News and Announcements

Cross Country Skiing | Saturday, Jan 9 – 2:15-4:30 at WOP

By popular demand, Cross Country Skiing sessions are back! For this Saturday, registration is open until Friday at noon. If this is your first time, please complete the WOP online waiver

Register Now! Cross Country Skiing- Sat, Jan 9

Daily Health Checks | ON HILL and / or OFF HILL | Due before 6:30 am the day of training

Please complete your athlete(s) Online Health Check daily before 6:30 am the day of training. Coaches will be checking this list every morning and if your athlete hasn’t completed the form, he/she will not be permitted to join.

The Daily Online Health Check is completed from your Family Active Online Account. Parents, if you would like your athlete to be responsible to complete this form, please provide him/her with your login credentials. Please do NOT open a new account.

Online Health Checks must be completed regardless of which Program athletes are enrolled to. (Sunday, Core, Core +, Extended)

For quick access, you can find the links in our website front page

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Extra Training Days | Available Thursdays-Saturday | Registration Opens on Monday and Closes Tuesdays at midnight

Extra training days are available as below and are subject to availability. Pricing U12-U14 $75/day and U16-U21 $80/day.

❖ U12 Sunday Athletes can sign up for Fridays and/or Saturdays

❖ U12 Core Athletes can sign up for Fridays

❖ U14-U21 Core Athletes can sign up for Thursdays and/or Fridays

❖ U14-U21 Core Plus Athletes can sign up for Thursdays

SIGN UP U12 | U14 | U16 | U21

Helly Hansen Merchandise Available

We have a few items from our HH team uniforms collection available for purchase. Interested? check our inventory

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Executive Director Update

Posted by Whistler Mountain Ski Club at Dec 18, 2020 3:40PM PST ( 0 Comments )

Holiday Season Update

Well, it certainly has been a unique start to the 2020/21 season!! I am very pleased to say that our membership and program sign-ups have been in line with our expectations and that we were able to successfully commence our full programming on schedule on December 3rd! After everything we have all been through, I cannot tell you how fantastic it is seeing our club athletes up on the mountain ripping around!!

The number one objective since my last note and our kickoff video has been to get the season underway in compliance with the new WB and Public Health COVID guidelines.

The uncertainty and moving targets have put the club through incredibly demanding times and I would like to give special mention to Blanca, your head coaches (Conrad, Drew, Henry and Mat), Richard Jagger our Technical Director, Christine Cogger and Kevin for their tireless hours each has contributed towards our successful opening.

Critical issues impacting how the club would operate for the 2020/21 season have had to be resolved over the past several months. We were successful in many of our initiatives with the mountain and how best to operate throughout this unique season. A few examples of how we worked with WB to roll-out our programming are:

  • Our ability to bypass the WB reservation system for the entire season for all ski days, not just Thurs-Sun, for all Athletes and Coaches.
  • Our arrangements with WB for early load utilizing Fitz and Garbo lifts.
  • Obtaining the approval of WMSC’s COVID protocols with WB in time for WMSC to open on schedule Dec 3rd, when the mountain was facing tremendous operating uncertainties and scrutiny of their own.

On behalf of the club, I would like to express my sincere thanks to the WB team starting with Geoff Buchheister COO WB, Doug MacFarlane and Cate Webster who have been tremendous partners throughout the entire process. We also must thank WB for installing new snowmaking on the lower part/finish area of the training center over the summer, which will allow for much better coverage in the early season!

I also want to say thank you to all members and athletes for taking the adaption of our new policies and procedures to heart, especially how we operate on the hill, as it is critical to our ability to continue to operate our programs. Masks, physical distancing, the daily health check, and early loads have now become part of our daily routine!

Programs

  • We are fully staffed and are fortunate to have the majority of our coaches returning from last year. Retention and attraction of new coaches proves difficult each year in Whistler with the high cost of living and accommodations being the main deterrents.
  • Programs have begun and there is no doubt everyone was excited to return to snow. It has been tremendous to see how well the Lead Coaches and Richard Jagger, our Technical Director, are working together to assemble the best possible programming for the season, under our current situation. Richard’s alpine racing experience and knowledge are a tremendous asset to the club, and we are thrilled to have him leading the tech side of our initiatives.
  • New HH uniforms arrived and have been well received although we have had some sizing issues which we are working on resolving
  • The training center has opened as planned on Dec 18th which is a big win for the club and the team.
  • We have revamped the existing report card process to streamline the entire process for both the athletes and parents.
  • We continue to seek alternatives for dryland as all the valley indoor facilities are currently closed or are too small for our programs. Zoom fitness and X-C skiing on Saturday are working at the moment. Other outdoor possibilities may include the Sliding Ctr and Whistler Olympic Park.

