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WMSC U14 and U16 Spring Invitational
Thursday, April 7 – Sunday April 10, 2022
Calling all WMSC Families – U12 – FIS
The Whistler Mountain Ski Club is hosting the 2022 U14 and U16 Spring Invitational Thursday, April 7th through Sunday April 10th and we need all parents to volunteer for this event! Now is the time to ensure you are getting in your volunteer days!
This is a large event (with over 300 racers) and will require the participation of all parents from U12 through to FIS! On Friday and Saturday will be running two races simultaneously (Slalom and GS) and that will require a mountain of on-hill and off-hill volunteers, even in the weeks leading up to the race! Almost all on-hill positions are open – assistant starters, manual timers, gate judges, course crew, slip crew, bib collectors. We have an immediate need for Chief of Race Office administration as well as many race office workers who can jump in and lend a hand!
If you are interested in planning the athlete/volunteer social (yes we can have social events again!!) please let me know. There is something for everyone off hill and on hill. Please email email@example.com to secure your spot. Please note, that while we will do our best to accommodate your request – we may ask you to move into another role to make sure we have all areas covered.
We’re ready to remind everyone coming from across Canada that the Whistler Mountain Ski Club knows how to put on a fabulous races series!
Rob Boyd Bursary | Nominations deadline Sunday, April 10th
The ‘Rob Boyd Bursary’ is awarded annually, to the next seasons U18 athletes, making current 2nd year U16’s eligible for the award as well.
For the 4th year, Rob is awarding 2 deserving athletes a $1,000 bursary each that will be credited to their WMSC account. In time, as the fund grows, additional bursaries may be awarded.
Candidates should embody the ‘WMSC Teamship Values’ and include (but not limited to):
Passion for the sport – ski racing as well as knowledge/skills/desire to ski all aspects of the mountains.
Fairplay – showing positive attitude, assisting fellow athletes and appreciation for officials/volunteers (on or off the slopes).
Be a role model/mentor/ambassador for the sport (yet perhaps have a bit of a wild side?!?).
Work ethic – arrive early, stay late (to take one or two more runs – off piste?), show a willingness to assist coaches, collect/transport training equipment and gear when necessary
Show potential and desire to be successful in racing, and when appropriate, give back to the sport.
Nominations should be submitted by teammates or coaches directly to the WMSC Bursaries Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org explaining why the individual should be considered for this award. Submissions should be in letter form and include anecdotes or examples that exemplify the individuals’ character and/or actions deserving of recognition and support.
Dave Murray and Jordan Schick Bursaries | Nominations deadline Sunday, April 10th
All 2nd year U16 to U21 Athletes who are enrolling to 2021-2022 WMSC season are eligible to receive any of the WMSC Bursaries. These are financial awards which can be applied to further your participation in pre-season camps and races. Rob Boyd, Dave Murray and Jordan Schick set an example in the Ski Racing community and it is in this spirit that we are pleased to honor them with these bursaries.
The purpose of the WMSC bursaries is to support, promote, encourage and sponsor WMSC Teamship Values, sportmanship, leadership and passion for ski racing. These bursaries recognize U16 to U21 athletes who exemplify these qualities.
Dave Murray Bursary – Dave Murray is well known as one of the Crazy Canucks! He ski raced in the same hills as our athletes race today. He left us a legacy: The Dave Murray Bursary of $750 and plaque or trophy awarded to one racer, either gender.
Nominations will be made by coaches for 2nd year U16 athletes moving to U18, U18 or U21 racers with financial need, committed to the the sport; that shows athletic ability and potential to rise in alpine ski racing.
Jordan Schick Bursary of $750 and plaque will be awarded to one racer, either gender
The family of Jordan Schick awards this bursary to a racer at WMSC in Jordan’s memory. Jordan lost his life in a car accident while he was a WMSC racer.
Nominations will be made by Coaches and the bursary will be awarded to one racer in the 2nd year U16 moving to U18, U18 or U21 program
For specific details and criteria, please visit WMSC Awards and Bursaries.
Extra Days | April 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
Try WMSC day | Saturday, April 16 at 9:00 am
We will host a ski up day for all young skiers interested in exploring ski racing and get their first taste of the WMSC. Share the word.
Learn more and register here
BBQ, Awards and Club Race | Saturday, April 23
We will train on Blackcomb on our last weekend of the season. We will have a club race parallel slalom on Gandy. A great final event to bring another great season to a close. The race will be followed by our BBQ and end of the season awards at the Whistler Secondary School Multi-purpose room. Start at 4:00 pm
Sunday will be a free ski / fun day for all.
Spring Training | Mark you calendars
As we are approaching the end of the 2021/22 season we are welcoming the 2022/23 season. We are very lucky to have access to training during May and June which will be marking the beginning of our new season and athletes will move up to their new age teams. We will take a short break and start our spring Camps on Blackcomb during May and move on to the Whistler T-Bars in June. This will allows us a return to the fundamentals in skill based training environments with great turnaround times in the T-bars. We will go for high volume and lower intensity sessions training drills and learning the timing and the line that are essential in gate training.
May Camp 1 – May 5-8
May Camp 2 – May 12 -15
May Camp 3 – May 19 – 22
June T-Bars 1 – Jun 1-5 | U16 and FIS
June T-bars 2 – Jun 8-12 | U12 and U14
June T-bars 3 – June 15-19 | U16 and FIS
June T-bars 4 – June 23-26 | U12 and U14 (Snow depending)
Pricing and registration links to follow soon.
To participate on Spring camps, family memberships must be renewed and athletes must be registered to a program for the 2022/23 season. Registration opens April 19th.