Alpine & Freeski Clubs

WinSport Ski Clubs

Club teams

These are built for skiers (ski) and riders (snowboard) that have a good grasp of skiing or snowboarding and are looking to experience multiple disciplines (all-mountain) in these sports or focus on a specific discipline area (alpine,freeski) and see if moving forward to a competitive team makes sense for them.

These programs are meant to give skiers/riders the experience of being part of a competitive program. The costs outlined for these programs cover the sessions and coaching fees. They do not include hill access so participants will need to purchase a WinSport winter season pass to participate.

Development teams

These season long programs are built for skiers (ski) or riders (snowboard) that have a good grasp of skiing or snowboarding and want to join a competitive team.

These programs are rooted in getting participants ready to compete throughout the winter season. Success in these programs could lead to an invitation to join the performance and next gen programs.

The costs outlined for these programs cover the sessions and coaching fees. They do not include hill access or trips to other hills. Participants will need to purchase a WinSport winter season pass to participate.
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Click on the appropriate age to get more specific details on our clubs, dates and times.
Having a hard time choosing? Call our team at 403-247-5452 ext. 4 and we can help you choose the program that fits your goals.

AGE
6 - 7

AGE
6 - 7

AGES
8 - 9

AGES
10 - 12


AGES
13+

Ages 4-5 Programs

Alpine U6
All of our alpine teams have a philosophy of developing all-around skiing to enhance the development of the technical skills. Athletes develop technical skiing in all types of terrain and be introduced to structured gate training. These teams will prepare athletes to compete in local events within Alberta and test their skills in a fun, positive environment. Our coaches strive to deliver an entry level race program that will instill a passion for skiing.
Additional Costs
  • WinSport Season Pass
  • Mandatory Alpine Canada Membership will be purchased by WinSport Academy and billed back participating athletes
  • Parents wishing to volunteer with the Alpine Team must also become Alpine Canada Members. Membership fees will be billed back to participating parents.
  • Coach expenses for inter-club competition (including travel, hill pass, mileage, food split between all attending athletes. This will be billed separately by WinSport)
Competitions
  • 4 club races, dates TBD
Mountain Days
  • 8 mountain trips, dates TBD and communicated prior to start of season
Holidays
  • December 22nd, 24th, 29th, 31st
Times
  • Friday: 5:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.
  • Sunday: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Prerequisites
  • Comfortably ski all terrain at WinSport
  • Comfortably ski green and easy blue terrain at mountain resorts
  • Completed WinSport level 3 or 4 snow school program or equivalent
Key Goals
  • Establish strong fundamental skills
  • Develop technical skiing
  • Introduction to a variety of alpine race disciplines
  • Introduction to fun competition
Click here to View Dates & Book

Ages 6-7 Programs

Alpine U8
All of our alpine teams have a philosophy of developing all-around skiing to enhance the development of the technical skills. Athletes develop technical skiing in all types of terrain and be introduced to structured gate training. These teams will prepare athletes to compete in local events within Alberta and test their skills in a fun, positive environment. Our coaches strive to deliver an entry level race program that will instill a passion for skiing.
Additional Costs
  • WinSport Season Pass
  • Mandatory Alpine Canada Membership will be purchased by WinSport Academy and billed back participating athletes
  • Parents wishing to volunteer with the Alpine Team must also become Alpine Canada Members. Membership fees will be billed back to participating parents.
  • Coach expenses for inter-club competition (including travel, hill pass, mileage, food split between all attending athletes. This will be billed separately by WinSport)
Competitions
  • 4 club races, dates TBD
Mountain Days
  • 8 mountain trips, dates TBD and communicated prior to start of season
Holidays
  • December 22nd, 24th, 29th, 31st
Times
  • Friday: 5:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.
  • Sunday: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Prerequisites
  • Comfortably ski all terrain at WinSport
  • Comfortably ski green and easy blue terrain at mountain resorts
  • Completed WinSport level 3 or 4 snow school program or equivalent
Key Goals
  • Establish strong fundamental skills
  • Develop technical skiing
  • Introduction to a variety of alpine race disciplines
  • Introduction to fun competition
Click here to View Dates & Book

