The organization of these races takes the committed effort of all parents. For those new to ski racing, the unknown can be quite overwhelming and intimidating. However, you can rest assured that it doesn't take long to understand ski race organization. Taking officials courses can help tremendously and as such, parents are encouraged to take at least their Level 1 Officials course.
The U14 Series is a provincial program intended to progress young skiers from the Learn to Train to the Learn to Race stages of skill development. The program provides a competitive series for 12 and 13 year old skiers, which allows them to test their skills against their peers at a provincial level.
The U14 program also develops ski specific physical and mental skills, and continues to develop the technical skills learned in the Nancy Greene Ski League. There are approximately 100 volunteer roles required leading up to and during the days of the event.
This event is typically handled by our club's race alumni parents and acts as a fundraiser for the club. The event features a dual slalom on Whiskey Jack where various divisions allow for a challenge run to crown the King and Queen of the Castle. There is an individual entry fee and multiple divisions to enter.
Westcastle Ski Club invites 200 to 300 young skiers, aged 6 to 12 years, from Southern Alberta and Southeastern BC to compete alongside their club mates as a team through six different skiing disciplines, which cover a wide cross section of skills required to be a competent young skier. The events include a Kinder-Kombi Slalom, Downhill, Skating, Moguls, Terrain Event, and Ski Jumping. The event is competitive in that results are recorded and winners are acknowledged, but the primary focus is on creating a fun time for the families to experience ski racing on a very relaxed and fun format. There are more than 150 volunteer roles required leading up to and the day of the event.
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Westcastle Ski Club offers multiple programs for all skill levels all season long.
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Westcastle Ski Club is lucky to call Castle Mountain Resort our home mountain. The resort is a hidden gem located two and a half hours south-west of Calgary, or 30 minutes west of Pincher Creek, in Alberta's Rocky Mountains.
With its combination of advanced terrain, awesome snow conditions, un-crowded slopes and dedicated skiing families, Westcastle Ski Club is fortunate to partner with Castle Mountain Resort.