Peter Konigsmann Slalom Red Mountain

How our racing system is designed

How our racing system is designed

The different ski disciplines for the Children Categories are Slalom (Sl), Giant Slalom (GS), Super G

(SG), Downhill (DH) and Super Combined (SC)

Children categories are:

U10, U12, U14, U16., the U meaning Under the specified age. So U16 are all those 14 and 15 years old.



This Season

LTAD Stage / Principles Competition & Rankings

YOB (Year of Birth)

96-98-99 (18,19,20)

Train to Race/Train to Win                                               4 event Alpine or Ski Cross Focus                             Mastering all FIS WJR, NorAm and Europa Cup                                                                                                                                              Junior titles at Canadian Championships and Canadian Championships                                                                      FIS Points

YOB 00/01 (16,17)

Learn to Race/Train to Race                                            4 event Alpine & Ski Cross exposure                               Competition and Skill focus Junior Canadian Championships, US JR Nationals,  Canada Games

U18 Western

FIS provincial and regional                                                                                                              FIS Points


YOB 02/03 (14,15)

Learn to Race                                                                         SG, GS, SL, dual and Ski Cross exposure                                       Intro to DH elements and skill development Whistler Cup , U16 Can Am  Westerns, Provincials  Zone National Point Races

ACA National Points


YOB 04/05


Learn to Train/Learn to Race                                                     GS, SL, Kombi, Dual, Ski Cross exposure                                       Sport Specific motor skill and coordination Whistler Cup

U14 Can Am Westerns/BC Games

U14 Provincials/Zone

National Point Races

ACA National Points



06/07 (10,11)

Skier Essentials/Learn to Train                                            GS, SL, Kombi, Dual, Stubby & intro to S-C elements                    Focus on movement and love of the sport Zone Races                                                                                                                                                              Festivals                                                                                                                                                          Skills competition

YOB 08/11


Gliding Start/Skier Essentials                                           GS, SL, Dual, Stubby, intro to S-C elements & Games                                                      Focus on balance, movement and FUN Local events                                                                                                                                                                        Festivals                                                                                                                                     Skills competition


Slalom has the most turns with the slowest speed while Downhill has the least amount

of turns with the highest speeds. Slalom races are usually the shortest in distance and

time while Downhill is the longest in both distance and time.

Athletes are ranked on points with 0 being the lowest point and 999.99 being the

highest. The lower the racer’s points, the faster he/she is.

Athletes receive points based on how fast they go in the races. So how do you

determine the number of points you receive at a race? There is a points ranking set up

for the race, called the penalty of the race, which is made up of the average of the best 5 competitors in the race.

Obviously the penalty would be really low at the Olympics (0 to 5) and very high at a

zone race (280 to 350). This penalty is added to the race points obtained by

each racer who completes the race. Race points are based on how far behind the

winning time the racer is.  They average about 15 points per second in GS to 8.5 points per

second in Slalom. So what does it all mean? Well if you had 300 GS points and

Mike Janyk had 0 you would be about 20 seconds behind him in a GS race ((300/15).

What National and Provincial ski team member have for points? On average National

Ski Team members have between 0 – 30 points. National Development Team

members would be between 30 – 40 points and Provincial Team members would be

between 40 – 60 points.

Canadian National Ski Team

0 – 30 points (appr.)

BC Ski Team

40 – 60 points (appr.)

Racing within the U14/U16 world:

For our kids, races are broken into three levels : zone races, provincial races and Whistler Cup. Zone races are local and require very little travel, Provincial races require slightly more travel.  Whistler Cup is an international race with the some of the best U14/U16 athletes from across Canada and the world.

In the Coast Zone races athletes have an opportunity to see how they fair against other clubs within our zone. There are six clubs within our zone Whistler, Mount Washington, Cypress, Grouse/Tyee, Seymour and Hemlock. At a provincial level there are about 25 clubs consisting of 4 zones (Coast zone, Okanagan zone, Kootenay zone and North zone). When we race at a provincial level our athlete’s start in order of their zone ranking which is based on their national points.

You can find information on National Points at

The organizations that control alpine skiing are:

Provincial level: BC Alpine

Alpine Canada Alpin (ACA):

Federation International de Ski (FIS):

You can find a lot of info, statistics, historical info etc. on Alpine Skiing competitors here

I recommend you go to the BC Alpine web page and familiarize with it. You will learn how to look for race results, technical info and other resources that will help you understand the sport.

