Program & Application

Whistler Nordic Development Centre

The W-NDC offers two different program streams:

The High Performance Team is ideal for athletes who want year-round training and program services, and are committed to be based in Whistler permanently. Athletes are expected to reside in Squamish or Whistler.

The Satellite Program is designed for athletes who wish a high quality program and environment to propel their skills to the next level, but cannot enrol in the full High Performance Program yet due to school commitments.

Option 1: W-NDC High Performance Team (Train to Compete)
Who Dedicated athletes, wanting training and competition opportunities designed to advance them on the high performance pathway, leading to international podium success and personal development.
Where The W-NDC Team is based in Whistler and all athletes are expected to reside in Squamish or Whistler. Ideal candidates are athletes training for long-term international success.
Curriculum Athletes committed to the W-NDC will receive full-time coaching and performance services for training and competitions. Specific training plans are centered on individual athlete goals and development needs. Through technical and performance services as well as access to Whistler based training facilities, athletes will have everything needed to take their performance to the next level on the athlete pathway.
Start Dates
  • Intake 1: April 28, 2018
  • Intake 2: June 23, 2018
Services
  • Coaching (daily programming based on a yearly training plan)
  • Coaching and coach travel to targeted/planned competitions
  • Individualized training plans
  • Comprehensive Testing: Technical and Physical
  • Performance services: Nutrition, Strength and Conditioning & Mental Performance
  • Race Wax
  • Facility Access Whistler Sport Legacies/Whistler Olympic Park
  • Team Uniform
  • Access to affordable accommodation
Cost
  • April Start: $6,000 (plus tax)
  • June Start: $5,300 (plus tax)

Cost does not include: Travel to/in Whistler, Accommodation, Food, Competition travel, Race Entries, Camps, Ammunition, Equipment

Option 2: W-NDC Satellite Program (Train to Train)
Who The W-NDC Satellite Program is designed for athletes who wish a high quality program and environment in order to propel their skills to the next level, while still in school/finishing school.
Where The W-NDC Satellite Program is based in Whistler and all athletes are expected to reside in Squamish or Whistler for the summer.
Curriculum    Athletes committed to the W-NDC Satellite Program have the same access to full-time coaching and performance services while in Whistler. Additionally, Satellite Program athletes will have their individualized training and competition plans throughout the year.
When
  • Foundation Camp April 28, 2018
  • Summer training June 23 to August 27, 2018
Services
  • Coaching when in Whistler (technical/strength)
  • Training program design and follow-up (annual training plan)
  • Performance Services: Introductory
  • Testing
  • Facility Access Whistler Sport Legacies/Whistler Olympic Park
Cost

Upon Request, please inquire!

Cost does not include: Travel to/in Whistler, Accommodation, Food, Competition travel, Race Entries, Camps, Ammunition, Equipment

Want to sign up, or need more information?

If you are interested in joining the W-NDC, fill in the Application for the 2018/2019 program (download pdf below), and submit it to Etienne Letondeur, Biathlon Head Coach Whistler Olympic Park, by email.

If you have any questions about the registration or would like more program information, please contact Etienne Letondeur, Biathlon Head Coach, Whistler Olympic Park by email or phone 604-966-7207.

WNDC-Team cross country skiing 2
WNDC biathlon athlete and coach
Biathletes shooting in standing position at Whistler Olympic Park
Three female WNDC athletes
WNDC-Team Cross Country Skiing 1
WNDC team training at Whistler Olympic Park's biathlon range
Biathletes cross country skiing