The program provides a fun and competitive environment for 12 and 13 year old skiers while testing their skills against their peers at a provincial level.
The U 14 program is intended to progress young skiers from the” Learn to Train” to the” Learn to Race” stages of skill development. Our qualified coaches develop ski specific physical and mental skills to help our athletes develop in to confident racers. The coaches accomplish this by teaching athletes how to train, set personal goals, the importance of commitment and sportsmanship, equipment maintenance and the rules of ski racing. Our free-skiing sessions enhance the racing skills by using varying terrain and all mountain conditions. This balanced training approach engages the athletes and ignites a lifelong passion for the sport.
Our program begins in September with a dryland program, consisting of mid-week aerobic training and hikes / mountain bike ride on the weekends. It then progresses to an on snow program, usually mid November, that includes two nights at COP and all day Saturday and Sunday at a local mountain resorts. While we are based at Sunshine and do the majority of our training there, we also take advantage of the excellent training facilities at several of the nearby resorts. There will be some optional Friday training. However, the coaches understand that there is a balance between school and skiing; and that school takes priority.
Typically our U 14 athletes will hold an annual Sunshine and COP ski pass.
Nakiska pass is optional for training days.
Athletes’ equipment must conform to Alpine Canada Alpin National Equipment Rules.