Another page where you can find info is the Canadian Ski Coaches Federation web page:

So this is a short summary on how the system is designed. Feel free to ask questions etc.

Raul Anguita

Program Director

Pre-season Checklist w Equipment Advice

Link – Updated (v2) Pre-season Check List & Equipment Advice.
Please read our 1 page pre-season checklist and equipment advice (before purchasing equipment).

Link – Swiss Sportshaus Race Pricing
(new race ski, boot, & binding prices are standardized across shops).

Ski Swap warning: go prepared….unsuitable equipment is often purchased at ski swaps.
Please see Check list link above before going to the Turkey Sale or a Ski Swap.

Equipment Size/Flex Charts 
Size charts below are a good benchmark (for any brand of race ski or race boot).
Recommended size ranges are: Ski Size: chart to chart+2 (lb range).  Boot Flex: chart-1 to chart+1 .
Decisions to factor in skill, aggressiveness, strength.
Boot flex recommendation are shown on the far right of the chart.

Early season equipment questions: email your coach or Mark at

Link: Sizing Chart – 2016-2017 – Rossi/Dynastar (last page)

Below: Sizing Chart – 2017/18 -Rossignol (expand to see clearly)


The Cypress Ski Club AGM is scheduled for Sunday, October 29th, 2017

 Location: Heritage Room at Main Lodge on Cypress Mountain

 It will feature the following:

  • There will be a ski swap available as in previous years to allow for private sales of equipment between members.  This is a great way to get good deals on slightly used equipment.
  • An information session for all groups will be held after the meeting is adjourned. All U10, U12, U14 and All Mountain parents are invited. Head Coaches will be available to talk about schedule, equipment and answer your questions. Please note that for the U10 group another info session will be scheduled for early December.
  • We will offer a BBQ lunch with buffet style hamburger and hot dogs and associated trimmings and drinks.
  • The festivities will begin at 11:00 am with lunch to be served by NOON.
  • The AGM will begin at 12:30 PM where we will present:
  1. Program Director update with plans for coming season.
  2. Review of club financial statement by treasurer.
  3. Election of board executive members for the 2017/2018 season.
    1. President
    2. Vice President
    3. Secretary
    4. Treasurer
    5. Registrar
    6. Sponsorship leader
    7. Alpine Committee members
  4. Open floor for questions and answers from members.
  5. The AGM will wrap up by 1:30 PM. The AGM serves as an official start to our skiing season which promises to be a great one this year! It is important to show interest in the club and support it with your presence and participation in this important event.  The returning board members and I invite you to come out and enjoy meeting other club members and also to get valuable information about the club and its activities.  Hope to see you on Sunday October 29th!

Derek Zander


2017 Fall Dryland Training – Join in!

The 2017 / 2018 season is underway and there is still time to join in!

Dryland training sessions are underway for U10, U12 and U14 that run 3 times per week – see your Teams’s teamsnap schedule for more location and times.  Simply show-up and sign-in.  Payment will requested be later in the fall.  (Fall dryland is $150).  The sessions are done together with Grouse and Seymour so there are plenty of other racers and parents around.  Along with learning to enjoy physical training, the main activities improve: agility, balance, coordination, anaerobic, aerobic, strength, stability, movement, posture.

For the majority of fast ski-racers and great skiers, the fall is a time for preparing athletically in advance of the ski season.  This is most often done by attending dryland training 2 to 3 times per week and playing demanding sports such as mtn biking, gymnastics, soccer, tennis, squash, ultimate, track, rugby, challenging hiking and trail running.

First session is free!

Schedule times and locations are on your team’s teamsnap schedule.












Our end of the season club day was a big party. The weather held, with the occasional snow fall on a day where all four seasons were present.

Capping an awesome winter, with tons of snow and high participation in training and racing, our club day was the appropriate way to have all the club members spend a relaxed time on and off skis.

Nevertheless, fierce competition could be seen in our race. Everybody tried hard to ski as fast as they could, and with the help of a few volunteers, all racers had two runs, from which the fastest was counted towards the final result.

