Development High Performance Team

Whistler Nordics is partnering up with Sea 2 Sky Nordics on a High Performance Program for this season.

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Please read below for all details before registration.

2020/21 DEVELOPMENT TEAM PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Development Team is a race program for experienced and competitive skiers who are passionate about Cross Country Skiing or Biathlon and consider one of those sports their main sport activity and enjoy racing.

Development Team athletes are experienced competitors who want to improve their skills to a high level, and are interested in competing in multiple events throughout the year. This program is for youth at the Train-to-Train and Learn-to-Compete stages of the Long-Term Athlete Development Model.

Devos will focus on technical skill development and endurance training to build race-ready skiers. Race Devos will commit to two practices a week to ensure a strong development season. Devo racers will practice Sunday mornings at WOP and Wednesday evenings at either Whistler Olympic Park or Cypress.

2020/21 SCHEDULE & FEES

Practice Dates:

Sundays 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at Whistler Olympic Park (2 hours)
11 practices: December 6, 13, 20 Jan 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb 7, 14, 28, March 7, 14

Wednesday evenings 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Whistler Olympic Park or Cypress (1.5 hours)
12 practices: Dec 16, Jan 6, 13, 20, 27, Feb 3, 10, 17, 24, Mar 3, 10

Program Fee: $300

Please note that payment by credit card is required at time of registration.

The program fee includes free entry into Coast Cups 5 and 6.

** Please read before registering:  A valid Sea to Sky club membership or Whistler Nordics membership is required for participation in club programs and can be purchased at the time of registration.  If you have already purchased a Whistler Nordics membership and would like to register for this program, please email sdp@whistlernordics.com for registration.  Otherwise to register click here

If you are interested in attending BC Midgets or Coast Cups 3/4 as a group with your club members, please contact the program coordinator once the season gets underway.

The program fee does not include a Whistler Olympic Park season pass.  Youth ages 7 and up who register in our Jackrabbits program are eligible for a discounted seasons pass. This pass must be purchased at the time of registration and will not be available after you have registered.  Youth ages 6 and under do not require a trail pass.  The discounted pass will be $50 + tax until November 15.  After that date the price will increase to $75 + tax.

NOTE: Devo skiers who choose Cypress for their Wednesday night ski practices will have to pay for park access separately.

EVENTS

Event dates: (for those born in 2015 or older only)

Teck Coast Cup 1 – December 20 (Whistler Olympic Park)

Teck Coast Cup 2 – January 3 (Whistler Olympic Park)

Teck Coast Cup 3 & 4 – Jan 30/31 (Mt. Washington)

Teck Coast Cup 5 – Feb 20 (Whistler Olympic Park)

Teck Coast Cup 6 – Feb 21 (Whistler Olympic Park)

Coast Outdoors P’ayakentsut – March 6 (Whistler Olympic Park)

Teck BC Track Attack Championships Feb 6/7 Salmon Arm, B.C. Hosted by the Larch Hills Nordics

The BC Championships is an annual event for skiers ages 9-12. This is a fun weekend of skiing somewhere new, often the calendar highlight for young skiers, full of fun races and socializing.  If your child would like to attend BC Championships this year with their fellow club members, please contact us as soon as possible to make transportation plans, group hotel bookings etc.  For more information click here.

If you are interested in attending Teck BC Track Attack Championships or Coast Cups 3/4 as a group with your club members, please contact the program coordinator once the season gets underway.

EQUIPMENT REQUIRED

Skate skis, poles and boots.

Classic skis, poles and boots.

Ski equipment can be rented at Whistler Olympic Park.  For second hand equipment, Whistler Nordics is holding a ski Swap Oct 24, 2020 and Sea2SKy Nordics hosting an online Nordic ski swap on our new website. Valhalla Pure, Source for Sports and Whistler Olympic Park, Coast Outdoors, Mountain equipment Coop, and Sports Junkies (2nd hand) all sell Nordic ski equipment.

PARENT/GUARDIAN VOLUNTEERS

A parent/guardian may be asked to participate in 1 or 2 practices throughout the winter.

We are a community club and the success of our programs and events is built on parent participation.  There are many roles available for volunteers, many of which are not a large time commitment.  We welcome volunteers in any role, from coaching to helping at an event, planning and admin roles and more.