Snow Stars

Program Overview

This FUN and engaging program is for young alpine skiers aged 6 to 12 interested in developing and improving their ski skills and being introduced to alpine ski racing. The 12 week program encourages the development of skiers and ski racers of all ability levels.

The program encourages children to discover a pathway to the joy of skiing, competition and excellence in a FUN and rewarding environment. Its goal is to provide a solid foundation and knowledge base: physical, technical, tactical and mental.

The program focuses on two of the seven phases of the Long Term Athlete Development Plan (Alpine Canada’s AIM 2 WIN): Skier Essentials; and Learn to Train.

The younger, less experienced, skiers will focus on having FUN and developing the skills associated with the Skier Essentials phase. The emphasis is on developing basic agility, balance and coordination using FUN activities and games. In addition, these skiers will be introduced to the simple rules and ethics of sports.

Fundamental skills are developed in a free ski setting all over the mountain. The emphasis is on balance and basic skills with as much mileage on snow as possible. The children will work towards symmetrical parallel turns with rhythm and timing. They are introduced to carving, upper and lower body separation for angulation, and pole planting. The children will be introduced to gates to build timing and rhythm skills.

The older, more experienced, skiers who aspire to become a great all-mountain skier, or competitive racer will focus on having FUN and developing the skills associated with both the Skier Essentials and Learn to Train phases. The emphasis is on improving skiing skills with an increased focus on technical skiing and racing. The Learn to Train phase is designed to elevate each individual skier’s technical skill level through an “age and stage” appropriate physical and mental training program and an introduction to structured competition.

For more information on Snow Stars go to the following website: www.snowstars.ca

For more information on Alpine Canada’s seven phases of development go to the following website: www.alpinecanada.org/development

Whitehorse Program

Session Options

Maximum of 12 sessions between December 10, 2016 and March 25, 2017.

Sessions will be on Saturdays from 10:30 - 2:30

Training sessions will be cancelled on Saturdays when the temperature at Mt Sima is -20C and colder, as determined by the Mt Sima Summit Weather Station, visit http://mountsima.com/ or phone the snow line at 667-7547. Efforts will be made to 'make-up' for regular sessions cancelled due to temperature.

Session Calendar

To view the Snow Stars schedule, view our online Events Calendar.

Location

Mt. Sima

Cost

Cost $350.00 per athlete. Mount Sima lift ticket (daily or season pass) is required and not covered by the Snow Star fees

Required Equipment

Helmets: An approved alpine ski helmet is mandatory. Although, a full over-the-ear hard shell alpine ski racing helmet is preferred.

Googles: Alpine ski goggles

Skis: Any type of skis will do as long as they are in good condition and have properly suited and adjusted bindings. A pair of junior racing/carving skis is ideal but not mandatory.

Poles: All athletes require properly fitting ski poles

Note: It is the PARENT’S RESPONSIBILITY to ensure that their child has properly fitting and properly functioning equipment.

Registration Deadline

Registration deadline is November 24, 2016

How To Register

Download, complete and drop-off the Snow Stars Registration Form (PDF) with payment attached at Sport Yukon, 4061 – 4th Ave, Whitehorse.

Questions and More Information

For up to date information please contact Stefan Gladwin at sngladwin@gmail.com or call 668-7736.

Watson Lake Program

For information: call 867-536-8031 or email watsonlakeskiclub@gmail.com or visit their website www.watsonlakeskiclub.com

Snow Stars Camp

There may also be a 3 to 5 day Snow Stars Camps offered during Christmas or Spring Break if people are interested and coaches are available. 




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