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Masters Winter Training


Program Description

Mansfield Nordic Club (MNC) offers a popular Masters program for adults with a variety of backgrounds and goals. We provide opportunities for all levels of skiers with an emphasis on camaraderie, fun, fitness and skill. Beginners, novices and intermediate  skiers work in small groups to improve skills and get a good workout, while advanced skiers can take part in challenging workouts.

Skiing takes place on a 6km lighted trail system at the National Guard facilities in Jericho. Thanks to the snowmaking capabilities and a higher altitude than Burlington, we are able to ski on good conditions for much of the winter – even when there is no snow in town!

We alternate classic and skate depending on conditions. Masters coaches will publish weekly and daily updates on the Masters Training Google Doc in real time.

Afternoon sessions will have 1-2 groups, while evening sessions will be divided into ability based groups, ranging from new-to-ski training, up through experienced racers; you can change groups at any time for more or less advanced coaching; you may be in one group for classic, another for skate.  For more information see our Masters Training FAQ

New this season our coaches will be providing an option to get customized training for athletes looking for weekly training plans based upon training goals and target races.

Where: At the Ethan Allen Biathlon Range, Jericho

When: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, December 5 – March 15 (depending on snow conditions)

You may choose either the Early Weekday Session: 3:45-5:15 pm or Late Weekday Session: 6:00-7:30 pm.

Training starts promptly, so plan to be on snow and meeting your group at the published start times.  So plan to arrive early if  you are new and need assistance or need time to prepare your classic wax for the day.

Program Registration

Program Fees (12/5 thru 3/15)

  • $225   3-Day/wk  Racing/Technique & Fitness Group
  • $25      Customized Race Training Plans (add on to Racing/Training… group only)
  • $110    Range Access Only

Pricing notice:

  • 3-Day Training /Technique Group price increases $25 on December 1, 2017
  • Customized Race Training Plans price increases $10 on December 1, 2017
  • Range Access  price increases $15 on December 1, 2017

Registration is open now.  All MNC skiers and anyone planning to ski with the club must hold a Mansfield Nordic Club Membership. For MNC Membership information and to register click  “Join MNC”.

Masters Winter Racing

Whether you are an experienced racer or interested in competing in your first race, we are encouraging Masters to come race with us!  Our club has an active group of racing masters competing at all levels, distances, speed and abilities. Races are going on every weekend during the ski season. If you are interested in being part of the fun, email Karen to get on the racing masters list.  You will receive mid-week email updates on race entry and course details, meeting places, carpooling etc.

For MNC targeted races an MNC Coach will be on hand with a tent, wax table and racing advice.  A list of targeted races can also be found on the Winter Racing tab of our Masters Training Doc.    Watch our Masters Blog for race updates and plan come out to ski hard, have some fun and earn some Zak Cup points for the club!

Ethan Allen Training Site Rules:

We are guests on a very active and busy military base so please use caution and common sense whenever you are on base.  Some of our coaches go through a annual safety certification with the National Guard in order to sign out the facilities for MNC training.

  • Most roads on base have a strictly enforced 20 MPH limit.  Violating the speed limit may result in loss of skiing privileges for the individual and the club.
  • Ski only on open trails.
  •  Do not cross barriers or chains indicating a trail or road is closed.  Skiers must be in groups of two or more.
  • We can only ski during our designated training times when a safety certified club member has signed out the facility with Range Control.

Walker building will be open with fire going
Walker building closed & lights will go out at 7:30 pm sharp

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