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Attention All WMSC Families – The SWAP Needs You Now!

​It is that time of year again! The WMSC SWAP is just around the corner! This year the SWAP will take place over 1 day only (Saturday October 9th). The WMSC SWAP operates 100% through volunteers and there are plenty of shifts for everyone – but get your choices in fast! Sign up Here

The Fairmont is hosting the SWAP in the MacDonald Ballroom and we will be following all provincial Covid guidelines including mandatory masks.

Volunteer shifts are:

  • Set Up
  • Equipment check-in
  • Door monitors (greeters and checking receipts)
  • Cashier
  • Floor Sales (equipment and soft goods)
  • Tear Down

Parents, please note that while there are many shifts needing to be covered, we only have shifts for U16 and FIS athletes. The area behind the check-in tables and cash tables is for adults that have signed up for those shifts only please.

The net proceeds from the SWAP support the ski club, race programs and WMSC athletes. Please come and support your club. The SWAP is a tremendous opportunity for families and racers to exchange gear.

Volunteer yourself and family members today here

Questions about volunteering? Please email volunteers@wmsc.info.

Any other questions about the SWAP should be directed to christine@wmsc.info

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Welcome to the 2021 SWAP. We are pleased to be able to host this event once again, this time with the opportunity to welcome back the public, as a one-day event.

SWAP HOURS

  • Items verification and drop off – 7:30 – 10:30 am
  • Sale – 11:30 – 5:00 pm
  • Collection of unsold items – 5:00 – 6:30 pm
  • (All unclaimed items will be donated)
  • Payouts – Will be by e-transfers week of Oct 12 – 15

To enable us to run this event in ONE day and create the inventory, all seller forms must be emailed in advance by Wednesday, October, 6th – 12:00 pm at whistlercup@wmsc.info Items will be verified and received at drop off hours above.

Download the Seller Form Here

Any questions, please contact Christine at christine@wmsc.info

2nd Week of the Month of Listening

Thank you for your submissions, please keep them coming. Connect directly with Mike at mjanyk@wmsc.info and write “MOL” in the subject line. For an anonymous submission, please use this form.


Sea to Sky Pass | $375 (Child and $391 (Youth) + GST | Deadline October 31st

All our WMSC athletes registered to the 2021-2022 Season are eligible to purchase a Sea to Sky Passes regardless of not being enrolled in any schools in the Sea to Sky Corridor.

  • The Sea to Sky Pass allows you to ski from opening day to Closing day
  • In summer 2022, get hiking and sightseeing access to the 360 Experience
  • Dates and prices are subject to change. Passes are non-transferable and non-refundable.
  • Learn more about the Sea to Sky Pass Perks

To purchase:

Every Friday – until October 29th, we send a report of WMSC Athletes to WB sales department which they will verify when you call

New Pass holders:

1. Print and Complete the registration forms Download here

2. Please email completed form to wbpassadmin@vailresorts.com for processing

Returning Pass Holders

1. WMSC Athletes who had a Sea2Sky Pass last winter can purchase by calling 1-800-766-0440 or by visiting Guest Services.

Document links
202122 SeatoSky Pass Application.pdf
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2021-2022 WMSC Registration is now open and closes on Sunday, October 31st | BCASF Donations are due by September 30th

To Join our 2021-2022 Season:

1. Register or renew your WMSC Family Membership and Pay all BC Alpine Fees

Membership Registration

U12-U16 | FIS

2. Register to a WMSC Winter Program. Program fees are eligible for a 3-installment payment plan (August 31st, September 30th and October 31st)

Winter Program Registration

U12 | U14 | U16 | FIS

  • If you would like to make a donation through our Developing Champions Fund with Sport BC, please select the payment plan option at checkout.
  • Donations deadline is Thursday, September 30th
  • Contact us directly for more information at blanca@wmsc.info

Parent Coach Meetings

Please join our parent-coach orientation sessions to meet your Lead Coaches, discuss the pre-season camp, tentative race calendar, trips, early loads, fitness, gear and more. We will have a Q&A period at the end.

  • Sep 29th – FIS from 7:15 to 8:00 pm – Join FIS meeting
  • Oct 4th – U12 from 6 to 7 pm – Join U12 Meeting
  • Oct 6th – U14 from 6 to 7 pm – Join U14 Meeting
  • Oct 6th – U16 from 7:30 to 8:30 pm – Join U16 Meeting

Any questions you would like to submit in advance, please contact your Lead Coach directly.

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Opening a Month of Listening – September 15th to October 15th

Dear Membership,

Over the last few years, I’ve used this period to hear from the membership and have dubbed it the Month of Listening. Though we hope every month is open for listening, it has been valuable to take this one focus in a specific four weeks to gain insights before the season. With this, I invite you to share your feedback with us. This can be stories, perspectives, questions or just getting something off your chest as it relates to the club’s activities of the past, present, or future.

To send an official submission and to make sure I catch it, you can do it in one of two ways. Either send an email directly to mjanyk@wmsc.info with “MOL” in the subject line or as an anonymous option, click here for access the link to our online form. Either way is good with us, which ever one you feel most comfortable with. Over the month, I’ll go through them as they come in and respond as best I can. Sometimes if a handful come in at once, it can take me a bit to respond so with your patience, I’ll be sure to get to them all in due time.


Thank you in advance for participating and look forward to hearing from you

Sincerely, Mike Janyk


Sea to Sky Pass | $375 (Child and $391 (Youth) + GST | Deadline October 31st

All our WMSC athletes registered to the 2021-2022 Season are eligible to purchase a Sea to Sky Passes regardless of not being enrolled in any schools in the Sea to Sky Corridor.

