16 – 20
Athletes must be 16 to 18 years of age as of December 31st of the current season to be eligible for the U19 racing program and 19 to 20 years of age as of December 31st of the current season to be eligible for the U21 racing program.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The U19/21 program is aimed at providing athletes between 16 and 20 years old with programming based on the ACA Train to Race and Train to Win phases. At this level, athlete performance becomes a strong focus of the competition, while development of strong skiing skills remains a crucial element of the program. Athletes will ski SL and GS events and may be introduced to Speed events.
Our program starts with optional dryland training in the fall, which is included with registration and plays a part in preparing athletes for ski season. Dryland training happens once a week for 4 weeks with activities relating to general fitness (core strength, endurance, agility, and balance). You will be notified of the dates and location in advance, and will be asked to sign up for each date that you wish to attend.
On-snow activities start with a 4-day Christmas camp from December 27th – 30th 2022, where skiers get reacquainted with snow training, working both on and off the course. Christmas camp runs from 9am to 3pm, with a one-hour lunch break. Please note that camp dates and hours may be reduced should weather and snow conditions create an unsafe environment or limit terrain availability.
Racers may be able to opt in and participate in some additional away races, approved by Brimacombe Racing. Please note there is an additional fee per additional race and that eligibility is dependent on weather conditions and the hosting club’s race quota criteria. You will be notified when registration for additional races is open.
Racers will train as a team at our home hill and will travel to ski clubs within the Southern Ontario Division (SOD) to compete in 4 races (2 SL, 2 GS). The program runs for 9 weeks, Saturday & Sunday 9am to 3pm, and includes dryland training, Christmas camp, Wednesday night gate training, and an end of year banquet. As of 2018, all U19/U21 racers are required by Alpine Ontario to be registered as FIS racers.
See Registration tab for fee details.
The team at Brimacombe’s retail store, Slopeside, has all of the equipment and expert advice needed for your racer. It is the PARENT’S RESPONSIBILITY to ensure that their child has properly fitting and properly functioning equipment.
Please refer to the AOA Equipment Guide here: https://www.alpineontario.ca/download/aoa-equipment-resource-chart_2018/?wpdmdl=13460
Alpine Ontario Program Link : https://www.alpineontario.ca/alpine-programs/