Steamboat XC Camp

Cancelled this year

January 8,9,10, 2021

Presented by:
The Nordic Link and Ski Haus Steamboat
In partnership with Lake Catamount Touring Center, Steamboat Ski Touring Center, Fischer, Swix, Salomon, Toko, Rossignol, Honey Stinger and GU

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This camp is limited to 25 participants per each 1/2 day session.  Please register early as we typically fill up.

Why: Nordic Camp is a great way to kick-off your ski season with the area’s top coaches helping you improve your skills.  This camp is open to all ability levels:  true beginner to advanced, there is something for everyone.  Whether your goal is simply to learn to XC ski or to improve your race results in a competitive race, this is a camp for you.  Skiers can choose clinics in Skating or Classic techniques, or both.

Camp Layout and Details: As we adjust for the pandemic, the camp will be built around five 1/2 day session with small group clinics each session. Due to the pandemic, we will not be offering an indoor space for the group to gather and warm-up, so campers should come prepared with extra warm and dry layers to spend a good portion of the day outside.  A pre-ordered pack lunch will be available at an extra cost on Friday and Saturday.

Each 1/2-day camp session includes a two hour clinic with professional coaching, trail pass, option to demo equipment & virtual prize drawings (held one evening during camp).  Choose from the following 1/2 day sessions (you can choose up to five).  Each 1/2 day session costs $65

  • Friday AM: Classic Technique 
  • Friday PM: Skate Technique
  • Saturday AM: Classic Technique
  • Saturday PM: Skate Technique
  • Sunday AM: Classic and Skate Technique offered

Click here for Camp Schedule

Demo Equipment:  Try before you buy Fischer, Salomon, Swix, Rossignol and Toko industry representatives will be on site with all new 2021 demo equipment (skis, boots, poles) for you to try for yourself.  This is an excellent opportunity to try the equipment and learn about products before you purchase.

Who are the Coaches?
We realize that your time on snow with coaches is the most valuable thing of the weekend.  Therefore, we’ve prioritized putting together a top-notch coaching staff.  We draw from the area’s best coaches, instructors, elite masters racers and national level coaches.  Our Coaching staff includes: Katie Lindquist, Brad Piske, Sarah Konrad, Bill Pierce,  Tyler Kjorstad, Emily Lovett, Jon Kreamelmeyer, Cindi Hillemeyer, Murray Selleck, Marianne Osteen, Ed Kimm,  Jim Sanders, Callie West and Judi Hulme.  This team of coaches make this camp what it is!  It is a skiing and learning opportunity not to be missed!

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Cancellation Policy:  We have a “no refund” policy for this camp once registered unless you are ill and potentially contagious, then we ask you not to attend and will refund your entry less processing fees.

Due to extensive organization and planning, including insurance costs, facility rental fees, weather related changes, staff hiring etc. we are unable to accommodate any refunds or transfers to following year under any circumstances.  Thank you in advance for your acceptance of these terms. 

Rental Equipment:  
For skiers who need to rent equipment Ski Haus (970.879.0385) and Steamboat Ski Touring Center (879.8180) will offer special rental packages for the camp.  Classic and Skate gear available.  Rental gear should be picked up before the camp begins.  Please contact them directly.  Note – demo equipment will be available throughout the weekend.  However,  the demo equipment is to “demo”, not to use for the whole day.  Skiers should be prepared with their own (or rental) equipment for the camp

Lodging: 
Rabbit Ears Motel
Rabbit Ears Motel:  Offers comfortable lodging downtown Steamboat Springs. Walk to restaurants and shops.  Call 1-800-828-7702.

Directions to: 
Ski Haus  (rental equipment and outdoor gear store)
Catamount Touring Center
Steamboat Ski Touring Center

Helpful Websites:
Steamboat Nordic Council
Steamboat Chamber

IMG_0019Preparation for Camp Weekend:
A few things to think about before arriving at camp…
Please have your own equipment or have rented equipment for the camp.  The demo equipment is to “demo” only, not to use for the entire day.  Rental equipment will be available on Thursday before camp available from Ski Haus & Steamboat Ski Touring Center (link).  Please call ahead to reserve.  Limited equipment is also available at Catamount touring center, please call ahead to reserve.

Bring a water bottle and nutrition (gels, bars etc) and holder so you can stay hydrated and fueled while skiing.  If you are staying for both sessions either bring your own lunch or pre-order a lunch at registration. 
Dress in breathable layers:  Light, wicking layers close to skin, followed by a breathable light fleece or soft shell, followed by a wind jacket or warmer layer as needed.  An extra hat and gloves are also recommended for dry clothes if you are staying for the afternoon.  Since there will be no indoor areas to congregate before and after skiing, bring a big, warm parka to have available. 

For updated snow conditions please check our website frequently or call 970-846-9206.