  • The Sea to Sky Pass allows you to ski from opening day to Closing day
  • In summer 2022, get hiking and sightseeing access to the 360 Experience
  • Dates and prices are subject to change. Passes are non-transferable and non-refundable.
  • Learn more about the Sea to Sky Pass Perks

To purchase:

Every Friday – until October 29th, we send a report of WMSC Athletes to WB sales department which they will verify when you call

New Pass holders:

1. Print and Complete the registration forms Download here

2. Please email completed form to wbpassadmin@vailresorts.com for processing

Returning Pass Holders

1. WMSC Athletes who had a Sea2Sky Pass last winter can purchase by calling 1-800-766-0440 or by visiting Guest Services.

Document links
202122 SeatoSky Pass Application.pdf


2021-2022 WMSC Registration is now open and closes on Sunday, October 31st | BCASF Donations are due by September 30th

To Join our 2021-2022 Season:

1. Register or renew your WMSC Family Membership and Pay all BC Alpine Fees

Membership Registration

U12-U16 | FIS

2. Register to a WMSC Winter Program. Program fees are eligible for a 3-installment payment plan (August 31st, September 30th and October 31st)

Winter Program Registration

U12 | U14 | U16 | FIS

  • If you would like to make a donation through our Developing Champions Fund with Sport BC, please select the payment plan option at checkout.
  • Donations deadline is Thursday, September 30th
  • Contact us directly for more information at blanca@wmsc.info

Coaches update

On the head coaches front, I’m happy to announce we’ve have hired Ronan Mac Con as U14 Lead Coach, some of you may know Ronan from last season as he coached with the U12 program. He grew up ski racing on the hills of Southern Ontario where his love for the sport started, then coached through university and eventually heeded the call and moved west to the mountains. He has been working as a ski professional for almost 30 years, reaching his ACA Development level certified and CSIA level 4 certification.

“It’s a huge privilege to work with Whistler families and the athletes at a club with such a storied history. Skiing is truly the greatest sport on earth, and I hope to instill this love of the sport in the kids. Thank you in advance for giving me this opportunity.”

Ronan officially starts October 1st, so until then, keep directing your questions my way and we’ll soon share his WMSC email address to bring him into the fold. Please join me in welcoming him to the team and looking forward to a winter together.


Fall Dryland | Sport! Saturdays, Mini camps & North Vancouver Sessions

Now is a wonderful time to restart your dryland programs and we invite you to join in our programming. Back by popular demand we will host Sport! Saturday sessions for all programs to play games together. There are also regular midweek sessions, mini camps every second weekend and we’re reintroducing sessions on the North Shore. These sessions will be Wednesdays at Westview elementary in North Van, 5:30 to 7:00pm open to all age categories.

Please check your program calendars on Team pages for specific details. A reminder that athletes must be registered in a 2021-22 Winter program to participate with all necessary waivers signed.

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Welcome back to Fall

Well, it’s not technically fall yet, but welcome none the less and hope everyone is settling into the change of seasons. We’ve had a fun and productive summer of dryland training with all the age groups and have been putting our efforts towards prep for the new season. There was even a social BBQ :) In the E-news we have some Calendar, dryland and coach updates, please have a read and reach out with any questions.

Sincerely,

Mike J.
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Program Fall Calendars populated

We’ve added in dates of dryland, camps and events into your respective program’s calendar on the website. Please give them a look and here are some key dates as a snap shot for you:

  • Sept 15th – New Family info session | 6pm to 7pm online
  • Sept 29th – FIS Family info session | 7pm to 8pm online
  • Oct 4th – U12 Family info session | 6pm to 7pm online
  • Oct 6th – U14 & U16 Family info sessions | 6pm to 7pm & 7:15pm to 8:15pm online
  • Oct 9th – WMSC Ski Swap and Turkey sale
  • Nov 6th – Fall kickoff, AGM, Fitness testing
  • November – Pre season camps, check specific programs

Fall Dryland | Sport! Saturdays, Mini camps & North Vancouver Sessions

Now is a wonderful time to restart your dryland programs and we invite you to join in our programming. Back by popular demand we will host Sport! Saturday sessions for all programs to play games together. There are also regular midweek sessions, mini camps every second weekend and we’re reintroducing sessions on the North Shore. These sessions will be Wednesdays at Westview elementary in North Van, 5:30 to 7:00pm for all programs.

Please check program calendars for specific details. A reminder that athletes must be registered in a program to participate with all necessary waivers signed.


Lead Coach Update

We have some new for you on this front, see below for specific programs:

  • U12 – We have officially hired our new U12 lead coach Jack Evans. Jack actually coached with the ski club for four winters with the U16 program, most recently six years ago. Originally from England, he raced for the British team as an athlete and since his time at the club he’s been working throughout Europe with ski instructors, in New Zealand as manager of team Treble Cone race club, and running his own adult performance camps. Jack’s excited to be back in Whistler, with the club and working with kids again. Please join me in welcoming Jack back to the club and if you have any questions, you can reach him at jack@wmsc.info
  • U14 – We have someone we’re in talks with, but it’s not official yet so hopefully have something to share with you by next week.
  • U16 – Our U16 lead that we’re planning for is Jessica Haslau. Jessica is Australian, raced to a Nor-am level as an athlete and has been coaching for the last 10 years between a couple US ski clubs and Australia. I say “planning for” because though we have an agreement and things are moving in the right direction, we are in the visa/work permit process and going through the required hoops and challenges. We hope to have some news coming our way soon and her in Whistler by early October.

As soon as things become official, we’ll let you all know the news. Thanks for your patience through this year of transition.