ESC Alpine offers a blended U14/U16/U18+ program providing athletes the ability to choose the intensity of training that they desire, both locally and/or in the mountains.
Training takes place locally at Edmonton Ski Club, with regular mountain camps and events. Athletes choose their level of involvement based on their individual goals and abilities.
The focus of U14 remains on the FUNdamentals of training, development, and introduction to competition. In this level athletes progress from the skiers essentials stage of AIM through the learning to train stage and eventually into the learning to race stage. Learning experiences are enhanced with extensive use of free skiing and specifically designed training environments. The more formalized racing and team travel also enhance the learning of critical life skills such as time management, working as a member of a team, proper nutrition, being responsible for yourself.
U16s and U18s are well-versed at competition. They are athletes in the learning-to-race stage of AIM. Learning experiences are enhanced at this level through free skiing, gate environments, video review, and timing.
Dry land/physical training begins the first week of September. On snow training begins in November (depending on snow conditions). Training is available on Monday, Wednesday and Sundays as well as numerous mountain camps and events.
Includes two-days per week of training at Edmonton Ski Club (must be the same days week to week). Mountain camps are additional at $50/day plus shared coach expenses.
Option I: $1,000
Includes three days per week of training at Edmonton Ski Club. Mountain camps are additional at $50/day plus shared coach expenses.
Option II: $3,100
Includes all offered programming (all in-city training and all mountain camps). Coach expenses are additional and shared with other program participants.
Additional costs for all programs include:
Alberta Alpine Registration $250.00
North Zone Equipment levy $25.00
Race account: $400.00 x 4 for Lite and Option I, $600.00 x 4 for Option II
All cheques for racer accounts are required at registration and will be cashed on the first business day of the month throughout the season. Racer account funds will be applied to race and camp costs and any unused funds will be refunded.
Dry Land Training
$275.00 full program - three days per week
$225.00 lite program - two days per week
Training at ESC until weather no longer permits. Indoor location to be determined.