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Posted by Whistler Mountain Ski Club on Jul 21 2021 at 04:54PM PDT in 2021-2022

The value of dryland by Michael Janyk

We are all a continuation of the legacy that is the Whistler Mountain ski club, expressing its values in our own unique ways. Interwoven in this, is the element of athletic development which is highlighted in the goals you’ve chosen to pursue. These could be to enjoy being outside, time with friends, doing something fun that you love, improving your own skills, aspiring to achieve a new level or desires of living out a dream in sport. Well, I have good news, all these goals meet together at dryland!

​“Come on! Ya right! Oh sure!” You might be saying to yourself with an eyeroll or two, but dryland is where it all begins. It’s where the whole team comes together, where you can see your friends and develop relationships that move onto the ski hill. Dryland offers a range of activities to enjoy, whether inside or out, a chance to learn a new skill and improve upon ones you already have. Can remember the goals you had from last season or maybe think about ones for the future? We can make deposits towards these at each and every dryland session. If you’ve ever felt sad or disappointed after result in the winter, ask yourself if you put the work in the off season. If you can honestly answer yes, then you’ve earned the right to feel upset. If the answer is no, then there’s no need to feel sad as you know where to improve. Pressure is a privilege and disappointment can be an amazing opportunity to connect with your real desires. By participating in dryland, you’re investing in yourself, preparing your body for the impacts of skiing and ensuring your safety throughout the winter months.

​So come join your teams for any sessions you can make it, online or in person and if you’re busy doing other sports, then kudos to you as multi-sport activities are encouraged as well. Dryland is where the good work happens, a place to spend time with friends, improve your skills and go deeper into your own abilities.

​Thanks to all who have been participating, keep an eye out for our summer dryland camps, and please feel free to reach out to myself or the coaches with questions.

Ps, a little note on program fees and registration, we should have something to share with you by mid July, until then, membership registration is open and thank you for your patience in the process.

U14, U16 and FIS June Dryland Sessions | Mondays and Wednesdays to Sundays

Summer Fitness Programs for athletes on U14, U16 and FIS have started! Please remember that registration, daily health checks and masks are mandatory. We are still running under COVID-19 restrictions. Sign up now!

U14 Summer Fitness SIGNUP
U16 Summer Fitness SIGNUP
FIS Summer Fitness SIGNUP

2021-2022 WMSC Family Membership and BC Alpine Fees | Registration Open

Our Board of Directors and Mike Janyk are finalizing the fees for the Winter Programs for the upcoming season and we expect to publish them in the next few weeks. However, to participate in any of the Summer and Fall Programming, your WMSC Family membership must be renewed and all BC Alpine Fees must be paid. BC Alpine fees include BC Alpine Membership, liability Insurance and competitor licensing. By completing this renewals, we can ensure that both, your athletes and our staff, are properly insured and this will enable us to run any programming.

Register Now (U12-U16)

For new, returning and Alumni FIS athletes, given that the process is different, we have emailed instructions separately; if you didn’t receive our email, please contact the office at


July Dryland Camps | July 5-9 and 19 to 23

We will be running 5-day dryland camps for U14, U16 and FIS and 2-day camp for U12. More details to come from your lead coaches. Book the dates!

July Dryland Camp 1 – July 5th to 9th
July Dryland Camp 2 – July 19th to 24th

In order to participate, your WMSC Family Membership and BC Alpine Fees need to be current.


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