e-News December 8 | Meet Weasels | Nor-Ams Socials | Ski Around | Officials' courses

Posted by Whistler Mountain Ski Club on Dec 30 2022 at 10:32AM PST in 2022-2023

Meet the Weasels & NorAm Social | Saturday, Dec 10th

On the 10th of December, come out and join us for a fun evening to learn about ski race volunteering from the legendary group, the Whistler Weasel workers. We’ll also share what opportunities are coming up this winter to pitch in and an overview about the NorAm Cup finals that we’ll be hosting March 21st to 28th. This event is open to all age groups and members of the community and though we enjoy time with the athletes, this is an adult only event. Looking forward to seeing you all there and if fortune is on your side, becoming an official Weasel may be in your future too.
Date : Saturday, December 10th
Time: 6pm to 8pm
Location: WMSC Club Cabin – 2028 Rob Boyd Way, Creekside

Accommodations for NorAm Finals Volunteers Needed – Mar 21-28

From March 21-28 the Whistler Mountain Ski Club will be hosting the NorAm Finals on our very own Dave Murray National Training Centre. This world class event will be inviting volunteers from far and wide. We are reaching out to our members to offer up extra bedrooms for these volunteers. It’s a great opportunity to host volunteers from around Canada and beyond as well as have the opportunity to ensure that athletes competing in the NorAm finals (many of whom are competing for World Cup starts for the 2022-2023) have the safest and best race environment. If you think you have a room or two to spare for this week or racing, please email . There will be a small stipend for each volunteer you are able to accommodate. Now is also a great time to also become a volunteer for this event and see some of the top racers from around North America. Please email to secure your spot. There are plenty of opportunities on hill and off hill.

All members taking Officials courses must register to the National Officials Database through Follow links provided

Officials Course Level 2 | December 10 and 11.

Level 2 is a detailed introduction to the methodology of alpine ski racing. It covers the types of races, ski competition rules (ICR), points systems and the responsibilities of the key organizational roles; chief of race administration, chief of timing, chief of gates judges, chief of course, chief of race, start referee, finish referee and referee.

The prerequisites are Level 1 plus at least 8 days of race volunteering experience in at least 2 different areas (for example 5 days course and 3 days manual timing).
There is a one-hour exam open book at the end of the course.

Date: Saturday and Sunday, December 10 and 11
Time: 2-6 pm
Location: WMSC Club Cabin (2028 Rob Boyd Way, Creekside)
Cost: $37
Instructors: Bob Walton and Graham Ross
Registration Link: Level 2- Officials Course
National Officials Database registration

Officials Course Level 1 | December 17

Sign up now for the introduction to ski racing course (otherwise known as the Level 1 Officials Course).
You don’t have to have any experience in ski racing; in fact you don’t even have to be a skier. Come out and learn about what goes into making a ski race happen – on hill and off hill.

This is a great way for parents new to the club to learn about what your kids are doing. And it is an important course to help you understand where you can best volunteer for our Whistler Mountain Ski Club hosted events.

Date : Saturday, December 17th
Time: 8:30 am
Location: WMSC Club Cabin (2028 Rob Boyd Way, Creekside)
Cost: $16
Instructors : Graham Ross and Stan Kranjc
Registration Link: Level 1 Officials Course
National Officials Database Registration

Race Admin 101 national course| December 17th

We at the Whistler Mountain ski club, have a goal to make the Race Administrator role more approachable and available to all. This is such an foundational role to any ski race and we are looking to train up the next generation of great RAs!

With this, we are bringing in one of the best in the country, Phyllis Kennedy, to facilitate a race administration course focus on running national level races. Phyllis has run races at all levels and will be coming back in march to be our lead Race Administrator for the NorAm Cup finals event. This event is open to all and will follow the officials level 1 training that will be taking place in the morning of the same day.

Date : Saturday, December 17th
Time: 1pm to 5pm
Location: WMSC Club Cabin (2028 Rob Boyd Way, Creekside)
Cost: Free
Registration Link Race Admin 101

Looking for Christmas presents?? | All in stock

New WMSC swag available, some limited quantities. Get yours now! 22-23 Merchandise
(Access the link, follow prompts to 2nd screen to see inventory and prices)

Our partner evo and the Journeyman Lodge have extended a terrific early season offer to our membership!

We’re pretty stoked about the local snowfall these days and would love to extend a deep discount to the WMSC membership in anticipation of our Opening Weekend and Holiday Season at Journeyman Lodge as follows…

Take $75 off each night on Journeyman Lodge opening weekend and holiday season reservations…
Nightly Packages INCLUDE ● Off-the-grid accommodation ● All meals for each night booked (après-ski appetizers & a 3-course dinner, with a continental breakfast & bagged lunch + hot & cold non-alcohol beverages) ● Return luggage transfer service (40lbs per guest + an extra set of equipment scheduled for Noon from base to lodge, 10:00am from lodge back to base) ● Use of lodge amenities including our Scandinavian Sauna, guest toboggans, & snowshoes. *These prices DO NOT INCLUDE Ski Callaghan Admission or gratuities. *Please note these packages are based on an independent trek along the 13km route to and from the Solitude Valley where Journeyman Lodge is located: Click Here for details on the adventure into the lodge.

Dates currently available: Dec 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, & Jan 2, 3, 4, 5
Password protected rate (case sensitive) ACCESS CODE: 22evoturkey
Click Here to book your adventure now! Should anyone have any questions, please feel welcome to contact our super helpful Adventure Crafters, Nick and Will, at the Callaghan Adventure Desk: 604.938.0616 or

Ski Around and Après Ski with Rob Boyd | Wed, Dec 28th

Learn about our venue and keep the hill safe – The Dave Murray National Training center is our world class facility. Come out on December 28th for an orientation of the center with the one and only Rob Boyd. Ski around with Rob and get to know about the center, how to care for a course and the safety systems that we put in place. Click here to sign up and scroll to the bottom of the sign up page.

Meeting Place: WMSC Timing Hut
Time: 10 am to 1 pm
Cost: Free
Sign up here

Après Ski – Meet us at the Club Cabin Lounge from 4 pm to 6pm

WMSC wish list

A few members have approached asking if we do have a holiday wish list, and we do!

If you are planning to renovate your homes and replacing couches, side tables, filing cabinets, floor lamps, we will appreciate them. contact the office directly at 604-932-4644 or by email at

Thank you to our alumni family that donated a few electronics, we greatly appreciate it.


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