U12, U14, U16, U18, U21 (birth year 2009 or earlier)
The provincial racing program is the first level of alpine ski racing in Canada. Skiers at this level want to have fun, but are also serious about skiing and ready to experience racing at a more competitive level. Racers train exclusively under the guidance of our provincial coaches. Our coaches emphasize to developing racers the importance of setting personal goals and good sportsmanship, and how to pursue your individual best while supporting your team. As in all of our programs, racers will find lots of time to develop friendships, explore the mountain, and rip it up on epic powder days.
As part of the Whitewater Ski Team, racers at this level will have the option to rent a team jacket to wear for the season and will have the opportunity to race within the Kootenay Zones (East and West) and at provincial and other elite races. Through these races, joint training opportunities with other teams and banquet celebrations, these racers develop friendships across the province and personal skills that will last a lifetime.
Whitewater Ski Team offers dryland training throughout the fall, starting at the beginning of September. All provincial and masters athletes are encouraged to participate.
Specialized ski racing equipment is required – see Equipment. All parents are required to volunteer during the season at events such as the zone race hosted by the Whitewater Ski Team.
Program runs Saturdays and Sundays 9:00-3:00 with additional, optional training sessions.
A special note about powder… Powder days mean free skiing with the coach, it is not all about the race course.
- U12 Part time: $750 + $79.50 BC Alpine fee.
- U12 Full time: $950 + $79.50 BC Alpine fee.
- U14 Full time: $1100 + $147.50 BC Alpine fee.
- U16 Full time: $1250 + $147.50 BC Alpine fee.
- FIS Full time: $2000 + $247.50 BC Alpine fee + SAIP Cost.
Please see Registration for more details on fees and affordability. Note: There are additional costs to this program. Racers must cover the cost of the lift tickets, food, accommodation, and banquet fees for each race they attend. Parents will be invited to a meeting at the beginning of the season to go over the races and expected costs. Racers who wish to attend mid-week night-training at Salmo will need to purchase a lift ticket or pass.
Please contact Program Director Dylan Henderson at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about this program and to discuss the best training and racing options for your child.