Local FIS Race Program
Program Goals: BUILD THE SKI RACER, OPTIMIZE THE ENGINE, REFINE SKILLS
Program Details: November 15 – April 9U18 A – 4 day / week program: 75 days
U18 B – 2 day / week program: 64 days
Costs: (included in the program fee is: BC Alpine Membership / Okanagan Zone Fee, Club Cabin improvement fee)U18 A- 4 day / week program early bird: $4,189, after Oct 14: $4,608
U18 B – 2 day / week program early bird: $3,322, after Oct 14: $3,655
Payment schedule is ½ at time of registration, ½ by Nov 15 – e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org or cheque made out to Vernon Ski Club
Calendar: You will be connected with the TeamSnap calendar when you register.
– Race accounts: each athlete from U12-U18 has a race account with Vernon Ski Club from which the club can quickly and easily withdrawal costs affiliated with races and camps (lift ticket, race entry fee, applicable food costs, applicable transportation costs, applicable accommodation costs, coach costs) that each athlete attends. Families are required to keep a positive balance in the Race Account and payment schedules are offered as a way to disperse these costs throughout the season. In U18, as the athletes typically don’t travel with their parents and often stay in accommodation as a team, the Race Account costs are higher for that reason. Many athletes spend approximately $4500 through their Race Accounts so please pay $900 on Nov 1, Dec 1, Jan 1, Feb 1, March 1. Payments are to be made to email@example.com or by cheque to Vernon Ski Club. Any positive balance at the end of the season will be returned to the athlete’s family.
Skiers who are 16 years old or older (year of birth 2006 and older) and who have come through U16 should consider the Local FIS Race Program (consistent with Alpine Canada’s “Train to Race” stage https://ltad.alpinecanada.org/stages/train-to-train) for either the 2 day per week or 4 day per week option (Thursday – Sunday). There are many pathways to skiing excellence however, and if you did not come through U16 and feel prepared for FIS, contact Rodger Poole at firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure the program is a good fit for you.
This program starts as soon as the snow flies and runs through to the end of the season. FIS runs from 8:30am – 3:30pm each training day and is geared towards athletes who want to become expert skiers and skilled ski racers. The pathway varies dramatically in this group. Some of our athletes will use this program as a stepping stone to the regional FIS team the following year, some are looking for ways to continue to train and compete in the sport they love, others are simply looking to improve ski skills to a level where they may become an instructor or coach.
This group typically sees a range of personal interest, ability and competitive desire. All FIS athletes will attend many FIS races together, and some will compete more. There is also the opportunity to compete in Zone Races or in the TECK Open series races. Some of our FIS athletes are registered in the VSC Snowsports Academy which allows them more flexibility with their studies and support from their teachers when training and competing.
As a member of the Vernon Ski Club, you and your family are encouraged to make use of the VSC Club Cabin. The parent lounge is upstairs where you can meet the other amazing parents in the club, and there are eating areas on the main level and on the lower level for the athletes. There is also a tuning area and some limited ski storage. Parents are welcome to come into the Race Centre and observe the training sessions, or help slip the race courses or volunteer in other ways.