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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 2013 and 2014.

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 3, 2022.

New Athlete Assessment: For all new athletes to our program, we will be hosting a new athlete assessment 1/2 day at Nakiska in November. Exact schedule TBC.

Days Off: There is no skiing on December 24, 25, and 31, 2022 and January 1 2023 for Christmas break. There is also no training on February 18 and 19, 2023 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 finishes the weekend of April 8, 2022.

Team Fees:The 2022/23 season registration is full.

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. All U10 athletes will also participate in the NASA House League.

Add-on Training

Winsport Training

Add an extra evening of skiing per week at Winsport starting in January. Session runs Wednesdays (weather dependent). On hill skiing is scheduled from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Open to all U10 athletes. Registration for this program will be released in the fall to registered members.