2016 - 2017


Nordic Skiing

Youth, Junior and Adult Development

Bend Endurance Academy’s Nordic programs are designed for all abilities of youth and junior cross country skiers. We also have select offerings for adults.  All practice sessions are led by professional coaches who promote winter fun in a safe environment where skiers improve their skills.

Some of our participants are just learning to ski and others are motivated to improve their efficiency and fitness; some may never compete and others are striving to be their best in state, regional or even national competitions.   We teach the joys of Nordic skiing and foster a life long passion of being outside all year round. 

All program info is listed on this page, in the Handbook, and on the Calendar. We also send regular email updates to enrolled participants to keep families informed about upcoming practices, trips, events, fundraisers and other BEA opportunities.

Key Contacts:

Bernie Nelson, Nordic Director

530-386-8278  //  Bernadette@BendEnduranceAcademy.org

How to Choose a Program

  • Choose a season: Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter
  • Find your child’s age and appropriate program
  • Lastly, decide your level of commitment, or days per week.
  • Still not sure? Contact Coach Bernie!

2017 SUMMER TRAINING 

Interested in joining us before June 12? Take a look at May’s offerings under our Spring Programs: Skiing, strength and base training all available. E-mail Coach Bernie for mid-May arrivals.

Contact Bernie with Questions: bernadette@bendenduranceacademy.org

Stay fit and active or train seriously for next winter with the Bend Endurance Academy Summer Training Programs.   The BEA Summer Program is without a doubt one of the most successful programs in the country.  A short list of accomplishments from last season includes US Nationals podiums, 4 athletes at WJC/U23 Championships including a top 12 finish, multiple EISA and RMISA podiums, 11 NCAA Championships competitors and 2 NCAA podium finishes.

We offer many training options from 1 and 2 day programs to 5 day programs with afternoon options – think about what type of athlete you are and what your training goals or interests are and join us this summer. We provide professional coaching and fully supported sessions to help you meet and exceed your fitness goals.


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Our 1 and 2 day programs are designed to meet the needs of our younger athletes and skiers participating in other sports during the summer. We encourage U14 skiers to come 1 or 2 days a week in the summer. U16 and older skiers – see our 3 and 5 day programs! 

 

1 Day “Summer Strength”

For our multi-sport and younger athletes, consider the 1-day option. Our Friday strength, conditioning, and soccer program is the day every athlete, from the youngest to the oldest, most casual to most serious looks forward to! Join the entire team once a week for agility training, strength, flexibility, speed and soccer. Don’t worry if you’re not a soccer player – our games are all-inclusive and are the highlight of the week!

  • U12, U14 // U16+ Multisport Athletes
  • Fridays
  • Program runs June 12 – Aug 25
  • $180
  • See “Schedule Reference” below for times and locations.
  • No practice July 12 – 16, August 16 – 20. See Trout Lake and Cali Camps!

2 Day “Summer Fitness”

Looking for a way to keep your fitness for fall sports but don’t want to run the same loops around town? This program is designed for our middle school Devo skiers and High School athletes gearing up for fall sports. Combine Wednesday’s adventure workout with Friday strength and you are well on your way to “summer fitness”.  Just bring your running shoes and water!

  • U14 // U16+ Multisport Athletes
  • Wednesdays, Fridays
  • See “Schedule Reference” below for times and locations
  • Program dates: June 12 – August 25
  • No practice July 12 – 16, August 16 – 20. See Trout Lake and Cali Camps!
  • $300

 

3 Day “Summer Devo”

This is our development program for middle school and high school skiers! Only have time for 2 days but want to get on rollerskis? Contact Coach Bernie for a flexible program to meet your individual needs.

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If you want to get started on rollerskis, this is the option for you. This 3 day program will make the biggest difference in your skiing next the winter. Once a week, this group heads out on rollerskis in a safe environment with our professional coaches to learn how to do the most ski specific training we offer! Come learn with us in a controlled, comfortable environment! The 3-day Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday option gives our developing athletes plenty of down time between workouts to pursue other activities or train on their own while still providing enough structure to keep kids active all summer long. If you don’t have rollerski equipment, check with Coach Bernie about loaner gear.

