Open to those born in 2013 - 2016. Please note the BWSC no longer has a program for children under 6.
Keen skiers* up to 9 years of age (up to 10 for Devo Team) are categorized as BLAZERS, this entry-level program is designed to encourage participation, interaction, and the development of basic skiing techniques and skills in an environment that promotes fun, safety, and teamwork.
This program gives each child the opportunity to build skills and develop relationships that will last a lifetime! Confidence, self-discipline, and pride grow through the camaraderie, friendly competition, and family environment in the club.
Each year the children can participate within their club in team and/or individual competitions. These events encourage new friendships in a fun and friendly environment while demonstrating the skills developed in the Big White Blazers program.
* All children registering for the Big White Blazers must be able to use chair lifts and be able to ski BLUE RUNS in a snowplow. Children must be able to stop, turn, put on own equipment and get up from a fall unassisted. The ski club is NOT a learn to ski program.
For those newer to skiing, we recommend lessons through Big White’s Snow School. If you are unsure if your child meets the minimum level required, please contact email@example.com.
Lift tickets are NOT included with in program fees. All BWSC members are encouraged to purchase a Big White Season Pass.
*no additional taxes in program rates
Volunteer Requirements - The BWSC is a non-profit club and relies on volunteers to run the club. Each family is required to commit to volunteer hours. Learn more about volunteer opportunities HERE.
Club Jackets Regular BWSC Blazers do NOT have BWSC team jackets. The DEVO TEAM is the youngest age category where skiers in our club have the option to wear the BWSC team jacket. We ask that all families respect this age requirement as there is a code-of-ethics that must be signed off on, to attain permission to wear the club jacket.
Selling of used jackets MUST go through the jacket coordinator so we can manage our inventory of who has which sizes - thank you!
New orders are submitted directly to our supplier in February each year, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or would like to order or request a gently-used one.
BLAZER CANCELLATION POLICY:
Withdrawal by December 31 - subject to a $75 admin fee.
Withdrawal after first on-snow training day: Family Membership ($60), BC Alpine fees ($97) and raffle tickets are non-refundable after first day training. (family cannot return raffle tickets for a refund once issued). These fees will be deducted from your registration amount, and then pro-rated refunds will be issued according to the schedule below.
After deducting Family Membership, BC Alpine and raffle tickets, the remainder of the registration fee will be partially refunded at the following amount:
Before 1st week: $75 admin fee
After 1st week: 85% refund (e.g. 15% holdback after deducting family membership, BC Alpine & raffle tickets).
After 2nd week: 75% refund
After 3rd week: 65%
After 4th week 50%
After 5th week: 40%
After week 6: no refunds.
BLAZER DEVELOPMENT & U12 TEAM CANCELLATION POLICY:
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|
A common question we get is, "can my 5-year-old join the club?"
We do not have a U6 (usually kindergarten) category in the BWSC. Please visit the Big White Ski School to see what programs they offer for the younger kiddos. We look forward to your athlete joining us once they are older!
Thank you for understanding.
There are many opportunities to fulfill your volunteer credits throughout the season. Questions? email email@example.com