The Next Step in Alpine Ski Racing

This is a high quality, fun focused program for kids 6 and 7 years old that introduces them to more advanced skills and provides them with an introduction to some racing experience. The racing at this level is mostly social in an atmosphere where the kids are introduced to running gates without worrying about time or competition.

Joining the U8 program is a multi-day weekend only program that focuses on improving your child’s skiing. We tackle all aspects of their ski development including the introduction of short gates (stubbies) or brushes as indicators in the snow. This ‘gate’ training helps with timing and understanding of turn shape. Utilizing these gate exercises and general free ski runs helps to develop a confident well balanced all round skier.

This 35 day program meets each Saturday and Sunday that is scheduled at Nakiska and there are several away events or trips at the location specified in weekly communication. A 3 Day Christmas Camp is also included and an add-on Free Ski trip to Fernie is highly recommended.

Athletes must be comfortable on all Blue terrain and somewhat comfortable on Black terrain.

Recommended Passes
Nakiska + RCR BC add on + sunshine card

The Next Step in Alpine Ski Racing

This is a high quality, fun focused program for kids 6 and 7 years old that introduces them to more advanced skills and provides them with an introduction to some racing experience. The racing at this level is mostly social in an atmosphere where the kids are introduced to running gates without worrying about time or competition.

Joining the U8 program is a multi-day weekend only program that focuses on improving your child’s skiing. We tackle all aspects of their ski development including the introduction of short gates (stubbies) or brushes as indicators in the snow. This ‘gate’ training helps with timing and understanding of turn shape. Utilizing these gate exercises and general free ski runs helps to develop a confident well balanced all round skier.

This 35 day program meets each Saturday and Sunday that is scheduled at Nakiska and there are several away events or trips at the location specified in weekly communication. A 3 Day Christmas Camp is also included and an add-on Free Ski trip to Fernie is highly recommended.

Athletes must be comfortable on all Blue terrain and somewhat comfortable on Black terrain.

Recommended Passes
Nakiska + RCR BC add on + sunshine card

Program Specs

Ages 6 and 7
35 days
Saturdays Starting Early to Mid December

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