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Skimeisters Alpine Racing Club

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The U10 program is a program that focuses on forming the foundation and initiating the game of ski racing. Athletes learn the Skier Essentials and the basic rules of ski racing. With an increase in volume of our double day (Saturday and Sunday) program or our single day program (Saturday or Sunday), coaches instill a love of the sport by utilizing various race training environments. 

 

Athletes focus on the slalom (SL) and giant slalom (GS) disciplines while still refining the carve through free skiing and play on skis. Coaches introduce the kinder kombi (KK) event in preparation for one KK race start per season. The focus of each day is rooted in fun while ensuring each athlete learns the Alpine Skier Responsibility Code. 

 

Parents drop their athletes off with coaches in the morning, pick them up for lunch and drop them back off for their afternoon session.

Who: Athletes born in 2015 and 2016.

Prerequisites: Athletes must be comfortable riding the Gold Chair at Nakiska and must be able to ski from the top of the Gold Chair at Nakiska to the base area lodge. As well, athletes must be capable of skiing with varied turn size and speed on different terrain and in different conditions. All skiers must have a passion for skiing and a willingness to learn.

When: Saturday pre-season dryland training. Saturday and Sunday, full day, on-snow program or single, full day programming for those looking for less commitment.

Where: Single day U10 athletes will train exclusively at Nakiska. Double day U10 athletes will train predominantly at Nakiska, with one weekend per month at Sunshine.

Time: Group departs for chairlift at 9:00 am and returns for a parented lunch at 11:30 am. Group reconvenes at 12:15 pm for their afternoon session and finishes their day by 2:45 pm.

Start: On-snow program starts the weekend of December 7, 2024.

Days Off: There is no training on February 22 and 23, 2025 for the Family Day long weekend. 

Christmas Camp: We will be offering add-on, mid-week training over the Christmas school break. Details to follow in the fall.

Finish: Program ends Sunday, March 30, 2025 for all SARC programs with our annual Wearmouth Cup.

Team Fees:TBC

Fees Not Included in Program: Equipment, Lift Ticket, Race Entry Fees.

Refund Options: Please link to our refund policy.

Volunteer/Fundraising Commitment: Please review our Volunteer Policy. There is no fundraising commitment.

Race Starts: U10 athletes will participate in approximately 3 weekend races, depending on the Alberta Alpine South Zone race schedule. 

Add-on Training

Winsport Training

Add an extra evening of skiing per week at Winsport starting in January. Sessions run Mondays (weather dependent). On hill skiing is scheduled from 4:15 pm to 6:15 pm or 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Open to all U10 athletes. Registration for this program will be released in the fall to registered members.

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