Alpine Racing

Welcome to the 2016-2017 ski race season.

The Muskoka Ski Club offers a strong development program for all our alpine athletes.  We do this by being progressive in our training methods, combining sound skill development models based on the principles of Long Term Athlete Development models, socialization and fun.  Our coaches are trained and certified by the CSCF, CSIA, CFSA and participate in annual technical and educational updates.

Alpine Ontario and Canadian Freestyle Ski Association collect their fees directly through an online payment service.  Please register with them before November 30, 2015

Your annual Muskoka Ski Club race fees continue to be paid directly to the club. 

 

Muskoka Ski Club race programs

 

December 27-31, 2016    Christmas camp* and race
January 7, 2017 9-week program commences**
March 4-5, 2017 Club Championship and MSC race awards


*Muskoka Ski Club CHRISTMAS Camp is 5 days including training and race day with awards (December 27-31 inclusive). 

**Muskoka Ski Club 9-WEEK Program is 18 training/event days commencing Saturday, January 7th for 9  consecutive Saturdays and Sundays. The program concludes with the annual Muskoka Ski Club member race, family fun day and awards on March 4-5, 2017   Optional add-on to 9-week race program: Terrain Park Fun and instruction from 2:45 to 4:30 on Saturdays, available for U8, U10, U12 & U14 racers.

Muskoka Ski Club REGULAR program is 23 training/event days and includes the Christmas Camp and 9-week program.

Muskoka Ski Club FULL program is 37 training/event days and includes Regular program and 13 additional training days/evenings-- December pre-holiday weekend (December 16,17,18), February 17 & 20 and 8 Friday afternoon/evening sessions. The FULL program is available to traveling athletes. Where possible groups of age/skill compatible athletes will be made.  Full program requires a minimum # of participants to run.

 

NOTE: We will once again be hosting the U10/U12 Championships the weekend of March 18-19, 2017

 

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS 

 

U 6                   Ages 4-5 as of December 31, 2016       

Our Tiny Talent Team introduces 4-5 year olds to the fundamental skills of sliding in a fun, animated, safe and structured environment. (3yr olds will be assessed on an individual basis, please contact Bruce Howell for further information.

 

New this season

 

U6  (4 & 5 year olds only)   Program change  to a 2 hour program, 9:30 – 11:30 Saturday and Sunday, this     will be the standard programming offered. (3 yr olds will be assessed based on ability to ride chairlift, please contact Bruce Howell for further information.

 

U6  (4 & 5 year olds)  at a sufficient proficiency  level that would like to participate in a daily 4 hour program will have the option of additonal training in the afternoon sessions please indicate your preference on your registration

 

 

U 8                   Ages 6-7 as of December 31, 2016                   

Our Talent Team introduces 6-7 year olds to the fundamental skills of sliding in a fun, animated, safe and structured environment.

 

Program times; Saturday & Sunday, 2 hr morning session 9:30 – 11:30 and 2 hr afternoon session 12:30 – 2:30

 

 

U 10                 Ages 8-9 as of December 31, 2016

U10 is our entry level skills program for ages 8-9 with an emphasis on participation rather than competition.  Teamwork and a social atmosphere are as important as technical skills (stance and balance, pivoting, edging, rhythm), introducing tactical skills (turn shape, speed) and developing well rounded ski skills.  Optional participation in Alpine Ontario/Freestyle Ontario events are available as well as traditional Alpine events. U10 Racers participate in 2-3 events and will require travel and additional race entry fees.

 Program times; Saturday & Sunday, 2 hr morning session 9:30 – 11:30 and 2 hr afternoon session 12:30 – 2:30

 

 

 U 12     Alpine Race                  Ages 10-11 as of December 31, 2016

U12 Division is a traveling competitive race program.  Racers compete as a team and as individuals to help promote fun, teamwork and a competitive atmosphere. The programs objectives include developing technical skills (stance and balance, steering, pivoting, edging, rhythm), introducing tactical skills (turn shape, line in course) and developing racing skills. Athletes’ train and race in a variety of alpine disciplines including: giant slalom (GS), slalom (SL), paneled slalom (PS), stubbie slalom (stubbie) and kombi (KOM). Helmets (closed eared) are mandatory.  Additional fees may apply to Athletes choosing to compete in invitational races and events not listed on the team schedule.

