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

The “Jr. Comp” program was developed to focus on athletes at the “Training to Train” LTAD level when they progress through their peak growth period.  It provides opportunities for the continual progression of technical skills and physical capacities.  It is a high-energy program, which places heavy emphasis on team building, group interaction and confidence while working to reach common goals. 

The program is primarily targeted for athletes born in 2003 and 2004.  They need to have a thorough understanding of training principles gained through Track Attack or equivalent program.  There is an expectation that they are independently driven to be active every day. They have at least one year of experience racing in cross-country or biathlon at a provincially recognized event (Midget Champs, Paraffin Series, etc). 

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

TRAINING SEASON: July to March

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

CORE FEE $ 1,100 (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, 2017.)

Senior Competitive Team

The 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.  It was developed to focus on athletes 15-17 years old at the “Learning to Compete” and “Training to Compete” LTAD levels. They need to have a thorough understanding of training and racing principles with experience at the O-Cup or equivalent competitive level as a minimum requirement.  The program will allow for both team and individual goal focus to create the opportunity for every athlete to achieve personal success. It will also require athletes to mentor others as a way of gaining confidence, skills and greater athletic capacity. 

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

TRAINING SEASON: May to March

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

CORE FEE $ 1,500 (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, 2017.)

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