Make Whistler your Training Ground!
Are you and your development and high performance athletes looking for Nordic training facilities for on-snow and summer season training? At a location that provides access to affordable accommodation, versatile trail systems and state of the art fields of play, modern training services and testing facilities? In a setting that offers options for teambuilding and recreational activities for balanced training camps?
Look no further and speak with us!
On the occasion of the FIS Nordic Junior / U23 World Ski Championships, Whistler Sport Legacies, viaSport, CSI-Pacific and Cross Country BC are looking forward to introducing you to our training and physiological testing opportunities in the Sea to Sky Corridor!
On this page, you will find information on:
- Exciting events for coaches, officials and athlete support staff during the 2023 World Ski Championships
- An overview of what Whistler offers for your Nordic training needs
- Pictures and videos... because those are worth more than 1,000 words!
For any questions, do not hesitate to get in touch with Tami Mitchell, Sport Manager/Whistler Sport Legacies by email or phone at 604-964-0031.
Events for coaches, officials & athlete support staff
Join us for a fun evening of socializing with good food and drinks! Connect with other coaches, officials and athlete support staff who share the same passion & celebrate all who support athletes on their way to the podium!
TRAINING FACILITY TOURS
Join us at Whistler Olympic Park for a free tour of CSI-Pacific's brand new lab & treadmill facilities, and learn how these services can enhance your Nordic training camps in the Sea to Sky Corridor!
- When: January 22 & 23, 2023, 3:00 to 5:00 pm
- Sign up: Email Tami Mitchell/Whistler Sport Legacies
At a glance: What we offer for your training needs
Whistler's Nordic venues as well as their affiliated partner facilities are state-of-the-art training grounds of Olympic standard. They are open to athletes of all Nordic disciplines and all levels, winter and summer, for on-snow and dryland training camps, club training or discipline-specific training in beautiful Whistler. Browse our key features below to learn more about what we can offer for you!
The Whistler Athletes' Centre is located only 15 minutes from Whistler Olympic Park, at the south end of Whistler. It offers nightly accommodation in 78 rooms as well as townhome options for long-term rentals for athletes and sport teams. With access to state-of-the-art strength and conditioning resources, multi-purpose rooms, meeting spaces, storage and direct access to recreational trails, lakes & more, the Whistler Athletes’ Centre is the perfect home base for training and competition stays. No other venue in Whistler provides the level of accessibility and amenities for athletes like the Whistler Athletes’ Centre! Read more here
Nordic Training / Whistler Olympic Park
Whistler Olympic Park offers offers year-round training opportunities for Nordic athletes. In the winter, athletes have access to close to 90 kilometres of beginner to expert cross-country ski trails (with pre-season snow access in fall on the "Callaghan Gold" trail, made out of natural snow from the previous season), an internationally sanctioned biathlon range, four jumping hills (HS 20, HS 40, HS 106 & HS140), storage and wax facilities and a full-service Day Lodge. For summer training, the Park offers a paved roller ski network, biathlon range access, and natural trails which make for a perfect dry-land training environment. Read more here
High Performance Training Centre
Available exclusively for targeted Canadian athletes, Canadian Sport Institute Pacific's High Performance Training Centre features a 4,000 sq. ft. strength and conditioning gym, a 5,000 sq. ft. gymnastics hall, recovery and regeneration rooms, change and shower facilities, exercise physiology testing room and administrative offices. Eligible Canadian National and Provincial athletes and teams can book directly with CSI-Pacific, via email to Shannon McGinnis. There is also a 1,300 sq. ft. multi-purpose room available for rent (see info below for the "Performance Hub").
Multi-Sport & Dryland Training in the "Performance HUB"
The Performance Hub is a well-equipped flex space/multipurpose room on the second floor of the Whistler Athletes' Centre's High Performance Training Centre in Cheakamus, available for full-day, half-day and hourly bookings, for dryland training, testing, meetings, workshops and group fitness classes. Read more here
Whistler Sport Legacies' Sport Services team is your personal training concierge during your stay at the Whistler Athletes' Centre. Arranging catering, gym access for training and testing, wellness and physio appointments, extracurricular activities or meeting room bookings, the Sport Services team is exclusively dedicated to making your training and competition life in Whistler easier. Read more here
Whistler Sport Legacies is committed to supporting coaches and officials of all levels and sports with development and education opportunities, certification courses. Read more here
Things to do in Whistler
There is no shortage of activities in Whistler, North America's largest ski resort and year-round mountain playground. Enhance your training camp by adding a teambuilding activity, or explore the village with its boutique shops, museums, restaurants, galleries, events and festivals. Read more here