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Water Injection System in Action

Snow for Race Training

By Big White Ski Club 01/10/2019, 6:00pm PST

Water Injector Success!

HUGE shout out to Big White Ski Resort for the use of their grooming equipment (and staff and expertise) to fasten our new “Water Injection System” onto. Get ready for HARD PACKED TRAINING RUNS!!!

Everyone loves the Champagne Powder, but it doesn’t work well for ski racing, so we’ve been working with the experts to find a way to harden a run for race training. Thank you to the best, most supportive staff at Big White for working with us to make it happen!!!

Credit: Dave Willoughby, Dave Veitch and Rick Ito all worked with the Grooming staff to get this set up and tested last night! Here’s to the “Dads of the Club” too!

Level 1 Alpine Officials Course

By Ian Macmillan 01/04/2019, 10:00pm PST

Saturday January 12, 2019 at the Ski Patrol Cabin at Big White

WHO SHOULD TAKE THE LEVEL 1 OFFICIALS COURSE? 
ALL RACE PARENTS OF COURSE! 

Level I is a basic course prepared for race volunteers with little or no experience as alpine race officials. The goal is simple: To inform you about the disciplines of alpine, para-alpine and ski cross. It is recommended for all parents who will ever be involved helping out with races (e.g. gate judge, timer or record keeper, or even coat runners to know how the race course is organized and where you can and cannot safely go) and generally helping to shift burden away from coaches to let them focus on the racers on-hill). All sports are regulated by a set of rules, alpine skiing is no exception. However, during this course, only the necessary rules of this level will be presented, and in an informal manner. Volunteering as a race official allows you to get into the best possible position to watch your young skier. The course will cover the various race positions from indoor positions in the race office to outdoor positions on the course, start and finish areas. There really is something for everyone and every skill set!!  

An outline of the course can be found at: http://www.kimberleyalpineteam.ca/wp-content/uploads/sites/158/2016/01/Level-1-Officials-Manual-2015.pdf Note: There is no need to print out the manual. Copies will be given to each attendee in class. 
 
Please reply to gabor@bigwhiteskiclub.com to confirm your attendance. 

Masters Ski Camp!!

By Ian Macmillan 01/04/2019, 9:45pm PST

Come on out for a special 2 days of training jan 12th and 13th!

Attention All Current or Aspiring Masters Racers!

Come on out for a special 2 days of training January 12th and 13th! Open to all Ski Club Parents intermediate and above ski ability (No previous racing experience necessary.)

This camp runs both Saturday Jan 12th and Sunday Jan 13th from 8:45 to 2:45 and includes an Apres-ski event after training on Sunday. Lunches not included. Be ready to ski / train slalom.

Coached by former National Ski Team member and Kelowna hometowner Steve Hatch.

Cost $175

Please register by emailing ian@bigwhiteskiclub.com prior to Wednesday January 9th and pay via eTransfer to Sonya Jesik at sonyajezik@shaw.ca

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