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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 like to rip around the hill and are ready for a structured program. This program centers on the early stages of the Gliding Start phase of Alpine Canada's Long Term 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 unassisted.

Who: Athletes born in 2017 and 2018.

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 unassisted. As well, athletes must have a minimum of 15 lifetime days on snow. We welcome skiers who have a strong snowplow and/or are skiing parallel. Athletes must also be able to maintain stamina and energy for a minimum of 2 hours of skiing.

When: Saturday or Sunday, morning or afternoon. Session will be decided based on athlete skill level groupings.

Time: Morning program runs from 9:15 am to 11:45 am and afternoon program runs from 12:15 pm to 2:45 pm.

Start: Program starts Saturday, January 7, 2023 or Sunday, January 8, 2023 depending on which day you choose. 

Days Off: There is no skiing on February 18 and 19, 2023 for the Family Day long weekend. 

Finish: Program ends Saturday, April 1, 2023 or Sunday, April 2, 2023 depending on which day you choose.

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

Additional Fees: Alberta Alpine Athlete Membership Fee (TBD) and $106 per family for NASA Family Membership Fee. 

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

Refund Options: Please link to our refund policy.

Volunteer/Fundraising Commitment: There are no volunteer requirements but this is a parent assisted program. Please contact us if you have questions. There is no fundraising commitment.

Race Starts: All Mini athletes will also participate in the NASA House League.

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