The Edmonton Alpine Ski Racing Society provides the opportunity for ski racers to compete and enhance their skills within structured programs. Ski racing programs are offered for ages 4-20.
Nancy Greene Programs (4 to 9 years)
The Nancy Greene Ski League is designed to introduce kids between the ages of 4 to 9 (as of December 31st of the current year) to the world of ski racing. The main goals of our Nancy Greene program is to have fun, learn skiing fundamentals, meet new friends, and find out the rewards of competition.
Regional Programs (12 to 20 years)
There are two options for graduates of the Nancy Greene (U10) program: the regional program or the U12 program. Regional athletes spend more time training and competing within the geographical region around Edmonton. Mountain camps occur every month (on average) between December and March. Regional finals occur at Marmot Basin.
U12 Provincial Programs (10 to 11 years)
There are two options for graduates of the Nancy Greene (U10) program: the U12 program and the regional program. This program involves more frequent travel to mountain camps (1 to 2 per month during races season) and races throughout Alberta.
U14 Provincial Programs (12 to 13 years)
The U14 program involves frequent travel to the mountains of Alberta and southeast British Columbia for training and competition. There are usually 2 plus trips to the mountains per month during race season. Early season, week-long camps are an option as well.
U16 Provincial Programs (14 to 15 years)
The U16 program involves frequent travel to the mountains of Alberta and southeast British Columbia for training and competition. This program involves weekly trips to the mountains during race season. Early season, week-long camps are strongly encourage. The race season continues into April. This program is the stepping stone for athletes who hope to move into FIS-level racing (http://albertaalpine.ca/fis/)
Dry Land Training
Dry land training begins in early-to-mid September every year. Athletes from age 8 years and up have the option of participating in this fun and strenuous preseason conditioning program.
Dry land training is led by alpine coaching staff, and runs 3 times per week until on-snow training can begin. Times: Saturdays (1000 to 1200 hours), Tuesdays ( 1830 to 2000 hours), and Thursdays (1830 to 2000 hours). Note: because of darkness, dry land times on Tuesdays and Thursdays changes to 1800 to 1930 hours in mid-October.
Location: early season – Edmonton Ski Club unless otherwise announced; late season – Commonwealth Fitness Center unless otherwise announced.