U6, U8, U10 Half Day NGSL - choose 10 mornings or 10 afternoons:
Saturday 9:00am – 11:30am / Saturday 12:30pm – 3:00pm
This is where it all begins! Half Day offers all of the coaching, atmosphere, and fun as Full Day, but is specifically designed for younger skiers. January 5 to March 9 2013. Choose morning or afternoon sessions.
Program Fee $295 (No HST)
Ages 5-9 (YOB 2007-2003)
U8, U10, U12 Full Day NGSL- 10 Full Saturdays
This quality program has made the Nancy Greene Ski League famous since 1968! Kids in Full Day need only a basic skiing ability. Your child is grouped according to skill and will ski with the same coach and group of kids throughout the season. As with all NGSL programs, Full Day offers the opportunity to ski in fun oriented events and zone races with kids from other mountains. January 5th to March 9th, 2013.
Program fee $495 (No HST)
Ages 6-11 (YOB 2006-2001)
* All ages as of Dec 31, 2012
U10 Acceleration Team – Saturdays, December 8 to mid-March.
U10 Accel is the new name for our successful E1 Accel Team of recent years. This program is designed for the more advanced 8 or 9 year old. More time on snow allows for more learning and time to practice new skills. This exciting program includes all the fun events of the Half and Full Day programs and skiing runs Saturdays from early December to mid March plus a few extra days over the holidays. Approximately 18 days on-snow.
Program Fee $895 (No HST)
Ages 8 & 9 (YOB 2004-2003)
U12 Acceleration Team – Saturdays and Sundays, beginning of December to end of March.
U12 Accel is the first stage of development where actual slalom, giant slalom, and speed techniques and racing tactics are introduced. This is made possible in large part due to the increase of training volume compared to the regular NGSL programs. U12 kids ski both Saturdays and Sundays every weekend from the beginning of December through to early April. Several extra days over the Christmas and Spring Break holidays are also included. U12 Accel is an excellent bridge between regular NGSL and the higher training volume of U14. The program is designed to develop a stable and reliable skill base that will enable a 10 or 11 year old athlete to acquire the more advanced skiing skills in the following years to come. On-snow time is split between technical free skiing, gate skill and drill courses, ski cross training, and of course all mountain skiing. Full details of equipment requirements for U12 will be listed in the U12 Racer Book. The essential items are: 'blue team jacket', speed suit, slalom skis, shin guards, helmet, mouth guard.
The U12s have an opportunity to race against children their own age in regular style ski races - the beginning of their journey as a competitive skier. U12 Accel is the primary (youngest) category within the club where a dryland training component is offered as well as the on-snow program. U12 kids begin to adapt to a more competitive atmosphere where each individual is encouraged to begin pushing themselves through fun competition and quality skiing environments to continue their skill development as skiers and racers of the future. The primary focus of U12 Accel is learning how to train as a ski racer – and of course… to have fun! U12 Accel follows a fun race schedule of specific U12 level events throughout the Okanagan zone. Approximately 36 days on-snow.
Program Fee $1150 (No HST) Dryland fee: $95 prior to participation
Ages 10 & 11. (YOB 2002-2001)
* All ages as of Dec 31, 2012
U12 Dryland Training
Dryland training is offered for U12 age racers. Dryland offers kids the opportunity to improve their coordination, balance, agility, and fitness level. Just as important the dryland training season allows for essential team building between racers. Dryland begins the first week of September (Tuesdays & Thursdays) and runs through November. Approximately 25 sessions.
Dryland Training Fee $95 (No HST)
Ages 10 & 11. (YOB 2002-2001)
Hot Lunch Program at the Happy Valley Daylodge New this year!!
For the first time ever we are offering an on hill lunch program open to all NGSL kids! Lunches are available every Saturday during the main 10 week NGSL program (Jan. 5th to Mar. 9th). We need 4 parents to help us with supervision during each lunch hour. Please consider volunteering for one Saturday over the course of the season if your child registers for the hot lunch program.
Hot Lunch Program $90 (No HST)
Ages 6 to 11. (YOB 2006-2001)
PROGRAM REFUND AND RETURN POLICY
For athletes that are injured during the race season, a pro-rated portion of the coaching fees may be refunded. BC Alpine fees, family memberships and fundraising fees, Insurance, Competitor and AAP cards are nonrefundable. Program fees are only refunded for medical reasons. Pre-existing medical conditions do not qualify for refunds. Refunds are subject to $100 administration fee and are pro-rated based on the schedules below. Event and race registration fees are non-refundable, except for medical reasons stated before the early bird registration deadlines, stated by the NG Chair / Program Director. Any fees to be refunded will be done at the end of the program season.
