Programs & Registration

Program Options

Nancy Green Ski League (NGSL):

Programs run January 8 to March 20, 2023

U6 – U8 – U10 – U10 Two Day – U12 

National Competitor Card Programs:

Programs fun November to April

 U12 Accelerated – U14 – U16 – FIS

The Nancy Green Ski League (NGSL)

The Nancy Greene Ski League – sponsored by Rio Tinto in B.C. – is a national program, inaugurated shortly after Nancy Greene Raine’s gold medal win at the 1968 Grenoble Olympic Winter Games. Since then, the program has been successful in introducing thousands of children to alpine skiing. Many of Canada’s top international skiers received their early training in Nancy Greene Ski League programs.

 The program introduces children to basic ski techniques and skills, basic safety rules, and teamwork. Enjoyment of the sport and the mountain environment is also emphasized. The program is aligned with the Gliding Start, Skier Essentials and Learn to Train phases of the Long Term Skier Development Model (AIM 2 Win), and the Snow Stars Skill Achievements Program. Focus is put on developing skills to ski on all terrain, in all conditions and most of all, have fun on skis! 

 The Nancy Greene Ski League also introduces children to competition. These events, held at the club, zone, and provincial level, provide young skiers the opportunity to test the skills they have learned in the program in a fun and friendly environment. The emphasis in competition is placed on individual progress, team results, camaraderie, and fair play.

Developing Skills For Life: Children who are physically educated feel confident. They are encouraged to build confidence and skills through competitive and recreational sport activity. They will enjoy overall health benefits by developing greater physical literacy, which encourages them to be more physically active throughout their lives. Skiing is a life-long sport that is practiced by people of every age, shape, size, ethnicity and level of ability, but skiing skills are not the only benefits of ski racing program.

In addition, the children will learn: Ski safely, Cooperation, Independence, Listening Skills, Self-confidence, Goal Setting, Group/Peer Learning, Task-focused Activities. Skill levels include Gliding Start, Skier Essentials, Learn to Train.

Program U6

  • Birth year 2016
  • ½ day Sunday,
  • Times TBA
  • Prerequisites: Must be able to (minimum) ski blue runs independently (e.g., Grannie Greene’s, OSV) and ride chairlifts, with assistance loading if needed.
  • Fee – $550 

Program U8

  • Birth years 2015, 2014  
  • Full day Sunday
  • Times 10am-3pm (times subject to change)
  • Prerequisites: Must be able to (minimum) ski blue runs independently (e.g., Grannie Greene’s, OSV) and ride chairlifts, with assistance loading if needed.
  • Fee – $ 750

Program U10

  • Birth years 2013, 2012
  • Full day Sunday  
  • Times 10am-3pm (times subject to change)
  • Prerequisites: Must be able to (minimum) ski blue runs independently (e.g., Grannie Greene’s, OSV) and ride chairlifts
  • Fee – $775

Program U10 Two-Day

  • Birth years 2013, 2012
  • Full day Saturday & Sunday
  • Times TBA
  • Prerequisites: Must be able to (minimum) ski blue runs independently (e.g., Grannie Greene’s, OSV) and ride chairlifts
  • Fee – $1250

Program U12

  • Birth years 2012, 2013
  • Full day Sunday  
  • Times TBA
  • Fee –  $800

Registration:

Program registration opens early September. After this date, access into the programs is based on availability and a $50 late registration fee will apply after Nov 1st, subject to availability. Late registrations will be placed on a waitlist and you will be contacted after December 15th. 

NOTE: NGSL registration is now closed with programs full (September 10th, 2023.

Additional Fees:

A club membership fee of $215.00 will be charged per family. This fee covers mandatory membership for parents with BC Alpine / Alpine Canada as well as Sun Peaks Alpine Club cabin maintenance and upkeep. 

All races are optional and race fees are not included in the program fee.

Christmas and Spring Break camps are not included in the program fee. U10 Two-Day racers receive a 50% discount on camps.

Refund Policy:

Program fees are refundable up until and including the second weekend on snow. There is a $50 administration fee for refunds. After the second weekend on snow, refunds will be provided for medical reasons only (Pro-rated program fees will apply). A physician’s note may be required. Clothing, event and race registration fees are all non-refundable. After the second weekend on snow, the BC Alpine racer fee and family membership fee is also non-refundable and will be deducted from the program refund amount.

Volunteering
At the Nancy Greene Ski Level, there is no formal volunteer requirement. However, we do rely on volunteers to run events and races, and it’s a fantastic way to be involved and to meet other families! Plus you’ll have so much fun that you’ll forget that you’re volunteering! Volunteering can take many different forms; A shift in the clubhouse as club parent (a great option if you have younger children), hot dog days, races (both on-hill or off-hill positions), fundraisers, being a board member, etc. If you have any questions about volunteering, feel free to ask your NGSL parent rep.

Accelerated Programs

National Competitor Card Programs

U12 Program:

  • Birth years 2012, 2013
  • Full day Friday, Saturday & Sunday
  • Times TBA
  • Fee –  $1875 – includes Christmas & Spring Break Camp

Our number one objective is that athletes have fun and develop a passion for sport that they maintain their whole life. Fun in U12A means being outside with your friends, training, working on skills, setting, and achieving goals. As coaches, we create dynamic training
environments that create opportunities for skill development and progress, while promoting friendship, laughter, and enjoyment of skiing.

