camp offerings and training venues will vary by discipline, and may change year to year. While specific opportunities vary by discipline and by year, some examples of summer training opportunity include:

      ·Participation in our year-round sports performance program, including our spring and fall fitness assessments.
      ·May on-snow camps held at Winter Park Resort.
      ·Sand Dunes Fitness Camp in September.
      ·Based on discipline*, athletes may attend technical progression and on-snow camps held at locations such as Mt. Hood, Mammoth Mountain, Steamboat Springs, and the Utah Olympic Park in Park City, Utah.

      *Camp offerings vary by discipline and camp locations may vary year to year.

      Academic excellence is a core value for members of the Full-time Academy. Most of our middle and high school athletes enroll in the East Grand School District (EGSD). East Grand is on a 4-day school week, so skiers have a full day of training on Friday!

      Schedules are arranged for core classes to take place in the morning, and students/athletes are transported to the ski area at lunch time for afternoon training. Those who do not enroll in EGSD are able to make arrangements for alternative or online education programs. Regardless of schooling choice, grade eligibility is verified weekly throughout the season.



      Our Sports Performance Program provides full-time athletes with year-round conditioning, strength training, fitness assessment, mental skills training, and return-to-sport support to build a strong mental, physical, and technical base going into and throughout the competitive season. Participation is required for full-time athletes and we work with athletes to navigate scheduling conflicts for those who may also participate in other sports.

      2020-21 Tuition - Save $100! Register by Oct. 15
      Full-time Academy TuitionMiddle School, High School, and older: $3275
      Parent Volunteer Deposit$480 Learn More
      Season PassComp Center Winter Park Pass Info
      Ikon Pass Info

      DatesNov. 3, 2020 - Mar. 25, 2021
      Days OfferedMiddle School, High School, and older: Tuesday-Sunday
      Times*10 am - 12 pm
      Camps*To be announced
      *Training times and camp dates are subject to change as communicated by the program director and/or head coach.

      2020-21 Details
      AgesGrades 8+
      Ski LockerNo
      Team JacketVisit the Team Jackets section on our Registration, Resources, and FAQ page for jacket details.
      LunchNot provided.
      Competitions*Pending qualification, regional and national Rocky Mountain Nordic events.
      COVID-19 InformationGeneral Competition Center COVID-19 information can be found on our Registration, Resources, and FAQ page. Additional specific COVID-19 protocols and parent/child expectations and competition details will be communicated by each program director and head coach.
      *Competitions listed are only shown as an example. Athletes will work with their coach to determine competition opportunities. All competition entry fees, registration, licensing, and travel arrangements are the responsibility of the parent/legal guardian.

    • Nordic Summer Training

      Nordic athletes have the opportunity to participate in the Sports Performance dryland strength and conditioning program as well as a dedicated Nordic training series throughout the summer and fall. Nordic training offerings include the Adventure series (Sundays), Rollerski series (Mondays), and Agility series (Tuesdays).
      Dryland strength and conditioning
      Please visit the Sports Performance Program page for details.

      Sports Performance Program


      Nordic training pricing - adventure, rollerski, and/or agility
      Individual session$60
      6-session pass$330
      Unlimited pass (Jun.-Oct.)$700

    • CONTACT INFORMATION
      For program questions, contact Bruce Manske,Nordic Program Director at bmanske@winterparkresort.com.

      For registration questions, contact the Competition Center office at 970-726-1590 or ccenter@winterparkresort.com.

      To view the complete Competition Center Staff Directory, visit the Important Information and FAQ section of our Registration, Resources, and FAQ page.

      Nordic Resources and Policies

      Rocky Mountain Nordic
      U.S. Ski and Snowboard

      Key policies such as the Code of Conduct are signed on the Member Portal during registration. Please review our registration details, important resources, and more at the links found below.

      Registration, Resources, and Frequently Asked Questions
      Parent Volunteer Program
      Sports Performance Program
    • These athletes qualified for and competed in Junior Nationals, the first Competition Center Nordic athletes to qualify for and compete in this event since the Nordic program was reinstated in the 2016-17 season!

      Sebastian Brower
      Sylvia Brower
      Alex Holinka