Competitive Programs


 
ALL COMPETITIVE PROGRAMS:
 
ALL COMPETITIVE PROGRAMS:
 
   Run for 9 weeks, beginning January 7th, 2017 including the weekend of Club Championships – March 4th, 2017
   All ages are as of December 31, 2016
   Timing for all Programs is 9:30 – 11:30 AM and 12:30 – 2:30 PM
   All Programs are two-days – Saturday AND Sunday
 
 Time Trials for all competitive participants Dec 31st 2016
 
 All athletes must be able to ski/snowboard at a competent level
*if unsure a determination will be made from the Head Coach
   ACA, AOA, SOD, FSO and RACE, Competition ENTRY FEES are EXTRA and are paid separately (fees are set by AOA, FSO)
   ON-LINE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
       ALL U12, U14, U16 and U18/21 Athletes must be registered on-line ASAP with the following:


    
 For ski racing programs at www.alpineontario.ca


    
 To read full Registration instructions, see 4th paragraph on the page headed “Thank you for starting the registration process”


    
 Fees are under “Divisional TOTALS” (3rd heading), SOD (1st column of that section)
 
    
 For the U10 FUNSki Juniper Jam program at www.freestyleontario.com
       
 Follow the instructions for Registration
 
   Helmets are required at all times and must have the full hard shell covering the ears for races
  Athletes train in Groups while focussing on individual performance. Athletes will travel to other ski areas approximately 5 times during the season
   Registration Deadline is October 30, 2016. After this date, athletes may be placed on a waiting list.
 
 
 
CORE TRAINING PACKAGE and
ENHANCED TRAINING PACKAGE

(the following package descriptions apply to all race programs that follow) 
 
Core Training Package:
  $900 includes 23 days of coaching, Christmas Camp1 Dec 27th - 30th plus time trial on the 31st, every Saturday and Sunday for 9 weeks, Race Banquet, Club Championships.
 
 
Enchanced Training Package:
  $1,400 includes 44 days of coaching, both Christmas Camps, all Friday
Training sessions, every Saturday and Sunday for 10 weeks, Heights Dryland training and testing, Race Banquet, Club Championships.  Time Trial for all participants and Turbo Training 2:30pm - 3:30pm
 
 
FRIDAY TRAINING - 9 days
(included in Enhanced Training Package)
 
To ensure proper coach/athlete ratios and provide quality coaching, you MUST sign up for Friday training by the
TUESDAY prior to the FRIDAY you or your athlete will be attending. If you have signed up for Friday training and do
not attend, there will be NO refund. SIGN UP APPLIES EVEN IF YOU’VE PURCHASED PREPAID for 4 or 9 DAYS!!
Friday Training gives the athlete an opportunity to gain some extra mileage in and out of the gates and is a
supplement to the regular Core program. Focus will be on gate training and technical skill development through
training and drill courses.
 
 AGES:  7 to 18 years old as of December 31, 2016
 DATES:  Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27, Feb 3, 10, 17, 24 and Mar 3
 TIMES:  9:00am - 3:00pm
 FEE(S):  Single day $60;
 Prepaid 4 days $200 non-transferable and non-refundable;
 Prepaid 9 days $400 non-transferable and non-refundable.
 NOTE:  This year, we will offer FRIDAY ADULT GATE TRAINING at THE HEIGHTS.
 We will require a MINIMUM of 6 adults per Friday to run this.
 
 
COMPETITIVE SNOW SPORT PROGRAMS:
 
U10 (Ages 7,8 & 9) - FUNSki Juniper Jams
 
 AGES:  7, 8 & 9 as of December 31, 2016
 DATES:  Saturday and Sunday
 TIMES:  9:30 - 11:30 am and 12:30 - 2:30
 FEE(S):
 Core Training Package:      $900
 OR
 Enhanced Training Package:  $1,400
 NOTES:  1)  All athelets in this Program MUST register at www.freestyleontario.com
  and follow the instruction for Registration;
 2)  Entry fees to Juniper Jam events are NOT include The Heights fees
 
Note: minimum 7 athletes required for this pricing.
 
Based on Alpine Canada’s ski progression system, emphasis is on the development of physical capabilities such as agility, balance, coordination, flexibility and endurance through fun activities. This program will create the versatility and diversity that young skiers need to become good racers and freestyle competitors by maximizing their training in environments that combine freestyle and race elements. The focus is on mileage, fun and fundamental skill development. Athletes must be confident on all terrain and be able to ride lifts unassisted. Some travel to other resorts is required based on the Juniper Jam FUNSki Schedule. 
 
 
U12 (Ages 10 & 11)
 
 AGES:  10 & 11 as of December 31, 2016
 DATES:  Saturday and Sunday
 TIMES:  9:30 - 11:30 am and 12:30 - 2:30
 FEE(S):
 Core Training Package:      $900
 OR
 Enhanced Training Package:  $1,400
 
U12 is based on Alpine Canada’s Long Term Athletic Development Stage – Skier Essentials/Learn to Train focusing on skill levels 3, 4 & 5 of the Alpine Canada Snowstars program.  Competition events are to be focused on the development of ski racing while continuing to promote the development of overall skiing skills. Skill development will continue through technical free skiing and gate training. Use of video analysis to assist athletes in self-analysis.
 
 
 
 
COMPETITIVE PROGRAM DETAILS
 
DIVISION 1 RACING - U14/U16 (Ages 12-15)
 
This program is for the athlete who is looking for a higher competitive level of racing and requires an on-snow commitment of race training a minimum of 3 days per week (Friday, Saturday, Sunday), participation in the fall Dryland Training & Testing and a Pre-season Race Camp.
 
