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Mount Washington Ski Club off to great start

Mount Washington Ski Club
Mount Washington Ski Club's Chris Ruduy flies down the hill.
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It has been a stellar start to the season on Mount Washington, which means a stellar season start for the Mount Washington Ski Club.

Entering into our 36th year as a club, we had full registration in our Nancy Greene Program and complement of coaches for our first day on Jan. 7. Our U12/14/16 team has already been shredding it up during our four-day Christmas camp.

Whether you are a new young skier looking for an organized program to learn the basics in a small group, family club like setting taught by certified CSIA/CSCF coaches, or a more seasoned skier looking for a group to shred it up on the mountain, we have something for every age and skill level.

The Rio Tinto Nancy Greene Ski league (U10/U12) program philosophy is to encourage participation, interaction and development of technical skills in an exciting and motivating atmosphere without the pressures of intense competition.

Coaches follow the Alpine Canada Snow Stars program — a seven-step skills progression specially designed for children of this age and Skill Awards program.  Our programs range in age from 4-11, All Mountain Program, U12, U14 and U16 race programs all the way up to our FIS race team.

The Mount Washington Ski Club has a long history on the mountain and is known for supporting Allison Forsythe, national ski team champion and Olympian, and Matt Leduc, Canadian national X Team member, in their early years of racing.

On Jan. 20-22 we will be hosting a Coast Zone Giant Slalom Race on the Sunrise Chair with over 100 athletes, coaches and families heading to Mount Washington to take in the incredible speed of the Allison Forsythe GS run and the scenic views.

A race like this requires over 100 volunteers, and if you are interested in helping out – we will buy you lunch and provide you with a lift ticket.  No experience necessary – contact Chief of Race Dean Nilsen at d.nilsen@shaw.ca.

Visit us at www.mtwashingtonskiclub.com for information and to register now. See you on the slopes!

 

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