Steamboat XC Camp
January 6,7,8 2023
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
Please register early as we typically fill up.
What’s it all about: 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: Participants can choose to participate in up to five 1/2 day Sessions over the three days. Each session includes a 2 hour clinic session with professional coaches, trail pass for the day, option to demo equipment, entry into virtual prize drawing (held prior to camp). In the beginning of each session we will break everyone into ability groups. We aim for clinic group sizes to be 6 participants to one coach. Each session costs $65. The clinic sessions are organized as follows:
Jan 6 Friday AM: Classic Technique
Jan 6 Friday PM: Skate Technique
Jan 7 Saturday AM: Classic Technique
Jan 7 Saturday PM: Skate Technique
Jan 8 Sunday AM: Skate or Classic Technique
Box Lunches for Friday and Saturday are included for camp participants doing both am and pm session on a given day. There will be an indoor space available in the Lake Catamount Club House to eat lunch.
We will not be gathering as a group indoors. Please come prepared with extra warm and dry layers to spend a good portion of the day outside.
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Demo Equipment: Try before you buy Fischer, Salomon, Swix, Rossignol and Toko industry representatives will be on site with all new 2023 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, 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.
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.
For skiers who need to rent equipment Ski Haus (970.879.0385) and Steamboat Ski Touring Center (970.879.8180) 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
Rabbit Ears Motel
Rabbit Ears Motel: Offers comfortable lodging downtown Steamboat Springs. Walk to restaurants and shops. Call 1-800-828-7702.
Preparation 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 we will not be gathering as a group indoors, bring a big, warm parka to have available.
For updated snow conditions please check our website frequently or call 970-846-9206.