Ages 8-9 Programs

Freeski REC Level 7
The Freeski REC Level 7 program is designed to develop young skiers in the exciting and expressive sport of freestyle skiing. Freeski REC Level 7 skiers will be expected to proficiently ski alpine terrain with an athletic body position and correct ski line. Once this is established, participants will learn essential tools to jump correctly, ride a rail, spin off jumps, and show control on all terrain a skier might face. Participants will continue to spend time developing the technical skiing skills required to perform freestyle, including position and balance, edge control and timing and coordination. The Freeski REC Level 7 program is aligned with the CFSA curriculum and follow on from the freestyle skills learned in the All Mountain program. This program is designed to be fun and progressive in a non-competitive environment. Its development is in alignment with our competitive stream should any participants wish to move in that direction.
Additional Costs
Holidays
  • 1 Day program - December 27th and January 3rd
  • 2 day program - December 26th, 28th, January 2nd and 4th
Season long times
  • Tuesday & Thursday (2 day program): 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday (1 day program): 6:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.
Prerequisites
  • Completed WinSport All Mountain Level 6 or equivalent
  • Able to parallel ski all terrain at WinSport
  • Link at least 5 switch turns
  • Comfortable hitting small to medium jumps
  • Demonstrates some basic grabs
  • Demonstrates 180 degree spin on small jumps
  • Comfortably ski blue terrain at mountain resorts
Key Goals
  • Establish proper body position through takeoff and landing
  • Complete various turns in moguls, halfpipe, and slope style course
  • Become comfortable with all types of freestyle terrain
  • Comfortably ski super pipe
  • Introduction to spinning beyond 180
  • Introduction to beginner moguls run
  • Develop technical skiing to further freestyle skills
Click here to View Dates & Book
Freeski REC Level 8
The Freeski REC Level 8 program will develop skiers beyond the basics of freestyle skiing by introducing more advanced rails and larger jumps. These athletes will learn how to use the advanced features in the terrain park while still building overall athletic skills. Participants will also continue to spend time developing the technical skiing skills required to perform freestyle at a high level, including position and balance, edge control and timing and coordination. The Freeski REC Level 8 program is aligned with the CFSA curriculum.  This program is designed to be fun and progressive in a non-competitive environment. Its development is in alignment with our competitive stream should any participants wish to move in that direction.
Additional Costs
Holidays
  • 1 Day program- December 27th and January 3rd
  • 2 day program- December 26th, 28th, January 2nd and 4th
Season long times
  • Tuesday & Thursday (2 day program): 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday (1 day program): 6:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.
Prerequisites
  • Slide boxes both directions
  • 360 on small to medium jumps
  • 3 of the 4 directions up to 180
  • Proper absorption through absorption tank
  • Comfortably ski all terrain at mountain resorts
  • Comfortably hit all features in the West Terrain Park
  • Comfortably ski all terrain at WinSport
Key Goals
  • 360s both ways on medium jumps
  • Ski a beginner mogul run top to bottom with tricks
  • Spinning off of rails
  • Air out of super pipe
  • Develop technical skiing to further freestyle
Click here to View Dates & Book
Freeski Development Team (7)
The Freeski Development Team (7) is designed to take advanced young skiers from our All Mountain Level 6 and allow them to learn more about freestyle terrain and competitive skiing. This team will follow the development of the Freestylerz program laid out by the CFSA (Canadian Freestyle Ski Association).

