Highlands Nordic - Ontario's Premier Cross Country Ski Centre
Ontario's Premier Cross Country Ski Centre

Nordic Competitive Teams 

Highlands Trailblazers Competition Teams are comprised of athletes that compete at the provincial level, have the desire to compete nationally at National Championships and who focus on training and learning to be competitive. The aim of the Trailblazers organization is to develop competent technical skiers and well balanced athletes ranging in age from 14 to 20. Our Head Coach oversees a number of other qualified coaches who deliver training programs to the athletes.

Athletes participating in the Nordic and Biathlon Competitive Programs will also need to purchase the appropriate race licenses from sport organizing bodies (Cross Country Canada and Biathlon Ontario).

If you are new to HTBCT and would like to discuss the best program for your athlete please contact Cory Lohnes (cory.lohnes@forces.gc.ca) or Chris Skelton (chris@porterskelton.com) for Biathlon programs and Rick Dickey (rickdcoach@gmail.com) for Nordic programs.

Program Information

Junior Competitive Team

These athletes are typically entering their grade 9 year and are moving up from Track Attack/Junior Development Program or similar. This is a year round program running May 1 - April 30. Athletes must be prepared to make a commitment to year round training to participate.

These athletes will have no previous experience, or 1 year experience racing at a high level of competition. They are at the 'Training to Train' level and 'Training to Compete' phases of athletic development. Physical fitness, endurance, mental fitness, ski skills, technique, race strategies, nutrition and ski preparation are all fundamental components of this program. The team participates in a number of races at a high level including Ontario Cup races, World Junior Trials and Nationals. Athletes participating in the team have a high commitment to training and must be prepared to travel several weekends over the course of the winter.

Costs for race licenses, training camps, travel and racing are in addition to the core fee. 

NOTE:  Travel, racing costs and training camps are calculated on a cost recovery basis. 

CORE FEE $ 950 (Payable in one payment or in 2 instalments. If instalment plan is chosen $ 500 by credit card at time of registration. Balance plus $ 25 administration fee by post dated cheque or credit card, to be received no later than September 1, 2016.)

Senior Competitive Team

These athletes will have had two years experience racing at a high level of competition and are at the 'Training to Train' level and 'Training to Compete' phases of athletic development. This is a year round program running May 1 - April 30. Athletes must be prepared to make a commitment to year round training to participate.

Physical fitness, endurance, mental fitness, ski skills, technique, race strategies, nutrition and ski preparation are all fundamental components of this program. The team participates in a number of races at a high level including Ontario Cup races, World Junior Trials and Nationals. Athletes participating in the team have a high commitment to training and must be prepared to travel several weekends over the course of the winter.

Costs for race licenses, training camps, travel and racing are in addition to the core fee.

NOTE:  Travel, racing costs and training camps are calculated on a cost recovery basis. 

CORE FEE $ 1,150 (Payable in one payment or in 2 instalments. If instalment plan is chosen $ 500 by credit card at time of registration. Balance plus $ 25 administration fee by post dated cheque or credit card, to be received no later than September 1, 2016.)

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