The ski lessons of the SDP program have been cancelled for the 2020-2021 season for the physical and mental well-being of our volunteer coaches and participating families. In its place the club is planning weekly activities that families can do on their own.
The Skill Development Program offered to our young skiers by the Fernie Nordic Society was actually developed by the nation-wide organization Cross Country Canada. The program is standardized across the country. All our volunteer coaches are trained according to the established structure to provide a consistent level of training to our skiers.
The levels in the program are aimed at the various age groups:
- Bunnyrabbit Program for children 5 years and younger
- Jackrabbit Program for children from 6 to 10 years old
- Track Attack Program for children 11 years and older
The Fernie Nordic Society provides training at these levels at our weekly Saturday morning and Tuesday after school sessions. Lessons run from January to March. We also have additional training at other times of the year such as dry-land training during summer and autumn. Events may combine the efforts of other clubs nearby. This is a great opportunity for young skiers to improve their skills in a fun atmosphere and to challenge themselves.
10:30 – 11:30 am
Tuesday After School
4 pm – 5 pm
Cost of lessons
Bunnyrabbit $60 for either the Saturday or Tuesday sessions
Jackrabbit $70 for either the Saturday or Tuesday sessions
TrackAttack $75 for both the Saturday and Tuesday sessions
Please note that enrollment into the program will be done ONLINE for the 2020-2021 season. We will announce at a later date when the online page will be available to register your child. Ski rentals can also be reserved online at the same time. For more information about our program, or to register your child, you may also use our Contact Us page.Any questions? Get in touch with a volunteer.
The documents attached below are our basic guidelines for running a fair training program for our young skiers. They are aimed at our parents and our volunteer coaches. We ask all parents and coaches of the 2020-2021 season to read them, to sign the relevant release forms and return to our head coach Jeff Williams.
Documents (click to open and/or save):
Coaching Code of Conduct
Parents Fair Play & Photo Release
KALTIRE has sponsored the province-wide SDP program for the last few years