Adventure program

Adventure program2018-08-31T20:06:15-04:00

The Adventure Program is designed specifically for skiers between the ages of 9 and 18 who want to develop their fitness, ski skills and have a variety of outdoor fun experiences. Participants will be exposed to new ski environments, including backcountry touring, ski orienteering, telemark and biathlon, as well as the continued development of classic as well as skate techniques.

The program will also introduce skiers to wilderness travel safety, orienteering, camping and leadership in order to foster a love of skiing and development of outdoor skills. Athletes are encouraged to set personal fitness goals and strive to achieve them through skiing and other activities.

Training schedule:  Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoon from September to April. Occasional events outside these periods (see examples below). 

Level of ability: It is recommended that participants have basic skiing and skating skills equivalent to the Level 3 Jackrabbit program.

Equipment: All participants require both classic and skate equipment (maybe a set “rock skis”), in particular classic and skate poles. Combi boots should be  sufficient. 

Program Details: 

All athletes progress through 3 levels: Fisher, Wapoo and Leader, according to their age and ability.  The program encourages participation in a wide range of events including the Fall Adventure Race; Adirondacks Hiking; Fall Fun Run; Fall and Winter Camping, Cookie Race, Weber Loppet, Canadian Ski Marathon; The Cookie Beiner Tour; and the Leaders Canoe Trip. 

Training is provided by certified volunteer coaches.  Dryland training includes exercises / games, hiking and orienteering. On-snow training includes exercises / games, classic and skate skiing. 

Contributions to the program:  Parents contribute significantly to the activities of the season, in addition to contributing to the club. 

>Training times:

  • Sunday from 1:15 pm to 3:30 pm for dryland and on-snow sessions;
  • Thursdays from 6 pm to 7:30 pm for dryland training at Mooney’s Bay
  • Thursdays from 6:30 pm to 8 pm for training on-snow at Nakkertok South 

For more information, please contact adventure@nakkertok.ca