This is a high quality, fun focused program for kids between 4 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 single day weekend only program that focuses on Improving your child’s skiing in the Gliding Start phase. 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, fun runs help develop a confident well balanced all round skier.
This 45 day program meets each Saturday and Sunday that is scheduled at Nakiska or for away events or trips at the location specified in weekly communication. A 3 Day Christmas Camp is also included.
Athletes must be comfortable in a graduation process from the magic carpet to riding and skiing the Silver Chair at Nakiska. We encourage any families that will be joining us for the first time to ski with your children before their first day with the club this helps put them at ease once with the group.
Nakiska + RCR BC add on + COP + sunshine card