Races

As the BC Alpine race schedule continues to be highly uncertain, we are planning on hosting three club races and three new activities (house-league time trials) for the athletes throughout the season, 6 in total. Skill assessments will run throughout the season as well. Dec 30th is our first planned Club individual timed environment for all to participate, stay tuned for details from your Lead Coach.

New Member Zoom Call

Will be scheduling a new member zoom call on Tues Dec 22nd to meet and greet all of you and answer the many questions we know new members have about the Club and its programs. New members check your inbox for the call details.

Other News

  • The SWAP was a successful occasion held at the Fairmont Ballroom. Members appreciated the opportunity to both sell and buy equipment.
  • Program Parent Zoom meetings took place late October; tremendous attendance for all programs including athletes.
  • 2019/20 AGM was completed on Zoom in early November. Special thanks to our outgoing Chair John Legg for his tremendous dedication and significant contributions. We welcome Robert Toole as the new incoming Chair.
  • Kickoff presentation/video was extremely well received, thanks to all that contributed and special mention to Conrad Pridy who was the executive producer of the production.

I would like to thank everyone for their patience as we work through all the challenges of these very unique times. I look forward to seeing everyone up on the mountain and I wish each of you and your families a safe and happy holiday season.

Regards,

Bob

Daily Health Checks | ON HILL and / or OFF HILL | Due before 6:30 am the day of training

Please complete your athlete(s) Online Health Check daily before 6:30 am the day of training. Coaches will be checking this list every morning and if your athlete hasn’t completed the form, he/she will not be permitted to join.

The Daily Online Health Check is completed from your Family Active Online Account. Parents, if you would like your athlete to be responsible to complete this form, please provide him/her with your login credentials. Please do NOT open a new account.

Online Health Checks must be completed regardless of which Program athletes are enrolled to. (Sunday, Core, Core +, Extended)

For quick access, you can find the links in our website front page

Complete Here

Cross Country Skiing | Tuesday, December 29th

Our next Cross Country Skiing session at the WOP Park is on Tuesday, December 29th. It is open to all teams U12-U21. Registration opens Mondays and closes on Thursdays at midnight.

To Register visit your Program TeamPages Site www.wmsc.info | Program | U12 to U18/U21

*U12 | U14 | U16 | U18/U21*

Winter Holiday Office hours 9 am to 4 pm

During the Winter Holidays, the office will be open Thursday December 17 to Tuesday, December 22nd and December 28 to 30th. Back to regular hours on Saturday, January 2nd.

WMSC Face Masks are here!

Buy your face mask now, they are selling out fast $12 each

Families that pre-ordered, please pick up Friday to Monday, December 20th between 2:30 and 4pm. Please call us from the parking lot, Club Cabin doors are locked.

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Reservations Exemptions and Early Loads | WB Waivers must be completed prior to training

In addition to the WB Season pass waiver, parents must complete the WB Competition, Racing and Training Waiver. This must be completed for parents and all athletes registered to WMSC winter programs.

Please complete this process prior to your athletes next day of training.

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Daily Health Checks | ON HILL and / or OFF HILL | Due before 6:30 am the day of training

Please complete your athlete(s) Online Health Check daily before 6:30 am the day of training. Coaches will be checking this list every morning and if your athlete hasn’t completed the form, he/she will not be permitted to join.

The Daily Online Health Check is completed from your Family Active Online Account. Parents, if you would like your athlete to be responsible to complete this form, please provide him/her with your login credentials. Please do NOT open a new account.

Online Health Checks must be completed regardless of which Program athletes are enrolled to. (Sunday, Core, Core +, Extended)

Complete Here

Extra Training Days | Available Thursdays-Saturday | Registration Opens on Monday and Closes Wednesdays at 9 am

Extra training days are available as below and are subject to availability. Pricing U12-U14 $75/day and U16-U18/U21 $80/day.

❖ U12 Sunday Athletes can sign up for Fridays and/or Saturdays

❖ U12 Core Athletes can sign up for Fridays

❖ U14-U21 Core Athletes can sign up for Thursdays and/or Fridays

❖ U14-U21 Core Plus Athletes can sign up for Thursdays

SIGN UP U12 | U14 | U16 | U18/U21

* Helly Hansen Uniforms | Pick up times Friday – Sunday 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm*

If you need to pick up your original order for the new Helly Hansen uniforms. Please stop by the Club Cabin Friday to Sunday between 2:30 and 4:00 pm. Call us form the parking lot when you arrive. The Club Cabin doors are still locked to the Members and Public. Cost will be charged to the credit card on file.

