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

Last Updated 24-September-2018

U16 Program

Head Coach: Simon Bastelica
Certification: ACA Development level certified equivilant via French ski Federation Cart Pro 1. Simon worked 7 years with the Andorra national team and as an athlete raced on the World cup circuit for France in Downhill and Super g.
Assistant Coach: Reymon Horo.
U16 is designed for racers age 14-15 who are interested in developing their fitness, skiing, racing and mental preparedness to a higher level. The program continues to focus on improving/learning/reinforcing fundamentals learned at the U16 level, however now teaches them to apply those fundamentals in competitive environments.
The primary objective of the program is teaching kids to develop strategies for performance on demand.  This is acomplished by increasing the intensity of their training and incorporating mental management routines.  By working towards specific task oriented goals, they learn how to perform to their potential by design, rather than by chance.
The U16s still spend lots of time practicing athletic & aggressive skiing, on & off piste, in and out of drill and race courses.  They have opportunity to ski the whole mountain in all conditions with confidence, speed and balance on numerous occasions.  Each team member is encouraged to reach maximum potential athletically, socially, academically and personally.  As the U16 racers can also get up to quite high performance levels, we coordinate opportunities to train with the Vancouver Ski Team.
Our experienced coaches are very knowledgeable & positive role models; their passion for skiing is key for leading by example. The coaches teach the kids race skills by setting up fun, challenging & competitive enviroments.
As the icing on the cake, U16 athletes attend speed camps and races.  The thrill of going fast and being smooth demands an increased focus on developing good line, tactics and decision-making on the fly.
The U16 program runs year round and the training schedule is communicated in advance by the head coach.  Families can expect comprehensive summer dryland in Vancouver and a glacier ski training program  in Whistler.  Fall fitness training continues with a preseason camp(s) at Sun Peaks, BC.  Mid winter training will include full weekend day sessions as well as mid week (Tue/Wed) afternoon and evening sessions.  This will be a great opportunity for those that are able to work out early release school programs.
In the fall a special fitness event for all U16 racers in the zone takes place: The Alpine Athletic Champion Challenge - a no cost event to increase the fitness of all U16 racers. This is the only event of its kind in the whole province and prizes are grand.
The 2019-20 program fee for the U16 program is a heavily subsidized at $2,995.
1st Instalment of $1,198 is due by June 22nd, 2019.
2nd Instalment of $1,797 is due by October 18th, 2019.
Most up to date schedule can be found under Program Calendars.
If you have any questions, please contact:
U16 Head Coach at or
U16 parent coordinator at