Take a look at Whistler Nordics Youth & Masters Programs & Membership
Host Club: Whistler Nordics, Camp Coach: Maria Lundgren
This is an on snow camp for youth age 9+ years in the Coast region on the stored snow “Callaghan Gold”. Athletes will stay at the Athletes’ Lodge, located in the Athletes’ Village in Whistler, on Friday and Saturday night. Meals will be catered by Whistler Food Co on Friday (snacks), Saturday (breakfast, snack, lunch & dinner) and Sunday (breakfast, snack & lunch). Please eat before you arrive on Friday!
Start: Check-in Friday November 17 at 6pm at the Athletes’ Lodge, Team meeting in the Hub at 7pm.
End: Sunday November 19 at 2pm. Pick-up is outside the Technical Building at the Cross Country
This camp has a full participation policy. The participants are expected to arrive at 6pm on Friday November 17 and stay until the camp ends at 2:00pm on Sunday November 19 unless a prior arrangement has been made with the coach.
Register on Zone 4: https://zone4.ca/reg.asp?id=16399
Registration closes: November 2nd, midnight.
(We have to confirm accommodation at Whistler Athletes Centre on November 3rd).
Camp Fees: $185 (includes meals, accommodation, and Zone 4 processing fees).
Trail Fees: $25.20 ($12.00 day + 5% GST).
Call for volunteers
To make the camp run smoothly and keep costs low we are looking for volunteers to:
- Assist with coaching on both days, overnight accommodation provided (*see below).
- Drive kids to Whistler Olympic Park and back to the athlete lodge on Saturday and to Whistler Olympic Park on Sunday.
- Help coordinate the food distribution on Saturday morning, Saturday night, Sunday morning.
- Stay over and provide supervision at the athlete lodge on the Friday and Saturday night.
*Note that those people staying over at the lodge need to be coaches (e.g. certified with an up to date Criminal Record Check)
Please email: Maria Lundgren to confirm where you can help.
Whistler Olympic Park is pleased to announce the return of Callaghan Gold for early season training opportunities!
Callaghan Gold is a pre-season ski trail built using stored snow from the 2016-2017 season. At 1.5 km (approx.) in length, this trail is designed to service high performance athletes and club programs. The trail is scheduled to be open to Club Members on Weekend afternoons from October 28 to November 22, 2017.
Club members must purchase trail ticket(s) at the gate upon arrival – $15 per person.
The gate and main gate house will be open 11:45 – 1:30 on weekends for ticket purchases. ALL participants must adhere to these times.
Open* to Club Members on:
Saturday Oct 28, 12:00 – 3:00 pm
Sunday Oct 29, 12:00 – 3:00 pm
Saturday Nov 4, 12:00 – 3:00 pm
Sunday Nov 5, 12:00 – 3:00 pm
Saturday Nov 11, 12:00 – 3:00 pm
Sunday Nov 12, 12:00 – 3:00 pm
Saturday Nov 18, 12:00 – 3:00 pm
Sunday Nov 19, 12:00 – 3:00 pm
*Whistler Olympic Park also reserves the right to close Callaghan Gold if trail conditions deteriorate and are deemed unfit for training. Notice will be given within 24 hours of all bookings without charge.
A friendly reminder that public washrooms are accessible and located adjacent to the biathlon parking area (below flex space). If wax space is required please contact us directly. Waxing is NOT permitted in flex and meeting spaces.
We are looking for P/T Coaches for the youth Skill Development Program. Coaches provide age and skill appropriate coaching that follows the NCCP model to a group of 6-8 children for the duration of the program which comprises 10 sessions. This is an on-snow coaching position. We are looking for coaches on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school at Lost Lake and Saturday mornings at Whistler Olympic Park. View the schedule of classes here.
Improve your ski technique ~ Grow your skill set ~ Share your passion for Cross Country skiing/Nordic sports ~ Support your local community’s needs ~ Experience plenty of warm fuzzy moments and laughs.