  • Advanced U14, U16 // Multisport or New U18, U20
  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays
  • See “Schedule Reference” below for times and locations
  • Program dates: June 12 – August 25
  • No practice July 12 – 16, August 16 – 20. Trout Lake and Cali Camps. See Summer Camps 2017 for information.
  • $400

 

5 Day “Summer Comp”

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This is the full package. Our Comp program is 5-days of training and coached sessions, a 3 month training plan to fit your individual needs, plus unofficial weekend training for those interested. Want more? New this year – a plus option! 3 focused afternoon sessions that target ski specific strength and speed.

Our long distance rollerskis and running workouts are fully supported  – exactly the what every aspiring racer needs. We have 3-4 coaches at each schedule session, assuring that all individual needs are met and progress is made weekly.

If you aren’t sure if this is the option for you, check with Coach Bernie and discuss your goals for the summer and upcoming season.

  • Summer Comp
  • Monday – Friday mornings
  • U16, U18, U20, U23, PG, College
  • June 12 – August 25
  • See “Schedule Reference” below for times and locations.
  • $650
  • Summer Comp PLUS:
  • Additional Sessions
    • Tuesday – Thursday Afternoons
  • June 12 – August 25
  • All U18+ skiers interested in more coaching and improving strength/speed.
  • See “Schedule Reference” below for times and locations.
  • $250
  • Summer Camps 2017! 
    • Corn Camp: May 31 – June 4
    • Trout Lake: July 12 – 16
    • Cali Camp: August 16 – 20

Schedule Reference: Summer is fairly dynamic through mid-June. Weekly e-mails will be sent to keep skiers and parent informed of schedule changes as college skiers arrive and the schools release for summer vacation. 

May 9 – June 9:

Spring Program – Session 2

  • Wednesday/Friday
    • Skiing + Dryland Training Mix
    • Wednesday:   1:30 – 4:30pm
    • Friday:  3:15 – 6:15pm
  • Tuesday/Thursday
    •  Strength Training + Games/Agility
      • 3:15 – 5:30pm
      • Meet at Location TBD

May 31 – June 4

California Corn Camp – See Summer Camps 2017 for more details!

June 12 – June 23:

Comp and Devo Athletes (HS/MS skiers):

Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday: 3:00pm at Bend Endurance Academy offices

Wednesday: 1:30pm at Bend Endurance Academy offices

College and Post Graduate Athletes:

Monday – Friday:  8:00am at Bend Endurance Academy Offices

Tuesday/Thursday:  5:00pm at Bend Endurance Academy Offices. Strength.

Friday: 3:00pm at Bend Endurance Academy Offices. Soccer, speed, agility.

 

June 26 – August 25

Monday – Friday: 8:00am at Bend Endurance Academy offices. All Summer Athletes. Devo, Comp, College.

Tuesday/Thursday:  5:00pm at Bend Endurance Academy Offices. Strength for Summer PLUS athletes.

Wednesday: 5:00pm at Bend Endurance Academy Offices. Speed for Summer PLUS athletes.


2017 Summer Nordic Training Camps

Improve your skiing in a 5 day Nordic Training Camp. Our camps are built on the time-tested and successful “Trout Lake Model”.  Camps are aimed at systematically improving your technique, fitness, strength and overall athletic preparation. With multiple coaches and lots of experience, these camps serve all needs. From relative beginners to NCAA skiers and world cup racers, these camps are designed to fit your needs and give your skiing a mid-summer boost.

All participants will receive an informative email prior to the start of their camp including full camp details and packing lists. Roller skiing is a major component of the training cycle so brush up!

Camp 1: Corn Camp – Truckee, CA

California or bust! Skiing, sun and lots of volume in this camp. Morning sessions on snow and afternoons spent running around the lake and in the mountains. A new camp this year – you won’t want to miss it!

Price includes training, food and camping.

  • May 31 – June 4
  • Truckee, CA
  • $250

Training Activities: On snow skiing (classic and skate), agility and technique, strength and speed, sprint simulation and lots of off trail volume.

Questions: Email Bernie ‘at’ BendEnduranceAcademy.org or call 530.386.8278


 Camp 2: Trout Lake, WA

Our most popular camp is back and it’s sure to be another legendary week. The rumors are true, this is the best camp west (and east) of the Mississippi.  Sign up early!

