U.S. Paralympics Nordic Skiing


Dan Cnossen celebrates winning gold at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Paralympic Games.

2022-2023 Para Nordic Skiing Events Calendar

Click here for qualification criteria for U.S. Paralympics Nordic Skiing teams and trips.*This includes World Cup, World Championships, and National Team criteria.  For introductory or development events, see calendar below. For World Para Nordic Skiing schedule & results click here.

The calendars below include para Nordic camps, clinics, and competitions across the country.

These calendars will continue to be updated with more event info and details

Unless noted as HOSTED, the events listed below are not U.S. Paralympics Nordic Skiing hosted competitions so are not under the jurisdiction of the USOPC or subject to its policies. If you are a Participant of the USOPC/U.S. Paralympics Nordic Skiing at the time of a competition listed below, you are still required to be familiar with and comply with the USOPC Athlete Safety Policy and USOPC Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies while participating at the event. The polices and information regarding reporting allegations of misconduct can be found at www.teamusa.org/athletesafety.

 

Events

**This calendar will continue to be updated with more events and details. 

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Series Events:

U.S. Paralympics Nordic Skiing Summer Virtual Workouts: 5-6pm MST on Zoom. June 6 & 20, July 11 & 25, Aug 8 & 22, 2022 . Email Bethann (uspnordic@gmail.com) if interested. Everyone welcome and any workout mode encouraged!

Challenge Alaska Weekly Para Ski Group: 2023 Dates TBD / Anchorage, AK.  Contact: Jeff Dick, jeff@challengealaska.org

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Camps & Clinics:

Casper Mountain Biathlon Club Para Nordic Spring Ski Camp: May 2-8, 2022 / Casper, WY. Contacts: Rob Rosser, robert.m.rosser@gmail.com & Bryan Price, bryanprice1981@gmail.com

The Hartford Ski Spectacular: Dec. 4-10, 2022 / Breckenridge, CO. Contact: bethann.chamberlain@usopc.org.

Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra Nordic Ski Camp: 2023 Dates TBD / Mammoth Lakes, CA.

VAST (Veterans Adaptive Sports & Training) Veterans Nordic Biathlon Camp: 2023 Dates TBD / Pineland Farms, ME.  Contact: kristina@pinelandfarms.org 

Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra Biathlon Camp: 2023 Dates TBD / Mammoth Lakes, CA. 

**This calendar will continue to be updated with more events and details. 2022-23 info coming soon!

Race Series - Casper Mountain Biathlon Club: Casper, WY 

Race Series - Sven Wiik Nordic:  Steamboat Springs, CO

Race Series - Wasatch Citizen Series: Park City, UT (area). Contact: Tanja.Kari@hsc.utah.edu

CXC Adaptive Junior Cup: Midwest Region. Ages 20 & under. Scholarships for travel costs available (go to event website to learn more)

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Concept2 SkiErg World Sprints: November 10-13, 2022 / Virtual. Adaptive categories!

The Kendall Classic: December 2022 dates TBD  / Craftsbury, VT. Registration open in November. Contact: Ollie Burruss, ollie.burruss@craftsbury.com.  

U.S. Paralympics Nordic Sit Ski Nationals: January 6-11, 2023 / Midway, UT. Details coming soon!

WPNS World Cup #2: January 13-22, 2023 / Planica, SLO. Selection criteria posted soon. 

Ski Rennet: January 28, 2023  / Bloomington, MN. 2km para race.  

Race of the Methow: February 4-5, 2023 / Methow Valley, WA. Contact: Betsy Devin-Smith, biathlon@mvnsef.orgCross-country races.  

Boulder Mountain Tour: February 2023 date TBD / Ketchum, ID.

Sit Ski LoppetFebruary 2023 dates TBD / Minneapolis, MN. Contact: Andrea Bidelman: bidelman@loppet.org. 1.5km para race.

Ski to the Sun: February 11, 2023 / Methow Valley, WA. Contact: Betsy Devin-Smith, biathlon@mvnsef.orgCross-country race. 

Sun of a Gun Biathlon RaceFebruary 2023 TBD / Methow Valley, WA. Contact: Betsy Devin-Smith, biathlon@mvnsef.org.

Empire State Games: 2023 details coming soon / Lake Placid, NY.  

American Birkebeiner: February 22-27, 2023 / Hayward, WI. Para race Friday, February 24. 

