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Fast Kats

The Fast Kats program is for kids 8 year of age and up and  introduces kids to local and provincial alpine races for their age groups, as well as Ski Cross events and Freeski and Freestyle.

Three options:

Only kids registered in the Fast Kats program are eligible to compete in Kootenay zone races.

FAST KATS Full-time

For kids who love to race, the U14 Program focuses on learning to race on Slalom, Giant Slalom, and Ski Cross courses, as well as free skiing and slopestyle. Ski training includes free skiing, gate training, and skill development through drills and exercise.

Athletes are also taken into the jump park and rail park with qualified coaches.

Program Overview

  • 10 years old and over
  • Starts on Kimberley or Fernie Alpine Resorts opening day
  • Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (32 days)
  • Mid-week training all day on Thursdays and Fridays (32 days)
  • Thursday nights from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm (8 sessions)
  • Christmas and Spring Break Camps included (9 days)
  • Kootenay Zone finals in Fernie (Mid-April, 2 days)
  • 70+ days of coaching (weather and snow dependent)
  • $1,700.00

Zone Races

U14 Athletes will attend a minimum of 3 Kootenay Zone races throughout the year commencing in January.  These races can be anywhere in the East Kootenay Zone (includes Fernie, Kimberley, Panorama, Golden, Whitewater, Red Mountain and Salmo). Attendance at these races is optional but encouraged for those who wish to be competitive racers.

BC Winter Games

This event happens every even-numbered year (e.g.: 2016, 2018) and is a great experience for the kids. Athletes travel with the zone teams for all sports by bus or plane for 3 days of mini Olympics.

BC Provincial Finals

The final for the U14 culminates in the U14 Provincials in March, which rotates yearly throughout the various B.C. zones. All U14 athletes are welcome to compete at the Provincial Finals.  This event is an excellent opportunity for athletes to experience a higher level of competition.

Whistler Festival

This international event is held the first weekend of April every year for U14 and U16 athletes. It is the athlete’s first look at a really big event with parades and team dinners and private breakfasts at the top of Whistler. Only three boys and three girls from each club are able to compete.

FAST KATS Part-time

The part time option is offered for those who may not be able to make as much of a commitment but still want to experience all of  the thrills and excitement of going to away races.Training is the same as the full-time option but does not include the mid week training.

Program Overview

  • 8 years old and over
  • Starts on Kimberley or Fernie Alpine Resorts opening day
  • Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (32 days)
  • Thursday nights from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm (8 sessions)
  • Christmas and Spring Break Camps included (9 days)
  • 3 club races
  • Fernie closing weekend (2 days)
  • 45 days of coaching (weather and snow dependent)
  • $1,200.00

Races

All away races are optional but attendance is encouraged, as they are very enjoyable experience for athletes and parents

Club races:  There are 3 club events and a club championship, these are held at our home hill and the focus is on FUN

Zone and Invitational Races,  3 Kootenay zone race are spread throughout the zone with different clubs hosting races. Please see U12 schedule for a complete list of events that Kat will be attending.

NGSL races are not recommended if athlete is participating in Zone races.

FAST KATS Recreational

This is a one day program for kids who are over the age of 12, that enjoy being part of the KAT club but currently don't want to pursue either the U14 or the Kool Kats program.

Kids will be able to participate in all of the club events but won't be able to take part in away races.

Programming may include, training with the other FAST KATS, learning to be a tailgunner for the TIGER KATS and for those who are 15yrs old working towards getting their Level 1 instructor and coach certification.

Program Overview

  • 12 years old and over
  • Starts January 7th
  • Saturday
  • From 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • 12 days
  • $650,00

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