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Price includes training, food and camping.

  • July 12-16
  • Trout Lake, WA
  • $250

Training Activities: rollerskiing (classic and skate), strength, plyometric and agility drills, pole bounding, rollerski time trial, epic off trail adventures.

Questions: Email Bernie ‘at’ BendEnduranceAcademy.org or call 530.386.8278


Camp 3: NorCal VIII “Redwoods Rodeo”

Sun, surf and the hardest uphill TT you’ll ever do – how’s that for a camp? Cali Camp is sure to be the best end to your summer. This camp gets better each year and we can’t get enough of it!

 

Price includes training, food and camping.

  • August 16-20
  • Orick, California
  • $250

Training Activities: rollerskiing (classic and skate), strength, plyometric and agility drills, pole bounding, rollerski time trial and epic off trail adventures.

Questions: Email Bernie ‘at’ BendEnduranceAcademy.org or call 530.386.8278

BEA’s Spring Program allows skiers the chance to continue their development progression while enjoying the amazing spring weather in Bend – our spring skiing is world famous. This is the program that encourages you to leave the trails and begin to explore the natural treasures of the Central Oregon; a highlight of every skier’s year.  Nothing like skiing in a t-shirt on some of the best snow of the season.

Coach’s Note: What’s new this year? More days, more pick ups and more options to fit the needs of our busy skiers and families!

Spring is the time of year when all our skiers seem to make the biggest improvements in their fitness and technique. April is full of on snow adventures (up to 4x a week if you want) and May is one of our favorite months for off trail excursions, ski specific strength and soccer at the park – come join us! We have groups for U14, U16 and U18/U20 skiers – this program is for all ages.

Spring Training Session 1 – Skiing!

  • 5 Weeks: April 4 – May 5
  • Skating
  • One, Two and Plus (3-4) Day Options
  • Pick any days: Tuesday – Friday. See schedule details below.
  • Wednesday/Friday – School Pick-ups
    • Wednesday: Early Release
      • Team van will pick up skiers from selected schools between 1:00 – 1:30pm.
      • Alternative – meet at Cascade MS at 1:30pm.
      • Team van returns to BEA at 4:30pm.
    • Friday: Full Day Schedule
      • Team van will pick up skiers from selected schools between 3:00 and 3:30pm.
      • Alternative – meet at Cascade MS at 3:30pm.
      • Team van returns to BEA at 6:15pm.
  • Tuesday/Thursday:
    • Meet at BEA.
    • 3:15pm – 6:15pm

Tuition:

  • One Day: $100
    • Pick 1: Tuesday – Friday
  • Two Day: $160
    • Pick 2: Tuesday – Friday
  • Three or Four Day (Plus): $225
    • Tuesday – Friday

 

Spring Training Session 2: Conditioning

  • 5 Weeks
  • One, Two and Plus (3-4 day) Options
  • May 9 – June 9
  • Wednesday/Friday:
    • Skiing + Dryland Training Mix
    • Wednesday:   1:30 – 4:30pm
    • Friday:  3:15 – 6:15pm
    • School Pick Up / BEA Return
    • Alternative: Meet at Cascade MS
      • 1:30pm on Wednesdays
      • 3:30pm on Fridays
  • Tuesday/Thursday:
    • Strength Training + Games/Agility
    • 3:15 – 5:30pm
    • Meet at Location TBD

Tuition

  • One Day: $100
    • Pick 1: Tuesday – Friday
  • Two Day: $160
    • Pick 2: Tuesday – Friday
  • Three or Four Day (Plus): $225
    • Tuesday – Friday

2017 Post Graduate – PG Program

“Taking a gap year with BEA helped reestablish my love for skiing. The program helped me push myself, physically and mentally, both on and off the snow to places I’ve never been before. I learned more than I ever have from those experiences. Now, I go out every day, thrilled to be skiing!”   – Bill Harmeyer

 

Yes! BEA offers athletes the opportunity to train full-time and year round with a team in beautiful Central Oregon! This page will be updated soon – see our Summer Comp and Comp program pages for the big picture.

