Reach Your Peak - Ski With Summit!

Progams Highlights

  • Training at Springhill Winter Park on Thursday evenings 7:00-9:00 & Sunday Mornings 9:00-11:15 AM
  • Weekend training sessions often located at Asessippi with single day events at Holiday Mtn, LaRiviere and Springhill Winter Park (half days)
  • Certified CSC (Canadian Ski Coaches) & CSIA (Canadian Ski Instructors Alliance) Coaches/Instructors
  • ‘Dryland’ fitness training programs
  • State of the art training tools including electronic timing gates, assorted shorter and softer gates and video analysis
  • Innovative coaching ideas to challenge, improve confidence and competence of skiers in our program
  • Fun on/off-hill activities including: Kids vs Parents Dual Races, Bring a Friend Nite, Gatorade Obstacle Challenge, Dress Loonie, End of year banquet
  • Parent Board of Directors oversee the Summit Ski Club activities under the lead of Head Coach, Brian Hatherly

Progams

Skier Essentials: Ages 6- 9 (U10)

Skiers in this stage are learning movement pattern and skill development in more structured (yet not too much structure!) environments. Fun, inclusive training sessions are provided in age appropriate situations to develop the joy of skiing while enhancing skills. Technical aspects are being introduced in a variety of environments.
  • Introduction to ski racing with the emphasis on ‘FUN’
  • the spirit of competition is introduced through training and then at competitions
  • Full Program — Thursdays & Sundays, or Sundays Only program is available
  • Races throughout the season, including the ‘Snow Stars’ weekend- a highlight of the year for athletes, parents and coaches

Gliding Start: 6 Years of Age and Under

Young athletes under 6 are engaged in age appropriate programming with fewer athletes per coach to provide strong attention.  Through play and movement youngsters develop their competence in the fundamental movement skills and learn how to link movement patterns into sport skills. The focus of this stage is to have fun while sliding on snow and developing physical literacy skills for alpine skiing to build confidence. Youth in the Gliding Start stage should ski as often as possible and be encouraged a fun engaging environment!

Athletes at this stage of development are challenged through events like the Kombi Race & Multi Run Races, Dual Events, Snow Stars (Skills Station Events) events.

Manitoba Cup Series
This involves the continuation of skill development through the Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) Stages of: "Learn To Train" (Ages 9- 12), "Train to Train" (Ages 12- 16), "Train to Race" (Ages 15- 16), depending on athlete growth and development and "Train to Win" Stage and then, "Ski For Life" stage. The ages for the above stages will vary for individuals and within clubs.

  • Training while encouraging a more competitive environment during training sessions, based on individual athlete needs, abilities and desires
  • Continued emphasis on Fun and Friendship in a Supportive team-type of environment
  • Training sessions on Thursdays & Sundays — with additional full weekend training sessions
  • Races are offered throughout the season in the following formats: GS, Slalom, Super GS, Ski X and Dual Events
  • Races determine Provincial Champion, selections to Manitoba Alpine Ski Team, other major events such as Manitoba Games, Canada Games
  • Note: All Levels of Racers do ski race in the Manitoba Cup Series
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