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 FIS 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!

White Pine Touring Center Open Door Sessions: Every Friday, December-March. Please contact Richard Hodges ahead of time to discuss equipment needs, lessons or coaching: richard.hodges801@gmail.com. 

Courage Kenny Adaptive Nordic Skiing Sessions: Minneapolis, MN (Loppet Trailhead) / 6:30-8:30pm CST on January 12, 19, 26; February 9, 16; March 2. ContactDaniel Edmondson, Daniel.Edmondson@allina.com. Registration opens October 1, 2022. 

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

Craftsbury VI Athlete & Guide Nordic Ski ClinicDecember 2-4, 2022 / Craftsbury, VT. Contact: daviss@craftsbury.com. 

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

Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra Nordic Ski Camp: February 3-5, 2023 / Mammoth Lakes, CA. Contact: info@disabledsportseasternsierra.org. Option to race Feb. 5.

CAF Idaho Nordic Ski Camp: February 1-5, 2023 (with Boulder Mountain Tour race Feb. 4. See Competition page for race info). Sun Valley, ID. Contact: Wilson Dippo- wilson@challengedathletes.org. 

VAST Veterans Nordic Biathlon Camp: Feb. 9-14, 2023  / Pineland Farms, ME.  Contact: kristina@pinelandfarms.org 

Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra Nordic Ski Camp: March 31-April 2, 2023 / Mammoth Lakes, CA. Contact: info@disabledsportseasternsierra.org. Option to race April 2. 

 

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

Race Series - Casper Mountain Biathlon Club: Casper, WY 

Race Series - Sven Wiik Nordic:  Steamboat Springs, CO

Race Series - Wasatch Citizen Series: Dec. 17 & 31, 2022; Jan. 14, 28; Feb. 11, March 18, 2023.  Park City, UT (area). Contact: Richard Hodges, richard.hodges801@gmail.com.

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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Schutzenski Festival (training and racing): October 10-16, 2022 / Soldier Hollow, Midway, UT.Contact: Zach Hall, zhall@uolf.org. Biathlon & XC races.Register here

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

Quarry Road OpenerDecember 4, 2022 / Waterville, Maine. Registration info. Contact: Jefferson Tucker, jeffersontucker2@gmail.com

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 1-5, 2023 / Midway, UT. Contact: bethann.chamberlain@usopc.org. Registration deadline Dec. 26, 2022!

FIS Para Nordic World Cup #2: January 11-13, 2023 / Planica, SLO. Selection criteria posted.

Pre-Loppet 1K Sit Ski RaceJanuary 15, 2023 / Theodore Wirth Park, Minneapolis, MN. Contact: Paul Johnson, johnson@loppet.org

Crosscut Community Biathlon Race #1: January 21, 2023 / Crosscut Mountain Sports Center, Bozeman, MT. 

FIS Para Nordic World Ski Championships: January 21-29, 2023 / Ostersund, Sweden. Selection criteria posted. 

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

CAF Idaho Nordic Ski CampFebruary 1-5, 2023 (with BMT race on Feb. 4. SEE BELOW.). Sun Valley, ID. Contact: Wilson Dippo, wilson@challengedathletes.org.

Boulder Mountain Tour (BMT): February 4, 2023 / Sun Valley, ID. Race registration (register before Oct. 31 for a free entry through CAF! CODE: CAFskier2023). Para Nordic prize purse!

Allan Bard Memorial Race: February 5, 2023 / Mammoth Lakes, CA. Contact: info@disabledsportseasternsierra.org. Classic technique, 5/10/20k. 

1.5K Sit Ski LoppetFebruary 4, 2023 / Theodore Wirth Park, Minneapolis, MN. Contact: Paul Johnson, johnson@loppet.org 

Empire State Games: February 4, 2023 / Lake Placid, NY.  Contact: adaptive@eswgames.comPara biathlon race.

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

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

Sacagawea Classic: February 11, 2023 / Crosscut Mountain Sports Center, Bozeman, MT. 

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

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

Crosscut Community Biathlon Race #2: February 25, 2023 / Crosscut Mountain Sports Center, Bozeman, MT. 

FIS Para Nordic World Cup Finals: March 1-8, 2023 / Midway, UT. Selection criteria posted.

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. 

Mammoth Marathon: April 2, 2023 / Mammoth Lakes, CA. Contact: info@disabledsportseasternsierra.org. Freestyle technique, 10/21/42k. 

 

 

2022-23 National Para Nordic Development Race Series

U.S. Paralympics Nordic Skiing (USPN) is excited to announce the 2022-23 National Para Nordic Development Race Series, which will include both biathlon and cross-country skiing competitions.  This series will take place throughout the entire winter, across the country.  

The events included in this race series are hosted by Nordic ski and biathlon clubs across the country. We will track participation and results to award series’ winners for the top 3 athletes with the greatest number of points at the end of the seasonAll classes and genders will be combined to determine the overall top three award winning positions.  

