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.
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.
The 100 Campaign
The entire skiing community, from alpine to cross-country, will be celebrating 100 years of skiing in Canada this season. As we look back on the past 100 years, we are so proud of the many incredible accomplishments of our athletes and the people who support them, as well as the growth we have seen in recreational skiing in local communities. Looking to the next 100 years, we see the opportunity to elevate our sport to the next level – to become a nationally loved, and internationally feared force in the winter sport world.
The goal of this campaign is to raise $100,000 in support of cross-country skiing across Canada by the close of the Canadian Ski Championships in March 2020. The campaign aims to bring all Nordiq Canada clubs together to fundraise with a joint message to elevate our sport across Canada.
Choose Whistler Nordics as the club you would like to support and make a donation today to join the celebration and help us make the next 100 years even better!
Please help fund our Whistler Nordics Ski Club. We are a non-profit organisation and 100% locally grown, and we help make cross country skiing available to the local community. We coach local youth programs at both Lost Lake and Whistler Olympic Park from December to March and we have a Masters program on Wednesday nights at WOP. We also run weekly Toonie races during January and February for all ages.
We have a great member base, but would like to grow our club and expand our programs so we can reach more of the local community.
Our vision is to offer more dryland programs in the Spring and Fall, so we can attract and retain more youth participants in the sport and train more coaches so they can coach at community level to high performance sport.
We are seeking donations to enable us to fund more training opportunities for coaches and also to create our dryland program for the local youth.