Programs & Registration

Program Goals:

·       Help to develop a lifetime passion for skiing

·       Make programs accessible to as many skiers as possible

·       Assist athletes in learning important life lessons and developing self esteem

·       Provide an environment in which all athletes have the opportunity to reach their full potential, from local children's racing to international FIS racing.

·       Respect all individuals involved in the program including athletes, coaches, parents, volunteers, race officials and ski hill staff

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE FOR 2017-2018 RED MOUNTAIN RACER PROGRAMS. 

Entry Level U8, U10, U12 (Nancy Greene Ski League)

The Nancy Greene Ski League is the "FUNdamental" stage of ski racing for children 5 - 11 years of age. Over the ten week program, athletes will learn to ski Red and Granite Mountains in supervised groups, with an emphasis on safe skiing and team building. They can expect guided free skiing, focused skill development and an introduction to the ski racing environment. Each year the children participate within their club in team and individual competitions.

All participants must be at least 5 years of age and capable of getting on and off the lifts without assistance.  Participants should have a few years of skiing experience and be capable of skiing runs such as the Back Trail on Red Mountain and the Main Run on Granite Mountain.  Older participants (8 and up) should be capable of runs such as The Cliff on Red Mountain and the Towers on Granite Mountain.

Entry level 10 week programs commence the second weekend of January and end in the second week of March.

Races take place on Sundays throughout five ski areas in the west Kootenays. All races are optional and at no additional cost.

We also offer an optional additional 3-day Christmas Camp, with a "Bring a Friend Day" as well as other club events throughout the year.  

If you’re at all uncertain about joining the program, please be sure to consult with Phil Patterson (Head Coach) at 250-362-9132 

·        U8 5-7 year old category - born in 2010-2012

·        U10 8-9 year old category - born in 2008-09

·        U12 10-11 year old category – Born in 2006-07

         U10 and U12 Entry League two day programs – for athletes ready for additional training and an increase in their focused time on snow.

         10 additional fridays or 5 additional sundays (non race sundays).

 

  * Helmets with hard ear covers are mandatory and lift passes must be purchased separately.*

 

NGSL Choice of programs and fees                                                            

  • Saturday(10am-3pm) U8/U10/U12, 10-16 days                  $450                                                               

  • Saturday and Sunday (10am-3pm) U10/U12, 15-21 days   $650 

  • Friday and Saturday (10am-3pm) U10/U12, 20-26 days      $750

 *Fee reduced $50 when paid prior to nov 19

*BC Alpine/Alpin Canada Insurance for Athletes born 2006-2012  $76

Parental registration/ insurance fee (required) $40

Fees are due by 19 November, though are welcome earlier.  This allows time to plain training groups and hire coaching staff.

July 01 2017 - Prior to participating in any club activities, athletes (and parents) must register as a member online in their member type and make a minimum $100 down payment on programs.

Nov. 19 – Early Registration deadline – after this date, fees increase by $50 per athlete* 

At least 50% of fees must be paid by Nov. 19 to qualify for early registration rates. 
Dec. 1 – Final Registration deadline – after this date, athletes will not be able to join programs until coaching/group assignments can be worked out 
Dec. 1 – Latest date that cheques for balance of fees may be post-dated. 
* This surcharge on late registrations is applied because late registrants may miss participating in important fall fundraising events, such as Rossland Film Fest and the Ski Swap. Also, late registration creates difficulties in hiring and scheduling of qualified coaches. 
* There are no race entry fees for regular NGSL races. 

PROGRAM REFUND AND RETURN POLICY 
For athletes that are injured during the race season, a pro-rated portion of the coaching fees may be refunded. No refunds after Feb28th. BC Alpine fees, family memberships and fundraising fees, Insurance, Competitor and AAP cards are nonrefundable. Program fees are only refunded for medical reasons. Pre- existing medical conditions do not qualify for refunds. Event and race registration fees are non-refundable, except for medical reasons stated before the early bird registration deadlines, stated by the NG Chair / Program Director. Any fees to be refunded will be done at the end of the program season. 

                   

                                                            

U12 Competitive Program (2006 and 2007-born)

The U12 Competitive Program is for athletes who are developmentally ready for additional focused time on snow. Training is scheduled each Saturday and Sunday that RED Mountain resort is operational, excluding; race days. These athletes have already shown a keen inclination towards racing and have demonstrated very strong skiing skills. The program aims to elevate each individual’s technical skill level through increased volume of skiing, diversity on and off snow experiences including “age and stage” appropriate physical and mental training and the introduction to a structured competition. The technical model of this program is firmly based on Alpine Canada Alpine’s AIM2WIN document with participation in limited number of competitions (5 days) on the schedule for this age group.

