Welcome to the 2017 Haywood Noram Westerns at Whistler Olympic Park in the beautiful Callaghan Valley, the site of the 2010 Winter Olympics Nordic events. Westerns will run concurrently with Teck Coast Cup #2 on January 21 and Teck Coast Cup #3 on January 22, in addition to the other events on January 20-22. Click on the button below to register as a racer or coach.
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This year's Haywood NorAm Westerns will include a team relay event on Sunday, January 22. This event was added to the format to recognize a request by athletes at the CCC High Performance Committee meeting to have some variety and fun in their racing calendar. In order to have meaningful competition, and encourage the creation of as many official teams as possible, points for the relay will be awarded on a division basis. Official teams are three athletes, same gender, same division and same category. Unofficial teams may consist of athletes from different divisions, same gender but will not be eligible for awards, or prize money. The manner in which points are calculated is set out in Appendix C of the NorAm Technical Package.
The intention of awarding divisional points in the relay is to have the races count for points, encourage interaction between clubs, and create both teamwork and competition at the event. Racers are encouraged to register if they want to participate as teams can be created up until Saturday, January 21 at 12 noon as per the Race Notice. Athletes may race up. The jury may combine categories if the field size is considered too small for meaningful competition.
There is a Teck Coast Cup event for racers in the Atom, Pee Wee and Bantam categories, as well as Masters. The Teck Coast Cup calculates points based on clubs.
Meetings will take place at Whistler Athletes' Centre, approximately 15 minutes from the venue, on the following days:
All persons requiring access to ski trails are required to have a pass.