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Academy Ski - Podium Pushers - Level 5

Ages 8-12

Our Podium Pushers level 5 program takes young skiers to the next level by giving them the tools to shred all kinds of different terrain and explore new features. Athletes will progress their skiing on more challenging terrain as they focus on fundamental carving skills and get introduced to other skills such as switch skiing, jumps, boxes, rails, grabs and more.

Prices do not include GST.

Days/Class Duration

  • Monday: 5:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: 5:30 p.m. -8:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 5:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

Additional Info/Costs

  • Season-long Club - WinSport Season's Pass required (no day ticket option available)
  • 11-Week Club - WinSport Season's Pass required (no day ticket option available)
  • Mandatory CFSA General Membership - CAN FREE 1 & 2
  • Rentals will not be available this year for Academy participants.
  • Programs will run with a 1:6 coach to athlete ratio.
  • There will be no offsite training or competitions.

Key Goals

  • Able to ski with parallel skis on all terrain
  • Use edges to maintain/increase speed
  • Remain balanced and in control on variable terrain
  • Demonstrating correct takeoff and landing technique while straight airing a small jump 

Pre-requisites

  • Can confidently ski from the top of the ’88 chair at WinSport completely unassisted
  • Has completed WinSport Snow School Level 4 or equivalent
  • Is able to ski with parallel skis on most terrain
  • Has the stamina to ski for 2.5 hours

Length Day/Time
Start Date Price
11 Week
Mondays or Fridays - 5:00 p.m. Jan 4 / Jan 8
$796.95
Season Long
Wednesdays - 5:00 p.m. or Thursdays - 5:30 p.m. Dec 2 / Dec 3 $921.90

Register - 11 week Register - Season Long

Academy Ski - Podium Pushers - Level 6

Ages 8-12

Our Podium Pushers level 6 program develops advanced skiing skills and gives athletes a broader look into various disciplines of skiing such as alpine, moguls, slopestyle, and more. Athletes will get a taste of everything in this well-rounded program as they gain a better understanding of which direction they choose to take their skiing.

Prices do not include GST.

Days/Class Duration

  • Monday: 5:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 5:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

Additional Info/Costs

  • Season-long Club - WinSport Season's Pass required (no day ticket option available)
  • 11-Week Club - WinSport Season's Pass required (no day ticket option available)
  • Mandatory CFSA General Membership - CAN FREE 1 & 2
  • Rentals will not be available this year for Academy participants.
  • Programs will run with a 1:6 coach to athlete ratio.
  • There will be no offsite training or competitions.

Key Goals

  • Ride switch on beginner terrain
  • Comfortable hitting small to medium jumps
  • Demonstrates some basic grabs
  • Demonstrates 180 spin on small jumps
  • Mobile lower body when on wave tanks, rollers and moguls
  • Able to comfortably ride all blue terrain at mountain resorts
  • Basic Grabs

Pre-requisites

  • Can confidently ski from the top of the ’88 chair at WinSport completely unassisted
  • Has completed WinSport Podium Pushers Level 5 or equivalent
  • Can ski with parallel skis on all chairlift terrain
  • Can straight air small jumps
  • Has the stamina to ski for 2.5 hours
  • Can ski switch on beginner terrain
 
Length Day/Time Start Date Price
11 Week
Mondays or Fridays - 5:00 p.m. Jan 4 / Jan 8
$796.95
Season Long
Wednesdays - 5:00 p.m. or Thursdays - 5:30 p.m. Dec 2 / Dec 3 $921.90

Register - 11 week Register - Season Long

Academy Ski - Podium Pushers - Level 7

Ages 8-12

Athletes in our Podium Pushers level 7 program will consolidate advanced skiing skills and dive deeper into other disciplines within the sport such as alpine, moguls and slopestyle. This program develops advanced skills in various areas of skiing to produce strong, well-rounded athletes.

Prices do not include GST.

Days/Class Duration

  • Monday: 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 5:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

Additional Info/Costs

  • Season-long Club - WinSport Season Pass required (no day ticket option available)
  • 11 Week Club - WinSport Season Pass required (no day ticket option available)
  • Mandatory CFSA General Membership - CAN FREE 1 & 2
  • Rentals will not be available this year for Academy participants.
  • Programs will run with a 1:6 coach to athlete ratio.
  • There will be no offsite training or competitions.

Key Goals

  • Ride switch on intermediate terrain
  • Comfortable hitting small and medium jumps
  • Demonstrates some basic grabs
  • Demonstrates 180 spin on small and medium  jumps
  • Mobile lower body when on wave tanks, rollers and moguls
  • Able to comfortably ride all blue and some black terrain at mountain resorts

Pre-requisites

  • Can confidently ski from the top of the ’88 chair at WinSport completely unassisted
  • Has completed WinSport Podium Pushers Level 6 or equivalent
  • Can confidently ski with parallel skis on all terrain
  • Can link switch turns on chairlift terrain
  • Has the stamina to ski for 2.5 hours
  • Can perform a basic grab
Length Day/Time Start Date Price
11 Week
Mondays or Fridays - 5:00 p.m. Jan 4 / Jan 8
$796.95

Register - 11 week


Snow School Disclaimer
Participation in WinSport’s snow school program (the “Program”) is subject to completion of WinSport’s Release of Liability, Waiver of Claims, Assumption of Risks and Indemnity Agreements (the “Waivers”) by the participant or their parent/legal guardian prior to the first day of the Program. This will include a Waiver for the Program and a Waiver for COVID-19. In the event the Waivers are not completed, participation in the Program shall not be permitted and a refund will be provided. The Waivers will be provided for review and signature prior to the start of the Program, and can also be found on our website for immediate review.