Sr. National Program

Program for post-secondary athletes, who are committed to racing, and training year -round with the ultimate goal of performing at their personal best at the Canadian National Championships.

Program starts September 1st, 2023 with training days Monday/Tuesday/ Thursday/Saturday/Sunday in the fall and winter.

These athletes will attend O cup races, World Jr/U23 Trial races, Eastern Cups, OCups, OUACs, Nationals, as well as select other races as determined by the coach. 

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.

Program overview

    • January / February – local races, Ontario Cups, World Jr/U23 Trial races and Canadian Eastern Cups, and OUACs
    • September to 1st snow – winter program starts Sept. 1st, 2023 with training Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday/Sunday.  Monday 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/Eastern Cup and local races.  Possible on snow training camp in November
    • March/April – Nationals at Nakkertok, OCups, local races

Program cost – $1875 + HST+ SOD, CCO, NC fee of $23 + 20% discounted winter trail pass (on Super Early Bird pricing) for Hardwood Ski and Bike. This pass will be available for purchase through a Hardwood Ski and Bike portal for team skiers. Skiers aged 13-19 is $376 + HST. Skiers 20 and over is $440 + HST. Skiers aged 6-12 is $120 + HST.  For parents there is a discounted couples pass of $764 + 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.

Those athletes wishing to develop coaching skills will be given the opportunity to assist the head coach with coaching and mentoring younger Team Hardwood athletes. Interested athletes may also get support for coaching certification. Program fees include all waxing fees. Parents are encouraged to volunteer in the wax trailer during the season.

Online registration (program plus trail pass) is now available HERE.

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