Skiing and Ski Racing, why not?

I often hear the comment among parents about how much commitment is involved in skiing and so much more in ski racing. And I agree, the whole family will become involved when they all learn how to ski. Si racing of course raises the commitment to another level, and also the costs.

So what is in skiing and ski racing that can make it worthwhile? First of all, I think that all sports require commitment, but what sets skiing aside is that parents AND children can practice the sport together. Yes, skiing is the prime family sport, because all from cradle to grave can practice it together. You can teach your young ones how to ski, and enjoy their love for the sport, while sharing being outside, experiencing the thrill of speed and the conquering of a new and steeper slope. Yes we all know it is expensive, so why do so many people practice it?

Skiing and foremost ski racing pose unique challenges: adverse weather, difficult snow conditions etc. But the reward of being up on the mountains is unique. You will see your child having fun, learning how to set and achieve goals, overcome challenges, learning how to travel and developing a love for sports and a healthy lifestyle. Ski racing will help them learn how to manage their time, because they will understand that the pursuit of excellence lays the ground for success. They will make sure that they are good students so they can dedicate time to the sport they love.

So what in life does not require commitment? That, I think, is not the issue, it being really to understand the rewards that are in store if you embrace the challenge posed.

Having raised three children in ski racing, I can attest to the beauty of its enormous rewards to the sacrifices made.

This is not an exhaustive comment on what ski racing can do for your child, as explaining all the details involved is quite long. Bring your children and let them tell you where their dreams lie, and, like most parents, do everything you can to support them. Bear in mind that while they ski race, parents can have fun skiing, instead of sitting by the field while they play, say, soccer.

Give it a try!!!!

HelluvaParty a big success last Saturday

An enthusiastic group of parents, children and coaches enjoyed a Saturday afternoon at our President’s home.

Good food and good company provided the setting for lively conversations and sharing of experiences. Parents from U10 to U18 athletes were present, creating a friendly atmosphere that is an integral part of our club. We are not only a skiing club, but foremost we are a group of people that share our passion for the mountains and the belief in the notion that alpine ski racing is a powerful formative tool for our children.

We will create more instances where we can all participate. Do not miss the opportunity to contribute to the club where your child will grow and learn. Help us provide the best environment for that to happen!!!

Pot Luck Helluva Party this coming Saturday November 7

SNOW IS COMING!!!

 

LET’S ALL GET TOGETHER AND WELCOME THE NEW SEASON, DO A SNOW DANCE AND JOIN OUR ENERGIES SO IT KEEPS SNOWING

 

THIS COMING SATURDAY NOVEMBER 7 THE CYPRESS SKI CLUB’S PRESIDENT ERIC KONIGSMANN IS HOSTING A POTLUCK PARTY AT HIS HOME

 

ALL CLUB MEMBERS ARE INVITED. BRING YOUR FRIENDS THAT ARE INTERESTED IN JOINING US

 

HAMBURGERS AND HOTDOGS WILL BE SERVED

APPIES, SNACKS AND DRINKS FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS ARE WELCOME

 

PARENTS WILL MEET OTHER PARENTS AND WE WILL ALL BE ABLE TO CHAT, ASK QUESTIONS AND LEARN ABOUT WHAT THE CLUB OFFERS OUR CHILDREN

 

DO NOT MISS THIS HELLUVA PARTY FROM 3 TO 6PM AT

5021 PINETREE CRESCENT

WEST VANCOUVER

 

RSVP to Raul Anguita: info@cypressskiclub.com

Please indicate what you will be contributing to our potluck