 Program times; Saturday & Sunday, 2 hr morning session 9:30 – 11:30 and 2 hr afternoon session 12:30 – 2:30

 

U14      Alpine Race                  Ages 12-13 as of December 31, 2016

U14 Division is a traveling competitive race program.  U14 is made up of 2 Alpine Ontario South Divisions.  Muskoka Ski Club will enter the U14 group in a designated division.  Alpine Ontario South rules allow for athletes to compete in different divisions based on results achieved throughout the season, participation in camps and training and the race director’s recommendation.  Racers continue to compete as a group however scoring is individual. The objectives of the program include the consolidation and refinement of technical skills, the development of tactical skills and to have fun! U14 racers participate in 4-5 events. Helmets (closed eared) are mandatory.  Additional fees may apply to Athletes choosing to compete in invitational races and events not listed on the team schedule.

 Program times; Saturday & Sunday, 2 hr morning session 9:30 – 11:30 and 2 hr afternoon session 12:30 – 2:30

 

 

U16      Alpine Race                  Ages 14-15 as of December 31, 2016

U16 Division is a traveling competitive race program. U16 is comprised of 2 Alpine Ontario South Divisions.  Muskoka Ski Club will enter the U16 group in a designated division.  Alpine Ontario South rules allow for athletes to compete in different divisions based on results achieved throughout the season, participation in camps and training and the race director’s recommendation.   Racers continue to compete as a group however scoring is individual. The objectives of the program include the consolidation and refinement of technical skills, the development of tactical skills and to have fun. U16 racers participate in 4-5 events. Helmets are mandatory.  Additional fees may apply to Athletes choosing to compete in invitational races and events not listed on the team schedule.

 Program times; Saturday & Sunday, 2 hr morning session 9:30 – 11:30 and 2 hr afternoon session 12:30 – 2:30

 

  U21      Alpine Race                  Ages 16-20 as of December 31, 2016

U21 Division is a traveling competitive race program for athletes aged 16-20 years U18 is comprised of 2 Alpine Ontario South Divisions.  Muskoka Ski Club will enter the U21 group in a designated division.  Alpine Ontario South rules allow for athletes to compete in different divisions based on results achieved throughout the season, participation in camps and training and the race director’s recommendation.   Racers continue to compete as a group however scoring is individual. The objectives of the program include the consolidation and refinement of technical skills, the consolidation of tactical skills strategies. U21 racers participate in 4-5 events. Helmets are mandatory.  Additional fees  apply to all events . 

 Program times; Saturday & Sunday, 2 hr morning session 9:30 – 11:30 and 2 hr afternoon session 12:30 – 2:30

 

 U 14     All Mountain Ski Program Ages 7 - 13

All mountain free skiing, Park and Race

Athletes must be competent Blue run skiers with some Black Diamond experience

This member only program is for skiers looking for an all-round ski experience including race, all mountain and terrain park disciplines.  A sound foundation of different elements of skiing will promote skiing for life or allow a participant to follow a competitive path in the future.

Typically, skiers in this program will spend their days at the Muskoka Ski Club and not participate in competitions at other ski areas.  Age/skill specific groupings will be made where possible.

 Program times; Saturday & Sunday, 2 hr morning session 9:30 – 11:30 and 2 hr afternoon session 12:30 – 2:30

 

Freestyle Ski Program

This program spans 9 weeks beginning January 7th culminating with the Provincial Championship .  A significant amount of training and competing takes place away from the Muskoka Ski Club.  Additional fees apply for competitive events and training at other ski areas.

 

We have once again been awarded A FSO Timber Tour Slopestyle Event, to be held January 21 & 22, 2017

 

 

Private Coaching          Athletes interested in additional private coaching for their racer/s can make arrangements through Bruce at the Snow School desk.  Depending on the request, daily fees range between $75-$220/ day plus expenses.  Private coaching is only available on days our program is not running and subject to availability of Coaches,

Download the Program Descriptions, Fee Schedule and Registration Form

 




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