The Masters Program is for adults with intermediate to advanced Nordic skiing experience.  It is designed to improve physical fitness and technique, connect participants with a group of fellow skiing enthusiasts, and prepare athletes to compete in a marathon ski race.

Participants will attend one practice a week with a highly qualified coach who will provide focused technique instruction in both classic and freestyle disciplines. These sessions will not be high-intensity and are appropriate for intermediate and advanced skiers.

Participants will be provided with a ten-week training plan leading up to the Pine Needle Langlauf.  The training plan will be written with the 30k skate Langlauf in mind; however, don't let that intimidate you!  The Langlauf offers something for everyone - from 2k to 30k - with team or individual options.  The training plan will also be suitable for those planning to participate in the entire Southwest Nordic Race Series. As an added bonus, participants will receive high end wax support at the Pine Needle Langlauf from Durango Nordic Ski Club's Head Coach, Evan Elliott.

The Masters Program fee includes a season pass to the Nordic Center. 

Masters Program Overview

  • Season pass at Nordic Center

  • Coached weekly practice

  • Un-coached weekly training sessions / schedule

  • 10-week training plan developed

  • Group participation & wax support for Pine Needle Langlauf (registration fees not included)

  • Free entry to DNSC Twilight Nights, Coke Races

Program Dates: Wednesdays, December 19 - February 20 snow permitting.  Practice will run 4:45 pm to 6:30 pm at the Nordic Center.  If there is snow in town, practice will run from 4:15 pm to 6:00 pm at Hillcrest Golf Course. 
Practice Days: 1 day a week with coach. Training plan and schedule provided for other days. 
Program Fee: $399

Coaching Staff

Our current list of coaches for the Masters program is Gary Colliander, Brent Brown, Dom Schiavone, Amy Katz, Cully Brown, Diane Legner, and Allie Deroma. We know that everyone learns in different ways, so we decided to have a mix of coaches to meet all needs. The coaches can offer instruction in both skate and classic if desired and we will also hold a wax clinic for participants.   


Master’s Program Sponsorship

Thank you to our program sponsor, Animas Orthopedic Associates

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