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 are committed to year round training for xc skiing 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.
Training sessions will be available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday and Sundays; Monday and Thursday will be strength sessions on Zoom or on skis and Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday will be group training sessions.
- September to 1st snow – winter program starts Sept. 1st, 2022 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 and Thursday sessions will be strength sessions held on Zoom – 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 Lappe, OCups, local races
Program cost: $1779 + HST +SOD, CCO, CCC fee of $21 + (for those not in summer program) + 20% discounted winter trail pass (on Super Early Bird pricing) for Hardwood Ski and Bike. This pass will be available for purchase through Hardwood Ski and Bike. Skiers aged 13-19 is $360 + HST. Skiers 20 and over is $420 + HST. Skiers aged 6-12 is $116 + HST. For parents there is a discounted couples pass of $728 + 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. Program fees include all waxing fees. Parents are encouraged to volunteer in the wax trailer during the season.
Online registration at zone4.ca is now available HERE.
Athletes will also incur all costs associated with travel and racing licence and race fees in addition to program fees.