So here are the results, congratulations to the winners and thank you all for a fun race.

BIB First Name Last Name Gender First Run Second Run Best time
195 Levi Weiss Male 29.77 DNF 29.77
253 Pritam Biln Female DNF DQ
U8 Girls
RANK BIB First Name Last Name First Run Second Run Best time
1 175 Elena Dedas 27.41 26.90 26.90
2 134 Inaya Salari 29.9 29.86 29.86
3 249 Sarah Fell 31.05 30.80 30.80
4 206 Jacinta Almarza 32.19 32.24 32.19
5 114 Anemone Maes 33.47 DQ 33.47
6 227 Ruby Barregar 34.36 35.88 34.36
7 219 Sophie Emery 38.83 DNF 38.83
8 203 Sasha Anderson 39.96 DNF 39.96
9 214 Sophie Crowell DQ DNF
10 204 Alexis Anderson 0
RANK BIB First Name Last Name First Run Second Run Best time
1 231 Emmett Limoges 31.47 28.64 28.64
2 232 Alexander Van Dyk 29.91 30.45 29.91
3 251 Caleb Weiss 30.15 29.99 29.99
4 92 Bryan Liu 31.15 30.06 30.06
5 239 Ethan Poon 33.38 32.3 32.3
6 209 Ryan Hassani DNF 38.74 38.74
7 244 Max Campbell DQ 39.35 39.35
8 223 Luc Trollip 44.77 43.45 43.45
RANK BIB First Name Last Name First Run Second Run Best time
1 252 Aureanne Emery 27.16 27.10 27.10
2 217 Natalia Machado 28.33 27.78 27.78
3 205 Amparo Almarza 28.91 28.14 28.14
4 242 Joslyn Weiss 29.65 29.77 29.65
5 224 Liv Heyries 31.1 31.01 31.01
6 221 Mia Brown DQ 0 DQ
RANK BIB First Name Last Name First Run Second Run Best time
1 199 Mark Shapovalov 25.36 DNF 25.36
2 246 Gregoire Cantin 25.56 25.92 25.56
3 250 Bishan Biln 26.32 26.4 26.32
4 247 Arthur Cantin 27.23 27.01 27.01
5 200 Martin Mastschuch 27.34 27.66 27.34
6 197 Jamie Forsyth 28.01 27.41 27.41
7 193 Jamie Joffin 30.56 29.19 29.19
7 173 Arsam Fard 38.43 29.19 29.19
9 234 Brodie Pollak 32.64 29.53 29.53
10 201 Nicholas Ramogida DQ 34.37 34.37
11 222 William Kozoriz 34.62 34.73 34.62
12 220 Max Brown 38.77 DNF 38.77
RANK BIB First Name Last Name First Run Second Run Best time
1 90 Sofia Blouin 22.52 23.19 22.52
3 86 Erica Zander 23.44 24.61 23.44
4 110 Gaia Fameli 25.52 23.99 23.99
5 116 Jacqueline Garrett 24.61 24.31 24.31
6 111 Amrita Sidhu 25.76 26.24 25.76
7 87 Avery Jones 27.18 26.63 26.63
8 3 Sarah Mcdonald 30.87 26.66 26.66
9 97 Amanda Donaldson-McFarlane 28.99 30.43 28.99
  U12 BOYS
RANK BIB First Name Last Name First Run Second Run Best time
1 11 Manu Gandhi 23.52 23.77 23.52
2 91 Ihsan Salari 24.19 23.83 23.83
3 99 Max Kapuscinski 23.86 24.66 23.86
4 4 Connor Bohlmann 23.92 DQ 23.92
5 118 Nicholas Cioata 24.29 25.65 24.29
6 138 Luka Miladinovic 27.05 26.54 26.54
RANK BIB First Name Last Name First Run Second Run Best time
1 76 Twyla Frid Lotenberg 23.26 23.61 23.26
RANK BIB First Name Last Name First Run Second Run Best time
1 79 Max Wagner 21.79 22.8 21.79
2 5 Holden Jones 23.55 33.86 23.55
3 13 Dylan Zander 31.35 24.39 24.39
RANK BIB First Name Last Name Gender First Run Second Run Best time
1 105 Aliya Dervisevic Female 26.47 dnf 26.47
2 149 Noor Ali-Mohamad Female 27.03 dnf 27.03
3 120 Lotje Maes Female 28.50 dnf 28.50
4 148 Ruby Li Female 29.98 29.60 29.60
RANK BIB First Name Last Name Gender First Run Second Run Best time
1 106 Giant Tsai Male 24.33 dnf 24.33
RANK BIB First Name Last Name First Run Second Run Best time
1 155 Estella Santas 23.29 24.67 23.29
2 15 Angie Horel 28.07 27.79 27.79
3 95 Catherine Anderson 30.43 dnf 30.43
4 162 Francisca Parada 32.68 31.52 31.52
5 82 Kimberly Campbell 32.25 dnf 32.25
RANK BIB First Name Last Name First Run Second Run Best time
0 78 Richard Mastschuch 23.41 23.71 23.41
1 7 Adam Barregar 23.71 23.43 23.43
2 8 Eric Liamoges 24.27 25.32 24.27
3 16 Mike Schoof 24.88 24.86 24.86
4 161 Boris Miladinovic 25.23 26.04 25.23
5 301 NN 25.79 dnf 25.79
6 243 Sergio Almarza 26.77 dnf 26.77
7 168 Richard Garrett 26.81 dnf 26.81
8 81 Gordon Bohlman dnf 27.72 27.72
9 20 Robin Fell 27.80 dnf 27.80
10 6 Ian Campbell 28.60 29.40 28.60
11 400 NN 29.47 dnf 29.47
12 17 Dimitri Shapovalov 30.06 29.74 29.74
13 300 NN 33.47 dnf 33.47
14 177 NN 34.42 dnf 34.42
15 104 Michael Brown dnf dnf dnf
RANK BIB First Name Last Name Gender First Run Second Run Best time
1 100 ASHLEY F 22.38 22.79 22.38
2 112 MARK M 22.71 dnf 22.71
3 83 HAYDEN M 23.13 dnf 23.13
4 102 GABBY F 23.65 dnf 23.65
5 117 NELLA F 24.67 25.16 24.67
6 103 RACHEL F 24.82 dnf 24.82
7 85 GRAEME M 24.89 dnf 24.89
8 156 KIERAN M 25.21 dnf 25.21

