Entry Level

Nancy Greene Oso 2018

There have been some program modifications for the 2020/21 season due to COVID-19. Maintaining a fun and engaging ski race program during a global pandemic is not an easy thing to do, but something the Whitewater Ski Team believes is important and is working hard to provide! We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding, and willingness to work with the program changes and restrictions we will have in place which are based on meeting provincial return to sport guidelines as well as Whitewater Ski Resort.

Key changes include:

  • Implementation of Whitewater Ski Team Return to Sport Plan, based on guidelines set out by our provincial sport organization, BC Alpine, in accordance with the viaSport Return to Sport Guidelines for BC.<
  • Group size limits of 7 athletes to 1 coach on the mountain.
  • Staggered start times for various programs to reduce crowds at start or finish times.
  • Shorter sessions with Saturday and/or Sunday programs options for U10/U12 to allow for smaller overall team numbers on Saturdays, and reduce the need for lunch breaks.
  • No yurt access for Nancy Green Ski League groups, and limit of 15 people in the yurt at one time for provincial level athletes and coaches.
  • Increased sanitization and cleaning procedures in the yurt, following Whitewater Ski Resort protocols based on the Whitewater Ski Resort COVID-19 Safety Plan.

U6 and U8 – Half Day – Ages 5 to 7 Years (birth year 2013-2015)

“Ski racing for the fun of it!” is the slogan for the Nancy Greene Ski League and describes the goal of this program. Through games and activities, young skiers develop confidence and skills with ski-buddies. Groups consist of 6-7 skiers per professional certified coach and one parent volunteering each week as a tail-gunner. U6 and U8 skiers and their families will be introduced to the thrill of racing at other local mountains in the West Kootenay (COVID-19 restrictions permitting). The races on this exciting little circuit are free! The racers participate in the race as part of a team and are not ranked individually. This is a friendly, non-competitive introduction to alpine ski racing. Everyone wins!

All skiers must wear a helmet with “hard” ear covering. No other specialized equipment is required. All parents are expected to volunteer during the season with fundraising initiatives and at events such as races hosted by the Whitewater Ski Team.

Program runs Saturdays. Morning session 9:45-12:15 or Afternoon session 12:45-3:15. We will do our best to accommodate your preference for am or pm but can offer no guarantee. Cost: $350 + $79.50 BC Alpine fee.

U10 – One or Two Half Days – Ages 8 to 9 (birth year 2011-2012)

Skiers continue to develop their confidence and skills in a group of peers with similar ability. They will gain experience racing gates, but will also have lots of fun building skills while skiing pow and exploring the terrain at Whitewater. In the process these little rippers will learn all mountain skiing skills with a strong technical base that will set them up to be strong skiers for life. Skiers and their families are encouraged to attend races at other mountains in the West Kootenay (COVID-19 restrictions permitting). These races are free!

All skiers must wear a helmet with “hard” ear covering. No other specialized equipment is required. . All parents are expected to volunteer during the season with fundraising initiatives and at events such as races hosted by the Whitewater Ski Team.

Program runs as one or two days options on Saturday and/or Sunday 11:00-2:00. Skiers should arrive well fed and with pocket snacks, as there will be no lunch break. Cost: $400 + $79.50 BC Alpine fee for one day option, and $475 + $79.50 BC Alpine fee for two day option.

U12 Recreational (Nancy Greene Ski League)
One or Two Half Days – Ages 10-11 (birth year 2009-2010)

Skiers will develop more advanced racing techniques and master more difficult terrain, but the primary focus is to develop a love of skiing and have good, old-fashioned fun in the snow. All mountain skiing skills will continue to build along with a strong technical base; parents will have to stay on their game to keep up with these kids on the mountain! Skiers and their families are encouraged to attend races at other mountains in the West Kootenay as part of the Nancy Greene Ski League circuit (COVID-19 restrictions permitting). These races are free!

All skiers must wear a helmet with “hard” ear covering. No other specialized equipment is required. . All parents are expected to volunteer during the season with fundraising initiatives and at events such as races hosted by the Whitewater Ski Team.

Program runs as one or two days options on Saturday and/or Sunday 11:00-2:00. Skiers should arrive well fed and with pocket snacks, as there will be no lunch break. Cost: $400 + $79.50 BC Alpine fee for one day option, and $475 + $79.50 BC Alpine fee for two day option.

U12 Provincial Racing Option

Note! U12 skiers who have the desire and ability may join the Provincial Racing Program. If your skier is interested in this option, please contact Program Director Dylan Henderson at whitewaterskicoach@gmail.com to discuss. Please contact us early so we can invite interested racers to dryland training sessions in the fall.