Equipment

Selecting proper equipment plays a key role in the development of athletes. Parents and racers are encouraged to discuss equipment selection with the racer’s coach to ensure that athlete has the appropriate items.


*** NEW FIS Helmet Rules 14+ ***

Please be advised that U14+ athletes competing in FIS events now requires FIS compliant helmets for racing GS/SG/DH!

Current FIS helmet standards require a FIS label incorporated into the back of the helmet as per manufacturer’s directions.  Many brand name helmets sold over the past couple years already meet these standards and have the appropriate markings. Your local ski shops will be able to provide you with a conforming helmet should you need one.

The logo below will be required on the helmets.

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** NEW Back Protectors Rules ***

Also, please be advised that back protectors (properly fit) are strongly recommended for any speed racing and AOA will be considering adopting a mandatory rule for the 2017/18 season.

 


Junior Development Equipment:

  • Skis: Race skis last about 2 seasons, try to avoid older skis. Rotate ski purchases when possible.  
  • Boots: Ski boots life is about 60 days of use before the plastic starts to deteriorate, buy new if possible . The softer the better for U10/12/14. Upgrade to a superfeet insole, custom foot beds not required. Have your boots properly fitted by a professional – MOST IMPORTANT!  HERE is a fantastic video on boot fitting.
  • Poles: Straight poles are best that create a close to 90 degree angle at the elbow on skis
  • Helmets: As per FIS regulation and NO SOFT EARED HELMETS ALLOWED in any MHRC program
  • Speed Suits:  not required for the JHL program at any age.
  • Goggles: Good fit with helmets and no scratches,  rose coloured lenses are best and are good both day and night
  • Clothing: Layers, no cotton, no hoodies – too bulky, ski socks, face and neck protectors
  • Tuning: Every week, sign up for a tuning session with MHRC

U8 & 10 Equipment:

  • Skis:  Only one pair of skis required – Jr. slalom skis recommended. Race skis last about 2 seasons, try to avoid older skis. Rotate ski purchases when possible.  
  • Boots: Ski boots life is about 60 days of use before the plastic starts to deteriorate, buy new if possible . The softer the better for U10/12/14. Boots with a 40/50/70 flex (soft) front buckle recommended.  Upgrade to a superfeet insole, custom foot beds not required. Have your boots properly fitted by a professional – MOST IMPORTANT!  HERE is a fantastic video on boot fitting.
  • Poles: Straight poles are best that create a close to 90 degree angle at the elbow on skis
  • Helmets: As per FIS regulation and NO SOFT EARED HELMETS ALLOWED in any MHRC program. All athletes must wear an FIS approved helmet at all times (e.g. no GoPro mounts). Helmets must comply with event specific rules 
  • Speed Suits:  Athletes are not permitted to wear speed suits – not necessary at this developmental age 
  • Goggles: Good fit with helmets and no scratches,  rose coloured lenses are best and are good both day and night
  • Clothing: Layers, no cotton, no hoodies – too bulky, ski socks, face and neck protectors
  • Tuning: Every week, sign up for a tuning session with MHRC

 U12 – Equipment:

  • Skis:  Only one pair of skis required – Jr. slalom skis recommended
  • Boots: Ski boots life is about 60 days of use before the plastic starts to deteriorate, buy new if possible . The softer the better for U10/12/14. Boots with a 50/70/80/90 flex (soft).  Upgrade to a superfeet insole, custom foot beds not required. Have your boots properly fitted by a professional – MOST IMPORTANT!  HERE is a fantastic video on boot fitting.
  • Poles: Straight poles are best that create a close to 90 degree angle at the elbow on skis. Pole guards are required for SL training
  • Shin Pads: are recommended for SL training
  • Helmets: As per FIS regulation and NO SOFT EARED HELMETS ALLOWED in any MHRC program. All athletes must wear an FIS approved helmet at all times (e.g. no GoPro mounts). Helmets must comply with event specific rules. Mouth guards recommended, but no SL chin guards on helmets at GS races.
  • Speed Suits:  Athletes are permitted to wear speed suits
  • Goggles: Good fit with helmets and no scratches,  rose coloured lenses are best and are good both day and night
  • Clothing: Layers, no cotton, no hoodies – too bulky, ski socks, face and neck protectors
  • Tuning: Every week, sign up for a tuning session with MHRC

U14 – Equipment:

