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NorAm Finals Success | Thank you!
A massive shout out to all those that volunteered for FIS NorAm Finals and for making it a memorable event!
It was fantastic to see everyone out on hill and making the club cabin so alive. Volunteerism is at the core of all we do here at WMSC and this sport happens because of all of you. A special and huge thank you to Whistler Blackcomb, The Whistler Weasels, Abbie Milavski, and to all our WMSC current and alumni members who made this event a world class success.
WMSC Try out Day | Saturday, April 8
Meet at WMSC Club Cabin in Creekside at 9:00 am| It’s free!
For all strong skiers, born in 2012 and 2013 (10 and 11 years and old) from RDP and any program who are interested in taking their technical skiing to a new level and try out ski racing. The Ski up day is an opportunity to try and learn about the Whistler Mountain Ski club, training on the Dave Murray National Training Centre with our professional ski racing coaches.
This day gives potential Whistler Mountain Ski Club athletes a chance to try the club out for a day and get a feel for if they would like to join the program next year. It also gives the parents and opportunity to meet some of the staff and learn about the program.
WMSC Alumni Emeline Bennett. FIS Ski Cross Junior World Champion
Emeline won her quarterfinals and then battled to second in the semifinals before winning the finals to capture the gold medal in the Italian Dolomites. On the men side, WMSC alumni Nick Katrusiak (9th) and Jack Morrow also competed at the race. What an incredible result and we hope that she’s enjoying this well earned success.
U12 have finished their competitive season just returning from the Nancy Greene Festival At Sun Peaks. They will finish the year training at home with some fun events club events still to come.
U14 The majority of our U14s made it to Revelstoke for the Provincial Championships. This event will give our athletes a deeper field of competition and the opportunity to meet athletes from the whole province. We wish them success on and off the hill, enjoying the work they’ve put in so far this season.
U16 The are leaving on Wednesday for the last event in the Provincial series at Silver Star. U16 will finish their competitive season with the Whistler Cup starting on the 13th of April.
Whistler Cup | U14 & U16 Whistler Cup is just around the corner. Our U14 and U16 teams will have the opportunity to race against athletes from the country and from around the world. We have 20 countries represented this year.
FIS team is still busy with 3 races ahead of them. They depart to Panorama tomorrow for the Spring Series, continue on to Nakiska for the Alberta GMC Cup and return to Sun Peaks for a 2 day race, the Coaches Cup.
Upcoming home events
April 8th – WMSC Try Out Day
April 13-16 – Whistler Cup | U14 and U16
April 22-23 Final club Race and End of the Season BBQ and Awards day
May-June Spring training
Whistler Cup Volunteers Needed
Thanks to all of you who have signed up to volunteer. We still have several positions available. Please sign up today!
We have heard from many of our new families that they would like to shadow some of the roles to run a ski race. Absolutely!, please email our volunteer coordinators directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
There are amazing learning opportunities for starters, star referees, finish referees, chief of gates, chief of race. Please reach out.
Spring & Summer Ski & Dryland Camps 2023
The Whistler Mountain Ski Club is pleased to announce our Spring and Summer programming dates and plan. This year we have updated the calendar to offer a little bigger break from the end of the season to the start of May and then from the last May camp to the first June camp. Within the June block, we wanted to offer something a bit more unique and will be planning speed and speed element camps where athletes can work on specific components such as gliding, jumping, long turns, starts, terrain and aerodynamics to name a few. We also plan to try some more unique multi environment stations that is a little more free form then the traditional ski camp. Lastly, the third camp aims to capture all age groups when they are out of school, making it more accessible to all. July has our regular two dryland camps with a special addition in the second one to utilize the ski water ramps at the base of Blackcomb.
Please see below the dates below, mark your calendars and look forward to a fun summer:
Blackcomb May Camps
• May 6th/7th – U12/U14/U16/FIS free ski and course environments
• May 11th – 14th – U14/U16/FIS – Free ski and course environments
• May 13th/14th – U12 – Weekend only, free ski and course environments
• May 18th/21st – U12/U14/U16/FIS – Free ski and course environments
Whistler T-bars June Camps
• June 14th – 18th – FIS/U16 Speed, speed elements and GS camp.
• June 21st – 25th – U14/U12/Master Speed elements, GS and multi environment camp.
• June 26th – 30th – GS/SL All ages camp.
July Summer dryland camps – Please note that FIS dryland program is separate.
• July 3rd – 7th – U12/U14/U16 – Skills, fitness, and fun camp
• July 17th – 21st – U12/U14/U16 – Water Ramps and adventure camp
• July 21st – Summer Club BBQ at the Club Cabin
• U16/FIS Mt. Hood camps – Dates still to come… roughly in the first half of August.
• August 29th – 31st – U16 Kees and Claire Hut trip.