Masters Ski Program 2018-19

    • Cost: $170 per individual (must be club member)
    • Ages 30+
    • Mondays, 4pm
    • September 24th through the end of March

    The Stowe Nordic Master’s training program is for men and women, ages 30 plus. The goal of this program is to improve our Stowe Nordic Master’s team presence at the club races, but mostly to have fun while improving our skiing. Last year we worked on learning to ski not only FAST but SMART and this year we will add PATIENCE. To ski FAST you need technique, strength and interval sessions. To ski SMART, you need to identify problems and make changes. In other words, you have got to be thinking every stride how to be more efficient. To add PATIENCE, you need to realize making a change in technique does not happen instantly but evolves with consistent practice. At times you will have a glimmer of hope that you are making progress and then there will be days you feel you have regressed. But for me the glimmer of hope is what has kept me going for 50 plus years trying to perfect the kick and glide. You know when you have it because everything seems effortless. Our mantra will be “Not going to happen overnight but with continual practice it will happen”.

    The program will be Mondays 4pm at the Mt Mansfield Touring Center (Cross country Ski Center at SMR). We will begin on Monday, September 24, meeting weekly with dryland training and as soon as there is enough snow, ski training. You will have 3 rotating coaches each with their own focus: Trina (interval training), Dave (core strength, technique, video) and third coach (TBD) (agility, strength, ski specific training). Weekly emails will be sent out informing you of type of training and social events after training (biweekly meet at a local restaurant for post training conversation, drinks and food).

    The cost of the program is $170 for the entire season (fall through the end of March). Plus you must join Stowe Nordic (individuals $30 or family $50). You can register online at the SN website (, tab programs, master’s ski training, then online registration). Everyone who joins this year and did not receive a Stowe Nordic Tech-shirt last year will receive one. There will also be an opportunity to purchase a Stowe Nordic racing suit, jacket, pants, etc. at cost. Plus you will be eligible for team discounts for wax and equipment at the Ski Rack in Burlington and Mountain Ops here in Stowe. We are trying to grow this program so please encourage any of your friends to come give it a try (no charge to attend a couple of sessions). Many folks say “I am not interested in racing”, but the real goal is to learn to ski efficiently which makes every outing more fun, which is great for everyone.

    So don’t hesitate to sign up and if you have any questions or concerns please email Trina ( Also you are all welcome to do a free trial to see if the program is right for you.

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