Skimeisters Alpine Racing Club
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 disciplines (GS) 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 2011, 2012, and 2013.
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.
Please note: you can register for our program mid-season if your athlete needs some additional time in ski school prior to joining ski club. Email us at anytime throughout the season for details at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Time: Group departs for chairlift at 9:00 am and returns for a parented lunch at 11:30 am. Group reconvenes at 12:30 pm for their afternoon session and finishes their day by 3:00 pm.
Fees Not Included in Program: Equipment, Lift Ticket, Race Entry Fees.
Volunteer Commitment: There is a $300 Volunteer opt-out/bond deposit per NASA family (excluding minimeister athletes). Please see our volunteer policy for more details.
Fundraising Commitment: 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.
Sunshine Village Ski Add-on
Ski with your coach at Sunshine approximately once per month. This is a great option for families with athletes in our U10+ and U12 program as we coordinate these add-on days with our older age group programs.
Add an extra evening of skiing per week at Winsport. Session runs Wednesdays (weather dependent). On hill skiing is scheduled from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.