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 2012, 2013 and 2014.
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 14, 2019 or Sunday, December 15, 2019 depending on which day you choose.
Days Off: There is no skiing on February 15 and 16, 2020 for Family Day long weekend.
Wearmouth Cup: All U8 athletes participate together in the Wearmouth Cup on Saturday, March 28, 2020.
Finish: Program finishes Saturday, April 4, 2020 or Sunday, April 5, 2020 depending on which day you choose.
Team Fees: $1355 including 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 Commitment: There is a $300 Volunteer opt-out/bond deposit per NASA family (excluding minimeister athletes). Please see our volunteer policy for more details.
Race Starts: U8 athletes will participate in the two-day Reitbauer Cup NGSL South Zone Race and the NASA member club Wearmouth Cup.