At what age can kids join the club?
Athletes must be at least 11 years old (or Grade 6) at the time of registration to be able to participate and must be able to ski Black Diamond runs, be comfortable off medium jumps in the park and ready to compete at the Timber Tour level of competition. If your child is aged 12 or under and just starting out in Freestyle and skiing at the Super Youth competition level, please contact Whistler Blackcomb to participate in their Freestyle Development Programme, which will be more suitable.
What programmes do you offer?
Full winter programs from early Dec to early April, including 2 days each weekend plus additional Christmas and Spring Break days as well as additional days at selected competitions. A Saturday-Only 15 day pass is also available for skiers who prefer to ski only 1 day on the weekends. The club also offers summer glacier and waterramp camps as well as Fall/Winter Dry land training and trampoline sessions.
What level do you have to be?
You should be comfortable hitting medium park jumps and skiing black diamond runs. Skiers of Level 6 and above in WB ski school ratings.
Do you have to be a competitive skier?
No – the club welcomes recreational freestyle skiers as well as aspiring competitors.
Where and when do you meet?
8:50am at the Glacier Lodge on Blackcomb Mountain – groups will leave the lodge at 9am so please be on time!
What time is the day over?
How much time is spent in the bumps and how much in the park?
For our combined skiers, about 50/50, depending on the snow conditions and training goals each weekend. Older skiers can choose to specialize and focus more on their preferred discipline.
What equipment will I need?
Ideally a pair of twin tip park skis, a helmet is required and a mouth guard is recommended. Powder and mogul skis are optional.
When and where do you break for lunch?
Lunch is at 11:15 at the Glacier Creek Lodge for 1 hour. You can either bring a packed lunch and leave it there in the morning or purchase from the cafe.
What does it cost? Note there is no GST to pay!!!
$1600 for the Full Season Early Bird prior to Oct 31st or $1920 after Nov 1st 2017.
$1100 for the 15 Day Pass Early Bird prior to Oct 31st or $1320 after Nov 1st 2017.
$500 for additional our High Performance skiers – any skiers participating in Canadian Series Moguls or COT Park events must sign up for the HP Programme as this will include coaches fees on comp days and additional pre-comp training in Whistler.
How can I pay?
Registration and payment can be made on-line via the Zone 4 Registration system. Click here to register.
What is your cancelation policy?
If you have to cancel the program for injury (or other extenuating circumstances based on case by case), the club will refund your fees on a prorated basis, minus a $250 non-refundable deposit if cancelation happens once the season has started. There will be no refunds after March 15th and no refunds if a skier’s ski pass or club membership is revoked due to disciplinary action.
What is a CFSA Membership and how do I get it?
The Canadian Freestyle Ski Association sanctions and insures our club and all members of the club need to be members of CFSA. You can easily sign up on-line – click here to access the form. You will need a minimum of CanFree 1/2, this covers training and competition at regional events. To compete at Timber Tour events, COT and Canadian Series events, athletes need a CanFree 3 license. Insurance can be upgraded during the season, if you are unsure about what level of competition your athlete will attend. You can also buy a cheaper ‘Try Freestyle’ membership if you are only doing a day or two to see how you like the program.
Sea to Sky Student Ski Pass: Cost is $409 prior to Oct 10th. Please email email@example.com to be included on the club pass list – we need to submit this to Whistler/Blackcomb. To buy the pass click here.
Club skiers compete primarily in the Timber Tour Series of events in BC, with some skiers going on to qualify for Junior Nationals, Canadian Series mogul events, COT Park events and BC Games. To register for Timber Tour events please visit BC Freestyle site here. More details will follow via club E- News throughout the season.
Water Ramp Camp FAQs
Where is the facility?
The ramp is located above Base 2 on Blackcomb Mountain.
What equipment do I need to bring?
Ideally you should bring your own boots and helmet. Also bring your own skis, life jacket and wetsuit if you have them to ensure you have the right fit, although gear is available at the ramps.
Is water ramping bad for my equipment?
If you ramp frequently boot liners can get damaged. We suggest that you use old boots or purchase separate liners from Sure Foot in Whistler (approx $40). Skis also need to be waxed every session so most people purchase parafin wax (canning wax) to protect their bases which can be applied at the ramp. Also if you ramp a lot and hit the larger jumps skis can break due to being bent from both ends as you hit the water.
Should I bring a lunch?
Yes. There is no food or drinking water available at the ramp so make sure you bring packed lunch and plenty of water to drink. Also, please be sure to take all garbage with you as the site has many resident bears.
Is Trampoline included in the program?
Yes. Trampoline is a crucial part of our program. We have two high performance trampolines as well as a spotting rig.