Andy Newell is a 4x Olympian and 16-year member of the US Ski Team. His passion for ski training and racing has brought him to the start line of over 200 World Cup races and to several World Cup Podiums. Newell believes in being a student of the sport and continuing to learn the latest in training theory while keeping things simple, fun, and straight forward. Considered one of the best technical skiers in the World he enjoys teaching technique to skiers of all ages. Newell has an experienced background in ski training, race preparation, strength and conditioning for skiing, mental training, and team building. In addition to coaching for BSF, he runs Nordic Team Solutions.
Andrew Morehouse, BSF's Nordic Program Director, worked as a service technician for the U.S. Ski Team from 2015-2019, while calling Bozeman home. In addition to providing race service for World Cup and Olympic races, he’s assisted the head coach and head of service in planning and organizing travel logistics for the national team. In the summers, Andrew served as the paddling program manager for the Montana Wilderness School. Andrew was the PG and Elite Nordic Coach for BSF from 2012 to 2014, and he also spent two seasons as the assistant Nordic coach at St. Lawrence University, while earning his Masters of Education. He returned to BSF in 2019 as the Nordic Program Director and Head Coach.
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, then BSF Nordic would like to evaluate if our Pro 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. Send to Andrew.firstname.lastname@example.org
The BSF Post Grad (PG) Team provides motivated junior skiers an opportunity to continue their development before heading off to college and pursuing upper-level competition, including U.S. Supertour races, U.S. Nationals, and qualification for Junior Worlds. This program is well suited for local graduates or skiers from out of town.
mid-May - March. Includes 5-7 coached sessions per week, including two strength sessions with the Mountain Project Gym.
PG athletes will balance their training days between our high-school junior program and our Elite Team. Coaches will work with athletes to develop daily, weekly, and yearly plans, and provide lactate and VO2 max testing periodically throughout the year.
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.