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e-News | December 13, 2019

Posted by Whistler Mountain Ski Club at Feb 20, 2020 11:01AM PST ( 0 Comments )

U14 Zone Race | U12 Skills Event & Janyk Cup | Net Set-Up

The Whistler Mountain Ski Club Race Season on the Dave Murray National Training Centre is just around the corner. Please mark the following events on your calendar and volunteer at volunteers@wmsc.info! We have some busy weeks coming up so calling for all WMSC parents to lend a hand!

U14 Coast Zone Teck Race – January 11th and 12th

The first U14 race of the season will be held on January 11th and 12th on the Dave Murray National Training Centre (Ptarmigan). We need many volunteers throughout the weekend to make this a successful race series for every athlete participating. It takes about 70 volunteers each day to make these races happen so let’s see you all out there! You don’t need an athlete in the race series to volunteer, but we do expect every U14 parent to volunteer!

There are plenty of volunteer opportunities on hill and off hill so we can find something for everyone. Please email volunteers@wmsc.info with your interest and availability. Some of the openings include – assistant starter, manual timers, bib collectors, scoreboard, gate judges, course crew, slip crew, equipment organization in Garbo hut, race office, awards, writing articles and social.

We need all of you to make this race happen. Volunteer here: http://www.wmsc.info/organizations/3850/pages/141149.

U12 Skills Event and Janyk Cup– January 18th and 19th

It’s time to show everyone how the Whistler Mountain Ski Club hosts the Nancy Green Ski League U12 Skills Event (January 18) and Janyk Cup (January 19)! These two events have been combined into one weekend. Make sure to change your calendar. We need every parent to volunteer to make this a successful day for every athlete participating. We are expecting over 150 racers so let’s make this an event to remember for all of them! It will take more than the U12 parents to make this event a success, please sign up to help if you are in Whistler for the weekend!

There are plenty of volunteer opportunities on hill and off hill so we can find something for everyone. Please email volunteers@wmsc.info with your interest and availability. It is a great opportunity for new families to get involved! Some of the openings include – assistant starters, manual timers, bib collectors, course crew, slip crew, equipment organization in garbo hut, race office, awards, writing articles and social.

We need all of you to make this race happen. Volunteer here: http://www.wmsc.info/organizations/3850/pages/141149.

Nets, nets, nets – It’s race season!

We can’t have races on the Dave Murray National Training Centre without the safety nets! To start the season, we have three net set dates scheduled. Please mark your calendars now.

Meet at Garbo Hut at 9:30 a.m. for each of the dates. Please email volunteers@wmsc.info
to make sure we have your attendance noted and sign in on the sign in sheet at Garbo Hut the morning of each net set date:

Please mark the following dates:
Sunday January 5th at 9:30 a.m. at Garbo Hut
Saturday January 25th at 9:30 a.m. at Garbo Hut
Sunday February 23rd at 9:30 a.m. at Garbo Hut

A reminder to mark your attendance on Team Pages

Please go to your Team Pages app and let us know that you’re planning to attend by marking your attendance! If you cannot see it, it is because we do not have your updated email address. Please contact the office.

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e-News | December 5, 2019

Posted by Whistler Mountain Ski Club at Feb 20, 2020 10:57AM PST ( 0 Comments )

1st On-Snow Training Weekend | Extra Training Days | Officials Course Level 2

A reminder to mark your attendance on Team Pages
Please go to your Team Pages app and mark your attendance! If you cannot see it, it is because we do not have your updated email address. Please contact the office.

Hope to see you all this weekend!

Extra Training Days – Only Available Thursday through Sunday

Extra training days are available as follows:

U12 – Fridays and Saturdays
U14- U21 Thursdays and Fridays

You must register the prior Monday by 10 am
For more details and registration please visit our website www.wmsc.info/Programs/ExtraRaceTrainingDays

Officials Course Level 2 – New Dates: January 4th and 5th

Level 2 is a detailed introduction to the methodology of alpine ski racing. It covers the types of races, ski competition rules (ICR), points systems and the responsibilities of the key organizational roles; chief of race administration, chief of timing, chief of gates judges, chief of course, chief of race, start referee, finish referee and referee.

The prerequisites are Level 1 plus at least 8 days of race volunteering experience in at least 2 different areas (for example 5 days course and 3 days manual timing).
There is a one hour exam open book at the end of the course.

If you have any questions, please email Graham Ross at grahamross@wmsc.info

Winter Hours and Staff Contacts

The office will be open Thursday to Monday 9 am to 4 pm

If you need to contact the office with any accounting or general questions, here are our coordinates.

Kevin Schimpf – Bookkeeping – Kevin@wsmc.info phone 604-932-4644 ext 101
Chloe Sigouin – Administrator – Chloe@wmsc.info phone 604-932-4644 Ext 100
Blanca de la Rosa – Office Manager – blanca@wmsc.info phone 604-932-4644 Ext 103

Merchandise – Still looking for Christmas Gifts? We may be able to help

We have adult Ski Pants – Descente Black – Limited quantities and sizes
Rain Ponchos Jr and Adult – Limited quantities and sizes
Team Jacket (Red and Black) Limited quantities and sizes

…at amazing prices. Contact the office for more details.

Asher Jordan wins NorAm!

Posted by Whistler Mountain Ski Club at Feb 20, 2020 10:54AM PST ( 0 Comments )
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Source: Excerpts from Ski Racing News
For full story, please click here: https://www.skiracing.com/premium/mens-noram-season-begins-at-copper-mountain.

Following two exciting days of women’s NorAm slalom at the new tech venue at Copper Mountain, Colorado, it was the men’s turn to take on the steeps and kick off their season-long quest for NorAm titles and World Cup start spots.

