|For the 2020/21 season some changes have been made to our programming for our youngest athletes. This year, all U6 (age 4 and 5 as of Dec 31 2020) will train half days for the duration of the season starting the weekend of Saturday January 9th. This change is due to the likely scenario that we will not have indoor spaces available for our groups to warm up, eat lunch, etc., such that we are not certain we can safely accommodate our youngest athletes for full days on the mountain.
U6 GKHAT is for 4 and 5 year-old skiers who want to build strong skiing skills all over the mountain, and get an introduction to the world of ski racing. The program consists of 11 weekends, including club events. As a prerequisite, skiers must be able to ski in a confident manner independently on easy terrain (i.e. from Catamount top down). Beginner skiing programs are offered by the Winter Sport school at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. Feel free to contact us to help decide what is the right program for your young skier.
The focus of U6 GKHAT is to establish a foundation of strong skiing skills like balance and mobility, teach young athletes how to ski safely on the mountain, ski as part of a group, and most importantly to have lots of FUN while doing it. We use a combination of the all mountain environment, and racing environments to develop skillful young skiers.
Our target skier:coach ratio is 4:1 or less. Parents may be asked for assistance as tail-gunners with the group at various times through the season.
This begins January 3, 2020.
Program runs Friday, Saturday or Sunday
First 4 weeks: Morning session 9:00am - 11:30am or Afternoon session 12:00 to 2:30pm
Remaining 7 weeks: 9:00 am - 2:30 pm for the full day