Contact Coach Bernie for more details. Bernadette@BendEnduranceAcademy.org

Nordic Competition Team:

The Competition Team is focused on athletes in high school and beyond who want train for cross country skiing in a structured, competition-oriented group. While competing is not a requirement, the training and technique instruction is designed to push athletes to achieve a higher level of fitness and competency. Most of our competition skiers participate in the local High School leagues and we encourage this as a parallel to the program. The full value of the team is the consistent day to day relationship the skier develops with their coach and teammates.

Competition team coaches subscribe to a big picture view in their approach to athletic development. Coaches will provide solid, consistent, individualized year round training and racing opportunities for intrinsically motivated athletes while simultaneously fostering a lifelong love for an active, outdoor lifestyle. Coaches maintain a high level of fitness to be able to train alongside athletes and consider themselves ‘students of the sport’ in order to educate athletes about the evolution of technique, physiology, waxing and training philosophy.

For high school athletes interested in joining a motivated and passionate group of skiers but are not committed to training 5-6 days a week throughout the school year, please check out our NEW High School Programs! We have year-round training and 1, 2 or 3 day options – something for everyone and a surefire way to improve your high school results.

The Competition Team now offers three options:

  • Full Time Comp
    • September 9 – June 2 (39 weeks)
    • 4-5 days/week
    • Tuition – $2300
    • Full Calendar
  • Full Time Comp Lite
    • September 9 – June 2
    • 2 days/week (Fall)
    • 5 days/week (Winter)
    • 2-3 days/week (Spring)
    • Tuition: $1800
    • Full Calendar
  • Full Time Comp Winter/Spring
    • November 15 – June 2
    • 5 days/week (Winter)
    • 2-3 days/week (Spring)
    • Tuition – $1500
    • Full Calendar

The Comp Lite programs were developed to meet the needs of our multi-sport athletes. Contact Coach Bernie if you aren’t sure which program is best for you.

Transportation to all training is provided, and Competition Team members are not required to purchase a season pass.

High School:

This program is designed to provide High School athletes additional resources for training and technique coaching while still being fully involved with high school skiing. We also encourage past BEA devo skiers to continue skiing with this program where the coach-skier ratio is low and the social atmosphere is familiar.

We have had great success with this program as it serves a wide range of abilities and goals. Members of the Bend Endurance Academy High School program are instructed in varying activities to improve their strength, technique, coordination, agility, and endurance to improve their skiing all while having an awesome time with their teammates! We understand not everyone wants to be a world-class racer – this is a great platform to keep improving and get more days on snow! We strive to teach the skills required to make Nordic skiing an enjoyable, life-long sport.

This program is the perfect “lift-off” for high school skiing. The Bend-LaPine School’s early release schedule provides a unique opportunity for team members to attend practices directly after school on Wednesdays and enjoy skiing without the constraints of winter daylight hours. Participants will be picked up from their schools on Wednesdays and dropped off at the Academy‘s office after practice. There is no cost for transportation.

High School Team Options:

  • Year Round – NEW!
    • Sept. 9 – Mar. 8
    • 27 Consecutive Weeks
    • Fall: 2 days – Wed + Fri
    • Winter: 3 days – Wed + Sat + Sun
    • Additional sessions over Thanksgiving and Winter Breaks!
    • Tuition: $1000
    • Full Calendar
  • Winter Programs
    • Nov. 16 – Mar. 12
    • 17 consecutive weeks
    • One Day: $450
    • Two Day: $700
    • Three Day: $900
    • Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday Options!
    • Additional sessions offered over Thanksgiving and Winter breaks!
    • Full Calendar

 

Nordic Development Team:

The Development Team is designed to introduce and motivate middle-schoolers (Ages 11-14) to consider Nordic skiing as their favorite winter sport. With an annual roster of around 50 kids, the Devo Team proves year in and year out to be a highlighted program for new and returning BEA skiers!

Skiers will learn skate and classic technique through coordination and agility drills, demonstrations and trail skiing adventures. Our staff is fully trained to work with a wide range of ability levels; from first time skiers to individuals seeking racing opportunities, we have progressions to fit your needs. Program content is age appropriate and FUN! The Bend-LaPine School’s early release schedule provides a unique opportunity for Development Team members to attend practices directly after school on Wednesdays and enjoy skiing without the constraints of winter daylight hours. Participants will be picked up from their schools on Wednesdays and dropped off at the Academy‘s office after practice.