Training will predominantly occur Friday, Saturday and Sunday from opening to late March and during the Christmas holidays.  Racers in the competitive stream start to compete in the more challenging Kootenay Zone u12 races rather than the local entry level races, though they may do some of each as they transition, in order to keep travel costs down and adapt to their ability.There are three U12 Zone races held annually throughout the Kootenay Zone.  U12 Zone races are two day events (one day team skiing at the away mountain and one day racing). Extended training opportunities include; Fridays, preseason training, and off season dryland  

Eligibility for the U12 competitive program is carefully considered by our coaching staff. Therefore, entry to the U12 competitive program must be by coach referral.  Please speak directly with Head Coach Phil Patterson regarding your athletes eligibility for this program.   For this program please complete the U12 Registration Form.

Helmets that conform to FIS standards are mandatory for entry into U12 Zone races.
U12 Competitive racers not entering a U12 Zone race must have a hard ear cover helmet.
 
 

U14 Program (2004 and 2005-born)

The U14 Program is designed for 12-13 year olds who are looking at developing their ski racing skills. Training and racing is primarily on weekends and holidays from early December till the end of March, with extended opportunities on Thursdays and Fridays. The focus is on the FUN-damentals of ski training and racing, skill development and progressive introduction to competition. Different tools are used to enhance the learning experience, with extensive use of free skiing and specially designed environments. Video and timing are also part of our tools. A professional group of coaches deliver state of the art coaching techniques, following the guidelines provided by the Canadian Ski Coaches Federation. Athletes compete in the Kootenay Zone Races, which culminate with the Annual Provincial Championships. Team building and getting to know other places and racers is an integral part of the program. Dryland is scheduled in the fall in both Rossland and Trail. Summer dryland camps are scheduled throughout the summer.

 

U16 Program (2002 and 2003-born)

The U16 program is designed for 14-15 year old athletes and is similar to the U14 program. U16s compete in the Provincial U16/18 Open Series, where racers compete to qualify for the Canadian Championships and the Whistler Cup International Children's Race. They may also race in the Kootenay Zone U14/16 races.  Training is primarily on weekends and holidays from early December until mid-April with extended training opportunities on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and pre-season training before the resort is open to the public in November, for an extra fee. U16 athletes have a few more racing and camp opportunities than U14 but racing is primarily during the weekends. Overall, U16 athletes are focused on racing and training as they prepare for FIS competition. Dryland is scheduled in the fall in both Rossland and Trail with some dryland camps throughout the summer.

 

FIS Program (2001-born and older)

RMR's FIS program has for long been one of the most successful teams in British Columbia with a proud tradition of helping athletes ages 16 and up achieve their ski racing goals. It is the program's primary focus to work with all athletes in the program who wish to pursue the ski racing education and experience whether they go on to the BC Ski Team, National Team, university racing or just become great all-mountain skiers. 

 

Choice of Programs and Fees:

 U12 Comp., U14, U16, U19, FIS            

  • Up to 2 days/week + School Holidays       $1150

  • Up to 3 days/ week + School Holidays      $1550

  • 4 + days/ week + School Holidays;            $2400

*Fee reduced $50 when paid prior to nov 19

BC Alpine/Alpin Canada Insurance for Athletes born 2006-2012; $76

National Competitor Card (born 1996-2005); $140

FIS (born 2001 or earlier) Contact Coach Phil Patterson

Parental registration/ insurance fee (required) $40

July 01 2017 - Prior to participating in any club activities, athletes (and parents) must register as a member online in their member type and make a minimum $100 down payment on programs.

Nov. 19 – Early Registration deadline – after this date, fees increase by $50 per athlete* 
At least 50% of fees must be paid by Nov. 19 to qualify for early registration rates. 
Dec. 1 – Final Registration deadline – after this date, athletes will not be able to join programs until coaching/group assignments can be worked out 
Dec. 1 – Latest date that cheques for balance of fees may be post-dated. 
* This surcharge on late registrations is applied because late registrants may miss participating in important fall fundraising events, such as Rossland Film Fest and the Ski Swap. Also, late registration creates difficulties in hiring and scheduling of qualified coaches. 
* There are no race entry fees for regular NGSL races. 

