Pee Wees: Classic Skiing
Bantams: Classic Skiing
Midgets: Skate Skiing from 8:45am to 10:00am. The midget skiers will then be helping out with the Jackrabbit fun day from 10:30am to noon.
Juveniles+: Classic skiing
Pee Wees: No practice as all coaches and many athletes will be at Midget Champs.
Bantams: No Bantam practice. All Bantams will be at Midget Champs.
Midgets: First year midgets will be headed to Midget Champs at Sovereign. Second year midgets will be joining the Juveniles + for the skate skiing Enduro event. See details below.
Juveniles+: Skate skiing. We will be doing an Enduro event (there will be 3 downhill segments that you will be timed on. The uphill segments of the course will not be timed). Use older skis/poles. Meet in the chalet at 10am to sign in and get your timing stick. You must ski all 3 segments to get a result. You may ski any of the segments multiple times if you want to (your reward for the effort of skiing back up to the top!) and only your best time on each segment will count toward your final time. Cookies for all finishers and prizes for fastest Midget, Juvenile, Junior and Devo boy and girl. Remember that this is for fun so ski within your ability and do not hurt yourself. I can attest to the fact that the snow is soft to land in!
Devo: We will be joining the midgets and juveniles doing the Enduro (see juvenile comments above). If some prefer to join a Jackrabbit group for the session let Phil know at practice this week. I would recommend skating for the enduro. If you do classic I will have wax if you wear it off on the downhills. Use older skis and poles if you have them.
Peewees: Skate skiing
Bantams: Skate Skiing
Midgets: Skate Skiing
Juveniles+: Skate Skiing
Devo: Classic skiing. Be sure to clean the grip wax off from last week. Rode Green or VR40 were working Sunday if you want to wax the night before so you’re not doing it in the cold.
We will be taking a team photo at 10:00am in front of the chalet. Arrive extra early to be there for the photo on time!!! Please wear your Larch Hills jackets.
Pee Wees: Classic Skiing - Cookie Buffet at Tom’s Shelter, bring 6 decorated cookies for our cookie buffet. Please put in a container that the coaches can carry.
Bantams: Classic - Annual Candy Buffet - Please bring some of your favourite candy to share with everyone up at Cec’s Cabin.
Midgets: Classic, Midget Sleep Over
Juveniles+: Juvenile practice will run from 11am-12:30pm. Skate skiing. From 10 -11am Nationals bound athletes will be doing technique work with parents as a fundraiser. Be prepared for whichever technique you are designated to coach. Watch for emails from Abbi.
Devo: Practice from 10 am to noon. Classic skiing.
Pee Wees: Classic Skiing for those not attending the BC Cup in Revelstoke
Bantams: No practice due to BC Cup Race in Revelstoke.
Midgets: No practice today because of the BC Cup Race in Revelstoke.
Juveniles+: No practice due to BC Cup
Devo: Classic skiing.
Peewees: Classic Skiing
Bantams: Classic Skiing - Please be ready by 10am with classic skis waxed.
Midgets: Midgets Mini Camp. 10am to 3pm. Bring classic and skate equipment. Taco lunch. See email for details.
Juveniles+: Classic Skiing
Devo: Classic skiing. If you’re not staying at the chalet Friday night practice will start at 9am Saturday morning. If conditions are suitable we will be doing some backcountry.
Practice prior to the Chalet Grand Opening celebration at 2pm.
Pee Wees: Due to a shortage of coaches for this practice, practice will be less structured. Kim will be organizing a ski outing based on the number of kids and parents that are able to make the practice.
Bantams: Classic Skiing - orienteering with other groups
Midgets: Classic skiing. Orienteering with the Devo group.
Juveniles+: Orienteering. Will require some backcountry skiing. Classic is recommended.
Devo: Orienteering. Will require some backcountry skiing. Classic is recommended.
Bantams: No Practice today for Bantams.
Midgets: Backcountry skiing, bring old classic skis and poles with big baskets if you have them.
Juveniles+: Backcountry skiing adventure
Devo: Skate skiing. Practice will be from 12pm to 2 pm.
Low key warm up event in preparation for the loppet. Distances for all categories. Registration on zone4 until Saturday night 8pm. More race information here: https://skilarchhills.ca/larch-hills-fun-race-2018/
Peewees: No Practice for the Pee Wees! The coaches decided that we would like to encourage families with younger skiers to go out for a ski and enjoy the day.
Bantams: Skate Skiing
Midgets: Skate skiing
Juveniles+: Skate skiing
Devo: Your choice skate or classic.
Santa Cruise freestyle fun ski event on the Lantern Ski route, followed by an auction in the chalet. Entry by donation to the Food Bank and proceeds from the auction go to the Food Banks. Santa will be there to greet all the skiers. Auction open to everyone - if you have items to donate please contact Abbi, Suzy, Duncan or Laura.
Peewees: Classic Skiing - 10 am
Bantams: Classic Skiing - skis grip waxed and ready by 10am
Midgets: Classic skiing
Juveniles+: Classic skiing
Devo: Please come prepared for classic and skate skiing. They may have more luck setting a skate track if it is icy.
Headlamps are mandatory for all ski team members. For safety reasons, if you do not have a headlamp you will not be permitted to ski with your group.
Peewees: Skate Skiing 4:00 - 5:30 pm with a headlamp
Special technique sessions will be held from 3:30 – 4:00 for Pee Wees that are able to arrive early on December 12 and 19. Regular practice will still be from 4 – 5:30 pm. Pee Wee skiers that are new to skating or first year Pee Wees are strongly encouraged to attend. Parents might be able to arrange ride sharing for these two days. With the new 4 pm start time, it is proving to be difficult to work on skate technique in the dark. The sessions will be held in the stadium or within the first 200 metres of Larch Hills Rd or Medford Rd for those that might arrive late.
Bantams: Skate skiing 4:00-5:30pm - headlamp mandatory
Midgets: Skate skiing 4 - 5:30pm
Juveniles+: Skate skiing 4:15-5:45pm
Devo: Skate skiing 4-5:30 pm