Whistler Nordic Development Centre

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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 support for 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 one of the two official training center recognized by the national sport organization, Biathlon Canada. It is the only center of its kind west of the Rockies and one of Canada’s most successful development hubs for biathlon/Nordic winter sports in Canada.

Lead by Head Coach Etienne Letondeur, the WNDC supports athletes through its unique high performance planning process and development, and by facilitating sport services that are in alignment with individual athlete goals and targeted objectives. WNDC athletes can live, train and even work with Whistler Sport Legacies. 

The Whistler Athletes’ Centre campus enables them to grow in an exciting multi-sport environment, and to train with carded competitors from numerous disciplines in the Canadian Sport Institute Pacific’s High Performance Centre

Furthermore, as a diverse organization, Whistler Sport Legacies offers athletes interesting opportunities to supplement their growth and income through sport-related employment. 

For any questions on the WNDC, please contact Etienne Letondeur by email or phone at 604-966-7207.

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Athlete Applications

We want you! Are you an athlete interested in joining the Whistler Nordic Development Centre? Three different WNDC biathlon program options are available, such as our full-time team, International experience or the Next Gen group with weekly participation for young local biathletes. Applications for the 2024-25 programs are now open, deadline to submit applications is April 3rd, 2024. If you have questions about joining the WNDC, do not hesitate to get in touch with head coach Etienne Letondeur (contact above)!

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Current Team & Alumni

Meet our athletes and coaches! The Whistler Nordic Development Centre was founded in 2016, and many talented Canadian and international athletes have since benefited from being part of the program.

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Videos & Photo Gallery

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Discover what life is like at the Whistler Nordic Development Centre! Browse through our videos and photos, and meet our athletes and coaches. Learn how we train, compete and have fun!

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