Skill Development : Including technical skills – physical, on-snow skills such as stance, balance, timing, coordination, and power; tactical skills – understanding line choice around the gates, finding the balance between speed and control; PLUS, all the skills that support success on-snow, such as equipment and body/brain preparation, planning and recovery – tuning skis, bringing the right gear, getting enough sleep and eating well.

U14 Program:

  • Birth years 2010, 2011
  • Full day Friday, Saturday & Sunday
  • Times TBA
  • Fee –  $1925 – includes Christmas & Spring Break Camp 
  • Athletes who have not previously been a member of SPAC must contact spacprogramdirector@gmail.com before registering for this program.

Our number one objective is that athletes have fun and develop a passion for sport that they maintain their whole life. Fun in U14 means being outside with your friends, training, working on skills, setting, and achieving goals. As coaches, we create dynamic training
environments that create opportunities for skill development and progress, while promoting friendship, laughter, and enjoyment of skiing.

Skill Development : Including technical skills – physical, on-snow skills such as stance, balance, timing, coordination, and power; tactical skills – understanding line choice around the gates, finding the balance between speed and control; PLUS, all the skills that support success on-snow, such as equipment and body/brain preparation, planning and recovery – tuning skis, bringing the right gear, getting enough sleep and eating well.

U16 Program:

  • Birth years 2008, 2009
  • Fee –  $2150
  • Athletes who have not previously been a member of SPAC must contact spacprogramdirector@gmail.com before registering for this program.

Skill Level: Learn to Race. The U16 series prepares skiers to perform in the Learn to Race stage and are introduced to more intensive training and competition. The program provides a competitive series for 14 and 15 years – with benchmarking at the CanAm level (Western Canada and Western USA) – allowing them to test their skills against their peers at a regional level. The U16 program also develops ski specific physical and mental skills and continues to develop the athlete’s technical and tactical skills!

FIS Program:

Racers further increase their ability in the ABC’S (agility, balance, coordination, strength/speed) and continue to grow lasting friendships. Skiing days consist of free-skiing exploration on all types of terrain and in all conditions, free-skiing with technical focus, and gate training such as dual races, obstacle races, and slalom and giant slalom. Racers will continue to focus on skills in a fun environment, while benefiting from the camaraderie of training and racing with other athletes from both within, and outside of the club.

 Registration:

Program registration deadline is October 1st.  Racers must be registered prior to participate in fall drylands activities. After this date, access into the programs is based on availability and a $50 late fee will apply. Registrations are NOT complete until paid. Unpaid registrations will be removed by the system and the spot released to the waitlist.


Additional Fees:

A club membership fee of $215.00 will be charged per family. This fee covers mandatory membership for parents with BC Alpine / Alpine Canada as well as Sun Peaks Alpine Club cabin maintenance and upkeep. 

All races are optional and race fees are not included in the program fee.

Christmas and Spring Break camps are included in the program fee.


Refund Policy:

Program fees are refundable up until and including the second weekend on snow. There is a $50 administration fee for refunds. After the second weekend on snow, refunds will be provided for medical reasons only (Pro-rated program fees will apply). A physician’s note may be required. Clothing, event and race registration fees are all non-refundable. After the second weekend on snow, BC Alpine national competitor (NC) fees and family membership fees are also non-refundable, and will be deducted from the program fee refund amount.


Volunteer Requirement:

 We rely on parent volunteers to run races and events and we need all hands on deck! There are both on-hill and off-hill positions at races, fundraising events, taking on a position on the Board, etc. Feel free to ask your parent rep if you have any questions about volunteering. Please note parents of racers at the U12 Accelerated level and above are required to volunteer a minimum of 8 days/family/per season. Each family must provide a cheque for $2000, post-dated May 1, 2024. This cheque will only be deposited if a minimum of 8 volunteer days are not completed by the end of the season. A form will be provided for each family to document their days. Once 8 days is completed, the cheque will be returned to you.

 

Accelerated Guest Racer Program

Drop-in training is available to guest racers who may be visiting or vacationing in Sun Peaks. Athletes age 10-15 (birth years 2008 to 2013) will be integrated within the SPAC U12A / U14 / U16 groups. Training is offered Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, approx. 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Additional training days are offered during the Christmas/New Year’s winter break; exact dates TBD.

Insurance:

Members of a Canadian ski club must provide proof of current ACA membership and insurance. We require a letter of proof from your Provincial Alpine Ski Association. The cost for any other athletes who are not current ACA members is $182. We strongly recommend that each athlete obtains additional insurance coverage to cover any claim that may arise outside ACA sanctioned activities  

Program Fees:

Each family is required to pay a one-time fee of $215. This covers mandatory BCA insurance for parents plus clubhouse usage and maintenance. This fee is waived for current BCA registered athletes.  Daily drop-in rate is $125. Minimum 3-day commitment. The training dates the athlete is registering for must be communicated to the Registrar beforehand. You may register for an initial 3-day “trial” period. After the initial 3 days, any further training dates must be registered in one transaction. All fees must be paid prior to joining training. Fees are non-refundable.

 

How To Register

1. Access your family account at spac.bcalpineclub.ca , or create an account if new to the club.

2.  Update Family Members details:

        • Parents of racers must also be registered
        • Be sure to include a parent’s email for each racer. If you only list your child’s email address, only the child and NOT the parent will receive communications sent to their group!

3. Select Registrations for each family member. Parents must be registered as General Members. Scroll to the bottom and click “Save My Registrations”.

4. Sign Liability Waivers for each family member.

5. Select the Finance tab and pay online using credit card/PayPal. Note: You do not need to have a PayPal account.