Athletes will have a designated coach/mentor and will compete in slalom, giant slalom and speed races included on the Alpine Ontario Division 1 race calendar. All athletes racing in Division 1 have the opportunity to qualify for the Provincials and the Mid-Winter CanAm races based on athlete’s points.
 
Depending on the number of participants interested, Thursday training may be available.
 
Please talk to Heights Head Coach, Geoff Booth or Race Administrator, Janet Dryden for more information. 
 
• Must be registered in the Enhanced program
• Fitness testing Mandatory for Div 1 Racing
• Division 1 Race entry Fees are additional
 
Athletes will have a designated coach/mentor and will compete in slalom, giant slalom and speed races included on the Alpine Ontario Division 1 race calendar. All athletes racing in Division 1 have the opportunity to qualify for the Provincials and the Mid-Winter CanAm races based on athlete’s points.
 
U14 (Ages 12 & 13)
 
 AGES:  12 & 13 as of December 31, 2016
 DATES:  Saturday and Sunday
 TIMES:  9:30 - 11:30 am and 12:30 - 2:30
 FEE(S):
 Core Training Package:      $900
 OR
 Enhanced Training Package:  $1,400
 
This program continues to build on Alpine Canada’s “Snowstars” ski progression system and the LTAD Stage of Learn to Train/Learn to Race (Snowstars level 6 & 7). Athletes will continue the development of ski racing skills while beginning to promote performance on demand with technical free skiing and skill refinement. Athletes will experience gate training specific to Slalom (SL) and Giant Slalom (GS) disciplines. Use of video analysis to assist athletes in self-analysis. 
 
U16 (Ages 14 & 15)
 
 AGES:  14 & 15 as of December 31, 2015
 DATES:  Saturday and Sunday
 TIMES:  9:30 - 11:30 am and 12:30 - 2:30
 FEE(S):
 Core Training Package:      $900
 OR
 Enhanced Training Package:  $1,400
 
Emphasis at U16 follows Alpine Canada’s LTAD Stage of Learn to Race and progressing into Train to Race with the development of ski racing skills and promoting performance on demand by improving skill refinement through technical free ski exercises and gate training. Use of video analysis to assist athletes in self-analysis.
 
U18/21 (Ages 16 - 20)
 
 AGES:  16 - 20 as of December 31, 2015
 DATES:  Saturday and Sunday
 TIMES:  9:30 - 11:30 am and 12:30 - 2:30
 FEE(S):
 Core Training Package:      $900
 OR
 Enhanced Training Package:  $1,400
 
Program is as outlined for U16 following the LTAD Stage of Learn to Race progressing to Train to Race and Train to Win. Athlete performance becomes a strong focus while the development of strong skiing skills remains a crucial element of the program. Depending on number of participants, the U18/21’s will train under direction of the Head Coach. 
 
TURBO TRAINING
 
9 Weeks Extra Training
Take advantage of extra training Both technical and gate traing with video analysis
This is a one hour program that takes place after programs.
 
 DATES:  Saturday and Sunday
 TIMES:  3:00pm to 4:00pm
 FEE(S):
 $150
 
 
 
 
COACHING, RACING AND MENTORSHIP PROGRAM – C.R.A.M.P. **
** Must have a Coaching Entry Level Designation
 
This is the program for 16-20 year olds who want some Coaching experience while still competing in higher level ski races.
 
Each participant will be paid when they coach with the Recreational Programs. In order to coach they must race in at least 4 of the 10 possible races during the season (both Slalom and GS disciplines).
 
In order to race, each participant must take part in daily mandatory training at 8:40 am and 2:30 pm following working with their programs. During training they will gain both coaching and racing experience .
 
A senior Heights coach will be assigned to mentor and train these young coaching racers during the season to provide feedback and insight and arrange race schedule. 
 
 AGES:  16 - 20 as of December 31, 2016
 FEE(S):
 $600
 NOTE:  ALL participants MUST train.  No training = No Racing = No Pay
 
 
 
 
FREESTYLE/SLOPESTYLE
– U12 (Ages 10&11), U14 (ages 12&13), U16 (Ages 14 & 15)
 
FREESTYLE - U12:
 
Emphasis is placed on continued ski improvement with an introduction to freestyle elements and terrain features, rails and boxes. Athletes will learn how to hit entry level jumps, how to get on, off and ride entry level rails/boxes as well as entry level tricks. Athletes will learn how to assess a feature properly as to whether it is safe to use or not. Athletes should be competent parallel skiers (skier ability will be assessed during the first weekend). Twin tips will be required
for entry into this program. Helmets are mandatory for all participants.
 
FREESTYLE (SLOPESTYLE) - U14/U16 (open to this age group ONLY)
 
This program is for individuals interested in Freestyle skiing and training on a variety of features in the terrain park including rails, slide boxes and jumps of varying styles and sizes. Emphasis will also be on developing general freestyle ski technique including how to hit jumps properly and safely while learning various manoeuvres in the air (ie. spins, grabs). Athletes will learn how to get on, off and ride more advanced rails and boxes. They will learn how to assess a
feature properly and assess whether it is safe to use. Athletes should be comfortable in the park environment and competent parallel skiers. Twin tips will be required for entry into this program.
 
Opportunities to participate in open freestyle events as well as Freestyle Ontario events are additional. Membership in Freestyle Ontario is not included.
 
 DATES, TIMES and FEES FOR BOTH PROGRAMS ABOVE:
 
 DATES:  Saturday and Sunday
 TIMES:
 9:30 - 11:30 am and 12:30- 2:30 pm
 FEES:
 Core Training Package:      $900
 OR
 Enhanced Training Package:  $1,400