Eligibility

  • No qualification is required

  • Classification: Points for this series will be calculated after FIS Para Nordic Classification Percentages have been applied to athletes' finishing timeIf an athlete has not been classified, they will be classed in the highest factor in their class, (VI classes – B3, Standing classes- LW4, Sitting classes – LW12).  

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

  • National Team members not eligible for prizes

Series Events:

1. Quarry Road Opener – Quarry Road, Waterville, Maine, Dec. 4, 2022

2. U.S. Sit Ski Nationals Solider Hollow, Midway, Utah January 2-5, 2023. CC Sprint* & CC 5km*, Biathlon Sprint **

3. Boulder Mountain Tour- Sun Valley, ID, Feb. 4, 2023

4. Ski to the Sun- Methow Valley, WA, Feb. 10, 2023

5.  U.S. Biathlon National Championships- ** Casper Mountain, Casper, WY March 24-26, 2023

*Requires a FIS Nordic Skiing License

**Biathlon races require U.S. Biathlon Athlete License. Note: there is an option for a day license. 

Earning Points

Overall awards will be given to the top 3 athletes (all classes and genders combined) who have the greatest number of points at the end of the season (March 29, 2023)In addition, there will be a Rookie Award, given to a first-year racer with the greatest number of points. Points can be earned in 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

  • 3 points for racing in any additional race/s between November 15, 2022-March 27, 2023 (the maximum number of points one can earn in this way is 12). 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, 2023!

 

Prizes

Prizes for the following categories will be announced in April of 2023 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

EVENT DETAILS (PDF)

Dates: January 1-5, 2023

Location: Soldier Hollow, Midway, UT

Hosted by Soldier Hollow & U.S. Paralympics Nordic Skiing

Schedule:

Jan. 1- Classification & Official Training

Jan. 2- Cross-country Sprint

Jan. 3- Cross-country 5km

Jan. 4- Biathlon training

Jan. 5- Biathlon Sprint

Standing & VI races will also be offered but will not be part of the National Championship. 

 

ATHLETE SAFETY REQUIREMENTS

All U.S. participants in this competition are subject to the requirements outlined in the USOPC Athlete Safety Policy available at: http://teamusa.org/USOPCAthleteSafetyPolicy. Adult Participants are also required to be familiar with, and comply with the USOPC Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies (MAAPP) available at: http://teamusa.org/maapp. Participating in our events also comes with certain responsibilities, such as requirements to report Prohibited Conduct, to include violations of the MAAPP, as outlined in Section 6 of the USOPC Athlete Safety Policy, as well as completing training as outlined below.

U.S. Center for SafeSport Training

All U.S. athletes (18 years and older), coaches, officials, and support staff requesting accreditation must complete, or have completed within the last calendar year, the U.S. Center for SafeSport’s SafeSport Trained Core training, or applicable Refresher training course if they have previously taken the SafeSport Trained Core training. The training must be completed prior to arrival at the event and must be valid through the conclusion of the event. Please note, U.S. Paralympics Nordic Skiing membership with SafeSport training that is valid through the conclusion of the event will be accepted.

If you are not in compliance with training, depending on the required course, it will take between 30 to 90 minutes to complete the training. Taking the SafeSport Trained Core or Refresher training is free for registered event participants. Please email Jamie Martin, jamie.martin@usopc.org, if you need help accessing the training. You must submit proof of completion and expiration date of your most recent SafeSport training to Jamie Martin, jamie.martin@usopc.org, at least two weeks prior to the event.

If you are a minor athlete, completing SafeSport training is not required, however, we recommend you work with your parent/guardian to take the free youth training course offered by the U.S. Center for SafeSport. The U.S. Center for SafeSport also has resources available to parents/guardians regarding abuse prevention in sport, to include the Parent Toolkit, and free online training. These resources, and information regarding the training for both minor athletes and parents/guardians is available at: https://uscenterforsafesport.org/training-and-education/safesport-courses-for-all/.

USOPC Background Check

All U.S. participants requesting a Team Staff accreditation for this competition are required to undergo a background check utilizing the National Center for Safety Initiatives as further described in the USOPC’s Background Check Policy & Procedures (which can be viewed on the Team USA Athlete Safety Page at https://www.teamusa.org/team-usa-athlete-services/safe-sport) and Exhibit C. The background check must be completed prior to the start of competition. Any individual receiving a “Red Light” may be precluded by the USOPC from participating in the competition. Please note, U.S. Paralympics Nordic skiing membership with a background check that is valid through the conclusion of the event will be accepted. Please submit proof of completion and expiration date of your most recent background check to Jamie Martin, Jamie.martin@usopc.org. 

For additional information regarding the USOPC’s Athlete Safety Program, or to report an allegation of misconduct or abuse please visit: https://www.teamusa.org/team-usa-athlete-services/safe-sport.

 

EVENT DETAILS (PDF)

Questions? Contact:

bethann.chamberlain@usopc.org  

Thank you to our sponsors:

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