Athletes will be expected to proficiently ski alpine terrain with an athletic body position and correct ski line. Once this is established, athletes will further develop how to jump correctly, ride a rail, spin off jumps, and show control on all terrain a skier might face. This program is designed to be the first step in a competitive skier’s growth. Key factors of this program are the development of athleticism, mental preparedness, and introduction to grassroots competition.
Additional Costs
Competitions
WinSport Grass Root Series
All competition fees for WinSport Grass Root Series Events are included in the cost of the program. No further registration for these events will be required.
  • January 13th – Moguls
  • February 10th – Halfpipe
  • March 3rd – Slopestyle
Colins Cup
Colins Cup is an optional competition. Competition entry fee is not included in the cost of the program and additional registration will be required. Coaches will be on site to assist with athletes but will not compete as a group.
  • March 11th – Slopestyle
Mountain Days
  • 2 mountain trips, dates TBD and communicated prior to the season start
Holidays
  • December 26th, 28th, 30th, January 2nd, 4th, February 17th
Times
  • Tuesday & Thursday: 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9:00 a.m. -3:30 p.m.
Prerequisites
  • Completed WinSport All Mountain Level 6 or equivalent
  • Able to parallel ski all terrain at WinSport COP
  • Link at least 5 switch turns
  • Able to hit all medium size jumps in west terrain park
  • Demonstrates 180 both directions on small to medium jumps
  • Able to sideways slide boxes in both directions
  • Demonstrates 360 in mini pipe
Key Goals
  • Establish proper body position though takeoff and landing.
  • Complete various turns in moguls, halfpipe, and slope style course.
  • Become comfortable with all types of freestyle terrain.
  • Air out of super pipe
  • 360 on medium jumps in west terrain park
  • Ski beginner moguls run with two different tricks
  • Slide both rails and boxes consistently
Click here to View Dates & Book
Freeski Development Team (8)
The Freeski Development Team (8) will develop skiers beyond the basics of competitive freestyle skiing by introducing more advanced rails and larger jumps. These athletes will learn how to use the advanced features in the terrain park while still building overall athletic skills. This program is designed to be the last stage in grassroots development before inter-club competitions. Athletes will participate in the Grass Roots events throughout the season and one inter-club competition. Further progression of athleticism and mental preparedness will prepare athletes to move forward in their skiing career.
Additional Costs
Competitions
WinSport Grass Root Series
All competition fees for WinSport Grass Root Series Events are included in the cost of the program. No further registration for these events will be required.
  • January 13th – Moguls
  • February 10th – Halfpipe
  • March 3rd – Slopestyle
Colins Cup
Colins Cup is an optional competition. Competition entry fee is not included in the cost of the program and additional registration will be required. Coaches will be on site to assist with athletes but will not compete as a group.
  • March 11th – Slopestyle
Mountain Days
  • 2 mountain trips, dates TBD and communicated prior to the season start
Holidays
  • December 26th, 28th, 30th, January 2nd, 4th, February 17th
Times
  • Tuesday & Thursday: 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9:00 a.m. -3:30 p.m.
Prerequisites
  • Establish proper body position though takeoff and landing.
  • Complete various turns in moguls, halfpipe, and slope style course.
  • Become comfortable with all types of freestyle terrain.
  • Air out of super pipe
  • 360 on medium jumps in west terrain park
  • Ski beginner moguls run with two different tricks
  • Slide both rails and boxes consistently
Key Goals
  • 1 way 270 off of rail
  • 2 ways 360 on mediums
  • Switch 360
  • 540 medium jumps in west terrain park
  • 540 in Superpipe
  • Able to ski all types of terrain in the mountains
  • Comfortably hit all features in the West Terrain Park
  • Ski all terrain at WinSport
  • Switch skiing on all WinSport terrain
Click here to View Dates & Book
Alpine REC Level 7
All of the WinSport Alpine REC programs are designed to develop young athletes in the world of alpine racing for the first time or provide a leisure activity for skiers looking to develop their skills. This program will focus on developing the technical skills needed for alpine racing and introduce the participants to all styles of racing through gate training. Programs will utilize other terrain areas such as the west terrain park, halfpipe and moguls to further develop fundamental skills. This program is designed to be fun and progressive, with alpine skiing at its core, in a non-competitive environment.
Additional Costs
  • WinSport Season Pass
Holidays
  • Sundays – December 24th, 31st and February 18th
  • Mondays – December 25th, January 1st, February 19th
Times
  • Sunday (full day program): 9:00 am-3:00 pm
  • Monday (1/2 day program): 6:00 pm-8:30 pm
Prerequisites
  • Comfortably ski all terrain at WinSport
  • Completed All Mountain level 6 or equivalent
  • Comfortably ski green and easy blue terrain at mountain resorts
  • Able to keep skis parallel through most of the turn
Key Goals
  • Introduction to all aspects of alpine racing
  • Continue to develop fundamental skiing skills such as:
    • Correct body position
    • Edge control
    • Timing and Coordination
  • Develop technical skiing skills that are required in all aspects of alpine racing
Click here to View Dates & Book
Alpine REC Level 8
All of the WinSport Alpine REC programs are designed to develop young athletes in the world of alpine racing for the first time or provide a leisure activity for skiers looking to develop their skills. This program will focus on developing the technical skills needed for alpine racing and introduce the participants to all styles of racing through gate training. Programs will utilize other terrain areas such as the west terrain park, halfpipe and moguls to further develop fundamental skills. This program is designed to be fun and progressive, with alpine skiing at its core, in a non-competitive environment.
Additional Costs
  • WinSport Season Pass
Holidays
  • Sundays – December 24th, 31st and February 18th
  • Mondays – December 25th, January 1st, February 19th
Times
  • Sunday (full day program): 9:00 am-3:00 pm
  • Monday (1/2 day program): 6:00 pm-8:30 pm
Prerequisites
  • Comfortably ski all terrain at WinSport
  • Completed Alpine REC level 7 or equivalent
  • Comfortably ski blue and easy black terrain at mountain resorts
  • Able to keep skis parallel through most of the turn
Key Goals
  • Train in all aspects of alpine racing
  • Continue to develop fundamental skiing skills such as:
    • Mobile lower body
    • Upper and lower body separation
    • Refined edge control
    • Pressure control
  • Refining technical skiing skills that are required in all aspects of alpine racing

Click here to View Dates & Book
Alpine U10
All of our alpine teams have a philosophy of developing all-around skiing to enhance the development of the technical skills. Athletes develop technical skiing in all types of terrain and be introduced to structured gate training. These teams will prepare athletes to compete in local events within Alberta and test their skills in a fun, positive environment. Our coaches strive to deliver an entry level race program that will instill a passion for skiing.
Additional Costs
  • WinSport Season Pass
  • Mandatory Alpine Canada Membership will be purchased by WinSport Academy and billed back participating athletes
  • Parents wishing to volunteer with the Alpine Team must also become Alpine Canada Members. Membership fees will be billed back to participating parents.
  • Coach expenses for inter-club competition (including travel, hill pass, mileage, food split between all attending athletes. This will be billed separately by WinSport)
Competitions
  • 4 club races, dates TBD
Mountain Days
  • 8 mountain trips, dates TBD and communicated prior to start of season
Holidays
  • December 22nd, 24th, 29th, 31st
Times
  • Friday: 5:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.
  • Sunday: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Prerequisites
  • Comfortably ski all terrain at WinSport
  • Comfortably ski blue terrain at mountain resorts
  • Have participated in a WinSport level 4 snow school program or equivalent
  • Have participated in another U8/U10 program
Key Goals
  • Establish strong fundamental skills
  • Develop technical skiing
  • Introduction to a variety of alpine race disciplines
  • Introduction to fun competition
Click here to View Dates & Book

