Is it still really three months to ski season? Even so, it's time to get ready for Red Mountain Racers!

By Contributor
September 25th, 2013

The ski season is still 3 months away but it is never too early to start thinking about your skis and your skiing. Planning is in full swing for the upcoming Red Mountain Racers season. Time to pare down so you can gear up…. 

Red Mountain Racers will be holding the annual Ski Swap on Saturday 26 October 2013 at Willi Krause Field House in Trail.  Gear check-in starts at 8:30 and experienced volunteers will be on hand to help you price your gear if you need it.  There is a charge of $1.00/ checked item.  Check-in continues through 11:00.

Red Mountain Racers executive members will also be on hand to take Nancy Greene Ski League registrations for the upcoming year.

Registration is open for Nancy Green Ski League.  Please check our website for updated registration packages.  Don’t forget that early bird registration ends 19 November.

The Nancy Greene Ski League is open to kids from 5 to 12 years old who are able to ride Red Chair.  The Nancy Greene Ski League is the “FUNdamental” stage of ski racing. 

“We really want to promote a love of skiing as a lifelong sport, through introducing kids to ski racing in a fun, encouraging environment,” says Phil Patterson, head coach of Red Mountain Racers, “Attending races is optional.  We focus on enjoying the snow with friends whether freeskiing or in the gates.”

Over the 10 week season, on Saturdays, skiers will be introduced to focus on developing basic skiing techniques and skills to ski in as many different snow conditions and terrains as possible.  The program also promotes basic ski safety, knowledge, teamwork, self confidence and most of all, how to have fun on skis.

Each year the children can participate within their club in optional team and individual competitions. Included in the price are optional races that take place at Red and other local hills throughout the area with other Nancy Greene teams. The focus while competing is on the opportunity to test the skills learned in the program, with an emphasis on team results and camaraderie.  While the program does have an element of gate training and competition, fostering a love of the sport is the goal.

There will also be experienced volunteers on the floor to help people with selecting the best gear for your ability and your dollar.

An added bonus, as always: representatives from Red Resort will be on hand to take photos for season passes to early bird season pass holders.

There is always a great selection of new and used ski gear at the Red Mountain Racers Ski Swap, so you are encouraged to come early and have fun with others wringing their  hands in excited anticipation for the upcoming ski season.

For information on the Nancy Greene Ski League, please contact us at ngsl.redmountainracers@gmail.com.  For more information on Red Mountain Racers please go our website, redmountainracers.com.


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