News and Announcements

Alpine Ski Academy 2017/18

Posted by Andrew Lambert at Apr 27, 2017 7:04AM PDT ( 0 Comments )

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

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

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 with your preference of position, availability or questions – or sign up on BC Alpine at the following link:

Sandy Kersey


Training Camps

First time downhillers and seasoned veterans will all benefit from joining our team of expert coaches for the four day ‘Over the Hill Downhill Training Camp. Campers can get 4 to 5 runs of DH in a day on a fully fenced and immaculately groomed course. The OTHDH Course is 1.5kms of green and blue runs from the top to bottom of the Vance Creek face of the mountain. New racers can be at ease and improve their skills on a gentle track, while expert races can experience the thrill of speeds up to 110km/hr. We highly recommend that anyone competing in the Over the Hill Downhill event on Sunday February 5th take advantage of these camps!


It’s time to dig out the long skis, the race suit, your need for speed, and head to Silver Star Mountain Resort for the ‘36th Annual Hollis Wealth Over the Hill Downhill’. This incredibly fun and long running recreational downhill ski race pits individuals and teams of four against each other for the glory of being the fastest down the mountain. Teams are entered in a category based on the combined team age ranging from 65 to 225+ years. Teams must have one female and can have team members as young as 10 yrs old. Individuals can race as well. Come to Silver Star this winter to experience the longest standing recreational downhill race in Canada

Race only: $95
1 Day Speed Camp: $120
Race and Dinner: $130
2 Day Speed camp $220
3 Day speed camp $315
4 day speed camp $380
Register through Silverstar Mountain at this link


Early bird registration for our Entry Level /Snowstars program for 7-12 year olds closes on Dec 20th. Program starts the weekend Jan 7/8. We have an amazing line up of well qualified coaches eager to help your kids become awesome skiers! Check out info about the program, pricing and how to register on the website!


Vernon Ski Club presents Warren Miller’s ‘Here, There & Everywhere"
Thursday Nov 17th, 7pm
Tickets $15 – available at Bean Scene, Olympia and at the door
Door prizes and pre and apres show specials at Naked Pig and Marten’s Brew Pub – just show your tickets!