e-News e-News January 4 | Nat Bosa Bursary | Go Get it Grant | Team Uniforms | FNL | Extra days and more
Dick Gibbons Memorial Cup and Social | Cancelled
It is with regret that we announce the cancellation of the Dick Gibbons Memorial Cup and social, originally scheduled for Saturday, January 6th. Due to unpredictable weather conditions, we believe it is in the best interest of our participants’ safety to reschedule the event to a later date when more favorable weather conditions prevail.
Kitzbuhel Downhill Party Fundraiser| January 20
Get ready for an unforgettable night of excitement and philanthropy! We’re thrilled to invite you to the Kitzbuhel Downhill Party Fundraiser on January 20, hosted by none other than the legendary Rob Boyd.
Date: January 20
Time: TBD – Evening
Location: WMSC Cabin – Lounge
This event isn’t just about having a great time—it’s also an opportunity to contribute to a meaningful cause. Your support will make a positive impact, and we can’t wait to share the details of the initiative with you.
Nat Bosa Award | Applications deadline is January 31st
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, 2024
Go Get It Grant | applications deadline January 31st, 2024
We proudly introduce the second edition of the “Go Get it Grant” – a beacon of opportunity for all ages of our WMSC junior ski racers. In collaboration with an anonymous sponsor who shares our passion for excellence, this grant is a testament to our commitment to nurturing and empowering the aspirations of our talented athletes.
The grant aims to alleviate the financial hurdles associated with ski racing by contributing to extra training days, ski camps, Spring and Summer ski camps. We believe in providing a holistic foundation for success.
The generosity of our undisclosed sponsor ensures that this opportunity is available to athletes across all age groups – U12, U14, U16, and FIS.
Criteria and Applications
To be eligible, athletes must be active members of WMSC in any of our renowned programs. Express your aspirations in a heartfelt letter to the Bursary Committee by January 31, 2024. We want to hear your story, your passion, and your commitment to ski racing.
Criteria for awards encompass financial need, program costs, embodiment of WMSC Teamship values, and an undeniable passion for ski racing.
Apply to email@example.com. The deadline is January 31, 2024
WMSC Friday Night Lights! (XC Skiing at Callaghan) | Fri, Jan 12 to Apr 12 | 5 -7pm
Last Call! Get ready to light up your Fridays with the thrill of XC skiing at the Whistler Olympic Park in Callaghan! The Whistler Mountain Ski Club invites you to join our exclusive Friday Night Lights sessions, running from January 12 to April 12, every week from 5 pm to 7 pm.
Skiing for Peak Performance:
• Develop exceptional lower joint movement and power, directly impacting your Alpine skiing prowess.
• Dive into the true essence of Canadian winters, surrounded by friends and the breathtaking Callaghan landscape.
Pricing and Registration:
• For an unbeatable coaching experience, the cost is only $100 per participant (excluding equipment rentals and passes).
• To make these sessions a reality, we need a minimum of 10 athletes per age group. Secure your spot—Register Now!
non-WMSC U10/U12 Ski Fast Fridays |Four Week sessions | Jan 12 to Feb 2 and Mar 1 – 22
Come and try out WMSC! U10 and U12 athletes we will run 2 – four week sessions during the winter on Fridays. Improve your skills, learn about ski racing and make new friends. We ask that skiers enrolling in this program are capable of riding the lift without assistance and can ski all blue terrain confidently.
- We have been informed that to participate, all skiers/racers have to be licensed with BC Alpine* This license will be valid until April 30th, 2024, so if you skier is planning to attend our races for the Nancy Greene Skills event, U12 Janyk Cup or the Nancy Greene Festival at Sun Peaks, this license will cover them for all those events.
Location: Meet a Chicpea restaurant in Whistler Mountain
Dates: Jan 12 to Feb 2 and Mar 1 to 22
Time : 9 am to 3 pm
Cost $300 per session (4 weeks)
BC Alpine Entry level License $110.50 You can purchase in the same link below
2024-25 WMSC HH Team Uniforms Try On Night | Sat, Jan 13 & 20
Get ready to suit up for next season! We invite all our athletes to join us for a Uniform Try-On Night, where you can not only sample the sleek designs of our upcoming season’s jackets but also secure the perfect fit for your individual flair.
Exciting news is in the air, as we are diligently working on securing a sponsor for next year’s athlete uniform jackets. To ensure that each and every one of you walks away with the perfect fit, we need you there in person! Trying on these jackets will not only guarantee the desired sizes but also ensure you’re part of the cutting-edge style that will define our team next season.
But that’s not all – this is your opportunity to order additional apparel for the upcoming season.
location: Club Cabin Lounge
Time: 2 – 5pm
Date: Sat, Jan 13 and Sat Jan 20
Please note that next season’s uniforms are pre-ordered by Wednesday, January 24th and they are ready for pick up until December.
U12 through U16 Extra Training Days – January | Open for registration
Extra Training Days will be available for purchase until April 5, 2024 .
Registration closes on Sunday prior to the training weekend.
WMSC Alumni | Go team go!
As the 2023/24 season unfolds, we take immense pride in acknowledging the remarkable achievements of our esteemed WMSC alumni in both Alpine and Ski Cross disciplines. From podium finishes to blazing trails down challenging slopes, our alumni continue to exemplify excellence and dedication in the world of skiing.
Val Gardena Full story here
• Jack Crawford Claims 5th place twice on DH and 6th on SG
• Cam Alexander Claims 8th on DH and attacks from the back (bib 63) to claim 7th on DH
• Cam Alexander won bronze in the men’s DH and Jack Crawford claims 8th place. Full story here
• Nick Katrusiak and Emeline Bennett top podium at Nor-Am Ski Cross season opener. Full story here
• Anne Marie Joncas selected to compete at the Gangwon 2024 Winter Youth Olympic Games Full story here
Sending an outpouring of positive vibes and heartfelt wishes for a speedy recovery to Steff Fleckenstein and Broderick Thompson. In moments of challenge, your strength and resilience shine through.