Winter Program (2017/2018 info will be updated in the summer)
The club is geared for both competitive and recreational freestyle skiers and the full winter program provides approx 45 training days on weekends and during school breaks from December 3rd, 2016 to early April 9th, 2017. In addition to the scheduled training days competing athletes will have coaching provided during 3 BC Timber Tour Competitions and the opportunity to compete at select other events such as BC Championships, Canadian Series, COT and Junior Nationals. Skiers meet at 8:50 am inside Glacier Creek Lodge on Blackcomb and ski from 9am – 3pm with a break for lunch from 11:15 – noon. Skiers are divided into different groups based on ability, age and training focus for that day. 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.
The WBFSC is directed by Head Coach Jeff Fairbairn and focuses its program on the following three disciplines:
Skiers will continue to develop the skills they have learned at the Freestylerz level, developing more advanced technique in the moguls, expanding their repertoire of tricks and building their speed and confidence. Coaches will work on all the fundamental skills as well as help advance the skiers’ competition readiness. Athletes can compete at the Timber Competition level, which includes 3 BC events this year in Apex, Whistler and Silverstar (BC Champs), with selected skiers going on to compete at Junior Nationals in Quebec later in the season. Our Performance Program with additional competition training days on Fridays and the opportunity to compete at 2 higher level Canadian Series events is geared for our more serious competitors looking to make it onto the BC Team. Athletes from WBFSC have a longstanding history of success in the Mogul discipline. The club has seen several athletes go on to compete at international level, including Olympic gold and silver medallist Dale Begg-Smith. Our club skiers have brought back medals from BC Championships and Junior Nationals.
Whistler Blackcomb offers some of the best park facilities in the world, from beginner to advanced features. Skiers will continue to develop the skills they have learned at the Freestylerz level, expanding their repertoire of tricks and building their confidence on rails and jumps. Our coaches have a high level of acrobatic literacy with a strong emphasis on safely progressing skiers’ air sense. Coaches will work on all the fundamental skills as well as help advance skiers’ competition readiness. Athletes can compete at the Timber Competition level, which includes 3 BC events this year in Apex, Whistler and Silverstar (BC Champs), with selected skiers going on to compete at Junior Nationals here in Whistler in early April. Our Performance Program with additional competition training days on Fridays and the opportunity to compete at 2 higher level Canadian Open events is geared for those skiers serious about making the BC Team. Club skiers have consistently been on the podium the past few years at Timber Tour, BC Championships and Junior Nationals level. Several club members have gone on to represent Canada in the slopestyle discipline, including 2014 Olympian Yuki Tsubota.
Halfpipe training will also be offered given that the WB pipe is maintained this season.
2016/2017 Full Season Program:
Full winter program Early Bird cost is $1600 if registration is done before October 31st, $1920 after that date.
All athletes require a CFSA membership on top of club registration. Athletes competing in the Timber Tour events will require a Can 3 license – click here to get your license.
Extra Holiday Training Days – Dec – dates TBC
Extra Spring Break Training Day – March – dates TBC
Saturday Only 15 Day Pass : 15 day passes are a great way to participate part time in the program or to try it out before you commit to a full season. 15 day pass holders can train with the club on any regular Saturday training day at WB – please let Jeff know which days you plan on attending to help him with the coach:athlete ratio. The cost for this program is $1100 before October 31st and $1320 after that date. 15 day pass holders may apply these days to Timber Tour events with coaches discretion.
High Performance Programme: The club is also offering additional ‘Performance’ training days with a strong competition focus, which will include all Canadian Series and Canadian Open events as well as select Fridays in Whistler (dates TBC) – approx. 12 days. All skiers are welcome to sign up, however selection of athletes may have to apply based on # of registrations received and ability level of skiers. Selection will be based on RPA points and coaches discretion. We will require a minimum of 7 skiers per discipline to run this program and pre-registration is mandatory. Cost $500. Exact dates TBC as soon as competition schedule has been finalized.
All High Performance skiers who will be taking part in Canadian Mogul Series and COT (Park) events must sign up for this programme.
Additional competition expenses for these events will apply (all athlete costs plus coaches expenses – to be divided by participating skiers).
Try Freestyle/Daily Drop-in: Skiers who want to try Freestyle with a view to joining the club, can ski for one day on any date that the club has regular training. Additional daily drop-in rates or non-local skier rates are $95. CFSA Membership is required for insurance purposes – you can purchase a ‘Try Freestyle’ Membership for $20.
2016/2017 Sea to Sky Student Ski Pass: Cost is $409 prior to Oct 10th and $449 after that.
All club skiers are eligible for a WB Sea to Sky discounted pass, but names have to be submitted to WB by the club, so you will need to indicate this on your registration form and email firstname.lastname@example.org to have your name added to the list. Once these names have been submitted to WB you can then purchase your pass by calling the Reservation Center at 1.800.766.0449 (option 2) or go into Guest Services to pay. Pass rates for 2015/2016 are:
If you have to cancel the program due to 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.
2016 Fall Dryland /Trampoline Program:
Whistler skiers can contact Jeff at email@example.com for details of Oros fitness and trampoline sessions in October and November.
Vancouver skiers can contact Sandra Haziza at firstname.lastname@example.org for info on Fall Trampoline and Fitness sessions.
Apex Kick Starter Mogul Camp – contact Jeff for Details
We will be running an early season training camp in November at Apex. Cost TBC.
Yukon COT event and Training – Nov 18 – 27th – contact Jeff for details.
2017 Club Spring and Summer Training Programs
Spring/Summer On Snow Training:
Spring Dates: April 29, 30, May 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 22 Cost $485
Summer Dates: July 3, 4, 5 and 7, 8, 9 Cost: $1200 * lift tickets included with this price
• High Performance Moguls:
Spring Dates: April 22, 23, 29, 3, May 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 22
Summer Dates: June 17, 18, 24, 25, July 1, 2
Water Ramp Dates:
June 6, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14, 20, 21,
July 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, 12, 15, 16, 18, 19, 22, 23, 25, 26
August 15, 16, 19, 20, 22, 23, 26, 27, 29, 30
September 9, 10
Total Cost: $2980 *lift tickets and water ramp season’s pass included with this price
• Water Ramp 10 Day Drop In
Cost: $880 *water ramp pass included in this price
Any questions email Jeff at email@example.com
Momentum Camps – Discounted Sessions
Momentum Camps will again be offering a great discount to all club and WB Freestyle Development skiers of $250 off their youth camps run on the Blackcomb Glacier which run from June 17 – July 17, 2017. The camp offers high end coaching from the world’s best skiers in moguls and slopestyle, with optional afternoon activities, evening video review and trampoline training.
For full details visit www.momentumcamps.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org