WHAT PROGRAMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR SKIERS?
Entry 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. It is an opportunity to build skills and develop relationships that will last a lifetime! Confidence, self-discipline, and pride grow through the camaraderie, friendly competition and family environment in the club.
The Nationally recognized "Snow Stars" program - a seven step skills progression program for children at this age level - supplements the Rio Tinto Alcan Nancy Greene League and offers a fun version to learning the skills of skiing and eventually ski racing.
The children participate in Club Races & North Zone ( Smithers, Shames, Prince George) Events. The Sun Peaks Spring Festival is also an excellent opportunity for a fun family trip & great exposure for little racers. All events encourage new friendships in a fun and friendly environment while demonstrating the skills developed in our entry level programs.
Entry Level U10 (Ages 5-9)*
Saturday 10:00- 1:00. Meet at our club cabin at 9:45 am
January 5 to March 23, 2013
Sessions begin with a 2 day get-to-know-everybody" on Jan 5 & 6, 2013.
Registration deadline is December 20,2012.
EL 5 & 7 year olds: $190.00 + $260.00 season pass
EL 8 & 9 year olds: $215.00 + $260.00 season pass
*Depending on skill levels 9 year olds might be sking with the U12 group.
U12 (Ages 9-11)
Saturday and Sunday 9:30- 3:00. Meet at our club cabin at 9:15 am
December 1, 2012 to April 14, 2013
Season begin with a two day "get-to-know-everybody" camp Dec 1 & 2, 2012 and a Christmas camp January 5 & 6, 2013
Fall dry land sessions begin in September and run until April for age 10 and older
Registration deadline is December 1, 2012
U12: $295 + $260.00 season pass
U14 (Ages 12-13)
U16 (Ages 14-15)
U18 (Ages 16-17)
Saturday and Sunday 9:30 - 3:30 pm. Meet at our club cabin at 9:00 am.
December 1, 2012 to April 14, 2013
Season begin with a two day "get-to-know-everybody" camp Dec 1 & 2, 2012, two Christmas camps in December 2012, a Spring Camp in March 2013, mid-week training on Thursdays for U16 and older athletes.
Fall dry land sessions begin in September and run until April
Registration deadline is December 1,2012
U14: $350.00 + $260.00 season pass
U16: $445.00* + $260.00 season pass
U18: $525.00* + $260.00 season pass
The U14 to U18 train together as one TEAM. The U14 program is a step up from the U12 and U10 program. Athletes will increase their skill development with the focus on proper technique in all aspects of skiing and gate training including SkiX. Sport specific fitness training (dryland) is recommended for these athletes. Dryland training begins in the early fall and continues to April. The U16 and U18 programs are for avid alpine skiers who aspire to become competent all-around skiers and racers. Athletes are taught proper technique & race tactics are developed. Emphasis is on refining skills and creating strong, focused skiers. Athletes 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).
Race participation and competition in all diciplines are encouraged; the TEAM travels to North Zone (Shames, Prince George, Quesnel, Mt Timothy) and Provincial races. In alternating years, the BC Winter Games subsidized event takes place for 11 & 12 year olds.
*BC Alpine fees are increased as racers move up in age categories. This is reflected in our own club program costs.