UNDER 8 & UNDER 10 ALPINE SKIING PROGRAM

Children 7 – 9 years old learn skier’s essentials and gain movement skills applicable to all sports. U8 & U10 groups train on and off snow to improve general athletic development, speed of movement, agility, and coordination. Athlete’s will develop speed control and skier confidence on a variety of terrain.

Groups are created according to skill level and age on the first day. Adjustments to the groups are done throughout the season to acknowledge skills improvements, an stay challenged and motivated.

This age group participates in events that focus on skills rather than actual racing. Three or four events are scheduled during the season, and participation is optional.

By the end of the season, children should have developed self-confidence, confidence to ski fast, and confidence in skiing all terrain. Positive reinforcement and thinking are fundamental tools to help children achieve success. Twice during the season, in mid-February and April, progress reports will be issued, based on a standardized assessment tool that is implemented by all coaches working at Cypress Ski Club.

Children must be able to comfortably ski a green run and safely ski a blue run. They also must be able to load the chairlift and go to the washroom by themselves.

About the Season

 

Years of Birth

for Season 2024-2025

2017-2016-2015

Program Info

  • The program runs every Tuesday and Thursday evenings plus Saturday and Sunday. A choice must be made according to the possibilities outlined below
  • U8/U10: runs Tuesday OR Thursday evenings and one weekend day. Skier has to choose the weekend day attending for the season.
  • U8/U10 Plus: runs Tuesday OR Thursday evenings and weekends.
  • Training time is from 8:30am to 2:00pm during weekends, and 5:30pm to 8:00pm during weekdays.

Summer & Fall Dryland Training

While the on-hill season start the first weekend of January, dryland activities begin in June! Hikes and camps are scheduled starting at the begining of June and ending at the end of July. Our optional fall dryland sessions help prepare athletes for the season. Hikes and dryland are included in the cost of the program! Details will be announced on our website. Fall sessions begin in September through November.

Duration

U8/U10 starts on Saturday January 6th and Sunday January 7th, 2024

U8/U10 Plus starts on Saturday January 6th, 2024

Both programs end on the second weekend of April, depending on snow conditions.

Training Camps

We offer a 3 days Christmas Camp during the second week of Christmas break, at an additional cost. There are limited spots available for Christmas Camp and they are allotted on first come-first served basis.

Program Cost

U8/U10

$TBD

U8/U10 PLUS

$TBD

Additional Fees

Each athlete must pay BC Alpine insurance.  The BC Alpine insurance is paid at the time of Family Membership registration and is added onto the amount

All families must also have a Family Membership

Season passes and lift passes are NOT included.