e-News December 23 | Team Photos | Meet up | Volunteering | HH Discount | Nat Bosa | Extra Days
Public health orders and competition update
With the new health restrictions in place to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, it is our present understanding that ski racing will be allowed to continue with competition. We are expecting this to be confirmed by BC Alpine shortly. At the moment we have two home races on the calendar, January 13-16 for the U16s and January 22/23 for the U14s. These events are moving forward with BC Alpine’s covid protocols in place which are proof of vaccination for all Athletes, coaches, & Volunteers, please stay tuned for the race notices. The FIS circuit and U12 events will continue as well. Regarding our regularly scheduled indoor dryland sessions, these will be suspended for most teams for the duration of this order. The older teams may continue to use the gym with last year’s protocols in place, 6 athletes per room + two coaches, masks mandatory for all.
Please remember that masks and proof of vaccines are required to enter the club cabin, Garbo hut and ensure the athletes have proper masks for the gondolas, something better than a buff please.
We would like to thank BC Alpine for putting in the work to keep competition alive this season and thank you all for your cooperation and appreciate the support to keep us safe and skiing.
Team Photos | Wednesday, December 29th
Team photos will take place on-hill on Wednesday, December 29th for all age groups. Please come wearing the team jacket, team puffy or clothing with the WMSC logo!
Ski up, Meet up | Wed, December 29
Please meet up with Mike Janyk and coaches for a meet up and outdoor social on Wednesday, December 29th from 11 am to 1 pm. Meet outside Garbo Hut. Weather dependent as the Forecast is for -20
Nat Bosa Award | Applications deadline is January 31
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 (FIS, 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 January. Awards are announced in February 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 January 31.
Volunteering | January 15 &16 and January 22 &23rd
The First Whistler Mountain Ski Club Races are Just Around the Corner and We Need All Hands on Deck!
U16 Coast Zone Teck Race – January 15th and 16th
U14 Coast Zone Teck Race – January 22nd and 23rd
The first U16 and U14 races of the season will be held on January 15th and 16th (U16) and January 22nd and 23rd (U14).on the Dave Murray National Training Centre (Ptarmigan). These are the first races the WMSC has hosted in almost 2 years and we need your support! We need many volunteers throughout the weekend (on hill and off hill) to make both these s race series successful for every athlete participating. It takes about 70 volunteers each day to make these races happen so let’s see you all out there! You don’t need an athlete in the race series to volunteer, but we do expect every U14 and U16 parent to volunteer for their athlete’s respective races!
There are plenty of volunteer opportunities on hill and off hill so we can find something for everyone.
Please email email@example.com with your interest and availability. Please confirm which race(s) you are volunteering for. Some of the openings include – assistant starter, manual timers, bib collectors, scoreboard, gate judges, course crew, slip crew, equipment organization in garbo hut, race office, awards, timing, and race write-up.
We need all of you to make this race happen.
Extra Training Days | Open for registration
Extra Training Days will be available for purchase from December 2, 2021 to April 24, 2022.
Registration opens every Sunday evening and closes every Tuesdays at midnight.
Costs: U12 and U14 $75/day | U16 and FIS $80/day. For specific details visit our website www.wmsc.info | Programs |select your page (U12 to FIS) | Extra Days
- U12 Extra Training Days
- U14 Extra Training Days
- U16 Extra Training Days
- FIS Extra Training Days
From WMSC Team:
We wish you a very Happy Holiday Season and a healthy, peaceful and prosperous New Year 2022!