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Lyndon Nordic Training Center

The Lyndon Nordic Training Center (LNTC), located in Lyndon Center, VT was started in 1973 with the purpose of preparing North American nordic skiers for national and international competition. The LNTC was a component of Lyndon Institute, a co-ed private secondary school established in 1867. The program, which was coached by former U.S. National Team skier Peter Davis and his wife Nancy, could be considered the first true residential nordic ski academy in the U.S. 

During this time, the fiberglass composite cross-country ski debuted on the market and Peter Davis capitalized on its unique and unequaled performance. With the help of this new ski technology, the program soon experienced early success after outstanding results at the 1974 Junior Nationals. Claiming two junior national titles and many top five results, the LNTC soon became a hot bed for training some of the country’s elite junior, national team, and Olympic nordic skiers. In 1977 Lyndon Outing Club along with the LNTC co-hosted the U.S. National Cross Country Championships in Lyndonville. 

During the summer of 1977, Peter and Nancy Davis resigned their position at the LNTC to pursue the formation of the Telemark Academy in Cable, WI. Margie Mahoney, a former Olympic cross-country skier took over the program until 1979 when it was dissolved.