Pillar Projects

 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.

Camps help:

    • 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.



US SuperTour:

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!



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