Alpine Racing

Welcome to the 2017-2018 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, 2017

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

 

Muskoka Ski Club race programs

 

December 27-31, 2017    Christmas camp* and race
January 6, 2018 9-week program commences**
March 2-3, 2018 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 6th for 9  consecutive Saturdays and Sundays. The program concludes with the annual Muskoka Ski Club member race, family and awards on March 2-3, 2018.  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.

New this Season! 

Additional Program Add-ons. Pick the enhanced training option that fits your schedule. See the list of options on the price list attached. Each add-on requires a minimum of 6 participants to run. Alpine fees are payable if not register in a regular program.

 

NOTE: We will once again be hosting the U10/U12 Championships the weekend of March 17-18, 2018

 



 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS 

 

U 6                   Ages 4-5 as of December 31, 2017       

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.

 2-Hour Program Option: 9:30 to 11:30 on Saturday and Sunday (2-hour morning session only).

4-hour Program Option: 9:30 to 11:30 and then 11:30 to 2:30 on Saturday and Sunday.

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 additional training in the afternoon sessions please indicate your preference on your registration

 


 

U 8                   Ages 6-7 as of December 31, 2017                   

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, 2017

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 is 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, 2017

U12 Division is a travelling competitive race program.  Racers compete as a team and as individuals to help promote fun, teamwork and a competitive atmosphere. The program's objectives include developing technical skills (stance and balance, steering, pivoting, edging, rhythm), introducing tactical skills (turn shape, line while in a course) and developing racing skills. Athletes’ train and race in a variety of alpine disciplines including giant slalom (GS), slalom (SL), panelled 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, 2017

U14 Division is a travelling 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, 2017

U16 Division is a travelling 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, 2017

For more information on this age group and what is available, please contact Bruce Howell at bruce@skihiddenvalley.ca 

 


  

 U 14     All Mountain Ski Program Ages 7 - 13

All mountain freeskiing, Park and Race

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

This members-only program is for skiers looking for an all-around 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 Ages 12+ (Saturday only)

Continuing the progression of the All Mountain, this program will focus more activity in the park. Rails, Table Tops, Switch Riding and Spins will be the focus. Athletes will have the opportunity to participate in competitions with Freestyle Ontario. Competitive atheletes at the freestyle level will need to travel for competition and training. Helmets are mandatory, Additional fees apply to Canadian Freestyle, event registration and event lift tickets.

 

Muskoka Ski Club has once again been awarded an FSO Timber Tour Slopestyle Event, to be held January 20th & 21st, 2018.

 


 

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 $150-$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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