News and Announcements

Our members, athletes and staff safety and health are our priority so we would like to limit their exposure. For the next weeks we will:

  • Cancel the uniform try-on sessions and do orders by email. The deadline remains on Thursday, March 26th. We will be emailing order forms, pictures of new uniforms and measuring charts along with the color options for a vote next week.
  • The office will keep operating from Thursday to Monday, 9-4 pm but we would ask if you have any questions to email or phone us.
  • We will maintain our website www.wmsc.info up to date with new COVID-19 updates and any changes to our operations.
  • WMSC Gym and studio are now closed

Thank you for your support as we work through these difficult times together.

Regards,

Whistler Mountain Ski Club Team

Hello again all

I know that you are all being bombarded with emails at the moment with COVID updates from all angles. So please excuse another email.

I met with the Lead Coaches this afternoon, and we are completely agreed that especially since it is the Spring Break and our athletes are all desperate to get on with their development, that we will endeavour to provide alternative programming for the scheduled days (Thu-Sun) this week and will review once we get an update on the status of the mountain on March 22nd.

We are still in the planning stages of working out what it will look like, however at this stage you can anticipate that we will have some form of outdoor training / activity available Thu-Sun.

I have received many suggestions on what we could do and as a group we are looking at solutions although as we all are trying to make the most of the situation, we must also do our part in limiting and slowing the spread of the Coronavirus, and the health of our community is our priority.

We hope to have it nailed down by tomorrow afternoon and the Lead Coaches will share plans at that point.

Best regards

Mark Tilston

Hello again all

As you have no doubt heard, the mountain has suspended all operations as of tomorrow, this will be reassessed on March 22nd.

Therefore we will cancel training for tomorrow and I will meet with the Lead Coaches now to look into alternative programming ideas which will be communicated to you as soon as possible.

Your sincerely

Mark Tilston

Helly Hansen and WMSC join forces to outfit our racers and coaches!

Whistler Mountain Ski Club is very excited to announce a new outerwear/uniform relationship with Helly Hansen. Here is how our new partner, Damien Etchaubard, Marketing – Canada described the partnership: “Helly Hansen is proud to support the Whistler Mountain Ski Club as their exclusive outerwear partner for the next three seasons! The club is home to some of the country’s most talented skiers and they will be wearing top quality gear that is trusted by professionals worldwide. With one of the worlds most respected mountain resorts in their backyard, Helly Hansen and WMSC are proud to join forces to support the next generation of skiers.”

We can expect some exciting and exclusive member offers throughout the year as HH wants to delivery a family solution to the membership and alumni as a whole. Stay tuned for more news on these initiatives.

Regards,

Mark Tilston
Executive Director

New Uniforms Try-On and Ordering Sessions Deadline, Sunday, March 27

We have received samples of next year’s uniform. Please come by the Club Cabin – Boardroom for a Try-On Session during the following times

This Week from
Saturday, March 14 | U12 Womens from 2:30 to 4:00 pm
Saturday, March 14 | U12 Mens from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Sunday, March 15 | U14 Mens from 2:30 to 4:00 pm
Sunday, March 15 | U14 Womens from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Monday, March 16 | U16 Womens from 2:30 to 4:00 pm
Monday, March 16 | U16 Mens from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Following Weeks
Thursday, March 19 | U12 Womens from 2:30 to 4:00 pm
Thursday, March 19 | U12 Mens from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Friday, March 20 | U16 Womens from 2:30 to 4:00 pm
Friday, March 20 | U16 Mens from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Saturday, March 21 | U14 Mens from 2:30 to 4:00 pm
Saturday, March 21 | U14 Womens from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Sunday, March 15 | U18-U21 Womens from 2:30 to 4:00 pm
Sunday, March 15 | U18-U21 Mens from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Thursday, March 26 | U18-U21 Womens from 2:30 to 4:00 pm
Thursday, March 26 | U18-U21 Mens from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Bursaries and Scholarships Deadlines

Rob Boyd Bursary – Deadline for nominations is this Sunday, March 15
Nominations may be made by teammates or coaches in writing.
Applications can be sent in writing to bursaries@wmsc.info.

The Dave Murray Bursary (Deadline March 31st)
The Jordan Schick Bursary (Deadline March 31st)

All applications can be sent in writing to bursaries@wmsc.info.

For more details about the criteria and application process for the bursaries listed above, please visit our Awards and Bursaries page.

WMSC & Whistler Secondary School Scholarship – Deadline for applications is Monday, March 30

To all U18 Athletes graduating from Whistler Secondary School, WMSC awards a $500 scholarship to support your post-secondary education pursuits. Please refer to “Whistler Storm Scholarships and Awards booklet” for details and criteria.

Apply directly by email to lsmart@sd48.bc.ca.

WMSC and COVID 19 Precautions

As the situation around COVID 19 keeps evolving rapidly, were are following closely the guidelines of the Public Health Agency of Canada and Provincial health agencies. We just want to remind you that the health of our staff, members and athletes are top priority to us.

In accordance to the World Health Organization (WHO). we are cleaning our spaces thoroughly and frequently. All our staff have been instructed to follow the WHO’s best practices, including frequent hand washing, to keep themselves and others safe. We encourage you to do the same and to avoid any training if you have any concerns about exposure, or at the slightest sign of illness.


Additional COVID-19 information and updates can be found here:

Government of Canada:
https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html

Preventing COVID-19 to spread in communities:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/index.html

Mitigation strategies for communities:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/community-mitigation-strategy.pdf

Government of BC:

http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/coronavirus-(novel)

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covid-19 update 2.0

Posted by Whistler Mountain Ski Club at Mar 13, 2020 10:43AM PDT ( 0 Comments )

Hello again all,

As the situation with the Corona virus continues to escalate, the ramifications on daily life are increasingly affected as well as obviously on ski racing.

Races have continued to be cancelled with the cancellation last night of the remaining World Cup on the calendar in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia.

Alpine Canada Alpine and their provincial partners have recommended cancelling all domestic events for the remainder of the season.

In light of the rapidly evolving and clearly deteriorating COVID-19 situation and following on today’s recommendation from Alpine Canada, the Whistler Cup organizing committee has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Whistler Cup-.

We appreciate that this is an enormous disappointment to not only our athletes, the coaches, volunteers and the sponsors and partners, but the hundreds of others who travel here from across the country and around the world.

Obviously due to these recommendations, there has been a spate of further cancellations today with the early termination of U16 Nationals, cancellation of all remaining FIS races, U14 provincials and the Sun Peaks Festival, so it is affecting every athlete and family in our sport.

At present we will move ahead with our weekend training as planned, and will be assessing the situation and viability of a club race series at home for our athletes over the next weeks.

The coaches will be keeping everyone informed of programs moving forwards through their updates and calendars. Our goal for the foreseeable future is to stay focused on our technical and tactical ski development.
We will keep activities in the outdoors, not only to limit any risks of infection, but also to take advantage of the snow conditions and the spring weather. Therefore coaches will be recommending bringing packed lunches to eat outdoors.

Best regards,

Mark Tilston
Executive Director
Whistler Mountain Ski Club