Looking for Christmas Stocking Stuffers? | WMSC 2-layer Face Masks | Available December 21st

WMSC Faces mask with polypropylene for strong protection. They will be available on Monday, December 21st. Small inventory, pre-order yours now! $12 each

BUY NOW

Winter Operations Hours | In effect

We switched to our Winter Operations hours this week. The Club Cabin is still closed to Members and the public. As recommended by BC Public Health, we will be facilitating work from home; for a quicker response, we suggest to contact us by email.

Open Hours Wednesday-Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm.

WB Early Loads and New Protocols | WMSC COVID-19 Policy -RTS Updated

Early Load

We are lucky to have our youth WMSC Athletes exempted from the Reservation System; we also have Early Load Privileges using Fitzsimmons Chair at the Base of Whistler. Please check your TeamPages Calendars for details.

Daily Online Health Checks for ON HILL and OFF HILL training

Please complete your athlete(s) Online Health Check daily before 6:30 am the day of training. Coaches will be checking this list every morning and if your athlete hasn’t completed the form, he/she will not be permitted to join.

The Daily Online Health Check is completed from your Family Active Online Account. Parents, if you would like your athlete to be responsible to complete this form, please provide him/her with your login credentials. Please do NOT open a new account.

Online Health Checks must be completed regardless of which Program athletes are enrolled to. (Sunday, Core, Core +, Extended)

WMSC COVID-19 Policy Return to Snow

Sea To Sky Pass and Reservations Exemptions

In order to be able to ride the chairlifts, your WB online waiver must be completed.

Please follow these steps

  • Parent/Athletes will need to go to their account online at www.Whistlerblackcomb.com. to sign their waiver prior to their first day.
  • They will not be able to ride the lifts without this action having been taken.
  • After completing the online waivers, if the athletes still have their plastic pass form last year (the “media”) they can head straight to the chairlift.
  • If an athlete needs a new media, they need to visit Guest Relations (day lodge is quietest) prior to their first day on snow.
  • Avoid delays and do not wait to your first days on snow to try to get this done.

Extra Training Days | Available Thursdays-Saturday

Extra training days are available as below and are subject to availability. Pricing U12-U14 $75/day and U16-U18/U21 $80/day.

❖ U12 Sunday Athletes can sign up for Fridays and/or Saturdays

❖ U12 Core Athletes can sign up for Fridays

❖ U14-U21 Core Athletes can sign up for Thursdays and/or Fridays

❖ U14-U21 Core Plus Athletes can sign up for Thursdays

SIGN UP U12 | U14 | U16 | U18/U21

New Helly Hansen Uniforms | Pick up times Friday – Sunday – 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

The new Helly Hansen uniforms have arrived. Please call the office to arrange pick up. The open hours will be Friday to Sunday between 10:00 to 4:00 pm. Cost will be charged to the credit card on file.

The Club Cabin is still closed doors, please call us from the parking lot and we will meet you there. Bring your mask.

Officials Updates | Saturday, December 5th | 9 am to 12 pm

BC Alpine’s annual Officials Update is being held online this coming Saturday, Dec 5 from 9 am to noon. The Officials Update is a great resource for our club’s Level 2 and 3 officials, TDs or anyone involved in hosting races. The sessions will communicate changes to the ICR, National and Provincial rules. I also expect discussions on hosting races with the pandemic restrictions.

Previously the update has been a two day meeting in Kamloops, so this is a great opportunity to attend the Officials Update without having to travel. The update is free to attend.

Details from BC Alpine Calendar are at: http://bcalpine.com/calendar/#3822

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Any questions, please contact Graham Ross at grahamross@wmsc.info

Looking for Christmas Stocking Stuffers? | WMSC 2-layer Face Masks | Available December 21st

WMSC Faces mask with polypropylene for strong protection. They will be available on Monday, December 21st. Small inventory, pre-order yours now! $12 each

BUYNOW

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Winter Operations Hours | In effect*

We switched to our Winter Operations hours this week. The Club Cabin is still closed to Members and the public. As recommended by BC Public Health, we will be facilitating work from home; for a quicker response, we suggest to contact us by email.

Open Hours Wednesday-Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm.