Grouse Mountain Tyee Ski Club - Great People, Great Racers since 1929

Club Event Details

U12-U16 Summer Camp @ Blackcomb Glacier 010-1819
Wed Jul 11th, 2018 - Sun Jul 15th, 2018
Sun Jun 24th, 2018
U12-U16 event fee NO team [$725.00]
Signup Closed.
Please direct inquiries to the contact person as per below.

Summer Camp  @ Blackcomb Glacier, Whistler, 11 - 15 July 2018

NOTE: This is a draft description, check back for updates closer to the start of the camp!!

Eligibility: U12 - U16 athletes

Registration deadline: Sunday, 24 June 2018

In the interest of trip planning, we will have to observe the deadline.


Camp cost :

  • Option 1: $725 U12, U14, U16 NO TEAM

  • Option 2: $1225 (please go to check out and pay the remaining fee)

"Please keep in mind that once registered the only option to cancel the registration is by communicating directly with the event organizer ( BEFORE the registration deadline. Not paying for the event will NOT automatically cancel the registration."


On snow:

Day 1 Wednesday

Meeting time, location: Wizard Chair at 7.15 am ready to go. Coaches will hand out tickets. (same for all days)

Pick-up time, location: Wizard Chair at 1.30 pm

4.30: Dryland at Whistler Athlete Center - may be followed by video session for non-team athletes

Last day 18 July:

Pick-up time: TBD for ALL athletes

Dryland gear, equipment: running shoes, shorts, T-shirt, swim suit

On-snow equipment: Slalom and GS gear


Off Season Training Purpose & Objectives:
Our governing bodies (Alpine Canada, BC Alpine Ski Association and the Canadian Ski Coaches Federation) conduct research and publish data and guidelines for optimal skill development of fast, athletic skiers. The study indicates that our club is about 15% short of the number of training sessions provided for optimal ski skill development. In agreement with that, we feel that more repetition on the very fundamentals of skiing stance and balance is required to fully take advantage of winter skiing and competition.

Summer Camp Description:
Summer ski camps have historically proven to be the perfect environment for technical work on snow. The Blackcomb Glacier is very well suited for technical work because of its gentle grade and even terrain. On the other hand, this environment is very limited in the sense that distractions are minimal. Those two factors make it easier to create a captive audience and a high repetition of technical and course drills. Because the camp is 5 consecutive days, it provides for a great progressive learning situation.
Early summer camp afternoons are reserved for rest, nutrition and hydration. When the skiers have cooled off, we head outside for late afternoon fitness and teambuilding activities organized by the coaching staff.
All campers will take part in the afternoon fitness activities, regardless of where they are staying.

  • Demo skis: TBA
  • Any families wishing to make a family trip out of the camp may also book condos at the Athlete's Village:

The morning snow on the glacier is very hard so your own skis need to be waxed and sharp in order to ski well.
SL/GS skis tuned and waxed, ready for training on Saturday morning. Bring shin/chin guards, SL/GS poles and an on-hill backpack to carry lunch, snacks, extra gloves, rain gear, sunscreen etc. Also if you have one, bring your tuning kit and waxes. SL skis will be used for the first 2 days and coaches will assess remaining days based on weather conditions.
Demo skis TBA

-The summer sun is intense so please remember to pack good sunscreen.
-Plan for layering clothes when on the hill and no skin should be exposed at anytime. Also bring a poncho! Last year we even had a snowy day - this means also prepare for a cold day.
-It takes about 45mins to upload/download; it is preferred the kids have their boots on at upload rather than shoes.
-Mandatory eye protection;
goggles or UV protected sunglasses
-Afternoon dryland sessions will include aerobic, agility and recovery activities. We plan on having these sessions in the late afternoon, but exact time and location will be announced daily.

Keep in mind when you register that event fees are non-refundable.

For any questions about trip logistics, please contact

Tamara schaupp: