Sunday, December 24, 2017

New youth ski program

Williams Lake Cross-Country Ski Club
New YOUTH FUN SKI PROGRAM at Bull Mountain Ski Trails                            2018 Ski Season
The Williams Lake Cross Country Ski Club (WLCCSC) is piloting a new YOUTH FUN SKI PROGRAM for youth ages 10 to 18.  This program will run each Sunday from 1:00 pm-3:00 pm at the Bull Mountain Ski Trails starting Sunday January7 until Sunday March 11.  No session will run on February 11 (Family Day Weekend).

The program will not run on days where it is colder than -15 Celcius at 12:00 noon on Environment Canada’s website for the Williams Lake Airport (also posted on the website at

The group will head out from the warming hut on a fun classic ski with 2 trained coaches who will act mainly as guides and provide minimal instruction on skiing technique.  The group will be divided up so those willing and able to go further and faster can while others can go for a shorter distance at a slower speed.  Skiers may also skate ski provided they have the proper equipment and have a basic level of competence for that technique.

This new program is targeting youth that have some previous cross country ski experience and who wish to ski for fun only at a recreational level (non competitive).  It is a SKI for LIFE idea which will focus on enjoying nature, and skiing for fun with others who share similar interests.  It appeals to young skiers and teenagers who have a wide range of ski experience and abilities along with ‘late starters’ to the sport of Nordic skiing. It applies to skiers who have skied before but have not kept up with it on a regular basis or desire a non-competitive environment in which to ski.  We will have fun and improve the physical fitness of participants.  We hope to develop these young skiers into life long cross country ski enthusiasts!

Parents are encouraged to come along for the ski as well.
Skiers are expected to provide their own equipment.

Registration forms are available by contacting Rob Sutton at the below number/email.
Feel free to call or email with any further questions or information you may require about our new youth fun ski program.

Rob Sutton,
WLCCSC Youth Development Coordinator

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