U8 - Ages 6-7*
U10 - Ages 8-9*
* as of December 31st of the current season.
A foundation program focused on developing strong fundamental skiing skills in a wide variety of fun and challenging training activities to promote confidence and the desire to ski. Young skiers are introduced to competitive skills environments designed to build the competitive spirit. Participants should be comfortable skiing on various types of terrain, steepness and speeds. Click here to view the entry level skiing ability for this program.
There are 2 competitions held at Glen Eden and up to 2 away events (U10 only) with minimal traveling requirements. Skiers in this program should be graduates from either the Snow School or MHRC JDL program with intermediate ability and able to independently and confidently ski any hill at Glen Eden and ride any lift with minimal assistance.
Lift tickets, invitation races and camp fees are extra to this program.
Our program is flexible and can accommodate athletes across various levels of commitment to the sport. In addition to our core 8 week racing module, racers can choose to participate in a variety of optional enhanced training programs and races throughout the season.
For more information regarding the U10 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.
***Program is full for this year 2022/2023, contact us here for U8/U10 waitlist and other questions.***
PROGRAM DAYS AND TIMES:
- Saturdays and Sundays 8:30am to 2:30pm
- 8 weeks starting January 7 , 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
- Extra training session on the holiday Monday, Jan 2, 2023 2pm - 5pm at Glen Eden
- 2 race events at Glen Eden
- 2 race events at ski clubs in Southern Ontario (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
- Size appropriate junior Kombi recreational skis for intermediate/advanced skill level (racing skis are not required);
- Proper fitting junior recreational ski boot with soft flex and at least 2 buckles (racing boots are not required);
- Shin/face guards are not required;
- Appropriately sized recreational 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.