National Alpine Training Centre
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 2015 and 2016.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 2, 2021 or Sunday, January 3, 2021 depending on which day you choose.
Days Off: There is no skiing on February 13 and 14, 2021 for Family Day long weekend.
Finish: Saturday and Sunday programs finish together on Saturday, March 27, 2021, 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: $800 for 12 days on snow.
Additional Fees: $135 per athlete Alberta Alpine Membership Fee, $40 per parent for Alberta Alpine Membership Fee and $106 per family for NASA Family Membership Fee.
Fees Not Included in Program: Equipment, Lift Ticket, Race Entry Fees.
Refund Options: Please contact us directly for details on the updated refund policies due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Volunteer/Fundraising Commitment: Please review our updated Volunteer Policy. There is no fundraising commitment.
Race Starts: All Mini athletes will also participate in the NASA House League.