Nordic skiing is both a physical sport and a life style choice. To thrive in Nordic skiing is to have an understanding of nature, weather, distance, strength and endurance and be aware of yourself and your surroundings.
We teach students foundational nordic skills such as stance and balance, race technique, endurance and tools for using cross country skiing as a form of backcountry travel.
The goal of our Nordic Program is to develop strong, passionate and skilled cross country skiers who can race effectively over long distances. We endeavour to inspire knowledgeable skiers and equip them with backcountry travel expertise. Students will have the opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge to various regional races and events that they may choose to enrol in throughout the season, including a Ski Loppet on March 10th, 2023 hosted at Blue Mountain WILD School.
As with all of our courses, we provide students with a wide variety of engaging learning opportunities. Students learn without realizing that they are learning and develop a sense of curiosity. For instance we learn about distances and measurements through map work. We learn about weather and snow patterns in the field where students can observe and tangibly connect to the topics we are discussing. We learn about agility and endurance by experiencing it for ourselves.
Students will gain valuable leadership skills throughout our programs as learn to work as a team to over come a variety of challenges. They'll spend their days outside, travelling through forested backcountry ski trails, and engaging with the natural world and themselves.
WILD School Nordic Program
8 WEEK AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
Monday and Wednesday's - 3:30pm to 4:30pm at BMWS
January 16th - March 8th, 2023
Plus additional Ski Loppet on March 10th and other races and events throughout the season.
Cost: $545 for both days and $280 for one day option
In this Nordic Ski Racing Program students will learn from seasoned race coach and backcountry ski expert, Jeff Barrett (Founder/Executive Director at Blue Mountain WILD School) to learn cross country ski racing technique as well as backcountry ski travel skills. This program is also excellent for downhill skiers, especially racers, as it increases strength, agility, and endurance, as well as improves stance and balance.
- Cross Country Ski boots and poles
- Cross Country Skis - waxed base preferred