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National Alpine Training Centre

U6 Minimeisters

The Minimeister program is a half day program designed for the up and comers in the family who may have older siblings in one of our member club programs. This program centres on the early stages of the Gliding Start phase of Alpine Canada's Long Term Athlete Development plan. The focus is on controlling speed, learning to play on skis and to boost skills and confidence.

This is a parented program where the expectation is for parents to tailgun the group and assist with riding the chairlift. Athletes must be comfortable riding the Silver Chair at Nakiska and must be able to ski from the top of the Silver Chair at Nakiska to the base area lodge.

Who: Athletes born in 2014 and 2015.

Prerequisites: If you are a new family to ski club, your athlete must be able to ski safely from the top of the Silver Chair at Nakiska to the base area.

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 info@skinasa.org.

When: Saturday or Sunday, morning or afternoon.

Time: Morning program runs from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm and afternoon program runs from 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm.

Start: Program starts Saturday, January 4, 2020 or Sunday, January 5, 2020 depending on which day you choose. 

Days Off: There is no skiing on February 15 and 16, 2020 for Family Day long weekend. 

Finish: Saturday and Sunday programs finish together on Saturday, March 28, 2020, for our annual member club Wearmouth Cup Race. There is no Sunday session on this last weekend. All Minimeister athletes participate together in the Wearmouth Cup.

Team Fees: $955, including the Alberta Alpine Athlete Membership Fee.

Additional Fees: $25 per parent for Alberta Alpine Family Membership Fee and $106 per family for NASA Family Membership Fee.

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

Volunteer/Fundraising Commitment: There is no club volunteer or fundraising commitment for the Minimeister program, however we always welcome contributions you can make to our organization.