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.
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.
Join the Team!
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, part-time summer training or the Next Gen group with weekly participation for young local biathletes. There is also a new scholarship program for the full-time program. Applications for the 2023-24 programs are now closed, deadline to submit applications was April 1, 2023. If you have questions about joining the WNDC, do not hesitate to get in touch with head coach Etienne Letondeur (contact above)!
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.
Videos & Photo Gallery
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!