Alpine Racing

Welcome to the 2015/2016 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 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, 2015    Christmas camp* and race
January 2-3, 2016 10-week program commences**
March 5-6, 2016 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). Please read this Christmas Racing Program information sheet

**Muskoka Ski Club 10-WEEK Program is 20 training/event days commencing Saturday, January 2 for 10 consecutive Saturdays and Sundays. The program concludes with the annual Muskoka Ski Club member race, family fun day and awards on March 5-6, 2016. NEW optional add-on to 10-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 25 training/event days and includes the Christmas Camp and 10-week program.

Muskoka Ski Club FULL program is 39 training/event days and includes Regular program and 14 additional training days/evenings-- December pre-holiday weekend (December 20, 21, 22), February 12 & 15 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.

NEW race clinic March 14,15,16 - 4 hours daily for U10 & U12 (U8 contact Bruce Howell) in preparation for championship weekend that follows

NOTE: We will once again be hosting the U10/U12 Championships the weekend of March 18-20, 2016

 

Download the Program Registration Form (Form will be available in November)

Download the Program Descriptions, Fee Schedule & Registration Form (Form will be available in November)

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS 

U6                   Ages 4-5 as of December 31, 2015                   

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

 

U8                   Ages 6-7 as of December 31, 2015                   

Our Talent Team introduces 5-7 year olds to the fundamental skills of sliding in a fun, animated, safe and structured environment. 

 

U10                 Ages 8-9 as of December 31, 2015

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.

 

U12     Alpine Race                 Ages 10-11 as of December 31, 2015

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.

 

U14      Alpine Race                 Ages 12-13 as of December 31, 2015

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.

 

U16      Alpine Race                 Ages 14-15 as of December 31, 2015

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.

 

U18      Alpine Race                 Ages 16-17 as of December 31, 2015

U18 Division is a traveling competitive race program for athletes aged 16 & 17 years U18 is comprised of 2 Alpine Ontario South Divisions. Muskoka Ski Club will enter the U18 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. U18 racers participate in 4-5 events. Helmets are mandatory. Additional fees apply to all events entered.

 

U 14     All Mountain Ski Program Ages 7 - 13 as of December 31, 2015

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.

 

Freestyle Ski Program

This program spans 10 weeks beginning January 2nd 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.

NOTE: We will be hosting a FSO Timber Tour Slopestyle event January 22-24.

 

Terrain Park Fun & Instruction* This program begins Saturday January 2, as an add on to the ten week race program for U8-U14 racers to enjoy some terrain park fun and instruction. The program will run from 2:45 pm to 4:30 pm each Saturday.

 

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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