e-News February 26 | Bursaries | Spring Break | HH Uniforms| World Cup Corner | Extra Days
Nancy Greene-Nat Bosa Bursary | Only 3 days to Apply
Nancy Greene – Nat Bosa Bursary: Nancy Greene played an instrumental role in starting the Blackcomb Ski and Snowboard Club (which merged into WMSC) and in supporting the Canadian junior skier development program. Nancy has continued to be a great supporter of ski racing in Canada over the years. Nat Bosa and his companies have provided the Whistler Mountain Ski Club and the Blackcomb Ski and Snowboard Club with financial assistance for the construction of both ski cabins and have continued to support WMSC and our athletes over the years.
To recognize the tremendous contributions of Nancy and Nat in support of ski racing in Whistler the Whistler Mountain Ski Club created the Nancy Greene/Nat Bosa Bursary. These funds are intended to contribute towards coaching fees, travel expenses, equipment costs and other expenses related to the development of our ski racers. To qualify an athlete must be active in a Club program (U18/U21, U16, U14, U12), BC Team or National Team. The Board of Directors has appointed a committee to administer the Bursary and athletes should submit their requests, in confidence, to the committee by the end of February. Awards are announced in March and funds applied to the recipient’s racer account. Award criteria include perceived financial need, program costs, the athlete’s character and skill level, and parental volunteerism.
Apply to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is Sunday, February, 28.
Spring Break Recovery Days | Monday March 15th and 22nd
We are adding Monday March 15th and March 22 to recover the days missed earlier due to extreme weather. You still will need to register your athletes at free of cost to allow Lead Coaches to staff properly. Also, you will need to complete the Daily Health Check (DHC)
We hope to see as many of you then!
2021-2022 HH Team Uniforms Try-on Sessions and pre-orders | Feb 27 & 28 and March 5-7
If your athlete(s) will need a new uniform for next season, we will host a few try-on sessions this weekend and next. The pre-orders are due on Sunday, March 7th.
To comply with our COVID-19 protocols, you will need to book your time slot and wear a mask. We will appreciate that only athletes shopping and one parent attend the sessions.
Sat and Sun, Feb 27 and 28 | 2:30-4:30 pm
Fri, Sat and Sun, March 5-7 | 2:30-4:30 pm
World Cup Corner by Roman Torn
Shifting toward the technical events of the World Championships, mid-week saw the running of the parallel and team parallel events. These events are relatively new and have their quirks and criticisms. For example, the parallel is run in a format that racers randomly draw which course they are to first run, red or blue. If all else is fair and equal the courses should be the same for both athletes for both runs on either course.
The maximum deficit for the first run is .50 of a second as long as the racer finishes the run without DQ. For the second run, the idea is the start gate is staggered in favour of the winner of the first run getting a head start on the opposite course with the lead over the other racers.
In theory this sounds fair and good until one course is significantly slower than the other which was the case in both the men’s and women’s races. This is because on average the slower course was closer to 1 second slower making it hard for any racer who randomly drew and raced the fast course first and the slow course second to win their heat. “Regardless of the outcome of the races you cannot deny they are entertaining.”
Men’s and Women’s Parallel
Canada placed 7th
Both the Men’s and Women’s GS races showcased a lot of amazing skiing on challenging hills and surfaces. Hard snow with lots of turns all the way to the both, on the pitches and flats.
Men’s Giant Slalom
Women’s Giant Slalom , super close race!
Women’s Giant Slalom
Cassidy Gray 23rd
Winning run by the best skier of the day!
Laurence St. Germain 17th
Ali nullmeyer 24th
Amelia Smart 27th
Extra Training Days | Available Thursdays-Saturday | Registration Opens on Sunday late afternoon 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