About Olympian Tours

Olympian Tours is dedicated to providing personally customized Road Cycling, Nordic Ski, and Fundraising tours of the highest caliber. We are committed to providing superior service  and access to some of the most beautiful locations around the United States and the world. Our staff includes Olympic Nordic Skiers and Pro cyclists whose goal is to use their expertise and knowledge to ensure that every individual’s needs and desires are met so that the trip will be both a scenic and memorable experience.

Why choose
Olympian Tours?

Most tour companies make you fit into their tours.  At Olympian Tours we want to design the tour that you want and that meets your needs.  This means smaller groups, more differentiation for clients, and more price point options.

We also are committed to supporting up and coming Nordic skiers, which means we provide tours where the majority of the profit is donated to organizations that support Nordic skiing.  We work closely with the National Nordic Foundation and the Oregon Nordic Ski Foundation to facilitate this goal.

Carl Van Loan

US National Team: 8 years

US World Championship Teams: 4

Olympic Teams: 2 (2002, 2006)

World Cup B Nordic Combined Victories: 12

 

Carl grew up in Webster New Hampshire where he attended Proctor Academy.  In that time Carl became Junior National Champion in Cross Country skiing as well as Junior National Champion in Nordic Combined skiing. At the age of 17, Carl graduated high school and moved to Steamboat Springs Colorado where he became a member of the United States Nordic Combined Ski Team.

For the next 8 years Carl competed on 4 United States World Championship teams, 2 United States Olympic teams. He has had 12 cross country ski victories in World Cup B Nordic Combined.  Throughout those 8 years he lived, trained and competed with Billy Demong, the current World and Olympic Champion and Johnny Spillane, the 2003 World Champion and triple Olympic silver medalist.

After his ski career, Carl went back to School at the College of Charleston, in South Carolina.  During his time in Charleston, he became a Category 2 road bike racer and worked as a sales professional / bike mechanic at the Charleston Bicycle Company. He also worked as a guide for Black Bear Cycling Adventures.

Now, Carl is a Certified Personal Trainer and Nordic ski coach in Denver, Colorado.  He is taking his vast knowledge of training and competing at the highest level and transferring that into, not only day to day well being, but also helping people achieve their ultimate fitness goals, whatever that may be. 

Jed Hinkley

US National Team: 7 years

World Junior Championship Teams 4

Olympic Team: 1 (2002)

World Championship Teams: 1

 

Jed grew up in Andover, New Hampshire and attended Proctor Academy with Carl, and where both of his parents taught.  He began skiing at the age of 3 and began competing at the age of 5. 

For the next 20 years Jed was a competitive Nordic combined skier and spent 7 years on the U.S. National Team, where he was a member of 4 World Junior Championship Teams, the 2002 Olympic Team, and the 2003 World Championship Team.

Jed got into cycling during his skiing career as a means of off season training and began racing in Asheville, North Carolina where he attended UNC Asheville.  He worked and raced for Pro Bikes, a local shop, and also helped revive the UNC Asheville Cycling Club and raced collegiately. 

Jed is now a Graduate student at UNC Chapel Hill pursuing his Masters in Public Health with a concentration in Health Behavior