The Mount Washington Ski Club opens its season this weekend as the mountain plays host to the Coast Zone Giant Slalom Race on the Sunrise Chair with over 100 athletes, coaches and families taking in the incredible speed of the Allison Forsythe GS.

The Mount Washington Ski Club opens its season this weekend as the mountain plays host to the Coast Zone Giant Slalom Race on the Sunrise Chair with over 100 athletes, coaches and families taking in the incredible speed of the Allison Forsythe GS.

Mount Washington Ski Club season opens this weekend

First competitive event for local racers is the Coast Zone Giant Slalom Race this Friday and Saturday

It has been a stellar start to the season on Mount Washington which means a stellar season start for the Mount Washington Ski Club (MWSC) too.

Entering into their 36th year as a club, they have full registration in their Nancy Greene Program and a compliment of coaches were set to go for their first day on Jan 7.  The U12/14/16 team has already been shredding it up during a four-day Christmas camp.

Whether you are a new young skier and are looking for an organized program to learn the basics in a small group, family club-like setting taught by certified CSIA /CSCF Coaches, or a more seasoned skier who is looking for a group to shred it up on the mountain , the MWSC has something for every ages and skill level.  The Rio Tinto Nancy Greene Ski league (U10/U12) program philosophy is to encourage participation, interaction and the development of technical skills in an exciting and motivating atmosphere without the pressures of intense competition.

Coaches follow the Alpine Canada snow stars program- a seven step skills progression specially designed for children of this age and Skill Awards program.  Our programs range in age from 4-11, All Mountain Program, U12, U14 and U16 race programs all the way up to our FIS race team.

The Mount Washington Ski Club has a long history on the mountain and is known for supporting Allison Forsythe, National Ski Team Champion and Olympian and Matt Leduc – Canadian National Skier X Team Member in their early years of racing.

Already on their club calendar for Jan. 20-22 they will be hosting a Coast Zone Giant Slalom Race on the Sunrise Chair with over 100 athletes, coaches and families heading to Mount Washington take in the incredible speed of the Allison Forsythe GS run and the scenic views.  A race like this requires over 100 volunteers and so if you are interested in helping out – we will buy you lunch and provide you with a lift ticket.  No experience necessary – contact Chief of Race Dean Nilsen at d.nilsen@shaw.ca.

 

Benefits of MWSC membership include:

 

·  A minimum of 15 days of professional coaching (1 day/week program) plus several extra days for races

·  Small Group setting

·  Group and individual pictures

·  Hot lunch Program

·  Individual season award  and awards banquet

·  Family use of ski club cabin – brand new and recently renovated right behind Mtn. Tek

·  Fun social club atmosphere that encourages parent interaction and community building

·  Free hot chocolate to help keep kids warm

 

Visitt mtwashingtonskiclub.com for information and to register.

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