The Crested Butte Nordic Team

The Crested Butte Nordic Team

Offering after school and summer programs for the youth of Crested Butte. This year we are introducing an After School Skimo Program and a comprehensive Biathlon Program. Read more below.

Winter Program Guide 2018/2019

Not sure which program to sign up for?

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  • Mission and Goals

    Mission

    The mission of the CBNT is to provide young Nordic skiers and biathletes with exceptional coaching, training opportunities, and a healthy approach to sport. Our philosophy is that a fun, healthy, outdoor lifestyle is a great foundation for growth. To this end, our organization strives to provide programing that will appeal to recreational and competitive skiers alike. We teach kids to love skiing and the winter outdoors. Our motivated coaches create a safe environment to cultivate teamwork and to inspire athletes to be the best people and skiers they can be. Ultimately, we hope participants will become life-long skiers, so we want our participants to feel that they have gained more than just technical know-how and fitness. Furthermore, our program is designed to help student athletes learn to organize, prioritize, and execute plans toward, not only sporting goals, but also life goals.

    Goals

    Promote Nordic sport as part of a healthy, outdoor lifestyle
    Help athletes maximize their potential as racers
    Teach skiers waxing technique and ski maintenance
    Provide opportunities to travel and connect with other skiers around the state and country
    Experience the adventure and recreational opportunities that the valley has to offer
    Develop a close knit, supportive team atmosphere

     

  • What's New in 2018/2019

    After School Skimo Program

    As an add-on program to our Explorers program we are introducing the brand new After School Skimo option this year. Is your high school athlete interested in Skimo racing, in more backcountry skiing, in better transitions and technique? If so, than this is the program for them. Mondays will be an awesome combination of improving technique, endurance training and learning other skimo tactics while exploring safe backcountry zones around our beautiful valley. We hope to race in the gO Skimo races at CBMR on Wednesdays, but more to come on this. Get ready for an amazing backcountry race focused program with terrific experienced coaches and local racing opportunities!

    Biathlon

    For years CBNT has introduced athletes to biathlon mostly through the shooting component. This year we are excited to introduce a biathlon program focused on the sport in its entirety; skiing, shooting, transitions, breathing work, safety and rules etc…The goal of this program is to have athletes confident in racing biathlon and give them the opportunity to do so at least once throughout the season. Through relays, simulated races and activities where they get their heart rates up these athletes will be prepared to race well and be confident in their skiing and shooting.

     

  • Winter Programming

    CBNT Registration Opens 9/1

    Review our Program Guide and take our 1 minute quiz to find out which program is right for your athlete this winter.

    Registration Opens September 1st. Be ready to sign up as all programs have limited space! 

    Program: Dates: Early Bird Price: (Paid in full before 10/31) Regular Price: (Paid in installments or paid in full after 10/31)
    Competition Nov. 1 – Mar. 15 $575 $600
    Challengers Dec. 11 – Mar. 15 $280/$380/$480 $305/$405/$505
    Biathlon add-on Dec. 11 – Mar. 15 $120 $120
    Explorers Dec. 11 – Mar. 15 $425 $450
    Gliders Jan. 8 – Mar. 14 $380 $405
    Striders Jan. 8 – Mar. 12 $255 $280


  • Winter Racing Guide

    Are you excited about Nordic Racing?

    Is this your first time? Do you want to race locally in a low key setting? Do you want to travel around Colorado and really challenge yourself?

    To help you better understand the opportunities for racing you have with the Crested Butte Nordic Team we created an online guide. CLICK HERE to see what awesome races we have in store for you this season.

  • CBNT Calendar

  • Team Events

    The Magic Meadows 7

    The Magic Meadows 7 is a Criterium Style Nordic Ski and Fundraiser for the Crested Butte Nordic Team.  From the Striders Program to the Comp Team, we would like to share a day of fun, skiing, and enjoying the yurt while we raise money to support the team as it continues to grow. To this end, each skier who registers to be in a CBNT program will also be automatically entered to participate in the Magic Meadows 7 at no additional cost. We expect every skier to help make this event one to remember!

    The Magic Meadows 7 is in January of 2019!  Last year, CBNT athletes raised $7,000.  This year we have set a goal of raising $10,000. Let’s rally early together to support youth after school outdoor winter programs. This money will enable us to continue to provide excellent affordable after school programming for children around the Valley.

    Here’s how you can help:

     

    Collect pledges from friends and family.

    • Use the attached pledge sheet to have your child collect and record pledges.
    • Input pledges using our online pledge form.

    Tell your friends about the event.

    Take part in the weekly pledge challenge.

    • Each Tuesday, we will tally all pledges entered in the online pledge form over the previous week.  The team member with the most pledges that week will win the weekly prize.

    We are super psyched for a great event and appreciate your family’s involvement!  If you have any questions or would like to help in any other way, contact molly@cbnordic.org

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    The Gunnison Valley Kids Race Series

    The Gunnison Valley Kid’s Nordic Race Series is back for another year of fun and pressure-free races for kids 13 and under. There will be four races this year, each with a different format. Prizes will be awarded at the end of each race as well as a cumulative awards ceremony at the last race. Please join us in celebrating Nordic ski racing for young kids in the valley this year. As always, there will be lots of hot chocolate, treats and fun ways to go fast on skis.

  • Scholarship Opportunities


    The Snowsports Foundation offers a multitude of scholarships for winter sports athletes. See there website to learn more or apply.

    The Crested Butte Nordic Team offers small need based scholarships for athletes in our winter programs. Please print, fill out and return our application form before October 19, 2018 for consideration.