LNR Juniors

On-Snow Training Camp

Advanced On-Snow Training Camp with Loppet Nordic Racing

November 18-November 26, 2023

Join Loppet Nordic Racing for a challenging week of skiing. Our plan is travel to West Yellowstone, MT- which is where have gone for camp for the last 11 years. Please note that our final destination may change based on snow conditions. Locations may include Ironwood MI, Giant’s Ridge, MN, Houghton, MI or Thunder Bay, Ontario.

We will focus on putting in high volume/low intensity week of training, and we’ll devote lots of attention to ski technique. Big improvements come with many hours on snow, technique video review, and with excellent coaching. We will do both classic and skate, and generally we will emphasize classic more because the trails and snow conditions lend themselves to very good classic skiing. You’ll learn a lot about how top xc skiers train, and about what a real training camp is all about. This camp is focused on the 13-19 year old age group. It is meant for athletes that have been training seriously for cross country skiing over the summer and fall. This camp is for Loppet Nordic Racing athletes- please reach out to Piotr (bednarski@loppet.org) or Chris (harvey@loppet.org) if you have questions.

Note that this is an ADVANCED camp: It’s for athletes who are highly motivated and have been training substantially for endurance sport. You should also have at least 2 years of ski racing experience.

Cost of LNR Junior Thanksgiving On Snow Camp coaching + lodging + food + bus transportation $1350. (After October 15: $1390)

Cost includes bus transport, room and board, coaching and trail pass. Athletes will pay for their own food while in transit. We will have room for approximately 45 athletes and 5 coaches on the bus.

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Financial Need?

As with all LNR programs, if an athlete/family has a financial need, we provide partial scholarships for the On Snow camp. Please contact Piotr at bednarski@loppet.org.

Covid-19 Vaccination Requirement

Currently we do not have vaccination requirement for Nov 2023. We do recommend you get your Covid booster and your Flu shot a few weeks before departure.

Change of Location, Refunds and Cancellation:

Currently we are planning on running the camp in West Yellowstone, but a change of venue is always possible because of snow/weather. There will be NO refunds for athletes not wanting to go for attend because of change of venue. If you cannot attend because of significant/serious medical issue (eg broken arm) or family emergency that occurs within 4 weeks of departure, we will provide a 50% refund. If you notify us that you need to cancel more than 4 weeks before departure, we will provide full refund minus $40 process fee (also any CC fees are not refunded).

We will be training 2-3 times per day. A typical day will include a morning run 15-20 min and stretching, followed by breakfast and morning ski training (usually 1.5-2.5hr) and technique drills. Then we will have afternoon nap time, and then afternoon ski (usually 90 min). After dinner we will review video, have training discussions, and have a stretching session. Bottom line, athletes need be comfortable training 2.5-4.5 hrs per day (athletes ages 13-15 will be on the lower end of that range).

The Loppet Nordic Racing staff is made up of athletes who are excellent skiers and excellent coaches. They have a passion for racing and are great role models for developing athletes! Group Limited to 45 athletes.

Please contact Chris Harvey at harvey@loppet.org