Smithers Ski Club

Ski Programs

SKIERS 2016!

All our programs follow the LTAD(Long Term Athletic Development) program set out by Alpine Canada Alpin (ACA) and CSCF (Canada Ski coaches federation)

 With strong support from Hudson Bay Mountain through reduced pass rates, this U6-10 (entry level program) is the ideal way to be introduced to a great sport.  

In our program, skiers will learn 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 competitions and the family environment in the club.
As the athletes grow older we'll add to their skill package, to ensure that they will have a solid ski fundation when they head out on the mountain.

Included in our club memberships is the BC Alpine Ski Associations Liability Insurance, that will cover the athletes during all scheduled training and events, including dryland. 

Program fees do NOT include seasonpass for HBMR.

U10 (Ages 5-9)* Focus is on LTAD Gliding Start. 13 day program (Saturdays)
Cost: $250.00 incl GST. 
January 2 to March 19, 2016. 10:00- 1:00 PM. Meet at our club cabin at 9:45 am

Registration deadline for PREVIOUS MEMBERS is November 16, 2015. Deadline for NEW MEMBERS is December 30, 2015.
The season begins with a 2-day "get-to-know-everybody" on Jan 2-3 2016.
We do offer a Meet n' Greet on December 27, 2015 between 10 AM and 12 Noon for 
NEW MEMBERS to chat with the coaches, meet other parents and let the kids ski and ride. Place TBA. See website under "Coming Up"
Also included in your program fee for the little one/s is a 10 session fitness porgram at LUNAS Fitness, starting Oct 2, 2015. See our website under "Coming Up" for further info closer to start date.

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

U12 (Ages 10-11)* Focus is on LTAD Learning To Train. 35 day on-snow program
Cost:  $360.00 incl GST.
December 5, 2015 to April 9, 2016.
Registration deadline for PREVIOUS MEMBERS is September 30, 2015 if you're interested in fall-dryland. Otherwise the deadline is November 15, 2015.
Saturday and Sunday 9:00- 3:30. Meet at our club cabin at 9:00 am
The season begins with a two day "get-to-know-everybody" camp Dec 5-6, 2015
Fall dry land sessions for age 11 and up begin on September  9, 2015 until March 16, 2016
*Depending on skill levels 10 year olds might be sking with the U10 group.

U14: (Ages 12-13) Focus is on LTAD Learning to Compete. 40+ Day on-snow program
Cost: $460.00 Incl GST.
December 5, 2015 to April 9, 2016. Saturday and Sunday 9:00- 3:30. Meet at our club cabin at 9:00 am
Sport specific fitness training (dryland) begin on September 9, 2015 until March 16, 2016 and is strongly encouraged.
The season begins with a two day "get-to-know-everybody" camp Dec 5-6, 2015. Included is also a Christmas Camp and a Spring Camp.
Registration deadline for is September 15, 2015.
The U14 (12-13) program is a step up from the U12 program.  Athletes will increase their skill development with the focus on proper skiing technique in all aspects of skiing including Ski-X and slopestyle.
Athletes will take on more of a leadership role within the group and learn to take accountabiity for personal and TEAM equipment.

U16 - U18: (Ages 14-17+)  Focus is on LTAD Training to Compete. 55+ Day on-snow program
Cost: $560.00* Incl GST.
December 5, 2015 to April 9, 2016. Saturday and Sunday 9:00- 3:30. Meet at our club cabin at 9:00 am
Registration deadline for is September 15, 2015.
Athletes will continue to improve sport-specific fitness through pre-season and in-season dryland training from September 9, 2015 until March 16, 2016. Knowledge is increased through the use of training tools such as video analysis, mental training, goal setting, and club interfacing (athletes train with other teams)
The snowseason begins with a two day "get-to-know-everybody" camp Dec 5-6, 2015. Included is also a 4-day Christmas Camp, a Spring Camp and mid-week High-School on-snow training on Thursdays for U16 and older athletes.

Events:
U14-18 are encouraged to partake and compete in all diciplines including Ski-X 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 U14 athletes. Out of town FIS events will be co-ordinated with other clubs and coaches.

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