News and Announcements

VERNON SKI CLUB SKI SWAP 2017

Posted by Andrew Lambert at Oct 10, 2017 3:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )
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Join us for the Vernon Ski Swap on Saturday, October 14th from 8:30am to 3:00pm at Greater Vernon Recreation!

Consignment drop off Friday, October 13th from 3:30pm to 7:00pm.

Silverstar Mountain Resort representatives will at the Ski Swap for last chance early bird ticket sales and pass pick ups!

Have questions you need answered about our upcoming Ski Swap? See if we’ve answered your questions here: http://www.teampages.com/clubs/4618/pages/112602

Registration is Open!

Posted by Andrew Lambert at Sep 13, 2017 11:58AM PDT ( 0 Comments )
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Regsitration is now open for our 2017-18 Ski Programs. Note that this year we have an early bird deadline of Sept 30th for our U12+ Race Programs and Oct 31st for all other programs. Go to ‘Ski Programs’ to review our program offerings and then click on the red ‘Registrations’ tab to get started!

VSC Awards and Wrap Up

Posted by Andrew Lambert at May 8, 2017 4:56PM PDT ( 0 Comments )
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Vernon Ski Club Awards 2017! We had a great turn out for the 2017 VSC awards and BBQ. Awards were given out for:

-Club Championship (based on WC points from our race league over the course of the season)
-Don Cameron awards for sportsmanship, improvement, work ethic and being a team player
-The VSC ‘Samurai’ Award for consistent focus on improvement and execution in competition under pressure.
-VSC Volunteer of the Year awards

Recipients were:

Volunteer of the Year – Rob Tupper
Samurai Award – Gerrit Van Soest

Club Championships

Overall Male Club Champ – Gerrit Van Soest
Overall Female Club Champ – Rane Smith

1st U16/18s – Gerrit Van Soest, Rane Smith
2nd U16s – Caele Kassa, Makena Kersey, Nadia Jones (tie)
3rd U16 Boy – Ken Anderson
1st U14s – Chris Kersey, Jamie Robinson
2nd U14s – Austin Arminini, Ella Mills
3rd U14s – Nolan Williams, Sydney Wilson
1st U12s – James Richardson, Jasmine Coubrough
2nd U12s – Lukas Sebulsky, Camryn Steele
3rd U12s – Rowan Smith, Claire Richardson
1st U10s – Sean Robinson, Aida Mills
2nd U10s – Jaeden Williams, Amy Milne
3rd U10s – Deklan MacDonald, Olivia Lahey

Don Cameron Awards

U16/U18 – Makena Kersey
U14 – Sydney Wilson
U12 – Claire Richardson
U10 – Olivia Lahey
Free ski – Sean Currie
Snowstars – Jovalyn Pawlyshyn, Robbie Drew, Liam Luider, Neko Wong, Liam Phair, Peter Falkins, Natalie Melanson, Clara Cox, Juliana Sebulsky.

Thanks all for a great season!

Andrew Lambert
VSC Head Coach

Alpine Ski Academy 2017/18

Posted by Andrew Lambert at Apr 27, 2017 7:04AM PDT ( 0 Comments )
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Our Alpine Ski Academy is accepting athletes for year 4 of this outstanding program. Enrolled athletes get a unique opportunity to combine athletics and academics in a high performance environment with like-minded students. Athletes must be enrolled in a Vernon School District 22 school and be in grade 8-12. We accept athletes who compete in either free ski or alpine ski events.

You can find more information regarding academics by going to this link http://www.sd22.bc.ca/Programs/academies/snowsports/Pages/default.aspx

Generally athletes train to improve fitness 4 days per week during school time in the off-season (blocks mid May to end June; start septmeber to mid-Nov.) They will work on training strength, cardiovascular, agility, mobility, and coordination. We use a number of facilities although try to keep the program outdoors when possible. We have a unique partnership with Crossfit Vernon which allows athletes to learn the fundamentals of resistance training in a supervized setting.

In season, our academy athletes have the option to train 4 days per week (currently thursday-Sunday). This increases the amount of exposure they get to snow. Most experts agree that the frequency and volume of time on snow is critical to improvement. We have 2 academy coaches dedicated to the program:

Andrew Lambert (CSCF 3, Mkin, CSCS, FMS) Head Coach, Academy Director
Ian Chernencoff (CSCF DL Trained) Academy Coach

For more info contact vscheadcoach@gmail.com

Hello VSC families,

The U14 and U16 Westerns will be hosted by the Vernon Ski Club April 7-9 at SilverStar Mountain.

This is a huge event hosting up to 400 athletes from BC, AB, SK and the North West US.

We will have 2 separate venues for racing which will require many hours of club member’s time (below positions will be required each each course).

Some of the positions include:

On Course
Timing Crew (on course top or bottom of course)
Handtimer (on course top or bottom of course)
Finish Corraller (on course – ensure orderly clearing of finish area)
Start Corraller (on course at the start organizing athletes in start order)
Gate Keeper (on course o ensure correct passage of athletes)
Posting Board (on course – write down racer times on boards)
Starter (on course – count down for athletes at the start gate)
Assistant Chief of Gates (on course – assist Chief of Gates)
Supplies Runner (on course – help with gear transport/requests during the day)
Dye Guy (on course with dye packs, mix dye, dye course after inspection)
Course Worker Crew Lead (lead crew for course repair and maintenance)
Bib Collector (on course noon onwards till 4/5pm – collect, sort and account for missing bibs)

Off course
Volunteer Lunch Coordinator (off course – day/nights prior to race days and pre race buying supplies)
Draw Prize Organizer (off course pre race – solicit businesses for draw prizes)
Volunteer Check In and Pre Race (off course – pre race 7am-9am plus post race 3-4:30pm)
Race office Evening assistance (off course, photocopying coach meeting bib hand out)

Please email Sandy Kersey at westernsvolunteer@gmail.com with your preference of position, availability or questions – or sign up on BC Alpine at the following link:

http://bcalpine.com/calendar/?M=4&Y=2017#1956

Sandy Kersey