The U12 Program acts as a bridge between the Entry Level Program (U8/U10) and the Development Level Program (U14/U16). U12 skiers spend a greater amount of time training in gates than the U10 Level, but the fun and games aspect of the fundamental level are still included.
U12 skiers build on the fundamental skills learned in the U10 level and develop their versatile skiing ability. Although racing is a central feature of the program the consolidation of beginner-level skills is the focus. This is done through a mix of gate training and all-mountain skiing.
The U12 program commences in December and usually finishes the beginning of April. There are three regional races, a number of away trips to Whistler and a year-end provincial race in Sun Peaks, all of which are optional.
U12 skiers can choose to attend from 2 to 4 days per week, one or two weekend days and one or two weeknights. Skiers meet their coaches ready to ski every morning at 8:30 and are picked up at 15:00 on the weekend and every Tuesday and Thursday evening between 18:00 and 21:00 Between drop off and pick up your child will be fully supervised by our professional coaching staff.
Weekend Day (Saturday or Sunday) + 1 Week Night (Tuesday or Thursday)
Full Program: 2 Weekend Days (Saturday or Sunday) + 2 Week Nights (Tuesday + Thursday)
Coaching fees are for the base program only and do not include the membership fee (ACA insurance $90), membership fee ($150/family), camps, race entries and race associated costs.
Early bird pricing ends October 31st. All membership dues must be paid on or before this date in order to qualify for the discount.
1 weeknight add on ($100): For those in the 1 weekday and 1 weeknight training program, but would like a little more time on snow, you can add on the additional weeknight training! Please note night training focuses mostly on gate training and drills.
Returns & Credits
Membership, insurance, and program fees are totally non-refundable.
Program fees can be credited forward to the following season only for medical reasons.
Program fee credits will be pro-rated according to the schedule below.
Any program fee credit to be forwarded will be applied within one month from receiving a written application for refund accompanied by a medical doctor’s certificate.
Not paying for the program will automatically cancel the registration by October 1st for the Earlybird price, January 1st at the regular season price or if the program fills up.
Medical Note Credit Request
Before November 30 = 100%
Before December 31 = 60%
Before January 31 = 40%
Before February 15 = 20%
8:15-8:30 – Athletes meet coaches
8:30-8:45 – Athletes and coaches go through their warm-up routines
8:45-12:30 – Drills, gate training, and vertical
Snack | 11:30
There will be a snack break outside at the race hut or alternate location. Snack time can range from 15-30 minutes depending on weather and group dynamics.
Good eating habits are set early on in life so please keep this in mind when packing your child’s snack. Sugar-laden food does not make for good ski racer fuel.
End of Day | 12:30
Athletes meet parents at the race hut. This is a great time to talk to your child’s coach about any questions or concerns you may have.