Competition Department

Welcome to the Big White Ski & Board School Competition Department

The Big White Ski & Board School is offering a comprehensive race and/or freestyle training program for young Australian athletes looking to take advance their skills to the next level. Big White has a long and successful connection with Australia and Australian skiing, and its world-renowned Ski & Board School is second-to-none in coaching standards both domestically and internationally. As a big mountain Big White offers so much flexibility and scope, but with the feel of a more intimate resort. With a huge range of terrain, no lift queues, champagne powder, heaps of off-snow activities and resort ambience...no wonder Big White has been named as the 'Best Family Snow Resort' in Canada for years running, as well as a "Top 5 World's Best Family Resort" destination.

What’s involved?

Developed by Director of Snow Sports, Josh Foster, our Competition Department offers exclusive use of Big White Ski Resort’s world-class terrain space, as well as video training and assessment in order to prepare kids for Interschools competitions and domestic club racing. Our specialist trainers have coached at FIS and National levels, and combine their extensive experience with their knowledge of Big White’s terrain to provide your young racer or freestyler with all the tools they will need to maximize improvement in a fun environment.

Both the racing and freestyle programs have been designed using the Long-Term Athlete Development model, which combines the best research in today’s sport science with the best practices in coaching and training from around the world and supports training, competition, and recovery programs based on developmental age — the physical, mental and emotional maturation of the individual — rather than chronological age.

 


BREAKDOWN

Skiers and boarders can specialize or mix it up across a range of disciplines on a weekly basis:

  • Snowboard GS
  • Alpine GS
  • Skier Cross
  • Snowboard Cross
  • 
Moguls
  • Slope-Style / Terrain Park
  • All Terrain Technical Skills & Cross Training
BENEFITS

 

  • Experienced Specialist Coaches
  • 6 hours On-Snow Training per Day
  • Exclusive Course Access
  • FIS-rated Permanent Skier/Snowboard Cross Course
  • Purpose Built Moguls Course
  • Huge range of amazing terrain and features
  • Video training and analysis
METRICS

Various metrics are tracked and recorded throughout your child’s time at Big White to ensure the success of the each participant. These metrics will include but are not limited to:

  • Timed Gate Times
  • Skill Development
  • Race Times

 

Program Layout & Daily Structure

8:30am Meet Coaches / Warm-up & Daily Focus
8:45am-11:30am Specific Discipline Training
11:30am-12:30pm Lunch
12:30pm-3:15pm Skills Training and Video Analysis
3:15pm-3:30pm Warm down & Feedback
 to Parents

 

Contact Us

Direct: 250-491-6101    Toll Free: 1-866-491-9040    Email: skischool@bigwhite.com

  • Dates & Pricing

     

    Program 2018 Dates Price
    Week-long Race Camp Jan 1-5, 8-12, 15-19, 22-26 $895 + tax
    Weekend Race Camp Jan 6-7, 13-14, 20-21 $450 + tax
    Week-long Freestyle/Moguls Camp Jan 1-5, 8-12, 15-19, 22-26 $895 + tax
    Weekend Freestyle/Moguls Camp Jan 6-7, 13-14, 20-21 $450 + tax

    *Prices do not include tax and are subject to change without notice. Lift ticket not included see Tickets for lift ticket rates.

    Available in age ranges 5-7, 8-12 & 13-16

    Ability levels advance-intermediate to expert in both skiing and snowboarding. Min 3 participants per age group and discipline required to run.

     

  • Parent Program

     

    Make the most of your stay while the kids are in training by enrolling the Parents’ Coaching program. The coaching program involves:

    • Small groups of same interest & ability
    • Specialist coaches
    • FOCUS: Consolidating Technical skills / Proficiency on a Range of Terrain
    • OPTIONAL: Race technique / Reading a Course / Tactical Understanding
    When Price
    Intensive sessions 10am – noon $397 / 5 mornings

    *Prices do not include tax and are subject to change without notice. Lift ticket not included see Tickets for lift ticket rates.

    In addition, take advantage of free guided tours of Big White courtesy of 'Mountain Hosts', where they will give you the run-down of where to ski, secret stashes, and local knowledge.  There are a multitude of on-snow and off snow activities that everyone in the family can enjoy while your athlete is making the most of the training, check out the on-snow Ski & Board School programs and our off snow activities.

  • Private Coaching Options

     

    The competition department offers a comprehensive range of private lesson options across all race/freestyle disciplines with our top coaches (subject to availability). The options are as follows:

    Full gate training (not available during peak season)

    Full Day $719
    Half Day AM $559
    Half Day PM $505

    *Prices do not include tax and are subject to change without notice. Lift ticket not included see Tickets for lift ticket rates.

    Price includes 3-6hrs private coaching from top CSCF-certified race coaches, set-up and hire of gates, and closure of the designated run to the general public.


    Brush gate training

    Full Day $619
    Half Day AM $459
    Half Day PM $405

    *Prices do not include tax and are subject to change without notice. Lift ticket not included see Tickets for lift ticket rates.

    Price includes 3-6hrs private coaching from top CSCF-certified race coaches, set-up and hire of brushes, partial closure of run.


    Freestyle coaching

    Full Day $519
    Half Day AM $359
    Half Day PM $305

    *Prices do not include tax and are subject to change without notice. Lift ticket not included see Tickets for lift ticket rates.

    Price includes 3-6hrs private coaching from top certified trainers, dedicated instruction on ski cross track or moguls course, use of video equipment if requested. Pricing is for a max of 3 kids – additional participants will require the hiring of another instructor.

  • Coach Profiles

     

    Josh, Kevin, Mikey, Matt, Niko, Mark

    profiles to come

 

Program 2018 Dates Price
Week-long Race Camp Jan 1-5, 8-12, 15-19, 22-26 $895 + tax
Weekend Race Camp Jan 6-7, 13-14, 20-21 $450 + tax
Week-long Freestyle/Moguls Camp Jan 1-5, 8-12, 15-19, 22-26 $895 + tax
Weekend Freestyle/Moguls Camp Jan 6-7, 13-14, 20-21 $450 + tax

*Prices do not include tax and are subject to change without notice. Lift ticket not included see Tickets for lift ticket rates.

Available in age ranges 5-7, 8-12 & 13-16

Ability levels advance-intermediate to expert in both skiing and snowboarding. Min 3 participants per age group and discipline required to run.

 

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