Pillar Projects are where the NNF meets athletes:
providing opportunities, experiences, and a changed sense of where skiing can take them.
North American Training Camps:
A critical component of athlete and regional skier development. NNF supports training camps for athletes across the country.
- Introduce young athletes to their peers.
- Create an inclusive training environment at the elite level.
- Connect athletes to inspiring coaches and the cutting edge training methods they know best.
- Provide chances for athletes to have meaningful experiences in the places that make US skiing special – from Craftsbury, VT, Soldier Hollow, UT, Kincaid Park, AK, and everywhere in between.
- Allow coaches to identify athletes capable of international success.
International Competition Support:
The NNF partners with US Ski and Snowboard to provide the funding for Junior/U23 World Championships, athlete exchanges, and support for members of the US Ski Team.
Development all the way through:
The NNF is the principal sponsor for US Junior World Championship teams, giving top skiers their chance to make history while competing against soon-to-be pros from around the world.
Each year, the NNF sponsors the US team at 4 different levels of international competition:
- U18 Nordic Nations: Top US U18 skiers qualify to compete against Scandinavian skiers in Norway as part of an athlete exchange introducing them to international racing.
- FIS Junior World Ski Championships: First World Championship experience for the best junior skiers (U20) in the US.
- FIS U23 World Ski Championships: The international junior level Championship for developing pro and collegiate skiers.
- OPA Cup: The European continental cup, gives domestic level pros experience they need to push to the World Cup level.
- World Cup: Supplemental funding for US Ski Team members to step onto the World Cup startline.
The NNF makes the top-level domestic race circuit in North America possible. The SuperTour provides a direct route to the World Cup, and enriches US skiing across the continent.
North America’s racing series:
- Results on the SuperTour lead directly to starts on the World Cup.
- Held across the continent, the SuperTour allows the diversity of skiing across the continent to connect and learn from each other.
- More Opportunity for more skiers: The number of programs supporting post-grad and professional racing in the US is growing, and the SuperTour is where they compete!