At this age skiers are offered additional training days** over and above weekend training sessions. Skiers in U14 continue on their path of learning but gradually mature into talented young ski racers acquiring all the basic skills. U14’s begin to focus more on racing, while maintaining their development of all-mountain skiing skills.
With a higher number of on-snow days, a higher level of competition is introduced with Provincial and Western Canadian Championship events. Camaraderie, personal achievement and all-out fun on the slopes describe what U14 is all about.
**Additional training is offered on Wednesdays (at Apex or Big White). In total this schedule includes approximately 15 more days than the weekend only program. Racers choosing to participate in the extra days are responsible for purchasing a separate season pass from Apex Mountain Resort - reciprocal pass discounts apply.
*no additional taxes (2018 Rates)
Our club has 2 vans which our head coaches use to shuttle athletes who need rides on ski training AND race days. This allows families to have their athletes attend even on days when the rest of the family may not be able to get to the hill! The cost to ride in the van will be deducted per trip from each athlete's Racer Account .
Racer Accounts are basically a banked fund for each racer, used for van rides and race fees, and to pre-pay for raffle tickets (yes, when u12, 14 & 16s sell their allotted tickets you keep the money and return the paid for stubs).
Any funds in YOUR Racer Account which are not used during the season will be reimbursed at the end of the race season. Racer Account amounts are based on age category and will be announced at the family info meeting each fall, the amount may change year-to-year based on expected costs and fundraising income to the club.
The Racer Accounts are to be paid either up front at the beginning of the season, OR with monthly post dated cheques.
(or $200 per month post dated Nov 1, Dec 1, Jan 1, Feb 1)
(or $425 per month post dated Nov 1, Dec 1, Jan 1, Feb 1, Mar 1 & Apr 1)