U16 Ages 14 & 15*
* as of December 31st of the current season.
This is a train to race competitive program where racers are focused on performance skiing and refining their tactical racing skills to execute on race day. Training is in a fun, competitive team-based environment with a greater focus on enhancing confidence and competence with speed, pitch and all terrain environments along with continued psychological development for success in competitive Slalom and Giant Slalom disciplines. Participants should be a graduate of the U14 program or have exceptional recreational skiing ability with a competitive multi-sport background. Click here to view the entry level skiing ability for this program.
All 4 competitive events, including some training, are held in the Barrie and Collingwood areas.
For more information regarding the U16 Alpine Ontario Program Expectations please visit the AOA website.
You can also reference the AOA parent handbook which is designed to help parents find basic information about the AOA, along with tips on how to parent a skier.
Top ranking SOD Cup racers may qualify for the OCUP provincial finals and other national championship races based on their season race results. To be eligible to participate if racers qualify, Alpine Ontario Association (AOA) mandates that a Fitness Test be completed prior to 31 December 2019; a Fitness Test is not required to participate solely in SOD Cup races. AOA provides athlete testing events and MHRC also offers fitness testing for its interested athletes.
***Program is full for this year 2022/2023, contact us here for U16 waitlist and other questions.***
PROGRAMS DAYS AND TIMES:
- Sundays 10:30am to 4:30pm and Wednesday evenings – 6:30pm to 9:00pm
- 9 weeks starting Wednesday, January 4, 2023
- 2 Days will be "Away Training Days" to allow for athletes to experience training on steeper terrain. Locations are TBD. Your racer will be able to purchase discounted lift tickets for these 2 days.
- Includes Christmas Camp (December 27th - 31st. 8:30am – 2:30pm)
- 3 of the 5 days (Dec 27, 29, 31) will be held at Mount St Louis Moonstone. Your racer will be able to purchase discounted lift tickets for these 3 days.
- 2 of the 5 days (Dec 28 and 30) will be at Glen Eden. These 2 camp days depend on slope/snow conditions at GE. It will be determined closer to the date if they are happening.
- Includes Dryland Training
- 5 race events including final with team scoring component at ski clubs in Southern Ontario in Barrie and Collingwood areas (TBD)
- Optional invitational racing events at other clubs for extra fee
- Optional Alpine Ontario (AOA) skills events for extra fee. Click here for calendar: https://www.alpineontario.ca/calendar/
- Please visit our events page once the season starts for specific race information
- Program fee – the cost of the Ski Racing Competitive program for your athlete – See program fee schedule – Book early to take advantage of the Early Bird pricing!
- MHRC Family Membership Fee – the cost of membership to join our club – includes all family members and guests. It supports the cost of running our clubhouse. – See program fee schedule – NOTE – this is an annual one time payment per family, regardless of how many racers you have registered.
- Alpine Ontario Membership – AOA membership covers each athlete’s insurance and supports the sport in Ontario. You will need to register with AOA, if not already, and set up your racers and pay membership – see AOA site. NOTE we are Southern Ontario Division – SOD.
- Volunteer Deposit – this will NOT be processed if all volunteer requirements are met. See volunteer details page.
- Lift Passes/Tickets – Athletes can purchase a season’s pass at Glen Eden, or purchase a set of day passes based on their training schedule. All passes/lift tickets MUST be purchased through Glen Eden. See Glen Eden site.
- Mandatory hard ear cover helmet with FIS RH 2013 label and NO equipment mounts (i.e., GoPro, etc.)
- Ski goggles that properly fit to face and helmet
- Size appropriate SL and GS racing skis
- Proper fitting racing ski boot
- Shin/face/pole guards are mandatory
- Racing suit is highly recommended
- Properly fitted back protector and mouth guard is highly recommended
- Appropriately sized racing ski poles
For information on equipment requirements per age group see the equipment page
All MHRC members are asked to volunteer a number of hours at club events and support activities in the clubhouse.
When registering for a program, you will need to complete the volunteer form and follow the instructions on the registration page prior to your participation in any MHRC program; including dryland training. The volunteer payments will be processed at the end of the season if the required volunteer hours are not logged with MHRC.
For parents who are new to the team, MHRC is a volunteer-driven not-for-profit organization. Volunteering is a great way to get involved in your athlete’s development and to get to know other parents. Without volunteers we would not be able to run our club or host events. No experience is necessary and you don’t even need to ski. We will provide training during the season and mentorship for all those eager to learn.
A list of volunteer opportunities can be found here.