The Club’s youth athlete/skill development program for athletes five to nineteen years of age and is aligned with Sport Canada/Cross Country Canada’s Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) Program. The Program provides instruction and coaching for youth new to the sport through to athletes training to compete at the Provincial Level. The youth program is designed so that one stage leads easily to the next, culminating with the talented DEVO athletes who are then in a good position to qualify for the BC Provincial Squads and team; thus the program provides a feeder for the National Development Centres.
As part of the Program athletes compete at local, regional, and provincial competitions and the Club is committed to hosting these events to promote the sport. The Whistler Nordics have collaborated with local Sea-To-Sky Clubs to form Callaghan Valley Cross Country to host National level events and provide certified volunteer officials for Nordic skiers from across the country to compete.
To learn more about the Club and its programs and activities view our Whistler Nordics SDP Presentation.
The Club is fund raising to cover the expenses associated with delivering the Skill Development Program and hosting Nordic Competitions. Donate online or complete the downloadable Donor Form and submit by mail. Donations receive a tax receipt.