Introduction To Train To Train (T1)

Photo Courtesy of Tyson Smith

Registration for Fall Programming will open June 23rd for members/June 28th for the public


Birth year 2007-2010


Sept 2, 2023 –  March 30, 2024


  • Monday and Thursday 6:30 – 8:00 pm (Calgary)
  • Optional Saturdays 10:00 am – 1:00 pm (Canmore or other mountain locations)


Calgary: Nose Hill, Edworthy Park, Canmore Park, Confederation Park Golf Course; Canmore Nordic Centre, Kananaskis etc… (see Training Locations map). Winter training locations are condition-dependent.


Program Fees:

Winter: $425, Add optional Saturdays for $165

  • Foothills Nordic membership (during registration)
  • Confederation Trail User Fees (during registration) for winter session
  • Canmore Nordic Centre Trail Pass (for winter optional Saturdays)


Training schedule and coach communication will be on Teamsnap.


Katie McMahon


Foothills Nordic is able to run high quality programs for a reasonable cost due to the volunteer support from our families.  Based on the Club’s volunteer bond, ALL Cross Country Train to Train 1 parents will be required to volunteer a certain number of  hours per session.  The number of hours required for each program is available on the Volunteer page.  Numerous volunteer opportunities to help with T1-XC will be available and sign-up lists with details on volunteer jobs will be shared with parents.

For information on the volunteer bond and other volunteer opportunities available throughout the year, see Club Volunteer Opportunities.


Introduction to Train to Train 1 (T1-XC) is a new program aimed at 12-15 year olds who like to be active outdoors and are interested in the sport of cross country skiing, but have less than two years of experience with classic and skate ski technique.  The T1 program normally runs 11 months but this program is split into 3 separate sessions to allow participants the opportunity to try the sport.

Spring and Fall – Athletes will learn the basics of off season training through activities including: hiking, running, ski striding, body weight strength training, balance/agility and games.

Winter – Athletes will focus on skate and classic techniques in a fun and social environment.  Fitness, teamwork and personal interaction skills will be emphasized.

Optional Camps:

  • Lake Louise Camp – November 18-19, 2023



  • Spring and Fall: Drink belt, running shoes, ski striding poles (mid-chest height, downhill poles not recommended)
  • Winter: At least 1 pair each of skate and classic skis, poles and boots (combi boots not recommended)
  • Grip and glide wax for all conditions

If you have any questions please e-mail [email protected]