After the race, we all go together for a pot luck lunch and awards. A big thank you to Cypress Mountain for all their support this season, to our sponsors, Odlum Brown, Park Shore BMW, Richmond Autobody and Dexter Associates Realty.

Check our photo gallery on Club Day 2017

Hope to see you all back next season, and don’t forget to invite your cousins, friends and neighbours to come and join us for a fun time on SNOW!!!!!

Nancy Greene Festival 2017 at Sun Peaks

A few U12 kids at the 2017 Nancy Greene Festival Awards

The 2017 Hub International Nancy Greene Festival was held at Sun Peaks Resort on Friday and Saturday March 24-25, 2017, with several of the kids (and parents and coaches) arriving at the resort in time for Wednesday and Thursday training prior to the weekend races.

There was no shortage of snow with upwards of two and a half metres as a base and a few more centimetres added on top of that by the weather gods over the four days. And the weather kept improving too, with clouds blanketing the peaks down to white-out conditions on top on the first day to beautiful sunshine on the last day and everything in between on Thursday and Friday.

The event was great fun with ski clubs participating from all over BC as well as Alberta, making it an interprovincial affair.

Check out the pictures!

Kombi race course
Kombi race course
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Links to results: go to the Sun Peaks Racers page, scroll down to “Documents”, click on “Hub International Nancy Greene Festival Results 2017” to access PDF files of individual race results.


Our U12-U14-U16 Racers began the season at Sun Peaks

To kick start the season, the club organizes two training camps at Sun Peaks. The first camp was held from November 23rd to November 26th and the second from November 30th to December 4th. The snowmaking system and temperatures guarantee that in mid-November, there will be snow to train at this resort. Two groups of our racers were there to warm up for the season. These camps are not only about skiing, but also about building a team spirit, bonding with new coaches and learning how to manage on away trips, in preparation for race trips. It is also an excellent opportunity for new parents to chaperone and understand the many different benefits that skiing brings to the table.

So, pay attention for next season, you are all invited to participate in our FALL CAMPS