This handbook is designed to be a resource to new members of the Club. We have written it primarily with the parents of first year U12s and U14s in mind. We often hear how overwhelming it is for those new to ski racing and new to WMSC. Our hope is that this handbook will introduce you to the Club and the sport of ski racing, and become a resource when you have questions. It is a work in progress and we are always open to suggestions for edits or additions.
The Sports School at Whistler Secondary exists for students who are committed to ski racing through the Whistler Mountain Ski Club. Students who want to attend the Sports School must prove they have the commitment and determination to train at a competitive level of ski racing, which requires absence from regular classes for two full days of training in Whistler each week, and for extended absences for training and competing away. One teacher/counsellor acts as a liaison between Sports School students, teachers, coaches, and parents/guardians.
This guide has been put together to help athletes and parents navigate their way through the integration of ski racing and academics. There are two sections. In the first, suggestions are offered for when the athlete is at high school. In the second section information regarding University ski racing is presented along with some guidelines for those who are hoping to secure some form of university funding for ski