Our Alpine Programs are for kids who love to ski fast!
Following the Aim2Win document (a ski specific long term athletic development plan from Alpine Canada) our alpine programs develop confident skiers in all disciplines of alpine skiing. Athletes in these programs train to compete in Slalom GS, Super G, Downhill and Ski Cross races. Focus is on developing athletes that are confident, capable and versatile in all terrains and conditions. To achieve this we spend as much time in race courses as we do out on the mountain skiing groomers, steeps, powder, bumps, trees and jumps. Cruising groomers on the front side, charging gates on the Dreadnaught and ripping down Antons are all essential in achieving our goal of creating athletes that love to train, love to compete and most importantly love to ski!
Athletes enter U10 with a good skiing background and our goal is to turn that into a technically solid alpine base. We do this by introducing these athletes to every possible environment, terrain and condition in a fun and safe way. Whether the conditions are perfect groomers, soft bumps, icy courses or knee deep powder our coaches use the mountain to facilitate an awesome learning environment. In Racing Foundations our philosophy is everyday on snow is a good day to learn.
Athletes enter this program with a love for skiing and then we expand that to a love for training. Focus is on learning new race specific skills and continuing to develop their all mountain abilities. When introducing new skills coaches emphasize how to use these skills in a course and how they will make you faster. Developing confident and versatile skiers is our top priority and as such we spend equal time in the gates as we do out on the mountain. At U12 athletes start competing regionally at the fun filled Kootenay zone races
This program offers a more competitive training environment and introduces athletes to a higher level of competition. Building off the athletes love of skiing and training we expand that to a love for competing. Athletes spend an increased amount of time in gates working towards their individualized goals. Coaching staff constantly push the athletes boundaries while maintaining a fun and safe environment. Athletes work with coaches to develop their own goals and personalized training plans. Athlete success and happiness are often attained by exceeding their own expectations and celebrating these achievements with the team.
Athletes that are wishing to compete at the FIS Level will become part of our Kootenay Zone FIS Team. Contact Ben Cohen for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org