Day two’s racing saw Canadian newcomer Asher Jordan take the surprise win. Jordan came all the way from bib 33 to finish fifth in Thursday’s race and found himself wearing bib one on Friday. The 19-year-old Vancouver native took full advantage of his early start and laid down the fastest time in run one and powered his way to his first NorAm victory by 0.88 seconds over German World Cup winner Stefan Luitz. Vietze landed on his second podium in as many days in third, 0.92 seconds off of Jordan’s pace. Jordan was also the fastest junior on Friday. Ginnis and Ritchie did not finish their first runs.

“I was just thinking top 15 to build off of last year,” Jordan said of his goals heading into the series. “These races completely exceeded my expectations.”

Jordan’s victory on Friday illustrates what makes NorAm racing so special to North American athletes. Every year, it seems, a young athlete comes out of the woodwork to shake things up at the top of the field. Jordan was a member of the Canadian Development Team last season but now skis for BC Alpine after budget struggles within Alpine Canada forced them to slim their rosters this winter.

“It feels good,” he continued. “I wasn’t really sure coming into these couple races, I had some really good pre-season training but I didn’t really change much. I just kind of went with it and came out pretty successful so I’m happy. I think it’s a great start to the season and great lead going into Nakiska. Definitely a career weekend, I’m pretty stoked.”

Asher also now leads the NorAm slalom standings with 145 points and will wear the red leader’s bib at the next slalom races in Nakiska, Canada, next month.

November 21st Men’s Slalom

  • AJ Ginnis (USA) – 1:43.79
  • Sandy Vietze (USA) – +1.62
  • Bjoern Brudevoll (NOR) – +1.63
  • Benjamin Ritchie (USA) – +1.84
  • Asher Jordan (CAN) – +1.91

November 22nd Men’s Slalom

  • Asher Jordan (CAN) – 1:42.59
  • Stefan Luitz (GER) – +0.88
  • Sandy Vietze (USA) – +0.92
  • Bjoern Brudevoll (NOR) – +0.93
  • Alexander Schmid (GER) – +1.14

Thank you for your Support!

Posted by Whistler Mountain Ski Club at Feb 20, 2020 10:50AM PST ( 0 Comments )
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An enormous thank you to all of you who attended and supported the event on Saturday night at Buffalo Bill’s. It was great to see everyone after a long summer and feel the excitement centered around the start of the new season.
Thanks to Gibbons for the venue, drinks and of course to their staff for making the evening a wonderful success and to Rob Boyd for the welcome drink.

To Amanda, Melissa, Rip and your team, congratulations on producing a tremendous, fun-filled evening that resulted in a significant contribution towards our WMSC programs.

There are so many others to thank who secured donations for the auction, sold tickets and the many individuals and businesses from the Whistler community who donated to our cause. Many many thanks to you all!!

We are incredibly lucky to have such a strong sense of community both within the club and in the valley. I am hoping that we, as WMSC, can continue to support our local merchants and other partners that support the club. Most of the merchants in town provide local discounts and Whistler Village Sports and Can Ski Performance provide ongoing special offers for members (ask at the check out for details).

See you soon on the hill or at the socials!!

Best regards,

Mark Tilston
Whistler Mountain Ski Club
+1 (604) 698-8459
marktilston@wmsc.info

e-News | November 21, 2019

Posted by Whistler Mountain Ski Club at Feb 20, 2020 10:49AM PST ( 0 Comments )
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Hello WMSC,

An enormous thank you to all of you who attended and supported the event on Saturday night at Buffalo Bill’s. It was great to see everyone after a long summer and feel the excitement centered around the start of the new season.

Thanks to Gibbons for the venue, drinks and of course to their staff for making the evening a wonderful success and to Rob Boyd for the welcome drink.

To Amanda, Melissa, Rip and your team, congratulations on producing a tremendous, fun-filled evening that resulted in a significant contribution towards our WMSC programs.

There are so many others to thank who secured donations for the auction, sold tickets and the many individuals and businesses from the Whistler community who donated to our cause. Many many thanks to you all!!

We are incredibly lucky to have such a strong sense of community both within the club and in the valley. I am hoping that we, as WMSC, can continue to support our local merchants and other partners that support the club. Most of the merchants in town provide local discounts and Whistler Village Sports and Can Ski Performance provide ongoing special offers for members (ask at the check out for details).

See you soon on the hill or at the socials!!

Best regards

Mark Tilston
Whistler Mountain Ski Club
+1 (604) 698-8459
marktilston@wmsc.info

WMSC Registration Forms – Due Friday, November 22

Thank you to all the families that have submitted their registration forms. If your athlete(s) is/are attending the U12-U16 Sun Peaks and Panorama Pre-season camps and you haven’t returned the forms, please do so today or tomorrow before boarding the bus.
• Athletes Code of Conduct
• Teamship Values
• Medical Disclosure and Consent Form

Officials Course – Level 2 – November 23rd and 24th

Level 2 is a detailed introduction to the methodology of alpine ski racing. It covers the types of races, ski competition rules (ICR), points systems and the responsibilities of the key organizational roles; chief of race administration, chief of timing, chief of gates judges, chief of course, chief of race, start referee, finish referee and referee.

Time: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm (Please bring lunch)
Location – WMSC Boardroom (3rd floor)
Cost: $35 includes ICR and course manual

Register Now!

WMSC Storm Tech Black and Red waterproof Gym Bag $95 + Tax

After the success with this bag, we decided to extend the pre-order date to Friday, November 29th. Please email us if you want to buy one or more.