The Bend Endurance Academy wants to help families get their kids to the snow. We offer free transportation to all members of our programs. Not only does this relieve pressure on parents to coordinate scheduling and carpooling, we have heard year after year that riding in the van is one of the highlights of our programs.

  • Ages 11 – 14
  • November 16 – March 13
  • 17 Consecutive Weeks
  • One, Two and Three day options
  • Additional sessions over Thanksgiving and Winter Breaks.
  • Additional program information can be found in the Nordic Handbook
  • Full Calendar

Tuition

  • One Day: $400
  • Two Day: $600
  • Three Day: $800
  • Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday Options

Nordic Youth Club:

The very popular Bend Endurance Academy Youth Club is a fun-focused program that introduces young people to the basics of cross country skiing and the joys of winter. During the weekend sessions, participants will learn both classic and skate technique through ski games, skill exercises and skiing adventures from an enthusiastic, experienced and professionally trained group of coaches. As skiers improve throughout the season we enjoy challenging Youth Club members with longer skis and tours to all of the secret spots around the Meissner trail system. Skiers are paired with friends, by ability or desire or even by favorite coach. We make it work!

Transportation to skiing is provided or families can also choose to meet the Bend Endurance Academy bus at Meissner Sno Park.

  • Ages 7 – 11
  • Dec. 17 – Feb. 26
  • 11 Weekends (No sessions 12/24 + 12/25)
  • 8:30am – Parent drop off at BEA
  • 11:30am – Parent pick up at BEA
  • 3 hrs. door to door – time for mom and dad to get a good ski in!
  • One and Two day options – pick between Saturday/Sunday or both!

Tuition:

  • One Day Youth Club: $240
  • Two Day Youth Club: $400

 


Youth After School Nordic

The BEA Nordic staff is excited to offer another year of Wednesday After School Nordic Club. This program is designed for elementary school aged children (7-11) who may have little or no experience with Nordic skiing. Participants will learn the basics of the “classic” technique from our enthusiastic, experienced and professionally trained group of coaches. The goal of the program is to get kids outside and moving in a winter environment. Skiers are paired with friends, by ability or desire or even by favorite coach. We make it work.

If you are already a participant of the weekend Nordic Youth Club, come on out and show us what you got! Each day will be a fun session at the Virginia Meissner Community Trails where we will work on skills, play some ski games and head into the woods for a tour. We generally break into groups of 5 – 6 for a good skier/coach ratio. The key to success in this program comes from a good attitude, an after school snack and the right clothing. Please refer to the Nordic Handbook to familiarize yourself with proper equipment

Due to the limited transportation and staff, this program is only offered for students at the following schools: Amity Creek, Highland, Westside, High Lakes and Miller Elementary.

Don’t see your school for pickup? All skiers are welcome to join us, please contact Bernie to explore the transportation options.

  • Ages 7 – 11
  • 8 Consecutive Wednesdays: Jan. 11 – Mar. 1
  • All students will be picked up from their schools at approximately:
    • Amity 2:10pm
    • Highland 2:00pm
    • Westside 2:10pm
    • High Lakes 2:20pm
    • Miller 2:30pm
  • All skiers return to BEA office at 5:15pm
  • Limit of 50 skiers
Tuition: $160

Mini Nordie Club:

The Mini Nordies are back! We are heading into our seventh year with this great program and couldn’t be more excited! This program inspires youngsters ages 4-6 to give Nordic skiing a try – teaching them the joys of sliding, playing, falling, and rolling around on the snow. Parents, you will be very impressed with what your child is capable of doing on skis- particularly after they get a chance to learn from their peers and our awesome coaches.

Mini Nordies meet for four consecutive Saturdays for one hour where participants take part in easy, introductory ski skills and games. Class sizes are small and the focus is on fun. We offer two sessions over the winter so families can extend ski time for their young ones. Class ratio is no more than 5- 1 and this program will fill! Participants must provide their own skis, poles, boots. No experience is necessary and we meet at the Meissner Nordic Community Ski Trails only 13 miles west of Bend. No ski pass necessary.

