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:
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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.email@example.com
The BSF Post Grad (PG) Team provides motivated junior skiers an opportunity to continue their development, including U.S. Supertour races, U.S. Nationals, and qualification for Junior Worlds. This program is well suited for high school graduates taking a gap year or college students taking a semester/year off from school.
Athletes train as a group and also have joint workouts with the BSF Pro Team (to learn from older athletes) and the Junior Team (to be leaders for the younger athletes). Coaches will work with athletes to develop daily, weekly, and yearly plans, and provide lactate and VO2 max testing periodically throughout the year.
Typical practices will be held in the mornings, with strength sessions in the afternoons. The group will practice five days per week, with double session days for strength training. You'll have one day off and one on-your-own day each week. Your coaches will email weekly schedules.
The PG/College Group will be limited to 11 athletes for the fall and winter of 2020-21. Please indicate your interest by August 15 to reserve your spot.
If there are more than 11 interested athletes, priority will go to those who expressed interest prior to July 2020, and then it will be coaches' discretion, taking USSA ranking and order of expressed interest into account.
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.
Email us to indicate you are interested in this program. firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Payment plans available.
Camps are not included in training costs. BSF typically offers one dryland camp in Canmore, Alberta, in August, and two on-snow camps. Learn more about camps here.
National Level: High fitness level, excellent ski technique, high level of psycho-social abilities, motivated to compete at this level, responsible, and self-sufficient.
International Level: Very high fitness level, superior ski technique, high psycho-social abilities, motivated for international success, conscious of level of competition.
Heather Mooney will be your designated group coach and go-to person on a daily basis. You'll also work occasionally with Pro Team Coach Andy Newell and BSF Head Coach Andrew Morehouse.
See the resources page for BSF policies and other information.