The U18+ Program is designed for competitive skiers age 16 years and older (age as of December 31 on the year of registration). The program promotes Alpine Canada’s “Train To Race” model, developing athletes for high level competition. Training occurs mainly on weekends from December to March with camps during Christmas and March school breaks as well. Training to racing ratios change and the athlete can expect to travel more often for competition. Commitment to on- and off-season and on- and off-snow training is encouraged for success. Ski specific fitness training and twice annual fitness testing is seen as fundamental to promote success and prevent injury.
Sport specific dry-land training is expected. Equipment fitting, advanced ski tuning techniques, and pre- and post-season training opportunities will be provided.