Masters X-Country

Registration opens to the public June 21 at 8am


Adults 25 and older


September – March

Tentative Schedule.  Subject to change.


  • Mondays, 6:30 – 8:00 pm, Strength Training, Winsport
  • Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:00 pm, Canmore Nordic Centre
  • Saturdays, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, Roller Skiing, various locations


  • Mondays, 6:30 – 8:00 pm, Strength Training, Winsport
  • Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:00 pm, Confederation Park Golf Course
  • Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:00 pm, Canmore Nordic Centre
  • Saturdays, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, various mountain locations (Canmore Nordic Centre and other locations in Banff National Park)

Support will be provided at several races throughout the winter, depending on race schedules, usually: AB Cups, Huckleberry Loppet, and Cookie Race.


Weekend skiing will be at various locations around the Bow Valley and Kananaskis Country aiming for best available grooming and aligning with youth programs.

  • Program fee – $495
  • Spouse Add-On Price-$100
  • Foothills Nordic Membership (during registration)
  • Confederation Trail User Fees (during registration)

This program is built for intermediate and advanced skiers who want to improve their fitness and ski technique in both classic and skating styles in a fun group atmosphere.  Group training and varied sessions build motivation. Evening sessions target strength and high intensity.  Weekends are focused on long distance to build aerobic capacity and technical development.

Racing in the AB cup series and other local loppets is encouraged.  Waxing support will be provided for group members who wish to race.

OPTIONAL CAMP-Pending AHS Guidelines and participant interest 
  • Early Season Volume Camp, Silver Star Mountain Resort near Vernon, BC, tentatively Nov 29 to  Dec 6 (7 nights)
  • Express interest for the Masters SilverStar Camp HERE.  The Camp is open to Foothills Nordic adult intermediate and advanced skiers. Registrants do not have to be registered in the Masters XC or Masters Biathlon programs.

Note: Optional training camp costs are not included in program fees and are set on a cost-recovery basis. Accommodation will be shared and community duties will be assigned.

  • Skate roller skis
  • Carbide Pole Tips for your skate poles -don’t forget to tend to this before the Thursday roller ski
  • Helmet-no helmet, no roller skiing (same applies to roller skis, I guess)
  • Skate Ski Equipment
  •  Classic Ski Equipment
  • Headlight
  • Runners
  • Heart Rate watch

Colin Norman

Curtis Cook

Jenia Tishkina-Norman


If you have any questions please e-mail Foothills Nordic.

Foothills Nordic Ski Club Refund Policy applies.