U14 Alpine ages 12-13 years (YOB 2000/1999)
At this age kids are offered an additional training day over and above the weekend training sessions. Kids in U14 continue on their path of learning to train, but gradually mature into talented young ski racers acquiring all the basic skills. U14s begin to focus a little more on racing, while maintaining their development of the basic all-mountain skiing skills. The racing element is not much more than U12, but a higher number of on snow days allow skills to grow, suiting the physical and psychological progression for kids of this age. A higher level of competition is introduced with Provincial and Western Canadian Championship events. Camaraderie, personal achievement and all-out fun on the slopes describe what U14 is all about.
U16 Invitees age 13 years (YOB 1999 only)
The invitee program is a new idea for this season to help continue the challenge and development of our racers who are in their
second season of U14 (formerly K1). U16 invitees are actually 1999 born U14 Alpine racers. Right from the start of the season
these kids will join the U16 Team for all dryland, training camps, and regular on-snow training. When the U16 Team travels to a
U16 specific event, the invitees will join the U14 Team. U16 invitees will also rejoin the U14 group for specific U14 events such as
the Provincials or Western U14 Championships. + $175.00 to the regular U14 registration fees =
* All ages as of Dec 31, 2012
U16 Alpine ages 14-15 years (YOB 1998/1997)
The U16 category is very exciting. Massive growth rates, huge strength gains, and a more mature understanding of the skills required make this a fun time to be a ski racer. More training volume is offered again by adding a fourth day per week as on- snow training opportunities. Only athletes who are deemed ready technically, physically, and mentally are offered the fourth day of training per week. Race opportunities are offered at the Provincial and Western Canada/USA level.
U18 Invitees 15 years (YOB 1997 only)
The invitee program for U18 is for 1997 born skiers. Like the U16 invitee program, second year U16s are invited to train with the U18s on a full time basis. When the U18 Team goes away to a FIS race, the invitees will rejoin the U16 Team. U18 invitees will also rejoin the U16 team for Provincials and Can-Am Championships. + $175.00 to the regular U16 registration fees =
U18 (FIS) Alpine ages 16-18 years (YOB 1996, 1995, 1994)
U18 Alpine is the new name for the FIS Program. Skiers in this category must be 16, 17, or 18. Our U18 FIS Team participates at a higher level of competition by applying for a FIS (International Ski Federation) competitor card. A FIS card allows racers to accrue FIS points after each FIS race finish. The FIS racing circuit allows our athletes to compete with athletes from around the province as well as from other provinces at each event. Making the decision to join the BWR U18 team involves a commitment to additional off-season dryland and on-snow training and the opportunity to train more days on-snow than in the past. Racing on our U18 Team is an awesome experience of athletic excellence that can lead to university scholarships and the Canadian Alpine Ski Team. $2,150.00
Masters Alpine ages 19+ years (YOB 1993 and older)
Our Masters racing program is the perfect outlet for the vintage weekend warrior who loves skiing gates! Our Masters racers train with the U14 & 16 racers and have the opportunity to race in the Okanagan zone race series. Masters must be at least 19 years of age.
Ski Cross Program
U14 Ski Cross ages 12-13 years (YOB 2000/1999)
This is a new program for 2012/13. In general the kids in this program will spend most of their time either in the Big White ski cross track, or free skiing all over the mountain. Training days are scheduled for all Saturdays and Sundays from the beginning of December through the month of March. Several local and regional Ski Cross races are targeted to help stir the competitive nature of those just learning the tools of the trade as a Ski Cross racer. All U14 Ski Cross racers are eligible and encouraged to participate in all U14 Alpine dryland sessions. Previous Nancy Greene Ski League, Kinder, U12, U14 or another ski improvement program is recommended, but not required.
U16/U18 Ski Cross ages 14-18 years (YOB 1994 - 1998)
This is a very similar program to U14 Ski Cross. Athletes in this program will have on-snow training offered every Saturday and Sunday throughout the season. Time spent training will be either in the Big White ski cross track or all mountain skiing.
U16/U18 Ski Cross Race ages 14-18 years (YOB 1994 - 1998)
Here we introduce the element of GS gate training to the U16 and U18 kids that are serious about the sport of Ski Cross. All weekend days will still be at Big White and consist of Ski Cross track time or all mountain skiing. A GS training day will be offered on most weeks throughout the season.