Assistant Coach: Richard Lovat
As the newest Olympic sport, Ski Cross now has a BC program. The Canadian National Ski Cross Team has had great success, with Olympic GOLD at the 2010 Games by Ashleigh McIver and Marielle Thompson`s 2012 World Cup title. The BC program is run through the WMSC and designed for those member athletes who wish to pursue this exhilarating form of ski racing. Courses are patterned after Moto Cross with banked corners, and a variety of terrain features to challenge and excite any competitor. Skiing with 3 other competitors on the track adds a whole new dimension to racing. Skills to be mastered include starts, jumps and carving skis for maximum speed. The Program will include races and/or camps at various locations in BC and abroad that will engage and challenge all prospective competitors. Join the new school of ski racing – Skier X.
This program is for children born in 1995 and under.
Program fees do not include the cost of a list pass.
FIS and SX aged athletes may be eligible to purchase a CWSAA All Area Pass. Application for this pass program is distributed to registered FIS and SX athletes in late September or early October. Applying for this pass does not necessarily mean that an individual will qualify as there are a limited number of these types of passes available each year.
All youth aged athletes are eligible for a “Sea to Sky” Pass from Whistler Blackcomb. Application for this pass is directly through Whistler Blackcomb’s pass sales office and to be eligible, athletes must be registered in a WMSC competitive program at time of purchase. Please note that WMSC must confirm applicants status with WB and does so once a week starting Oct. 1 with an update of our athlete list to their pass sales department.
After your family has joined the club with a family membership $150, racers who wish to participate in a competitive program with WMSC are subject to a team fee of $600. Team Fee due September 30th. This fee covers your competitor association with the club, your competitors’ licence with BC Alpine and Alpine Canada. It does not however provide for coaching services, lift access, equipment, clothing, camp or race related expenses.
Note: A portion of this fee is applicable for a provincial child tax credit.
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Program Fees due October 31st. (see also Developing Champions Fund).
SX Core 2012-2013: $2100
Core program includes seasonal coaching support on weekends and during Christmas break. Extra training days (at $40 per), camps and races can be accessed with advance notice. This is a great category if you are only willing or able to commit a limited time to the sport, if you are new to the sport and want to “try it out”, or rarely would consider racing outside of Whistler.
Program runs on weekends starting Nov. 24 and end Apr. 7 as well as Christmas Camp (Dec. 27-31 and Jan. 2-4). It includes coaching and support services, fall/winter dryland training and online video services annual subscription (Sprongo).
Core racers may choose to attend the following competitons on "pay to play" basis (note full payment is required prior to departure):
Project Estimated Costs
|Sun Peaks Camp
||Sun Peaks, BC
|Nakiska Camp & CDN Nationals
|Holeshot Tour NorAm
||Copper Mtn, CO
|Beaver Valley & Killington NorAms
||Beaver Valely, ON; Killington, VT
|The Canyons Grand Prix
||The Canyons, UT
||Mount Hood, OR
|Freestyle World Junior Championships||Valmalenco, Italy||TBA|
+ ADD ON Extra midweek coaching days at $40 per.
SX Extended 2012-13: $6000
Three races are included in this year's SX program (Dec, Jan & Mar)
Extra races not covered in the program can be accessed with three week advance notice. This program would be typical of training and competitions required for long term advancement in the sport.
Extended program fees cover coaching services for all extra midweek training and /or race days as well as trip costs associated with camps and races that are typical of that age groups calendar.
Extended program includes seasonal coaching support when training at Whistler or at away camps and entry into most races on the SX competition calendar. In most cases ground transportation, away lift tickets, lodging and meal packages are included in the program.