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U6 - Mini GKHAT

Ages 4 and 5 for 10 days of skiing

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

Volunteering

Our U6 program requires a high commitment of on snow participation. Because our U6 athletes are young, small, and new to skiing, they require more hands-on participation from parents. We rely heavily on the parents of athletes in this program to tail-gun (ski and ride chairlift with). You can expect at U6 to be tail-gunning with your skier for all three club events in the season to create 1:1 ratio for riding the chairlifts. For safety reasons, our U6 athletes cannot participate in our club events without the help of their parent/guardian. The Club asks all U6 parents to be prepared to volunteer to ski with their athlete anytime extra supervision is required. Please ensure the volunteer nature of this program works with your availability.

Volunteer Positions for U6 parents:
  • Tail-gunning at GKHAT events
  • Tail-gunning during training if/when necessary
  • Supplying lunches/treats for volunteers
  • Sorting/Organizing bibs
  • Making Goody Bags

Annual Fee

On or before October 31, 2020: $300.00
Until November 30, 2020: $350.00

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