Nordic Multi-Sport Programs
Get a taste of the Nordic Disciplines in our Multi-Sport Programs! Whistler Olympic Park offers programming with exciting snow activities that is a great beginner introduction to Nordic skiing and an important step for children and youth in developing snow literacy. Participants (8-12 years) get introductions and learn the skills for Nordic skiing in all its varieties, like cross-country skiing, biathlon and even ski jumping on the new junior hills. Other activities include practice on the ski play area with exciting jumps, rollers and other features that train balance, confidence and coordination, as well as snowshoe tours and other exciting snow activities. All abilities welcome, no prior experience is required!
Multi-sport program options:
- 3- or 4-day Holidays and Spring Break camps with full-day instruction/supervision from 8:30am until 3:00pm. Rental gear, transportation from/to Whistler Village and lunch options available. Pricing/dates for 2017/2018 tbd.
- 4 sessions on 4 Successive Saturdays, with instruction/supervision from 9:30am - 3:30pm. Pricing/dates for 2017/2018 tbd.
As a designated National Training Centre for Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined, Whistler Olympic Park has a world-class ski jumping facility for all ages and abilities. While World Cup and Olympic athletes regularly train and compete on the big hills, a new beginner facility was constructed in 2014 and is now available to those who want to try the exciting sport.
Beginners can join drop-in classes or progress weekly in the weekend "Hoppers" program. Participants start on a 10-meter snow bump where they safely learn the correct technique with the guidance of professional coaches. After that, jumpers can progress to the 20 and 40 meter hills to refine their technique and try bigger jumps. High quality ski jumping equipment, including skis and boots, is available for the programs.
- 'Hoppers': Ski Jumping & Nordic Combined for Kids
Girls and boys ages 8-14 can progress in this weekend program. Ski jumping is held in the afternoons, participants have the option to join a cross-country class in the morning to broaden their skillset and to get a taste of the sport 'Nordic Combined', which includes both ski jumping and cross-country in one exciting Olympic discipline. Pricing/dates for 2017/2018 tbd.
- Wednesday 'Night Flight' Sessions: Drop-in for all ages
Those looking for an exciting time on Wednesday nights can join this casual drop-in class. All ages are welcome, intermediate/advanced ski abilities are required. Participants use their own downhill gear or try Whistler Olympic Park's hybrid Nordic jump skis. Jumpers receive thorough instruction on the correct and safe technique to master the introductory mini jump and later on the 20- or even 40-meter hill. Pricing/dates for 2017/2018 tbd.