WPNS World Cup Finals: February 26-March 9, 2023 / Midway, UT. Selection criteria posted soon. 

Snow Mountain Ranch Stampede: March 2023 dates TBD / Fraiser, CO. Contact: Mark Birdseye, mbirdseye@nscd.org. Registration. 

U.S. Biathlon Nationals: March 22-26, 2023 / Casper, WY. 

 

National Para Nordic Development Race Series-- 2022-23 Series info coming soon!

U.S. Paralympics Nordic Skiing (USPN) is excited to announce the 2021-22 National Para Nordic Development Race Series, which will include both biathlon and cross-country skiing competitions.  This series will take place over four race weekends, hosted by Nordic clubs across the country. We will track participation and results to award series’ winners for the top three Para athletes with the greatest number of points at the end of the season.  All classes and genders will be combined to determine the overall top three award winning positions. 

Eligibility:

  • No qualification is required
  • Athletes must have an eligible impairment according to WPNS Classification Rules & Regulations, in order to be eligible for prizes in this competition. See WPNS Classification Rules and Regulations Doc, appendices 1 and 2 ,for a list of both eligible and non-eligible impairments.  If an athlete is uncertain as to whether or not they would be considered eligible, please email BethAnn, Bethann.chamberlain@usopc.org, to help determine eligibility. 
  • Classification: Points for this series will be calculated after WPNS Classification Percentages have been applied to athletes finishing time.  If an athlete has not been classified, they will be classed in the highest factor in their class, (B class – B3, Standing class- LW4, Sitting classes – LW12).   Go to the WPNS website for more information about para Nordic classification. 

Athletes will be required to hold appropriate race licenses for the races they compete in. 

Series Events: 

1. WPNS Races, **CANCELLED! Bozeman,* MT. December 18-19, 2021. Cross Country Sprint qualifier & CC Short (5km). Contact: kristina.trygstad-saari@usopc.org

2. U.S. Sit Ski Nationals,* Bozeman, MT.  January 1-2, 2022; CC Sprint & CC Short (5km). Registration & Info. Contact: bethann.chamberlain@usopc.org

3. Casper Mountain Biathlon Club Biathlon Races,** Casper, WY. January 22-23, 2022. Contact: Rob Rosser, robert.m.rosser@gmail.com. Registration. 

4. U.S. Biathlon National Championships,** Lake Placid, NY. March 23-27, 2022. Contact: bethann.chamberlain@usopc.org. Info & registration. 

*Require World Para Nordic Skiing License

**Biathlon races require U.S. Biathlon Athlete License

Earning Points:

Overall series awards will be given to the top three athletes (all classes and genders combined) who have most number of points at the end of the season (March 27, 2022).  In addition, there will be a Rookie Award, given to a first-year racer with the greatest number of points. Points can be earned through the following ways:

  • 3 points for finishing a National Para Nordic Race Series competition
  • Points for top three in each class per gender (men’s sit, women’s sit, men’s stand, women’s stand, men’s visually impaired, women’s visually impaired): 

1st – 3 points

2nd – 2 points

3rd -- 1 point

  • 2 points for racing in any additional race between November 15, 2021-March 27, 2022 (the maximum number of points one can earn in this way is 8). Additional racing opportunities can be found on the Event page of the USPN website, but any race counts!  

Points will be tracked and updated on this Google Doc sheet

Registration:

Registration links for all events will be posted on the USPN Event page website once registration opens.

To add additional races to your points profile, participants need to send BethAnn Chamberlain (bethann.chamberlain@usopc.org) race results. The deadline for this is March 30, 2022!

Prizes:

Prizes for the following categories will be announced on April 1, 2022 and will be shipped or delivered to the winning athletes following this announcement. 

1st place overall in points – New pair of skis 

2nd place overall in point – New pair of poles 

3rd place overall in points –Team USA apparel 

Rookie Award – Team USA apparel 

 

 

 

U.S. Paralympics Nordic Skiing Nationals - 2023 event details coming soon!

Dates: January 6-11, 2023

Hosted by Soldier Hollow, Midway, UT

Questions? Contact:

 bethann.chamberlain@usopc.org

 kristina.trygstad-saari@usopc.org

 

Thank you to our sponsors:

QUESTIONS ABOUT EVENTS? Contact U.S. Para Nordic at uspnordic@gmail.com.