The U16 Program is designed for 14 and 15 year old skiers (age as of December 31 on the year of registration). The program promotes Alpine Canada’s “Learn To Race” model, continuing from U14. Training occurs mainly on weekends from December to March with camps during Christmas and March school breaks as well.
While U16 skiers are encouraged to be multi-sport athletes, ski specific fitness training and twice annual fitness testing is seen as fundamental to promote success and prevent injury. Athletes will compete provincially and in the Maritimes with Can-Am and National racing opportunities to qualified athletes.
Sport specific dry-land training is expected. Equipment fitting, advanced ski tuning techniques, and pre- and post-season training opportunities will be provided.