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 Summer Training Program consists of two 23-day training camps 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.

For any further questions on the programs, please contact Etienne Letondeur, Biathlon Head Coach, Whistler Olympic Park by email or phone 604-966-7207.

Option 1: 2019/2020 W-NDC High Performance Biathlon Team
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: May 3, 2019

  • Intake 2: July 5, 2019

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 and equipment selection
  • Facility access Whistler Sport Legacies/Whistler Olympic Park
  • Team uniform
  • Access to affordable accommodation  ($500/month double occupancy & $1000/single occupancy)

Cost

(Domestic athletes; inquire for international pricing)

  • May Start:
    • $7,000 (new athletes)
    • $6,200 returning athletes
  • July Start:
    • $6,200

Cost does not include: Travel to/in Whistler, accommodation, food, competition travel, race entries, camps, ammunition, equipment, taxes & fees.

Registration

If you are interested in joining the W-NDC High Performance Biathlon Team, fill in the application for the 2019/2020 program (pdf below), and submit it to Etienne Letondeur, Biathlon Head Coach, Whistler Olympic Park, by email. Deadline for applications for the year-round program is April 7, 2019.

 

Option 2: 2019/2020 W-NDC Summer Training Program
Who The W-NDC Summer Training consists of two 23-day training camps 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 Summer Training is based in Whistler and includes accommodation for the months of July and August at the Whistler Athletes’ Centre.
Curriculum While in Whistler, athletes committed to the W-NDC Summer Training Program have the same access to full-time coaching and performance services as the full-year W-NDC team athletes.
When
  • Camp 1: July 5 to 28, 2019
  • Camp 2: August 9 to September 1, 2019
Services
  • Coaching
  • Training program design
  • Annual training plan at an additional cost
  • Introductory performance services
  • Sport-specific testing
  • Facility access Whistler Sport Legacies/Whistler Olympic Park
  • Accommodation for the months of July and August
Cost
  • $2,800 (includes both camps)

Cost does not include: Travel to & in Whistler, food, ammunition, equipment, taxes & fees.

Registration If you want to register for the W-NDC Summer Training Program, 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