The U12 Program acts as a bridge between the Entry Level Program (U8/U10) and the Development Level Program (U14/U16). U12 skiers spend a greater amount of time training in gates than the U10 Level, but the fun and games aspect of the fundamental level are still included.
U12 skiers build on the fundamental skills learned in the U10 level and develop their versatile skiing ability. Although racing is a central feature of the program the consolidation of beginner-level skills is the focus. This is done through a mix of gate training and all-mountain skiing.
The U12 program commences in December and usually finishes the beginning of April. There are three regional races, a number of away trips to Whistler and a year-end provincial race in Sun Peaks, all of which are optional.
U12 skiers can choose to attend from 2 to 4 days per week, one or two weekend days and one or two weeknights. Skiers meet their coaches ready to ski every morning at 8:30 and are picked up at 15:00 on the weekend and every Tuesday and Thursday evening between 18:00 and 21:00 Between drop off and pick up your child will be fully supervised by our professional coaching staff.
Weekend Day (Saturday or Sunday) + 1 Week Night (Tuesday or Thursday)
Early Bird Rate
- 1 Weekend Day + 1 Week Night
- 1 Weekend Day + 1 Week Night
Full Program: 2 Weekend Days (Saturday + Sunday) + 2 Week Nights (Tuesday + Thursday)
Early Bird Rate
- 2 Weekend Days+ 2 Week Nights
- 2 Weekend Days + 2 Week Nights
Coaching fees are for the base program only and do not include the membership fee (ACA insurance $79.50), membership fee ($130/Family), camps, race entries and race associated costs.
Early bird pricing ends September 30th. All membership dues must be paid on or before this date in order to qualify for the discount.
1 weeknight add on ($100): For those in the 1 weekday and 1 weeknight training program, but would like a little more time on snow, you can add on the additional weeknight training! Please note night training focuses mostly on gate training and drills.
Returns & Credits
- Membership, insurance, and program fees are totally non-refundable.
- Program fees can be credited forward to the following season only for medical reasons.
- Program fee credits will be pro-rated according to the schedule below.
- Any program fee credit to be forwarded will be applied within one month from receiving a written application for refund accompanied by a medical doctor’s certificate.
- Not paying for the program will automatically cancel the registration by October 1st for the Earlybird price, January 1st at the regular season price or if the program fills up.
Medical Note Credit Request
Before November 30 =100%
Before December 31 = 60%
Before January 31 =40%
Before February 15 =20%
8:45-9:00 – Athletes meet coaches
9:00-9:30 – Athletes and coaches go through their warm-up routines
9:30-12:00 – Drills, gate training, and vertical
Lunch | 11:30-13:30
Lunch break at the main cafeteria or outside at the race hut if weather permits. Lunch can range from 15-45 minutes depending on weather and group dynamics.
Good eating habits are set early on in life so please keep this in mind when packing your child’s lunch. Sugar-laden food does not make for good ski racer fuel.
13:00-14:45 – Drills, gate training, and vertical
14:45-15:00 – Cooldown at the race hut
End of Day | 15:00
Athletes meet parents at the race hut. This is a great time to talk to your child’s coach about any questions or concerns you may have.
Dry Land Training
U12+ athletes should consider dry land mandatory unless you are participating in another high-level sport. Off-season training is very important for athletic development and will help to prevent on snow injuries. There are no additional fees for dry land but you must be a member in good standing to attend.
Apex Training Camp | December 2019
Quality early season training in Apex in a camp format. Athletes travel and lodge with coaches and chaperones for the duration of the camp.
Early Season Training | Various Dates
There will be a number of early-season training days on Whistler while we wait for Seymour to open. These days are optional and do come with additional coaching fees (pass + transport cost). Registered members: please keep an eye on your inbox and the club calendar for more info and dates.
Try-Out Day | January 2, 2019
At the beginning of every season, the club offers non-members a chance to experience a day as a ski racer. Participants will spend the day with one of our coaches and train exactly how a member would. For more information about the day and to register please visit the Try-Out Day info page.
Christmas Camp | January 2 – 3, 2020
Get a strong start this season and come out for the Christmas Camp. For more info please visit the Christmas Camp event page.
Whistler U12 Skills Event | January 2020
Hemlock Skills Event | February 1, 2020
Grouse Mountain Tyee Cup | February 22-23, 2020
Janyk Cup | March 15, 2020
Spring Break Camp | TBD
Quality training over Spring Break to give you that extra edge at Sun Peaks. More info coming soon.
Sun Peaks NGSL Festival | March 20-21, 2020
The big event for the U8’s, 10’s and 12’s. Skiers will test their skills and compete against other similar aged skiers from all over BC.
Mt. Washington Zone Finals| April 4-5, 2020
The last event for U12’s, and a great opportunity to see what a U14/ U16 race looks like.
Whistler Spring Skiing | Various Dates
So Seymour has closed for the season but you still want to ski? Join us in Whistler! These days are optional and do come with additional coaching fees (pass + transport cost). Registered members: please keep an eye on your inbox and the club calendar for more info and dates.
Summer Glacier Camp | Dates TBD
More info coming soon.
Dry Land Training
U12+ athletes should consider dry land mandatory unless you are participating in another high-level sport. Off-season training is very important for athletic development and will help to prevent on-snow injuries. There are no additional fees for dry land but you must be a member in good standing to attend.
MSSC AGM | Date TBD
Not for the kids but for the parents. Come out and see how the club is doing both on snow and on the ledger, elect the executive, and voice your comments or concerns.
What’s Coming Up…