  • Ages 4 – 6
  • Session One: Dec. 31 – Jan. 21
  • Session Two: Jan. 28 – Feb. 18
  • 4 Consectutive Saturday’s
  • Classic Skiing
  • Meet at 10:45am at Meissner
  • Parent pick-up at 12:00pm at Meissner
  • Limit of 12 skiers
Tuition: $60 per session

We partner with several schools to offer customized programs to their students.

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 Winter Women’s Group:

Our popular Nordic Fall Ladies group is continuing through the winter. Join new Nordic Head Coach Bernie for ten sessions on snow. This high energy group is bound to improve both your fitness and skiing efficiency.

Feel like you need some positive group energy to get you out the door? Want to improve your skating and start zipping around the trails? Looking to build strength and stamina this winter? Want to find a snow sport that keeps you fit for another active Bend summer? This group is for you! Bring a friend or two and let’s get more ladies hooked on Nordic this winter!

      • Thursdays
      • Dec. 15 – Feb. 16
      • 10 Consecutive Sessions
      • 9:30 – 11:00am
      • Meets at Meissner
Tuition: $200

Winter Adult Nordic Program:

The Bend Endurance Adult Nordic Program inspires adults to improve their skate skiing while enjoying the Meissner Nordic Community Ski Trails just west of Bend. The Adult Ski Program has educated and inspired hundreds of skiers over the past 5 years and our experienced and passionate coaching staff are motivated to help you too!

Skate skiing is a great way to stay fit during the winter months and compliments so many of the other great activities that Central Oregon offers. Skate skiing is always a work in progress however, and our experienced coaches are motivated to help you progress in a technical sport while improving your level of fitness. Our goal is to leave you excited rather than exhausted! This will be one of the best learning programs you will ever attend- whether you are an accomplished skater or a relative newcomer.

      • Learn modern Nordic skate techniques
      • Increase your fitness and efficiency
      • Learn through established progressions
      • Improve steadily over the winter to become a faster, more confident skier
      • Receive personal attention in small groups with like abilities
Ages and Ability

Academy Masters Programs are intended for adult skiers who have some experience with Nordic skiing. If you are a beginner and would like to learn to ski, try Meissner Nordic’s “Learn to Ski” days to explore the sport or schedule a private lesson with our experienced staff below! We can’t wait to ski with you!

Adult Ski Program Options:

  • Tuesdays
    • Dec. 20 – Feb. 7
    • 8 Consecutive Sessions
    • Meet at Meissner
    • 9:30am – 11:00am
    • Tuition: $160
  • Sundays
    • Jan. 1 – Feb. 19
    • 8 Consecutive Sessions
    • Meet at Meissner
    • 9:30am – 11:30am
    • Tuition: $160

Fall Training Program:

BEA’s Fall Training Program is perfect for all middle school and high school age athletes that are looking to stay fit after an active summer, balance other sports with some ski-specific training or join friends after school on some fun fall adventures! We offer three different options for fall training.

Looking for a fun year-round package? Check out our NEW Competition and High School Team Offerings!

 

One Day “Fall Strength”

For our multi-sport and Nordic Devo athletes, consider the 1-day option. Our Friday strength, conditioning, and soccer program is the day every athlete, from the youngest to the oldest, most casual to most serious looks forward to! Join the team for agility training, strength, flexibility, speed and soccer. Don’t worry if you’re not a soccer player – our games are all-inclusive and the highlight of each week!

  • Fridays
  • Sept. 9 – Nov. 11
  • 10 Consecutive Weeks
  • Meet at Pilot Butte State Park at 3:15pm
  • Tuition: $150
  • Full Calendar

2 Day “Fall Fitness”

Looking for a way to build your fitness for winter sports but don’t want to run the same loops around town? Are you a multi-sport athlete that wants to do some fun ski specific training this fall? This program is for you! Combine our Wednesday adventures with Friday strength and you are well on your way to “fall fitness”. Enjoy both being in the woods and getting in a quality workout! Just bring your running shoes and water.

