CYPRESS SKI CLUB – U16
UNDER 16 ALPINE SKI RACERS
Inspiring Skiers for Life
All our programs have been developed to follow Alpine Canada’s recommendations for AIM-2-WIN model., as detailed in their
The U16 program corresponds to the “Learn to Race” stage, and the key focus is train start to finish, as fast as possible and develop specific fitness for ski racing. Refining specific racing skills is also highlighted at this stage. Developing effective time management in order to combine school and training-racing becomes very important.
Training camps are offered year round. They are optional and their cost is not included in the program fee. These typically include Whistler Super Camp, Glacier Camp in Whistler in July, and Fall Camp in Apex or nearby mountain with snow, Speed Camp in Whistler. Additional camps may be added throughout the season.
Years of Birth
for Season 2023-2024
This program will further develop the racer to perform in racing conditions, preparing them to take the step to FIS level racing. A number of summer camps will be available, in order to keep fitness and skiing skills to the highest standard.
- Weekends plus Tuesdays and Thursdays evenings. Friday training is also offered during the day.
- Christmas camp included. Spring Break camp optional
- Starts when the mountain opens in December
- Spring, summer and fall camps an integral part of the program, at additional costs
- Off season dryland an integral part of the program
- Racers should ski a minimum of 4 days a week
- Training time is from 8:30am to 2:00pm during weekends and Fridays, and from 5:00pm to 8pm during weekdays.
Summer & Fall Dryland Training
Typically sessions are a weeknight and weekend from mid June through mid August. Fall sessions begin again in September through November.
U16 athletes are expected to attend or keep good conditioning during the summer and fall in consultation with the Program Director or Head Coach. In addition, BC Alpine Coast Zone will schedule baseline fitness testing for all athletes.
Optional Races & Camps
In addition to regular training, there are also competitive opportunities through Coast Zone races which culminate with the annual Canadian National Championships (by qualification only). Athletes can expect 5-6 races within the Coast Zone and provincial races in any of the zones within BC. In addition, athletes may qualify for U16 Westerns and Whistler Cup. All races are additional costs and not included in program fees.
Training camps are offered year round. They are optional and their cost is not included in the program fee. Training camps during the school year take place, if possible, during long weekends to minimize children’s absence from school. These typically include Whistler Super Camp, Glacier Camp in Whistler in July, Fall Camp in Apex or nearby mountain with snow, Speed Camp in Whistler. Additional camps may be added throughout the season.
Camp and race fees vary and depend on participation and location. Every effort is done to minimize the costs while not compromising the safety of our children and the quality of training.
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.