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Training at Whistler Olympic Park
Located 20 minutes south of Whistler in the stunning Callaghan Valley, Whistler Olympic Park is a world-class destination for outdoor recreation activities and Nordic sport. Established for the Nordic events of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games, the Park's incredible facilities are now enjoyed by both high-performance athletes and recreational guests alike. Whistler Olympic Park offers year-round training opportunities for cross-country skiing and biathlon, as well as seasonal training opportunities for ski jumping.
Whistler Olympic Park Range Schedule & Facility Bookings
More information about training opportunities for sport groups, clubs and athletes is provided below. For any questions regarding training at Whistler Olympic Park, please email us.
Nordic Training Options
Please email us for rates and facility access. If this is your first time booking, please submit requests as far in advance as possible, we recommend a minimum of 5 business days to allow for processing. Subsequent bookings may be made within 72 hours and require a booking request email only.
Clubs/teams and individual athletes who wish to train at Whistler Olympic Park's Biathlon Range must reserve in advance with the Sport Department. The range is internationally sanctioned and has 30 lanes equipped with electronic Hora targets. Athletes and coaches must be members of a provincial/territorial or national biathlon association, e.g. Biathlon Canada, Biathlon USA, Biathlon BC, etc. and must hold a valid firearms Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL) or equivalent. When submitting a request, attach a completed booking form, range agreement, and roller ski policy (summer only), include proof of PAL or equivalent, and proof of membership with a sanctioned biathlon association.
Please email us for rates and availability. If this is your first time booking, submit requests as far in advance as possible. We recommend a minimum of 5 business days to allow for processing. Subsequent bookings may be made within 72 hours and do not require another booking request form. First time bookings are required to complete a range orientation with a Whistler Olympic Park approved staff member.
Nordic Ski Training
Groups and individuals can train on our 4.3 kilometres of roller ski trails in the off-season. For group training or multi-day camps, attach a completed roller ski agreement with your request. An e-waiver will be provided upon booking.
In the winter, athletes have access to close to 90 kilometres of beginner to expert cross-country ski trails, an internationally sanctioned biathlon range, four jumping hills (hs 20, hs 40, hs 106 & hs140), storage and wax facilities, and a full-service day lodge. Sport groups can access the venue for formal training sessions and camps during winter operations. Groups are required to make arrangements in advance with our Sport Department. Athletes and coaches must be season passholders or day ticket holders to ski.
Early Season On Snow
In late fall, Whistler Olympic Park offers early-season bonus weekends with access to approximately 1.5 kilometres of skiable terrain. The trail is made up of approximately 10,000 cubic meters of stored snow ("Callaghan Gold" - natural snow stored over the summer) and machine made snow. When weather permits, natural snow is added to the mix until we are able to open our main trail network. With access to the biathlon range, the early-season loop is designed with club and high performance training in mind. Each year, this product is projected to be open from mid-November until our official opening day late November, weather dependent.
At a Glance: Make Whistler your Nordic Training Ground
Whistler's Nordic venues and their affiliated partner facilities are state-of-the-art training grounds of Olympic standard. They are open to athletes of all Nordic disciplines and levels for on-snow and dryland training camps, club training, and discipline-specific or cross-training. Browse our key features below to learn more about what we can offer for you!
Whistler Nordic Development Centre
The Whistler Nordic Development Centre (WNDC) at Whistler Olympic Park is a designated training hub for athletes who are committed to the high performance pathway and the pursuit of future success in competition.
Three different high performance program streams, including full-time/year-round and part-time options support young athletes who are working towards becoming part of Canada’s biathlon elite. With many of its past and current athletes qualifying for the national teams, the WNDC is considered to be one of Canada’s most successful development hubs for biathlon/Nordic winter sports. It is the only centre of its kind west of the Rockies. Our program is also recognized as a National training centre by Biathlon Canada.
Whistler Athletes' Centre Training Facilities
High Performance Training Centre
Available exclusively for targeted Canadian athletes, Canadian Sport Institute Pacific's High Performance Training Centre features a 4,000 sq. ft. strength and conditioning gym, a 5,000 sq. ft. gymnastics hall, recovery and regeneration rooms, change and shower facilities, exercise physiology testing room and administrative offices. Eligible Canadian National and Provincial athletes and teams can book directly with CSI-Pacific, via email to Shannon McGinnis. There is also a 1,300 sq. ft. multi-purpose room available for rent (see info below for the "Performance Hub").
Multi-sport & Dryland Training in the "Performance Hub"
The Performance Hub is a well-equipped flex space/multipurpose room on the second floor of the Whistler Athletes' Centre's High Performance Training Centre in Cheakamus, available for full-day, half-day and hourly bookings, for dryland training, testing, meetings, workshops and group fitness classes.
Whistler Athletes' Centre Accommodation
The Whistler Athletes' Centre is located only 15 minutes from Whistler Olympic Park, at the south end of Whistler. It offers nightly accommodation in 79 comfortable rooms for athletes and sport teams. With access to state-of-the-art strength and conditioning resources, multi-purpose rooms, meeting spaces, storage and direct access to recreational trails, lakes & more, the Whistler Athletes’ Centre is the perfect home base for training and competition stays. No other venue in Whistler provides the level of accessibility, affordability, and amenities for athletes like the Whistler Athletes’ Centre!
Whistler Sport Legacies' Sport Services team is your personal training concierge during your stay at the Whistler Athletes' Centre. Arranging catering, gym access for training and testing, wellness and physio appointments, extracurricular activities or meeting room bookings, the Sport Services team is exclusively dedicated to making your training and competition life in Whistler easier.
Whistler Sport Legacies is committed to supporting coaches and officials of all levels and sports with development and education opportunities, certification courses.
Things To Do In Whistler
There is no shortage of activities in Whistler, North America's largest ski resort and year-round mountain playground. Enhance your training camp by adding a teambuilding activity, or explore the village with its boutique shops, museums, restaurants, galleries, events and festivals.
The Whistler Athletes’ Centre
The Whistler Athletes’ Centre is the ideal home base for athletes of all sports and any level, with services and amenities to support all your training and competition needs.