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Are you interested in joining the 2018/19 Nordic Team?
Complete the membership form on this page and we will get back with you!

Questions?

Email Coach Callahan – [email protected]


Meet the Coaches

Duncan Callahan- Coach

[email protected]

Coach Duncan Callahan - Head Coach

Hometown- Glen Falls, NY / 20 years experience

During the off season, I’m usually:

Hanging with my family, including two beautiful daughters.

Fun fact about you:

I am completely obsessed with Dave Matthews, and 90s alternative music.


Nordic Skiing News:

Wscu Nordic Team Start at USCSA National Championships

Western Mountain Sports Nordic Ski Team USCSA National Championships

The Western Mountain Sports Nordic Ski Team recently competed at the USCSA National Championships in ...
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Nordic Team Wins at Home Events

Nordic Team Wins at Home Events

Photo credit Bob Maddox The Western Mountain Sports Nordic Ski Team hosted the USCSA Rocky ...
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Freshman Anna Johnson (photo credit Dave James)

Nordic Team Shines at CMU Invitational

Picture: Freshman Anna Johnson / Photo Credit: Dave James The Western Nordic Team traveled to ...
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The Western Colorado University Nordic Team is a competitive program offering a full dry-land training season, year-round training plans, and high level racing.

Western competes in the United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA) Rocky Mountain Conference. By combining a long history with new leadership, the team is a strong presence in the sport, both regionally and nationally. With structured, purposeful training and a detailed road-map for success, the team aims to be the best in the country every year.

Western Colorado University Nordic Team

Western Colorado University Nordic Team

The dry-land training season begins in the fall, with weekly roller-ski sessions, trail running, and strength training. The goal of this eight week block of training is to lay the foundation for a smooth transition to on-snow training (near Crested Butte!) in early November. Combined with detailed goal-setting and an eye on the future, this dry-land season sets the tone for a strong season of competition.

Western Colorado University Nordic Team

Western Colorado University Nordic Team

The team assembles for between six and eight training sessions per week, and is able to access a full 75km of groomed trails in the Gunnison Valley for winter training. The competition season begins in November with a training camp and races at the West Yellowstone Ski Festival in Montana, and lasts through mid-March with the conclusion of the USCSA National Championships. Throughout the season, the team races between ten and fifteen races in Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico, and Utah; primarily competing against the University of Wyoming, Colorado Mesa University, The Air Force Academy, and Colorado College.

If you’re interested in attending Western to compete as a full member of the Nordic Team, please contact head coach Duncan Callahan for additional information. Please note – Now offering partial scholarships to those athletes uniquely qualified to help this team be the best in the country in the coming years. #GoWestern

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