Teenagers 16+ can coach to learn leadership skills and fulfill their High School volunteer hours.
Coaches receive an attractive incentive package:
- Hourly honorarium dependent on coaching certification paid out at the end of season
- pass at the specific location they are teaching, reimbursed at the end of the coaching season
- Free coaching courses (one per year)
- Free coach jacket
NCCP Coaching certification is mandatory. View the local workshops here.
Clear Criminal Record Check
Minimum age: 16 years old
Coaches are expected to use their own ski equipment when coaching
Previous coaching/racing experience, CANSI certification, First Aid certification is desirable but not required.
Please submit your resume and cover letter which should indicate which program you wish to coach (Tues, Wednesday, Thurs, Sat) to email@example.com
P/T Youth Program Coordinator
The Whistler Nordics are looking for the right Nordic Ski enthusiast to coordinate the club’s youth Skill Development Program (SDP) as set out by Cross Country BC (CCBC) and the Long Term Athlete Development program (LTAD). The job involves some off-snow organisational work before the season starts, regular communication throughout the season, and on-snow coordination during the winter season. Ideally the candidate will be NCCP certified allowing them to step in to assist with occasional coaching to cover coach vacations/sick days, there is the opportunity to increase hours with more coaching too. This job would suit a person/parent looking for a flexible part-time role that can be worked from home around the required on-snow sessions (Saturday morning at Whistler Olympic Park and Tuesday and Thursdays early evenings at Lost Lake).
To apply, please send a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for applications is Oct 1, 2017.
Thank you everyone for coming to Creekbread to eat pizza in the name of Nordic Skiing! The silent auction was a great success and made possible through the support of many local businesses: Whistler Chocolate, SASS Designs, Four Seasons, Nicklaus North, Nagomi Sushi, Quantum Vitamins, The Adventure Group, Fairmont / Vida Spa, The Spa at Nita Lake Lodge, Rim Rock Cafe, Delta Village Suites Whistler, Hilton Whistler, The Grocery Store, Sushi Village, Slope Slide Supply, RMOW, Sea to Sky Car Wash, Peiffer Family, Sicotte/Wittenberg Family, and Sladen/Doak Family.
Tammy and her team at Creakbread donated a percentage of their pizza sales on the night and the Scotiabank Creekside team (Kimiko, Victoria, Karen, Astin, Nial and Stephanie) helped out and matched all the funds raised on the night enabling us to meet our fundraising goal to bring a second night of youth programming to Lost Lake next winter.
Nationals Round Up
March 16 Whistler Nordics took to the road to venture to Canmore, Alberta to participate in the final event of this years racing schedule, Canadian National Championships. The team consisted of Michael Murdoch, Benita Peiffer, Mads Grodholt, Joe Davies and Mila Wittenberg. These athletes have trained since the Fall in the hopes of making their mark on the National Stage.
Since we didn’t field a team for the relay cross, our competitions started day two. This day was the Short Interval Free Skate. Distances for the athletes ranged between 5km – 10km. Whistler Nordics Athletes came out of the gate strong with Benita Peiffer taking 1st in the Junior Girl 5km Sprint. Mads Groeholdt doubled down with another gold in the Juvenile boy Category. Michael Murdoch was 28th and Joe Davies 26th in their respective categories, but they were just getting warmed up. Unfortunately Mila Wittenberg was ill and had to sit out this race.
Mads on the podium
This days competitions consisted of Medium Interval Classic Races. Not to be outdone by Mads, Joe Davies mounted an impressive race, finishing 6th and on the podium in the 7.5km race. This field was one of the largest with over 100 competitors. A great start to the day. Mads fought hard to an 11th place. Mila Wittenberg tried to mount a recover but illness won out. She came 91st. Next up was Michael Murdoch, spurred on by Joe’s success. Michael battled with the best to finish tied for 3rd in the Junior Boy Category. Benita Peiffer finished 5th in the Junior Girl 10km Sprint. A strong showing for the club put us in 10th place out of 60 clubs for the aggregate award.
