NNF Summer Training Schedule Released (plus: full list of athletes attending NTG Camp)


The following press release was received from the National Nordic Foundation earlier this week. Additional original reporting added at bottom re: list of athletes attending this year’s NTG camps.

The National Nordic Foundation (NNF) is excited to again support a full suite of camps, trips, and training opportunities for promising American cross-country skiers at all levels of development. Our Summer Series, funded in partnership with the U.S. Ski and Snowboard (USSS) Sport Development Program, will see talented skiers from across the U.S. ski community join together throughout the summer and throughout the country, towards creating a bright future for the whole of U.S. Skiing. 

The Regional Elite Group Camp (REG) schedule is full again, with top U18 and U20 skiers from each USSS Region joining up at some of America’s premier ski venues to work with top regional coaching talent and U.S. Ski Team coaches Bryan Fish and Greta Anderson. At the U16 level, a National Elite Camp will see the best skiers in the country train together at once for the first time ever, as they head to Lake Placid, New York, in July, home of next year’s Junior National Championships. An International U18 Camp in Lillehammer is slated to continue the USA’s athlete exchange program with Norway, and round out the summer, in August. 

NNF’s programming directly reaches down from the national level to the regional level, with partner organizations at the divisional level having expanded the model to reach younger athletes and bring more skiers from more places together to live out the old adage, “fast skiers are made in the summer.” Combined, between NNF, regional, and divisional programming, the U.S. ski community is set for a busy summer engaging more athletes in the joy of doing our winter sport year-round! 

Athletes hard at work, track agility drills, Alaska REG Camp, July 2022 (photo: Gavin Kentch)

NNF Summer Series Schedule 

National Training Group (NTG) Camps:

Best U20 skiers in the country, joined together for regular training with USSS Development Coaches

Schedule: Park City, June 11–18; Park City, October 8–16

Regional Elite Group (REG) Camps: 

Top U18–U20 regional skiers working with U.S. Ski Team Development Coaches and local coaches

Schedule: Eastern: Lake Placid, June 24-28

Western: Bozeman, July 6–12

Central: Cable, July 11–16

Alaska: Anchorage, July 17–21

[Look for firsthand reports from the Alaska REG camp on this website in July. In related news, will this reporter take participatory journalism so far as to jump into the Gasline uphill running time trial against some of the country’s top juniors given half a chance? Yes, yes he will. Is this reporter among the top dozen U20 male skiers in Alaska right now? No, no he is not. Stay tuned.]

National U16 Elite Camp: 

Top U16 skiers from across the country training together with USSS Development Coaches

Schedule: Lake Placid, July 31–August 6

International U18 Junior Camp: 

U.S. delegation of U18 skiers attends camp with top international juniors in Lillehammer. Dates TBD.

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Rollerskiers stride up a sustained climb outside of Park City, Utah, during Park City Camp, October 2022. (photo: Greta Anderson)

Also this week, Development Team Coach Greta Anderson provided the following list of athletes who accepted an invitation to attend the NTG camps in Park City. There will be two such camps this year, one next week and one in October.

Athletes accepting nominations to NTG camp:


Anders Weiss
Max Kluck
Jack Lange
Jack Conde
Luka Riley
Lucas Wilmot
Fin Bailey
Murphy Kimball
Tommy Simmonds
Davis Isom
Owen Young
Trey Jones
Luke Rizio
Matt Seline
Derek “Buster” Richardson
Jasper Johnston
Tabor Greenberg
Ben Barbier
Landon Wyatt
Anabel Needham races at World Juniors in Whistler in February (photo: Graeme Williams, @oneskatephotos)


Anabel Needham
Sammy Smith
Nina Schamberger
Ava Thurston
Hattie Barker
Rose Horning
Neve Gerard
Maeve Ingelfinger
Katey Houser
Lauren McCollor
Evelyn (Evie) Walton
Lena Poduska
Emma Crum

— Gavin Kentch

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