National Program

Team Hardwood National Program forms the foundation of the Team Hardwood racing team and is geared for athletes in grade 9 and up, (Grade 8 upon coach’s assessment) who wish to commit to year round training with the ultimate goal of performing at their personal best at the Canadian National Championships.

Our goal is to help athletes improve their technique and racing skills and we aim to expose skiers to as many racing opportunities as possible in a year- round program that builds skills, endurance and familiarity with what it takes to be a full-time skier. Athletes benefit from training with a group of peers who motivate and support each other.

Program overview

September to 1st snow – winter program starts Sept. 6th, 2021 with training Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday/Sunday. Monday and Thursday sessions will be strength sessions held on Zoom

1st snow through December -start training on snow Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday/Sunday & early season races. Monday will be Zoom strength sessions – Canada Cup and December O-Cup and local races

January / February – local races, Ontario Cups, World Jr/U23 Trial races and Canadian Eastern Championships.

March/April – Nationals at Whistler, OCups, local races

Program cost: $1735 HST SOD, CCO, CCC fee of $19 (for those not in summer program) 20% discounted winter trail pass (on Super Early Bird pricing) for Hardwood Ski and Bike. Skiers aged 13-19 is $343.20 HST. Skiers 20 and over is $399 HST. Skiers aged 6-12 is $111.20 HST. This discounted winter trail pass also extends to parents and siblings of program skiers. Program skiers receive a 20% discount on race entries to Hardwood Ski and Bike organized races. Skiers and immediate family members receive a 15% discount on regularly priced items in the retail and service department.

Athletes will also incur all costs associated with travel and racing licence and race fees in addition to program fees.