Skimeisters Alpine Racing Club
The U8 program is a single day program that focuses on the continuation of the Gliding Start phase. It is also where athletes are introduced to gate training. Athletes focus on the slalom (SL) and giant slalom (GS) disciplines while still learning to carve through free skiing and play on skis. Parents drop their athletes off with coaches in the morning, pick them up for lunch and drop them back off for their afternoon session. 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 2016 and 2017.
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 20 lifetime days on snow. We welcome skiers who can maintain speed, as well as being able to maintain control while accelerating and decelerating. All skiers must have a passion for skiing and a willingness to learn.
When: Saturday or Sunday, full day, or Saturday and Sunday, full day, for those athletes looking for more commitment.
Time: Group departs for chairlift at 9:15 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 2:45 pm.
Start: Program starts Saturday, December 9, 2023 or Sunday, December 10, 2023 depending on which program you choose.
Days Off: There is no skiing on December 23, 24, 30, and 31, 2023 for Winter break. There is also no training on February 17 and 18, 2024 for the Family Day long weekend.
Finish: Program finishes Saturday, April 6, 2024 or Sunday, April 7, 2024 depending on which day you choose.
Team Fees: U8 Single Day, $1300.00 per athlete. U8 Double Day, $2450 per athlete.
Fees Not Included in Program: Equipment, Lift Ticket, Race Entry Fees.
Volunteer/Fundraising Commitment: Please review our Volunteer Policy. There is no fundraising commitment.
Race Starts: U8 athletes will participate in the two-day Reitbauer Cup NGSL South Zone Race and the NASA member club Wearmouth Cup.