The U16/18 category is very exciting. Massive growth rates, huge strength gains and a more mature understanding of the skills required make this a fun time to be a ski racer. U16 is an incredible stage of a skier’s development. More training volume is offered again by adding a fourth day per week as on-snow training opportunities. Athletes training four days a week must be physically and mentally prepared and of course must be caught up with their school studies.
Race opportunities for the 2019/2020 season is the BC Open series. This race series consist of three day events throughout the season. The peak events of the season are the Provincial and Canam Championships.
**Additional training is offered on Wednesdays or Thursdays (at Big White or sometimes Apex). In total this schedule includes approximately 15 more days than the weekend only program. Racers choosing to participate in the extra days IF at Apex Mountain Resort, lift pass costs will come from your racer account - reciprocal pass discounts apply.
*no additional taxes
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 a banked fund for each racer, used for van rides and "race fees". Within the "race fees" are the lift tickets, coach expenses, entry fees among other costs.
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:
ALL RACE ACCOUNTS are paid by online payments. NOW available from the website through a specific payment form labeled "RACER ACCOUNT"
NOTE: Effective 2019/20 season, Raffle tickets will no longer be paid from the Racer Account. Raffle ticket costs will be pre-paid at time of registration. Selling the tickets will be the same as before, when you sell your raffle tickets, you will keep the money and only return the stubs. ALL STUBS MUST BE RETURNED! Racer Account amounts have been adjusted to accommodate this change.