Nordic warm-up

There's still a couple months before the cross country ski season begins, but it's never too early to train

Strathcona Nordics hosted a successful Teck Regional Camp at Miracle Beach Park from Sept. 13-15.

The camp, which is part of a regional initiative by Cross Country BC and Teck Resources Ltd. to get more youth participation in cross country skiing, attracted 36 participants between the ages of 8 and 17.

For many, the highlight of the camp was simply camping and staying together for the entire weekend. The campground was ideally placed close to ideal training locations, including trails for running and rollerskiing and the beach.

“Having all of the athletes training together was really special,” notes camp coordinator Andrea Stapff, “Some of the younger kids got to try roller skiing for the first time, using equipment loaned by the older kids.”

Strathcona Nordics will host a Teck Regional Snow Camp from Dec. 27-30, at Mt. Washington ski area.  For more information on this camp, or to register, please contact the Strathcona Nordics at