Ages 10-12 Programs

Freeski REC Level 7
The Freeski REC Level 7 program is designed to develop young skiers in the exciting and expressive sport of freestyle skiing. Freeski REC Level 7 skiers will be expected to proficiently ski alpine terrain with an athletic body position and correct ski line. Once this is established, participants will learn essential tools to jump correctly, ride a rail, spin off jumps, and show control on all terrain a skier might face. Participants will continue to spend time developing the technical skiing skills required to perform freestyle, including position and balance, edge control and timing and coordination. The Freeski REC Level 7 program is aligned with the CFSA curriculum and follow on from the freestyle skills learned in the All Mountain program. This program is designed to be fun and progressive in a non-competitive environment. Its development is in alignment with our competitive stream should any participants wish to move in that direction.
Additional Costs
Holidays
  • 1 Day program - December 27th and January 3rd
  • 2 day program - December 26th, 28th, January 2nd and 4th
Season long times
  • Tuesday & Thursday (2 day program): 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday (1 day program): 6:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.
Prerequisites
  • Completed WinSport All Mountain Level 6 or equivalent
  • Able to parallel ski all terrain at WinSport
  • Link at least 5 switch turns
  • Comfortable hitting small to medium jumps
  • Demonstrates some basic grabs
  • Demonstrates 180 degree spin on small jumps
  • Comfortably ski blue terrain at mountain resorts
Key Goals
  • Establish proper body position through takeoff and landing
  • Complete various turns in moguls, halfpipe, and slope style course
  • Become comfortable with all types of freestyle terrain
  • Comfortably ski super pipe
  • Introduction to spinning beyond 180
  • Introduction to beginner moguls run
  • Develop technical skiing to further freestyle skills
Click here to View Dates & Book
Freeski REC Level 8
The Freeski REC Level 8 program will develop skiers beyond the basics of freestyle skiing by introducing more advanced rails and larger jumps. These athletes will learn how to use the advanced features in the terrain park while still building overall athletic skills. Participants will also continue to spend time developing the technical skiing skills required to perform freestyle at a high level, including position and balance, edge control and timing and coordination. The Freeski REC Level 8 program is aligned with the CFSA curriculum.  This program is designed to be fun and progressive in a non-competitive environment. Its development is in alignment with our competitive stream should any participants wish to move in that direction.
Additional Costs
Holidays
  • 1 Day program- December 27th and January 3rd
  • 2 day program- December 26th, 28th, January 2nd and 4th
Season long times
  • Tuesday & Thursday (2 day program): 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday (1 day program): 6:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.
Prerequisites
  • Slide boxes both directions
  • 360 on small to medium jumps
  • 3 of the 4 directions up to 180
  • Proper absorption through absorption tank
  • Comfortably ski all terrain at mountain resorts
  • Comfortably hit all features in the West Terrain Park
  • Comfortably ski all terrain at WinSport
Key Goals
  • 360s both ways on medium jumps
  • Ski a beginner mogul run top to bottom with tricks
  • Spinning off of rails
  • Air out of super pipe
  • Develop technical skiing to further freestyle
Click here to View Dates & Book
Freeski REC Level 9
In The Freeski REC Level 9 program participants will be performing maneuvers on every feature within the terrain park while still maintaining a strong fundamental base. Participants must be able to show all skills learned in previous levels in order to start skills within this level. Participants will also continue to spend time developing the technical skiing skills required to perform freestyle at a high level, including position and balance, edge control and timing and coordination.  The Freeski REC Level 9 program is aligned with the CFSA curriculum.  This program is designed to be fun and progressive in a non-competitive environment. Its development is in alignment with our competitive stream should any participants wish to move in that direction.
Additional Costs
Holidays
  • 1 Day program- December 27th and January 3rd
  • 2 day program- December 26th, 28th, January 2nd and 4th
Season long times
  • Tuesday & Thursday (2 day program): 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday (1 day program): 6:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.
Prerequisites
  • 1 way - 270 off rail
  • 2 ways - 360 on mediums
  • Switch 360
  • 540 in Superpipe
  • Comfortably ski all terrain at mountain resorts
  • Comfortably hit all features in the West Terrain Park
  • Comfortably ski all terrain at WinSport
  • Switch skiing on blue terrain
Key Goals
  • Able to properly prepare for upcoming events
  • Begin inverted maneuvers on airbag
  • Spin on and off of rails
  • Link combinations of forward and switch tricks spinning both directions
  • Develop technical skiing to further freestyle development
  • Ski intermediate mogul run
Click here to View Dates & Book
Freeski Development Team (7)
The Freeski Development Team (7) is designed to take advanced young skiers from our All Mountain Level 6 and allow them to learn more about freestyle terrain and competitive skiing. This team will follow the development of the Freestylerz program laid out by the CFSA (Canadian Freestyle Ski Association).

