Program & Application

Whistler Nordic Development Centre

The W-NDC High Performance Team is ideal for Nordic 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.

Applications for the 2020/21 High Performance Team are now possible, they have to be submitted by April 10, 2020.

The W-NDC also offers a Summer Training Program which consists of multi-week training camps. This 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.

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

2020/21 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
  • W-NDC Intake 1 (May 2, 2020)

  • W-NDC Intake 2 (July 3, 2020)

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 at the Whistler Athletes' Centre (inquire for pricing)

Cost

(Domestic athletes; inquire for international pricing)

  • May Start:
    • $7,300 (new athletes)
    • $6,500 returning athletes
  • July Start:
    • $6,500

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 2020/21 program (fillable 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 March 10, 2020.

 

2020 W-NDC Summer Training Program: Details TBD
Who The W-NDC Summer Training consists of multi-week 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: tbd
  • Camp 2: tbd
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
  • tbd

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