Provincial Racing Program

The 2022/2023 season saw a successful return to racing, including the Kootenay Zone Finals held for the second straight year at Whitewater. The stoke was high all season as our athletes competed and had fun while developing into strong, well-rounded skiers. Whether carving groomed runs or skiing power in the trees, there were smiles all around. We can’t wait for more of the same this season!

Programming for 2023/2024 will build on last season’s success. The focus will be on fun, fundamentals, teamwork, and challenging oneself in competition. Let’s go!

Provincial Racers 2018

U12, U14, U16, U18, U21 (birth year 2013 or earlier)

Provincial racing is the first level of alpine ski racing in Canada. It is for skiers who want to have fun, progress their skills all over the mountain, and are ready to experience racing at a competitive level. Racers train exclusively under the guidance of our certified and experienced provincial level coaches. Our coaches emphasize to the developing racers the importance of setting personal goals and good sportsmanship, and how to pursue your individual best while supporting your team. Racers will find lots of time to develop friendships, explore the mountain, progress their all mountain skiing skills, and rip it up on epic powder days.  Parents – good luck keeping up with your kids!

As part of the Whitewater Ski Team, racers will have the option to rent or purchase a team jacket to wear for the season. They will race within the Kootenay Zone and progress to racing at provincial, national and international competitions. Through these races, away training camps, joint training with other teams, and banquet celebrations, racers develop friendships across the province and personal skills that will last a lifetime.

The Whitewater Ski Team offers dryland training throughout the fall, starting at the beginning of October for U12/U14. U16/U18/21 athletes begin strength and conditioning training as a team in September. All provincial and Masters athletes are encouraged to participate.

Specialized ski racing equipment is required at this level – see Equipment. All parents are expected to volunteer during the season with fundraising initiatives in addition to events such as races hosted by the Whitewater Ski Team.

Program runs Saturdays and Sundays 8:45 am – 2:30 pm with additional training opportunities during winter breaks. This year, we are shifting away from the Salmo Ski Hill after years of invaluable mid-week night training. The change is a result of inconsistent weather at lower elevations leading to lost training. In its place, we’re excited to pilot optional Friday training at Whitewater.

A special note about powder… Powder days are all about free skiing as a team with the coach. This time allows for excellent all mountain skill progression, building on a foundation of strength and technique that benefits skiers for life; it is not all about the race course!

Program Fees, Early Bird Pricing:

  • U12 Part time: $1,160 + $106.08 BC Alpine fee.
  • U12 Full time: $1500 + $106.08 BC Alpine fee.
  • U14 Full time: $1650 + $181.75 BC Alpine fee.
  • U16, U18, U21 Full time: $1850 + $181.75 BC Alpine fee.

Note: There are additional costs to this program. Racers must cover the cost of the lift tickets, food, accommodation, and banquet fees for each event they attend. Parents will be invited to a meeting at the beginning of the season to go over the races and expected costs. This year’s pilot optional Friday Whitewater training sessions may require an additional fee.

Please contact Program Director Dylan Henderson at for more information about this program and to discuss the best training and racing options for your child.

Please contact us early in the season so we can invite interested racers to dryland training sessions.