Designed specifically for skiers who are keen to spend more time on snow and have shown an inclination towards racing. A balance of all-mountain skiing as well as race training helps to build strong skiing skills and a life-long passion for the sport. There are several race events throughout the season and families can choose to attend as many races or as few races as they desire.
The season starts with dryland training in September. On-snow training starts at the beginning of December and continues thru first part of April.
Both options are considered the same “team” and any ability may register in either one or two day. Experienced racers who were in the U12 program are strongly encouraged to register in the two day program which helps for the transition to U14 the following year.
U12 kids ski every weekend from the beginning of December through to early April. Several extra days over the Christmas and Spring Break holidays are also included.
U12 is an excellent bridge between the Big White Blazers program and the higher level of training volume of U14. The program is designed to develop a stable and reliable skill base that will enable a 10 or 11 year old athlete to acquire the more advanced skiing skills in the following years to come. On-snow time is split between technical free skiing, gate skill and drill courses, ski cross training, and of course all mountain skiing.
The U12s have an opportunity to race against children their own age in regular style ski races - the beginning of their journey as a competitive skier. U12 is one of the programs within the club where a dryland training component is offered as well as the on-snow program. U12 kids begin to adapt to a more competitive atmosphere where each individual is encouraged to begin pushing themselves through fun competition and quality skiing environments to continue their skill development as skiers and racers of the future. The primary focus of U12 is learning how to train as a ski racer – and of course… to have fun!
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A family membership fee of $60 is required per family (regardless of the number of athletes).
Our club has 2 large passenger vans which are used to shuttle athletes who need a ride to ski training ORrace days. No need to pre-register, just show up! On any dates where there is a possibility of full capacity, Coach Trevor will send an email to all asking for a commitment to count attendees. This allows families to have their athletes attend, even on days when the rest of the family is not 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 ONLY and set up at time of registration.
NOTE: Raffle tickets are NOT paid from the Racer Account. Raffle ticket costs will be pre-paid during registration. Selling raffle tickets; when you sell your raffle tickets, you keep the money and only return the stubs. ALL STUBS MUST BE RETURNED!
For athletes that are injured during the race season, a pro-rated portion of the coaching fees may be refunded. BC Alpine fees, family memberships and fundraising fees, Insurance, Competitor and AAP cards are nonrefundable.
Program fees are only refunded for medical reasons. Pre-existing medical conditions do not qualify for refunds. Refunds are are pro-rated based on the schedules below after deducting non-refundable fees. Event and race registration fees are non-refundable, except for medical reasons stated before the early bird registration deadlines, stated by the Program Director. Any fees to be refunded will be done at the end of the program season.
Family Membership ($60 per family) and BC Alpine fees ($97) are non-refundable. These fees will be deducted from your registration amount, and then pro-rated refunds will be issued according to the schedule below.
Raffle Tickets: After first on-snow training (or after pickup of raffle tickets, whichever comes FIRST) raffle tickets are non-refundable.
After deducting Family Membership, BC Alpine and raffle tickets, the remainder of the registration fee will be partially refunded based on the following schedule:
|Refund requested before:||Refund Amount (% of program fees)|
|November 30||90 %|
|After February 28||0 - no refunds|
There are many opportunities to fulfill your volunteer credits throughout the season. Questions? email firstname.lastname@example.org