NASA's Development System

Alpine ski racing is a unique sport in that we don't have tiering and we don't have select teams until U16, at the earliest, and only for specific events like the Canada Winter Games or race opportunities nationally and internationally. We are a commitment based sport where your results from U6 to U16 don't carry forward from season to season. Every athlete starts fresh once they register for their first season of FIS at the age of 16 and the only things an athlete takes with them into FIS is their work ethic, their coachability and their love of the sport.

Your athlete's pathway through our program is based on their desire to alpine ski race. If they have goals of reaching the Provincial or National team, we have a program stream for them. If they are interested in a strong development system with less time on snow, we have a program stream for them. And if your athlete isn't sure from season to season, they are welcome to jump between program streams. 

Your athlete's ski racing career doesn't need to end at U16 if they decide not to join our FIS programming. We are pleased to partner with the Alberta Masters Ski Club, also based out of the Nakiska Ski Resort, who provide exceptional Competitive for Life and Skier for Life programs for anyone who has aged out of our minor sport organization. The Alberta Masters Ski Club focuses on SL, GS and SG disciplines and travels nationally and internationally for racing opportunities.

Athletes who retire from ski racing are also eligible to start coaching at 16 years of age. Please contact our Program Director if this is of interest to you. 

Alpine ski racing is a life long sport. Your experience in this sport is solely dictated by your desire to spend time on a ski hill enjoying the Canadian Rockies, so please pick a pathway that suits you and join us this season!

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Athletes born 2016 & 2017

12 Half Day On-Snow

Sessions per Season

January Start

Gliding Start

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Athletes born 2014,

2015 & 2016

15 Full Day On-Snow

Sessions per Season

December Start

Gliding Start

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Athletes born 2012 & 2013

Fall Dryland Training

16 Full Day On-Snow Sessions per Season

December Start

Skier Essentials

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Athletes born 2010 & 2011

20 Days on Snow

December Start

 

Learn to Train

Regional Races

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Athletes born 2012, 

2013 & 2014

Fall Dryland Training

32 Full Day On-Snow Sessions per Season

December Start

Skier Essentials

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Athletes born 2012

Fall Dryland Training

November to April

On-Snow Training

60+ Days On-Snow

 

Learn to Train

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Athletes born 2010 & 2011

Fall Dryland Training

November to April

On Snow Training

75+ Days On-Snow

Provincial Series Races

 

Learn to Train

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Athletes born 2008 & 2009

20 Days on Snow

December Start

 

Competitive for Life

Skier for Life

Regional Races

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Athletes born 2008 & 2009

Fall Dryland Training

November to April

On-Snow Training

95+ Days On-Snow

Provincial Series Races

 

Train to Train

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Athletes born 2006 & 2007

20 Days on Snow

December Start

 

Competitive for Life

Skier for Life

Regional Races

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Athletes born 2006 & 2007

Annual Training

125+ Days On-Snow

Provincial Series Races

 

National & International

Race Opportunities

 

Train to Train

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Athletes born 2005 & Earlier

Competitive for Life

Skier for Life

Regional Races, National &

International Races

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Athletes born

2005 & Earlier

Annual Training

125+ Days On-Snow

FIS Races

 

Train to Compete

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All Pathways Lead here

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Your pathway is your own,
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