CYPRESS SKI CLUB – U8/U10
UNDER 8/UNDER 10 ALPINE SKIERS
Inspiring Skiers for Life
Under 8/Under 10
This is the stage when children will learn skier’s essentials. The key focus is to learn how to move,developing overall movement skills for all sports. Critical windows of trainability at this age group include general athletic development, speed of movement, agility and coordination. This program helps to develop speed control and skier confidence on a variety of terrain.
Children entering this program need to have skiing abilities 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.
They are grouped according to skill level and age on the first day. Adjustments to the groups are done throughout the season to acknowledge skills improvements.
Children are thus kept 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 isoptional.
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 CypressSki Club.
Years of Birth
for Season 2023-2024
- 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 are scheduled every Saturday, 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.
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.
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.
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.