Athletes will be expected to proficiently ski alpine terrain with an athletic body position and correct ski line. Once this is established, athletes will further develop how to jump correctly, ride a rail, spin off jumps, and show control on all terrain a skier might face. This program is designed to be the first step in a competitive skier’s growth. Key factors of this program are the development of athleticism, mental preparedness, and introduction to grassroots competition.
Additional Costs
Competitions
WinSport Grass Root Series
All competition fees for WinSport Grass Root Series Events are included in the cost of the program. No further registration for these events will be required.
  • January 13th – Moguls
  • February 10th – Halfpipe
  • March 3rd – Slopestyle
Colins Cup
Colins Cup is an optional competition. Competition entry fee is not included in the cost of the program and additional registration will be required. Coaches will be on site to assist with athletes but will not compete as a group.
  • March 11th – Slopestyle
Mountain Days
  • 2 mountain trips, dates TBD and communicated prior to the season start
Holidays
  • December 26th, 28th, 30th, January 2nd, 4th, February 17th
Times
  • Tuesday & Thursday: 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9:00 a.m. -3:30 p.m.
Prerequisites
  • Completed WinSport All Mountain Level 6 or equivalent
  • Able to parallel ski all terrain at WinSport COP
  • Link at least 5 switch turns
  • Able to hit all medium size jumps in west terrain park
  • Demonstrates 180 both directions on small to medium jumps
  • Able to sideways slide boxes in both directions
  • Demonstrates 360 in mini pipe
Key Goals
  • Establish proper body position though takeoff and landing.
  • Complete various turns in moguls, halfpipe, and slope style course.
  • Become comfortable with all types of freestyle terrain.
  • Air out of super pipe
  • 360 on medium jumps in west terrain park
  • Ski beginner moguls run with two different tricks
  • Slide both rails and boxes consistently
Click here to View Dates & Book
Freeski Development Team (8)
The Freeski Development Team (8) will develop skiers beyond the basics of competitive freestyle skiing by introducing more advanced rails and larger jumps. These athletes will learn how to use the advanced features in the terrain park while still building overall athletic skills. This program is designed to be the last stage in grassroots development before inter-club competitions. Athletes will participate in the Grass Roots events throughout the season and one inter-club competition. Further progression of athleticism and mental preparedness will prepare athletes to move forward in their skiing career.
Additional Costs
Competitions
WinSport Grass Root Series
All competition fees for WinSport Grass Root Series Events are included in the cost of the program. No further registration for these events will be required.
  • January 13th – Moguls
  • February 10th – Halfpipe
  • March 3rd – Slopestyle
Colins Cup
Colins Cup is an optional competition. Competition entry fee is not included in the cost of the program and additional registration will be required. Coaches will be on site to assist with athletes but will not compete as a group.
  • March 11th – Slopestyle
Mountain Days
  • 2 mountain trips, dates TBD and communicated prior to the season start
Holidays
  • December 26th, 28th, 30th, January 2nd, 4th, February 17th
Times
  • Tuesday & Thursday: 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9:00 a.m. -3:30 p.m.
Prerequisites
  • Establish proper body position though takeoff and landing.
  • Complete various turns in moguls, halfpipe, and slope style course.
  • Become comfortable with all types of freestyle terrain.
  • Air out of super pipe
  • 360 on medium jumps in west terrain park
  • Ski beginner moguls run with two different tricks
  • Slide both rails and boxes consistently
Key Goals
  • 1 way 270 off of rail
  • 2 ways 360 on mediums
  • Switch 360
  • 540 medium jumps in west terrain park
  • 540 in Superpipe
  • Able to ski all types of terrain in the mountains
  • Comfortably hit all features in the West Terrain Park
  • Ski all terrain at WinSport
  • Switch skiing on all WinSport terrain
Click here to View Dates & Book
Alpine REC Level 7
All of the WinSport Alpine REC programs are designed to develop young athletes in the world of alpine racing for the first time or provide a leisure activity for skiers looking to develop their skills. This program will focus on developing the technical skills needed for alpine racing and introduce the participants to all styles of racing through gate training. Programs will utilize other terrain areas such as the west terrain park, halfpipe and moguls to further develop fundamental skills. This program is designed to be fun and progressive, with alpine skiing at its core, in a non-competitive environment.
Additional Costs
  • WinSport Season Pass
Holidays
  • Sundays – December 24th, 31st and February 18th
  • Mondays – December 25th, January 1st, February 19th
Times
  • Sunday (full day program): 9:00 am-3:00 pm
  • Monday (1/2 day program): 6:00 pm-8:30 pm
Prerequisites
  • Comfortably ski all terrain at WinSport
  • Completed All Mountain level 6 or equivalent
  • Comfortably ski green and easy blue terrain at mountain resorts
  • Able to keep skis parallel through most of the turn
Key Goals
  • Introduction to all aspects of alpine racing
  • Continue to develop fundamental skiing skills such as:
    • Correct body position
    • Edge control
    • Timing and Coordination
  • Develop technical skiing skills that are required in all aspects of alpine racing
Click here to View Dates & Book
Alpine REC Level 8
All of the WinSport Alpine REC programs are designed to develop young athletes in the world of alpine racing for the first time or provide a leisure activity for skiers looking to develop their skills. This program will focus on developing the technical skills needed for alpine racing and introduce the participants to all styles of racing through gate training. Programs will utilize other terrain areas such as the west terrain park, halfpipe and moguls to further develop fundamental skills. This program is designed to be fun and progressive, with alpine skiing at its core, in a non-competitive environment.
Additional Costs
  • WinSport Season Pass
Holidays
  • Sundays – December 24th, 31st and February 18th
  • Mondays – December 25th, January 1st, February 19th
Times
  • Sunday (full day program): 9:00 am-3:00 pm
  • Monday (1/2 day program): 6:00 pm-8:30 pm
Prerequisites
  • Comfortably ski all terrain at WinSport
  • Completed Alpine REC level 7 or equivalent
  • Comfortably ski blue and easy black terrain at mountain resorts
  • Able to keep skis parallel through most of the turn
Key Goals
  • Train in all aspects of alpine racing
  • Continue to develop fundamental skiing skills such as:
    • Mobile lower body
    • Upper and lower body separation
    • Refined edge control
    • Pressure control
  • Refining technical skiing skills that are required in all aspects of alpine racing