PROGRAM REFUND AND RETURN POLICY 
For athletes that are injured during the race season, a pro-rated portion of the coaching fees may be refunded. No refunds after Feb28th. BC Alpine fees, family memberships and fundraising fees, Insurance, Competitor and AAP cards are nonrefundable. Program fees are only refunded for medical reasons. Pre- existing medical conditions do not qualify for refunds. Event and race registration fees are non-refundable, except for medical reasons stated before the early bird registration deadlines, stated by the NG Chair / Program Director. Any fees to be refunded will be done at the end of the program season. 

Helmets that conform to FIS standards are mandatory for all Nationally Carded competitors, U14, U16, U19 and FIS.

 

Masters Program

RMR's Masters program is open to female and male ski racers aged 18 (as of December 31, 2017) to 85 and over. The Masters’ program is a recreational program that allows adult skiers to develop their technical skills and maintain a healthy lifestyle while competing with skiers from across the country and internationally.  Whether you are a former competitor or a new racer, the Masters’ program is a fun way to enhance your skills on the slopes and be an example of the sport for life philosophy. The Masters' Program runs Thursday nights (and one Sunday afternoon from 12-3) from 6 - 9 pm.  There is a 2,4,6 or an 8 week program option. After each race session the group meets in Rafters to review the evening and to discuss technique.

Dates for 2018 are:

TBD

Registration Fees (plus $108 insurance):

·        Any 4 out of 8: $142 (total $250)

·        Any 6 out of 8: $182 (total $290)

·        All 8: $222 ($330)

 

Masters National card:  Racers 21 years of age of older must purchase a Masters’ national card. Purchased through the club from the BC Alpine Ski Association, it provides the required insurance and allows members to compete in Alpine Canada sanctioned Masters events across Canada. Racers with an Alpine Canada National Masters’ card may participate in the entire schedule of sanctioned Masters’ racers. They are listed on the national database newsletter archives in a fall newsletter each year. National Masters’card holders will receive Masters world cup points and are eligible for nomination to the Canadian Masters Alpine Team.  National Masters’ cards are also valid for training with an Alpine Canada sanctioned club. Cost is $108

 

Masters aged under 21: Racers registering for the masters program who are not yet 21 are required to purchase a recreational program card ( No entry into sanctioned events) or a National Competitors Card.

                                               

Visiting Athlete Program

Visiting racers are welcome to train with us at the Red Mountain Racers.  FIS/U16/U14 can train up to 5 days a week Wed-Sun, and U12C up to 3 days Fri-Sun.  Training is typically from 9am to 1-2pm.  U12's must have previous racing experience, be at a high standard, and be approved by the head coach.

Training fees are $85/day , $850 for 2 training blocks, $1700 for 4 blocks and $2550 for 6 blocks maximum.

  Extra fees apply for races and Alpine Canada membership.  (See Calendar for race schedule).  

Full-season athletes requiring academic mentoring, dryland training, and homestay lodging might wish to consider the Red Mountain Ski Academy, though if homestay and schooling is not required, they may join as racing-only full-season or drop-in members.

Visiting Team Program

Visiting coaches are also welcome to train with their groups at the Red Mountain Legacy Training Centre, in pre-season and during the regular season.  Equipment rental may be arranged.  Teams may be self-sufficient or integrated with Red Mountain Racers if training groups benefit.  

Contact Matt Henry  for more details on the Training Centre, or Head Coach Phil Patterson.

Red Mountain Academy - Seven Summits Centre for Learning

The Red Mountain Academy Alpine Program is designed to guide competitive student athletes through the U14, U16 and FIS programs. By using flexible, self paced and blended education tools students are able to train on snow 5 days a week and travel to competitions without forfeiting their grade 8-12 high school education. This program is not only a great option for local athletes, but is designed to accommodate out of town and international athletes using homestay families. Athletes train Wednesday through Sunday, receive a complete mental training program, participate in 4-5 dryland training sessions per week, receive injury prevention physiotherapy sessions and participate in nutrition information sessions. In some cases, is also possible for students to pursue their home country curriculum with dedicated academic time and classroom, and mentoring from qualified teachers.

To learn more about the Academy advantage or for pricing, visit the Red Mountain Ski Academy page.  For info on the academic portion of the academy, see the Seven Summits website

Registration 

2017-2018 Online registration open !

 Click here to register online for 2017-2018 Red Mountain Racer Programs. 

If you have any trouble with the registration process, please send an email to registration@redmountainracers.com