May - early April. Year-round training and racing program available for older junior and senior athletes. These programs are designed to develop and maximize skiers’ potential by providing a structured year-round training program. The Elite Program has three levels with varying criteria; athletes must apply for placement. Support and funding varies from level to level:
LEVEL 1 - International Athlete: BSF provides support for coaching, waxing, travel, camps, lodging and board.
LEVEL 2 - National/International Athlete: BSF provides support for coaching, waxing, camps, lodging.
LEVEL 3 - National Athlete: BSF provides support for coaching and waxing.
LEVEL 1, INTERNATIONAL ATHLETE
Requirements for Level 1 Status:
Benefits for Level 1 Status:
LEVEL 2, NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL ATHLETE
Requirements for Level 2 Status:
Benefits for the Level 2 Status:
LEVEL 3, NATIONAL ATHLETE
Requirements for Level 3 Status:
Benefits for Level 3 Status:
If you are committed to maximizing your XC athletic abilities, would like to join the BSF Nordic community, and are ready to make Bozeman, Montana, your home for at least 3 years, then BSF Nordic would like to evaluate if our Elite Skier program is the best fit for your needs. Prepare a statement that includes your personal and athletic goals for the next 3 years, and send along with complete bio, training information, former coaches/programs, etc. Contact Dragan Danevski at firstname.lastname@example.org or (406)579-7874 for details.
May - early April. This program is for: local high school post-graduates, out-of-town P-Gs (possibly taking classes at MSU), or MSU student athletes who do not make the MSU Team. The goal is to develop and maximize each skier’s potential, including possible qualification for Scandinavia Cup, World Juniors, and U23 Worlds.
Training is year-round, both group and individually based, and coaches will work with athletes to develop daily, weekly, and yearly plans, as well as training blocks and periods. Testing will be provided, including four field tests per year (time trials, lactate tests) and three lab tests per year (VO2max, lactate, anaerobic TH, max HR).
A summer-only option is available in for those athletes who will ONLY be in the Bozeman area during the summer (Mid-May - Mid-Aug) and does not include Canmore Camp.
Installments/partial-payment plan available: minimum $600 due upon registration
Camps are not included in year-round training costs. BSF offers is one dryland camp in Canmore, Alberta, in August, and two on-snow camps. Learn more about camps here.
Criteria for competing at National Level: High fitness level, excellent ski technique, high level of psycho-social abilities, motivated to compete at this level, responsible, and self-sufficient.
Criteria for competing at International Level: Very high fitness level, superior ski technique, high psycho-social abilities, motivated for international success, conscious of level of competition.
Your coach(es) will send out weekly training schedules on Mondays. Schedule change announcements are emailed as needed.
See the resources page for BSF policies and other information.