Click here to View Dates & Book
Alpine REC Level 9
All of the WinSport Alpine REC programs are designed to develop young athletes in the world of alpine racing for the first time or provide a leisure activity for skiers looking to develop their skills. This program will focus on developing the technical skills needed for alpine racing and introduce the participants to all styles of racing through gate training. Programs will utilize other terrain areas such as the west terrain park, halfpipe and moguls to further develop fundamental skills. This program is designed to be fun and progressive, with alpine skiing at its core, in a non-competitive environment.
Additional Costs
  • WinSport Season Pass
Holidays
  • Sundays – December 24th, 31st and February 18th
  • Mondays – December 25th, January 1st, February 19th
Times
  • Sunday (full day program): 9:00 am-3:00 pm
  • Monday (1/2 day program): 6:00 pm-8:30 pm
Prerequisites
  • Comfortably ski all terrain at WinSport
  • Completed Alpine REC level 8 or equivalent
  • Comfortably ski black terrain at mountain resorts
  • Able to keep skis parallel through most of the turn
Key Goals
  • Training to compete
  • Refining advanced technical skiing skills that are required in all aspects of alpine racing, such as:
    • Maintaining/increasing speed through edge control
    • Managing/creating impulse during the turn
    • Advanced timing and coordination while racing gate
Click here to View Dates & Book
Alpine U12

This club is Invite Only.

All of our alpine teams have a philosophy of developing all-around skiing to enhance the development of the technical skills. Athletes develop technical skiing in all types of terrain and be introduced to structured gate training. These teams will prepare athletes to compete in local events within Alberta and test their skills in a fun, positive environment. Our coaches strive to deliver an entry level race program that will instill a passion for skiing.
Ages
  • 10 & 11
Additional Costs
  • WinSport Season Pass
  • Mandatory Alpine Canada Membership will be purchased by WinSport Academy and billed back participating athletes
  • Parents wishing to volunteer with the Alpine Team must also become Alpine Canada Members. Membership fees will be billed back to participating parents.
  • Coach expenses for inter-club competition (including travel, hill pass, mileage, food split between all attending athletes. This will be billed separately by WinSport)
Competitions
  • 4 club races, dates TBD
Mountain Days
  • 8 mountain trips, dates TBD and communicated prior to start of season
Holidays
  • December 22nd, 24th, 29th, 31st
Times
  • Wednesday: 4:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Sunday: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Prerequisites
  • Comfortably ski all terrain at WinSport
  • Comfortably ski black terrain at mountain resorts
  • Have participated in a WinSport level 4 snow school program or equivalent
  • Have participated in another U10/U12 program
Key Goals
  • Establish strong fundamental skills
  • Develop technical skiing
  • More focused training for competition
  • Introduction to a variety of Alpine race disciplines
  • Introduction to more competitive events