  • Skis:  Athletes should have SL, GS specific skis in compliance with ACA and FIS standards
  • Boots: Ski boots life is about 60 days of use before the plastic starts to deteriorate, buy new if possible . The softer the better for U10/12/14. Boots with a 50/70/80/90 flex (soft).  Upgrade to a superfeet insole, custom foot beds not required. Have your boots properly fitted by a professional – MOST IMPORTANT!  HERE is a fantastic video on boot fitting.
  • Poles: Straight poles are best that create a close to 90 degree angle at the elbow on skis. Pole guards are required for SL training and races
  • Shin Pads: are required for SL training and races
  • Helmets: As per FIS regulation and NO SOFT EARED HELMETS ALLOWED in any MHRC program. All athletes must wear an FIS approved helmet at all times (e.g. no GoPro mounts). Helmets must comply with event specific rules. Mouth guards recommended. No SL chin guards on helmets at GS races.
  • Speed Suits:  Athletes are permitted to wear speed suits
  • Goggles: Good fit with helmets and no scratches,  rose coloured lenses are best and are good both day and night
  • Clothing: Layers, no cotton, no hoodies – too bulky, ski socks, face and neck protectors
  • Tuning: Every week, sign up for a tuning session with MHRC

PHYSICAL TESTING:

Alpine Ontario Alpin requires that all U14 athletes aspiring to participate in the Provincial championships, must have a fitness testing result prior to Dec 31 of the competition season as part of their qualification process.  Not having this result eliminates athletes not only from the Provincial championships but also opportunities to qualify for: any CanAm, Canada Winter Games, Whistler Cup or other National/international event qualified through the Provincials. MHRC will run a physical testing for it’s athletes.


U16 – Equipment:

  • Skis:  Athletes should have SL, GS specific skis in compliance with ACA and FIS standards
  • Boots: Ski boots life is about 60 days of use before the plastic starts to deteriorate, buy new if possible. Upgrade to a superfeet insole, custom foot beds not required. Have your boots properly fitted by a professional – MOST IMPORTANT!  HERE is a fantastic video on boot fitting.
  • Poles: Pole guards are required for SL training and races
  • Shin Pads: are required for SL training and races
  • Helmets: As per FIS regulation and NO SOFT EARED HELMETS ALLOWED in any MHRC program. All athletes must wear an FIS approved helmet at all times (e.g. no GoPro mounts). Helmets must comply with event specific rules. Mouth guards recommended.  No SL chin guards on helmets at GS races.
  • Speed Suits:  Athletes are permitted to wear speed suits
  • Other safety equipment will also be required as per FIS Equipment Rules beyond a helmet for specific disciplines.
  • Goggles: Good fit with helmets and no scratches,  rose coloured lenses are best and are good both day and night
  • Clothing: Layers, no cotton, no hoodies – too bulky, ski socks, face and neck protectors
  • Tuning: Every week, sign up for a tuning session with MHRC

PHYSICAL TESTING:

Alpine Ontario Alpin requires that all U16 athletes aspiring to participate in the Provincial championships, must have a fitness testing result prior to Dec 31 of the competition season as part of their qualification process.  Not having this result eliminates athletes not only from the Provincial championships but also opportunities to qualify for: any CanAm, Canada Winter Games, Whistler Cup or other National/international event qualified through the Provincials. MHRC will run a physical testing for it’s athletes.


U18 & 21 Equipment:

  • Skis:  Athletes should have SL, GS specific skis in compliance with ACA and FIS standards. Super G skis will be required for athletes participating in Super G
  • Boots: Ski boots life is about 60 days of use before the plastic starts to deteriorate, buy new if possible . Have your boots properly fitted by a professional – MOST IMPORTANT!  HERE is a fantastic video on boot fitting.
  • Poles:  Pole guards are required for SL training and races
  • Shin Pads: are required for SL training and races
  • Helmets: As per FIS regulation and NO SOFT EARED HELMETS ALLOWED in any MHRC program. All athletes must wear an FIS approved helmet at all times (e.g. no GoPro mounts). Helmets must comply with event specific rules. Mouth guards recommended.  No SL chin guards on helmets at GS or Super G races.
  • Speed Suits:  Athletes are permitted to wear speed suits
  • Other safety equipment will also be required as per FIS Equipment Rules beyond a helmet for specific disciplines.
  • Goggles: Good fit with helmets and no scratches,  rose coloured lenses are best and are good both day and night
  • Clothing: Layers, no cotton, no hoodies – too bulky, ski socks, face and neck protectors
  • Tuning: Every week, sign up for a tuning session with MHRC

PHYSICAL TESTING:

Alpine Ontario Alpin requires that all U18-U21 athletes aspiring to participate in the Provincial championships, must have a fitness testing result prior to Dec 31 of the competition season as part of their qualification process.  Not having this result eliminates athletes not only from the Provincial championships but also opportunities to qualify for: any CanAm, Canada Winter Games, Whistler Cup or other National/international event qualified through the Provincials. MHRC will run a physical testing for it’s athletes.

 


MHRC Race Suits

Speed Suits are back again, the fit kit will be at dryland training sessions and at the swap, if you are unable to make the fitting or for more information please contact bfargo@cogeco.ca.

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Race Suit Pricing:

  • Non Padded Youth @ $210
  • Non Padded Adult @ $226
  • Padded Youth @ $380
  • Padded Adult @ $395