The Nancy Greene Ski League 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 (NGSL).
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 Skier Essentials and Learn to Train phases of the ACA Long Term Skier Development Model, and the ACA Snow Stars Skill Achievements Program.
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.
This is a fun-loving program for athletes aged 4-11 years of age.
Our one day per week Nancy Greene program offers children a diverse range of experiences everywhere at Castle Mountain. Apart from daily skiing sessions and skill-building exercises within their assigned groups throughout the varied terrain of Castle Mountain resort , participants are introduced to ski racing through gates in a controlled environment. Our well-trained coaches provide insights into the basics of ski racing, teaching youngsters how to navigate race courses and select optimal ski lines through the gates. These ski racing skills are applicable all over the mountain and will benefit every young skier throughout their lifetime on skis. The learning experience culminates in a year end Club Race, where children can put their newly acquired skills to the test. Some Nancy Greene athletes may choose to participate at the Doug Meyers Invitational Race at Lake Louise and other competitions at other ski resorts.
As part of the skill development process, children are also introduced to skiing varied terrain, including bumps and tree skiing, in alignment with their individual abilities. As they develop skills and confidence, Nancy Greene athletes will make their way up to the top of the mountain at Castle.
9:00 Meet at the WSC race shack for warm up.
9:15 Our trained and accredited coaches take the kids up the mountain for a morning of training.
12:00 Pick up your children for lunch at the WSC race shack.
1:00 Meet at the WSC race shack for afternoon training.
3:00 Pick up your children at the WSC race shack for family skiing or other adventures.
Just ask for a member of the club executive and we will help you out.
Castle Mountain Ski Resort, Pincher Creek, Alberta T0K 1W0, Canada