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 disciplines (GS) 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.
Who: Athletes born in 2013, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
When: Saturday or Sunday, full day.
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 3:00 pm.
Start: Program starts Saturday, December 12, 2020 or Sunday, December 13, 2020 depending on which day you choose.
Days Off: There is no skiing on December 26 and 27, 2020 for Christmas break and February 13 and 14, 2021 for Family Day long weekend.
Wearmouth Cup: All U8 athletes participate together in the Wearmouth Cup on Saturday, March 27, 2021.
Finish: Program finishes Saturday, April 10, 2021 or Sunday, April 11, 2021 depending on which day you choose.
Team Fees: $1085 per athlete.
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: U8 athletes will participate in the two-day Reitbauer Cup NGSL South Zone Race and the NASA member club Wearmouth Cup. All U8 athletes will also participate in the NASA House League.