Welcome to the Canadian Masters Cross Country Ski Association’s (MCC) website! Since its inception in September of 1980, the MCC has been involved in promoting the sport of cross-country skiing to individuals over the age of 30 and ensuring regular competitions for its members across the country.
The Canmore Nordic Ski Club (CNSC) was created more than 34 years ago and formally organized under the provisions of the Alberta Societies Act for more than 15 years. The Club has an active membership of roughly 600 members year in and year out.
Approximately 350 children every year are registered in one of our programs, from the early Jackrabbit program through to recreational programs for kids 10-17 years old and up to youth and junior racing programs. We have diverse adult programming ranging from beginners to advanced, be it to improve and hone your skills and challenge yourself, learn how to do Biathlon, or ski with your buddies and friends and get outside for a social outing. About 150 adults yearly take part in these programs, and roughly 150 members at large take part in more social activities, family Races and other fun events.
CNSC employs one program director and four coaches who help to deliver most of the racing programs but are also actively involved in the creation and coaching of our recreational and social programs. The Club has more than 30 volunteer instructors, athletes and coaches who support the club in the delivery of programs. All CNSC instructors have at least their CANSI Level 1 coaching certificate.
The Club raises funds primarily through membership dues and program fees and through hosting several ski and biathlon races and the Canada Day Fun Run. We traditionally have not relied heavily on grants or aggressive fundraising.
The Club is one of the largest members of Cross Country Alberta.
CANSI is the national association for the training and certification of cross country and telemark ski instructors in Canada.
Anyone 15 years of age or older can attend a Level I course in either cross country or telemark discipline. Level I courses are offered across Canada.
Upon successful completion of a Level I course you become a member of CANSI and this gives you access to higher level certification course, refresher briefings, skill development programs and all technical information designed to help you grow and develop your skiing and teaching skills.
The aim of the Adult Cross-Country program is to make you a better all-around skier. You will have the opportunity to develop your classic and skate techniques while improving your endurance, strength, balance, and speed on skis. Both during the dryland portion and on-snow portion, fitness and technique will be emphasized. Although the training is not aimed at racing per se, the training will prepare you for racing should this be of interest, such as local races and loppets, or Alberta Cups or even Westerns. The Masters Cross Country is for both adults (18+) and Masters (any skier over 30 years of age)
Foothills Nordic is a full-service ski club based out of Calgary. We ski locally in Calgary and in the Mountains of the Bow Valley. For adults, we offer Masters and Learn to Ski programs:
Group training sessions for intermediate through advanced skiers experienced in both classic and skate techniques. The program starts in the fall with dryland and strength train and builds toward peak speed and endurance for the January to March Lopper and Race season.
Adults Learn to Ski
This is an adult learn-to-ski and ski skill improvement program coached by experienced Masters and high-performance athletes. The focus of the program is on improving your skiing, either as a “learn-to-ski” or more advanced ability.
Hypersonic Racing is a grassroots Nordic ski racing club composed of members from non-skiing endurance sport and competition backgrounds (cycling, running, etc) looking to enter Nordic Ski racing and improve technique. Knowledge and support shared between experienced and novice members will address perceived barriers to entering racing, and create a supportive, flexible, fun environment for members through cross-country ski competition.
We are a racing club… because we strongly feel the act of racing is about challenging yourself and seeking self improvement. We welcome all abilities and don’t care how fast you are – so long as you are up for the personal challenge of racing and the comradery it builds. Attitude is more important than ability!
We are a cross-country ski training and consulting company helmed by professional Nordic skier and Olympian, Andy Newell. We work with teams and individuals to suit their training and race preparation needs.
WE WORK WITH NCAA TEAMS
Fully insured, US Ski and Snowboard Coaches certified, First Aid Certified, and SafeSport trained we work with anyone from Ski Clubs to National Teams. Training planning, strength, mental training, team building, Nordic Team Solutions will help you or your team stay current in your approach and execution.
As the Provincial sports body and a non-profit organization, Nordiq Alberta strives to represent all nordic skiers—from newcomers trying it for the first time, to experienced athletes representing us internationally. With our phenomenal access to trail systems, beautiful scenery, and communities eager to ski, our mission is to help develop and enhance our sport in the province of Alberta. We are Active for Life, and you can be too! Let’s get all Albertans on skinny skis.
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