Ages 13+ Freeski Programs

Freeski REC Level 8
The Freeski REC Level 8 program will develop skiers beyond the basics of freestyle skiing by introducing more advanced rails and larger jumps. These athletes will learn how to use the advanced features in the terrain park while still building overall athletic skills. Participants will also continue to spend time developing the technical skiing skills required to perform freestyle at a high level, including position and balance, edge control and timing and coordination. The Freeski REC Level 8 program is aligned with the CFSA curriculum.  This program is designed to be fun and progressive in a non-competitive environment. Its development is in alignment with our competitive stream should any participants wish to move in that direction.
Additional Costs
Holidays
  • 1 Day program - December 27th and January 3rd
  • 2 day program - December 26th, 28th, January 2nd and 4th
Season long times
  • Tuesday & Thursday (2 day program): 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday (1 day program): 6:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.
Prerequisites
  • Slide boxes both directions
  • 360 on small to medium jumps
  • 3 of the 4 directions up to 180
  • Proper absorption through absorption tank
  • Comfortably ski all terrain at mountain resorts
  • Comfortably hit all features in the West Terrain Park
  • Comfortably ski all terrain at WinSport
Key Goals
  • 360s both ways on medium jumps
  • Ski a beginner mogul run top to bottom with tricks
  • Spinning off of rails
  • Air out of super pipe
  • Develop technical skiing to further freestyle
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Alpine REC Level 7
All of the WinSport Alpine REC programs are designed to develop young athletes in the world of alpine racing for the first time or provide a leisure activity for skiers looking to develop their skills. This program will focus on developing the technical skills needed for alpine racing and introduce the participants to all styles of racing through gate training. Programs will utilize other terrain areas such as the west terrain park, halfpipe and moguls to further develop fundamental skills. This program is designed to be fun and progressive, with alpine skiing at its core, in a non-competitive environment.
Additional Costs
  • WinSport Season Pass
Holidays
  • Sundays – December 24th, 31st and February 18th
  • Mondays – December 25th, January 1st, February 19th
Times
  • Sunday (full day program): 9:00 am-3:00 pm
  • Monday (1/2 day program): 6:00 pm-8:30 pm
Prerequisites
  • Comfortably ski all terrain at WinSport
  • Completed All Mountain level 6 or equivalent
  • Comfortably ski green and easy blue terrain at mountain resorts
  • Able to keep skis parallel through most of the turn
Key Goals
  • Introduction to all aspects of alpine racing
  • Continue to develop fundamental skiing skills such as:
    • Correct body position
    • Edge control
    • Timing and Coordination
  • Develop technical skiing skills that are required in all aspects of alpine racing
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Alpine REC Level 8
All of the WinSport Alpine REC programs are designed to develop young athletes in the world of alpine racing for the first time or provide a leisure activity for skiers looking to develop their skills. This program will focus on developing the technical skills needed for alpine racing and introduce the participants to all styles of racing through gate training. Programs will utilize other terrain areas such as the west terrain park, halfpipe and moguls to further develop fundamental skills. This program is designed to be fun and progressive, with alpine skiing at its core, in a non-competitive environment.
Additional Costs
  • WinSport Season Pass
Holidays
  • Sundays – December 24th, 31st and February 18th
  • Mondays – December 25th, January 1st, February 19th
Times
  • Sunday (full day program): 9:00 am-3:00 pm
  • Monday (1/2 day program): 6:00 pm-8:30 pm
Prerequisites
  • Comfortably ski all terrain at WinSport
  • Completed Alpine REC level 7 or equivalent
  • Comfortably ski blue and easy black terrain at mountain resorts
  • Able to keep skis parallel through most of the turn
Key Goals
  • Train in all aspects of alpine racing
  • Continue to develop fundamental skiing skills such as:
    • Mobile lower body
    • Upper and lower body separation
    • Refined edge control
    • Pressure control
  • Refining technical skiing skills that are required in all aspects of alpine racing

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Alpine REC Level 9
All of the WinSport Alpine REC programs are designed to develop young athletes in the world of alpine racing for the first time or provide a leisure activity for skiers looking to develop their skills. This program will focus on developing the technical skills needed for alpine racing and introduce the participants to all styles of racing through gate training. Programs will utilize other terrain areas such as the west terrain park, halfpipe and moguls to further develop fundamental skills. This program is designed to be fun and progressive, with alpine skiing at its core, in a non-competitive environment.
Additional Costs
  • WinSport Season Pass
Holidays
  • Sundays – December 24th, 31st and February 18th
  • Mondays – December 25th, January 1st, February 19th
Times
  • Sunday (full day program): 9:00 am-3:00 pm
  • Monday (1/2 day program): 6:00 pm-8:30 pm
Prerequisites
  • Comfortably ski all terrain at WinSport
  • Completed Alpine REC level 8 or equivalent
  • Comfortably ski black terrain at mountain resorts
  • Able to keep skis parallel through most of the turn
Key Goals
  • Training to compete
  • Refining advanced technical skiing skills that are required in all aspects of alpine racing, such as:
    • Maintaining/increasing speed through edge control
    • Managing/creating impulse during the turn
    • Advanced timing and coordination while racing gate
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Freeski REC Level 9
In The Freeski REC Level 9 program participants will be performing maneuvers on every feature within the terrain park while still maintaining a strong fundamental base. Participants must be able to show all skills learned in previous levels in order to start skills within this level. Participants will also continue to spend time developing the technical skiing skills required to perform freestyle at a high level, including position and balance, edge control and timing and coordination.  The Freeski REC Level 9 program is aligned with the CFSA curriculum.  This program is designed to be fun and progressive in a non-competitive environment. Its development is in alignment with our competitive stream should any participants wish to move in that direction.
Additional Costs
Holidays
  • 1 Day program- December 27th and January 3rd
  • 2 day program- December 26th, 28th, January 2nd and 4th
Season long times
  • Tuesday & Thursday (2 day program): 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday (1 day program): 6:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.
Prerequisites
  • 1 way - 270 off rail
  • 2 ways - 360 on mediums
  • Switch 360
  • 540 in Superpipe
  • Comfortably ski all terrain at mountain resorts
  • Comfortably hit all features in the West Terrain Park
  • Comfortably ski all terrain at WinSport
  • Switch skiing on blue terrain
Key Goals
  • Able to properly prepare for upcoming events
  • Begin inverted maneuvers on airbag
  • Spin on and off of rails
  • Link combinations of forward and switch tricks spinning both directions
  • Develop technical skiing to further freestyle development
  • Ski intermediate mogul run
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Freeski Development Team (9)

This club is Invite Only.