Mila Wittenberg, will still under the weather participated in the Short Classic Sprints. Her qualifying time put her in 64th spot. Next up was Benita Peiffer, despite her strong qualifying time, waxing conditions did not help her advance in the heats, she ended up 21st overall. Next up was Mads. Mads fought it out to the very end, taking 8th place overall. Joe Davies ended up 18th overall. Michael Murdoch missed the final heat by seconds, ultimately winning the B final and taking 7th place overall. This was a challenging day for wax techs with conditions changing every 10 mins.
Day Eight Races
After a few rest days, the team was ready to show its colours in the Mass Start events. Unfortunately Mila had to bow out due to illness. Conditions were very warm and soft which made the courses that much more difficult. Benita Peiffer mounted the first challenge, finishing 4th overall, 3rd Canadian. Next up was Michael Murdoch in the 15km Mass start. By now conditions were slush at best. Michael gutted out a strong showing, finishing 5th in his category. Lastly Mads and Joe finished up in the Juvenile Boy Category 10km Mass Start. Mads ended up 5th with Joe a respectable 17th.
That ended the Nationals for the Whistler Nordics. As a club, Michael and Benita ended up 2nd overall Nationally in their respective categories. Joe Davies was 6th best athlete in his group. Unfortunately, since it was a National Championships, Mads’ accomplishments were not recognized in the aggregate score. Overall as a club we ended up 18th our of 62 clubs. An awesome showing given we had only 5 Athletes. This kids worked very hard since September and should be proud of what they accomplished. Well done!
The full results from the Haywood Nationals can be found on Zone 4:
We hope you will join us for pizza at the Club’s Creekbread tomorrow, Tuesday March 14, at Creekbread, 5pm onward. Here’s 4 great reasons why you should attend:
- Funds raised help us to keep our programs accessible to everyone ensuring as many people as possible can benefit from this family friendly sport.
- Creekbread will donate a percentage of all eat-in AND take-out pizza sales between 5-8:30PM to the club!
- Soctiabank will match funds raised so your pizza dinner and silent auction bids will go TWICE as far!
- There will be a silent auction to check out while you wait for your pizza to cook, it closes at 7:30PM and you DO NOT need to be present at the end but be sure to leave your phone number or email on the bid sheet. The silent auction includes donations from:
- Whistler Chocolate
- SASS Designs Jewelry
- Nicklaus North Round of Golf
- Nagomi Gift Certificates
- Quantum Vitamins Gift Basket
- The Adventure Group Superfly Tickets
- Fairmont / Vida Spa 60 minute spa treatment
- The Spa at Nita Lake Lodge Swedish Massage
- Rim Rock Cafe Gift Card
- Delta Gift Card
- The Grocery Store Gift Card
- Slope Slide Supply
- RMOW One Month Meadow Park Pass
To help reduce wait time for a table on busy nights Creekbread has a Call Ahead Seating (CAS) Policy. A guest can call 20 minutes before he/she arrives to Creekbread and they will be put on the wait list, this is NOT a reservation but will minimize the time they would actually have to wait in the restaurant and Creekbread will seat the guests ASAP once they arrive.
See you TOMORROW!
We are excited to announce the date of our annual fundraiser on March 14 at Creekbread, 5-9pm. Join us for pizza to wrap up the XC ski season. Creekbread donate a percentage of pizza sales on the night to the club which includes take-out pizza! There will be a silent auction on the night and if you can’t stay until the end be sure to leave your contact details so we can contact you if you’re a winner 🙂
How you can help:
1. Save the date
2. Help us promote the night by sharing this event with and inviting your network of friends on Facebook.
3. Source a silent auction item from your contacts/colleagues/friends/family, no item is too big or small. Email email@example.com with the details.
4. Join us on March 14 for a pizza dinner or order take out pizza
Our annual Creekbread Fundraiser aims to raise funds for the Whistler Nordics Ski Club. Funds raised help us to keep our programs accessible to everyone ensuring as many people as possible can benefit from this family friendly sport.