  • Wednesdays + Fridays
  • Sept. 7 – Nov. 11
  • 10 Consecutive Weeks
  • Wednesdays – Early Release School Pick-up
  • Fridays – Meet at Pilot Butte State Park at 3:15pm
  • Tuition: $300
  • Full Calendar

3 Day “Fall Training”

The 3-day option adds one ski-specific day into the “Fall Fitness” mix.  On Tuesdays, we will head out on some quiet roads for an afternoon of classic rollerskiing – a great way to learn new skills or build on the skills you learned this summer!

This is the choice of our advancing “devo” and high school team .  As our younger athletes become more serious about skiing, roller skiing is the best way to simulate skiing in the fall. Come learn with us in a controlled, comfortable environment!  If you don’t have roller ski equipment, check with Coach Bernie about loaner gear.

  • Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Fridays
  • Sept. 7 – Nov. 11
  • Tuesdays – Meet at BEA Office at 3:15pm
  • Wednesdays – Early Release School Pick-up
  • Fridays – Meet at Pilot Butte State Park at 3:15pm
  • Tuition: $400
  • Full Calendar

Can I schedule a make-up day?

  • We expect skiers to come on the day they have signed up to attend. Switching days is tough on the coaches and can disrupt groups; please do not come on a day that you are not signed up to attend.
  • No make-up days for full programs or after school programs.
  • There is no “credit” for days that you miss.
  • We only pro-rate tuition for late sign ups after a program’s start date.
  • There is some flexibility at the Devo and High School levels because the programs are not full.
  • Submit any questions about make up days to Coach Bernie – Bernadette@BendEnduranceAcademy.org

How do you assign skiers into groups?

  • We create groups on any day based on a number of factors including terrain, weather, experience, ability, age and motivation of the participants.
  • By default, we begin with age and then adjust by friendships / ability / experience to make efficient groups.

What is the best program for my child?

  • Start with their age. All programs have a minimum age, some have a maximum age. Exceptions must be approved by the Head Nordic Coach.
  • We can always switch groups or programs once they get started. There’s a lot of info on this page. Get started, go for a ski, and check in with the coach afterward to see if we need to make any adjustments to groups or programs.
  • Ability must be evaluated by our coaches, and skiing in “slow groups” is not a bad thing — we are trying to ski as a team so being in a bunch is often part of how the skiers get to socialize with each other.
  • If a skier wants to try a next-level group please talk to the coaches at practice.
  • Skiers must earn their progression through dedication, participation and demonstrated mastery.

What about racing?

  • Racing is always optional.
  • We do mock races and relays at some practices, for all ages, but racing in sanctioned races is only allowed if the skier is 10 or older by December 31st of the current year.
  • Skiing is a team sport and racing is encouraged for those 12 and older.

 




Nordic Staff

Bernie Nelson

Nordic Director

Questions regarding our Nordic program? Contact Bernie at:

Email: Bernadette@BendEnduranceAcademy.org

Cell: 530.386.8278

Bernie grew up in Truckee, CA where she fell fast in love with skiing because of her adventurous teammates and enthusiastic coaches.  A proud Montana State Bobcat she brings 5+ years of National and International coaching experience at the elite level. She’s known for her progressive and collaborative approach to coaching and high energy training sessions.

Why I Coach:

I coach for the love of the sport and adventure, for the community, and for the team! I’m all about the big picture . My passion for coaching revolves around maintaining perspective, building teamwork, generating enthusiasm and supporting the growth of young strong people! I’m inspired day after day by the skiers I work with. Come ski with us!

Ben Husaby

Nordic Coach and Big Dog

Email: Ben@BendEnduranceAcademy.org

Cell: 541.480.4563

 

A two-time Olympian in Nordic skiing with an impressive record of multi-sport accomplishments as well as running and adventure racing achievements. He brings to the Academy a solid record of success in coaching athletes of all ages, although his focus has been on coaching young people. Since 1999 when Ben began coaching young athletes, he has developed systematic approaches to training progressions, which allows athletes to meet their personal goals.

He is respected for his forward approach to technique analysis, knowledge of waxing and innovative training ideas.

Why I coach:  Because of the kids!  Everyday is different and kids are always up for the unknown.  Because of them, I feel like I have the best “job” in Bend.

David Kurtz

Former BEA skier and long time coach.  Not sure if it is possible to capture his face on film.