The Freeski Development Team (9) introduces athletes to inter club competitions. In this program, athletes will be performing maneuvers on every feature in the terrain park while still maintaining a strong fundamental base. Athletes must be able to show all skills learned in previous levels. Athletic awareness and mental preparation are a main focus of this team.
Additional Costs
  • Mandatory CFSA General Membership - CAN FREE 1 & 2
  • WinSport Season Pass, coach expenses for inter-club competition (including travel, hill pass, mileage, food split between all attending athletes. This will be billed separately by WinSport)
  • Optional – Preseason airbag training (Please call Guest Services to register)
Competitions
  • 3-4 Inter-Club Competitions, dates TBD
Mountain Days
  • 3 mountain trips, dates TBD and communicated prior to the season start.
Holidays
  • December 26th, 28th, 30th, January 2nd, 4th, February 17th
Times
  • Preseason Airbag (Additional Cost) Tuesday and Thursday 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Preseason Dryland Tuesday and Thursday: 6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
  • Regular Season Tuesday & Thursday: 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Regular Season Saturday: 9:00 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.
Prerequisites
  • 1 way 270 off of rail
  • 2 ways 360 on mediums
  • Switch 360
  • 540 medium jumps in west terrain park
  • 540 in Superpipe
  • Able to ski all types of terrain in the mountains
  • Comfortably hit all features in the West Terrain Park
  • Ski all terrain at WinSport
  • Switch skiing on all WinSport terrain
Key Goals
  • Be able to properly prepare for upcoming events
  • Begin inverted maneuvers on airbag
  • Spin on and off of rails
  • Link combinations of forward and switch tricks spinning both directions
  • Perform both left and right 540s
  • Perform left and right 360s on large jumps
  • Develop technical skiing to further freestyle development
  • Ski intermediate mogul run
Freeski Development Team - Park & Pipe

This club is Invite Only.

The Freeski Development Team - Park & Pipe places athletes in inter-club and provincial events. In this program, athletes will be expected to properly prepare and perform at events around the province. This program is the stepping stone to our High Performance teams and requires a major commitment. Multiple flips and rotations in both directions are the focus of slope style training days. Athletes will transfer these skills to the half pipe as well as maintain fundamental ski knowledge in the moguls. All Freeski Development Team - Park & Pipe athletes will be expected to maintain a high standard of athleticism and nutrition.
Additional Costs
  • Mandatory CFSA General Membership - CAN FREE 3
  • WinSport Season Pass, coach expenses for inter-club competition (including travel, hill pass, mileage, food split between all attending athletes. This will be billed separately by WinSport)
Competitions
  • 3-4 Inter-Club Competitions, dates TBD, possible provincial spots for selected athletes
Mountain Days
  • 3 mountain trips, dates TBD and communicated prior to the season start.
Holidays
  • December 26th, 28th, 30th, January 2nd, 4th, February 17th
Times
  • Preseason Airbag Tuesday and Thursday 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Preseason Dryland Tuesday and Thursday: 5:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
  • Regular Season Tuesday & Thursday: 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Regular Season Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Prerequisites
  • Be able to properly prepare for upcoming events
  • Consistently land inverted maneuvers on airbag
  • Spin on and off of rails
  • Link combinations of forward and switch tricks spinning both directions
  • Perform both left and right 540s
  • Perform left and right 360s on large jumps
  • Develop technical skiing to further freestyle development
  • Ski intermediate mogul run
Key Goals
  • 2 rotating flips on large size jumps (cork, rodeo, misty etc.…)
  • All ways 540s on mediums
  • Top to bottom mogul run with tricks on World Cup Course
  • Spinning on to kinked, curved, and large downhill rails in Terrain Park
  • Full half pipe runs with spins or flips on every hit
  • Perform 3 of the 4 ways of spinning in a single jump line
  • Develop technical skiing to further freestyle development
  • Ski intermediate/advanced mogul run in competition
Alpine U14

This club is Invite Only.

All of our alpine teams have a philosophy of developing all-around skiing to enhance the development of the technical skills. Athletes develop technical skiing in all types of terrain and be introduced to structured gate training. These teams will prepare athletes to compete in local events within Alberta and test their skills in a fun, positive environment. Our coaches strive to deliver an entry level race program that will instill a passion for skiing.
Ages
  • 12 & 13
Additional Costs
  • WinSport Season Pass
  • Mandatory Alpine Canada Membership will be purchased by WinSport Academy and billed back participating athletes
  • Parents wishing to volunteer with the Alpine Team must also become Alpine Canada Members. Membership fees will be billed back to participating parents.
  • Coach expenses for inter-club competition (including travel, hill pass, mileage, food split between all attending athletes. This will be billed separately by WinSport)
Competitions
  • 5 club races, dates TBD
Mountain Days
  • 10 mountain trips, dates TBD and communicated prior to start of season
Holidays
  • December 22nd, 24th, 29th, 31st
Times
  • Preseason Dryland (Wednesday and Friday): 6:30 p.m.-7:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Saturdays (occasional 8 through the season): 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Prerequisites
  • Comfortably ski all terrain at WinSport
  • Comfortably ski all terrain at mountain resorts
  • Have participated in another U12/U14 program
Key Goals
  • Establish strong fundamental skills in all aspects of skiing
  • Further develop technical skiing to strengthen their racing skills
  • More focused training for competition
  • Compete in all Alpine race disciplines