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

Last Updated 28-September-2018

U14 Program

Head Coach: Ryan Patience
Certification: Development level trained, Level 2 Instructor, CSIA snowpark trained
The U14 program is designed for kids aged 12-13 who would like to continue their ski development path in race environments.  The program continues to build on the great technical foundation established during the earlier years. 
The primary objective is achieving a high level of athleticism in their skiing, on or off-piste, in or out of race courses.  In order to be a great racer, you must be a great skier, so the kids need to be comfortable skiing on the entire mountain, regardless of conditions. The U14 program teaches them to be great skiers by exploring the limits of their balance and range of movement.  
Our experienced coaches are all excellent skiers and great role models; their passion for skiing is key for leading by example. The coaches teach the kids specific skills by setting up fun, challenging enviroments. 
U14 is also the beginning of real individual racing and provincial competitions.  We address the needs of new U14 athletes with a good introduction to racing environments and tactics.  U14 and U16 programs work together closely so the stronger U14 racers have the the opportunity to train up with the U16 athletes. Those advancing rapidly in this program can work towards specific seasonal goals.  Each team member is encouraged to reach maximum potential.
On the regional level, U14s race in the Coast Zone series. Mid season the U14s also get opportunities to race at the provincial level. 
The core program starts on snow at the begining of December and runs every week till mid April. The kids also have the opportuinity to do night training at Grouse on most Tuesdays and Thursdays, approximately 5:15-8:30pm.  XMas camps are included in the core program. There will also be extra skiing opportunities during the school spring break.
The 2019-20 program fee for U14 is $2,145 and this includes the online payment and processing fees.
With Kinder racers in mind, the club organizes year round fitness sessions at various locations and U14s are expected to attend.
Most up to date schedule can be found under Program Calendars.
If you have any questions, please contact:
U14 Head Coach at or
U14 parent coordinator at