Smithers Ski Club

Ski Programs

WHAT PROGRAMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR SKIERS?

Shred Level Programs

Founded by Canadian Olympic ski champion Nancy Greene, the Rio Tinto Alcan Nancy Greene Ski League is the "FUNdamental" stage for our youngest skiers.  With strong support from Hudson Bay Mountain through reduced pass rates, this entry level program is the ideal way to be introduced to the sport.  In this program, skiers will be introduced to basic skiing techniques and skills, develop the ABCS (agility, balance, coordination, strength/speed) in as many different snow conditions and on as much varied terrain as possible.  The program philosophy is to encourage participation, interaction, and the development of skiing skills in an environment that promotes fun, safety and teamwork. 
Confidence, self-discipline, and pride grow through the camaraderie, friendly competition and family environment in the club.

Events:

The athletes are encouraged to participate in Club Races & North Zone Events (Smithers, Terrace, Prince George, Quesnel). 
The Sun Peaks Spring Festival is also an excellent opportunity for a fun family trip & great exposure for young skiers.  All events encourage new friendships in a fun and friendly environment while strutting the skills developed in our programs.

Learn To Shred Level:

U10 (Ages 5-9)*
January 4 to March 22, 2014. Registration deadline is December 20,2013.
Saturday 10:00- 1:00 PM. Meet at our club cabin at 9:45 am
The season begins with a 2-day "get-to-know-everybody" on Jan 4&5, 2014.

Cost: U10 (5-9 year olds): $210.00 
Program fees do NOT include seasonpass for HBM

*Depending on skill levels 9 year olds might be sking with the U12 group.

U12 (Ages 10-11)*
November 30, 2013 to April 13, 2014. Registration deadline is November 15, 2013.
Saturday and Sunday 9:30- 3:00. Meet at our club cabin at 9:15 am

The season begins with a two day "get-to-know-everybody" camp Nov 30, & December 1, 2013
Fall dry land sessions begin on September  10, 2013 until April 2, 2014

Cost: U12 $310.00
Please NOTE that Program Fees do NOT include seasonpass for HBM.

*Depending on skill levels 10 year olds might be sking with the U10 group.

The Shred Level.

The U14 to U18 train together as one TEAM. 
The U14 (12-13) program is a step up from the U10 and U12 program.  Athletes will increase their skill development with the focus on proper skiing technique in all aspects of skiing including SkiX and slopestyle. 
Athletes will take on more of a leadership role within the group and learn to take accountabiity for personal and TEAM equipment.

Sport specific fitness training (dryland) is recommended for the U14 athletes.  Dryland training begins in the early fall and continues to April.

The U16 and U18 programs are for avid skiers who aspire to become competent all-around skiers and racers. Athletes are taught proper skiing techniques and various tactics are developed. Emphasis is on refining skills and creating strong, focused skiers in all types of terrain and courses.
Athletes will improve sport-specific fitness through pre-season and in-season dryland training. Knowledge is increased through the use of training tools such as video analysis, mental training, goal setting, and club interfacing (racers train with other teams).

Events:
U14-18 are encouraged to partake and compete in all diciplines including SkiX and Slopestyle; The club hosts a variety of local events every winter and the TEAM travels to North Zone (Terrace, Prince George, Quesnel) and Provincial races. In alternating years, the BC Winter Games subsidized event takes place for 11 & 12 year olds. Out of town FIS events will be co-ordinated with other clubs and coaches.

U14 (Ages 12-13)U16 (Ages 14-15)U18 (Ages 16-17)
November 30, 2013 until April 13, 2014. Registration deadline is November 15, 2013.
Saturday and Sunday 9:30 - 3:30 pm. Meet at our club cabin at 9:00 am.

Season begin with a two day "get-to-know-everybody" camp November 30 & December 1, 2013, two Christmas Camps in December 2013, a Spring Camp in March 2014 and mid-week High-School training on Thursdays for U16 and older athletes.

Fall dry land sessions begin on September 10, 2013 and run until April 2, 2014

Cost: Please NOTE that Program Fees do NOT include seasonpass for HBM.
U14: $365.00
U16: $465.00*
U18: $465.00*

*BC Alpine fees are increased as racers move up in age categories.  This is reflected in our own club program costs.