Para-Nordic Cross Country Skiing
Foothills Para-Nordic is a comprehensive ski program designed to accommodate athletes of all different ages, fitness levels, and disabilities. We design individual programs on a case-by-case basis that problem-solve physical literacy, equipment and transportation challenges. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced skier, we have a group of adaptable coaches who are experienced in working with athletes of all abilities and disabilities. We offer classic and skate skill development adapted to each athlete’s needs.
We work closely with Cross Country Alberta and Cross Country Canada to deliver great programs that people of all ages and skill levels can enjoy. Both organizations provide valuable resources that support our programs. Dependent upon the athlete, a progression towards competitive skiing through the Cross Country Alberta format is possible. We aim to ensure everyone has a positive and fun experience – our goal is to develop a lifelong love of cross-country skiing.
In addition to our Monday night Para-Nordic program, we can work with athletes towards participation in other Foothills’ cross country ski programs in age-compatible groups.
Any athletes interested in taking a shot at our Para-Biathlon program are welcome to join our Biathlon shooting sessions after our cross-country ski sessions. We have access to air rifles and an infrared rifle for visually impaired athletes. During this segment we engage in various shooting exercises and games to improve accuracy, speed, and consistency.
Please contact our head para-nordic coach at [email protected]
Open to all ages
January to March
Mondays 6:00 to 7:30pm + optional Para-Biathlon lessons from 7:30-8:00pm
Canada Olympic Park (COP)
- $275 + optional $25 Biathlon program rifle rentals (includes coaching instruction, guides, equipment rentals if required, Foothills Nordic membership, and COP season pass)