Our Program

The National Team Development Centre Thunder Bay is a community based organization working within the framework of Cross Country Canada to provide elite cross country skiers with intensive training and competition programs.

Athletes from across the country are selected based on national performance criteria to participate in the NTDC program providing these dedicated individuals with national level coaching, access to extensive high level training facilities and excellent sport science testing services. Our athletes compete at regional, national and international competitions from late November to early April. Their individualized training programs average over 750 hours per year and are usually blended with demanding academic pursuits.

Our coaching support during our twenty one years of operation has included Canadian National Level coaches and Finnish National Level coaches.

Current Coaching Staff:
Timo Puiras – Head Coach
Paul Hemsworth – Strength Coach