Enhanced Training Opportunities

If you’re looking for a more comprehensive racing program that will offer your young athlete more on-snow opportunities to master the fundamental racing skills and racing technique, and reach a higher level in the sport, we strongly recommend they participate in our enhanced training programs.  We offer several enhanced training environments whether it be pre-season camps and weekday training.

Enhanced Opportunities -2016/2017: (details shown below)

  • Fitness Conditioning/Dryland Training – Click here
  • NOV 25-Dec 5 – Sun Peaks Camp
  • DEC 12-16 – Tremblant Camp
  • Friday Training begins Dec 23th
  • Wednesday Night Training begins Jan 14th
  • Mid-Winter GS camp (U14-16, Date TBD)
  • U14 Speed Camp – Date TBD
  • U16 Speed Camp – Date TBD
  • April 6-9 Mont Ste Anne Camp

2016 Sun Peaks On-Snow November Training Camp

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The following information is an overview of the camp.  Some details and prices will change based on registration numbers.  This camp offers a kick-start to the season, with 9 extra days of training. Structured sessions are aimed at slowly progressing the athletes back onto their skis with a focus on balance, timing, and stance. The majority of the sessions are free skiing and drills.  There will be daily training courses set that will focus on building proper form and technique. Athletes will be training along side athletes from all over the country at one of western Canada’s premier training sites.  Coaches will be Patrick Biggs, Vernon Finckenstein and one other.  Parent Chaperones welcome, please contact for info.  In the afternoons and evenings, athletes will be kept busy with homework sessions, ski tuning clinics, and dryland training.  Location: Sun Peaks.  Dates: Friday Nov. 25th, 2016 – Sunday Dec. 5th, 2016

Cost: $2850 (exact cost will determined on athletes registered and flight prices)

  • Return flight Ottawa-Kamloops
  • Ground transportation to Sun Peaks ski area
  • 10 nights on-hill accomodation
  • Lift tickets and training lane fees
  • 3 meals per day + snacks
  • Coaching fees
  • Video and dryland

If you are interested, please contact Patrick Biggs immediately at programdirector@campfortuneskiclub.org

2016 Mont Tremblant On-Snow Training Camp

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REGISTER EARLY AND SAVE

  • Super Early Registration Discount until Nov 17th
  • Early Registration Discount until Dec 1st
  • Registration closes Dec. 7th

**Full Camp registration options close on Dec 1st.  All others stay open until December 7th

December 12th-16th, 2016. Ages U10-U18 (U10 must be chaperoned by a parent when off hill)

This one-week on-snow camp offers a kick-start to the season, with 3 or 5 extra days of training. Structured sessions are aimed at slowly progressing the athletes back onto their skis with a focus on balance, timing, and basic position. The majority of the sessions are free skiing and drills. Drill courses and training courses are set for the athletes through the week provided the athletes are technically ready.

3-day option available December 12th-14th. Coaching only options available. If you have a seasons pass at Tremblant, please select the NO lift ticket option.   Please note this is A SEPARATE CAMP FROM THE ALPINE ONTARIO CAMP.  To participate with us you have to register with us.

Location: Mont-Tremblant

The Full 5-day Camp includes:

  • 5 days of training (Monday, Dec  12 to Friday, December 16)
  • 5 Lift Tickets
  • 4 nights Accommodation
  • Coaching and lane fees
  • 2 meals/day (breakfast and dinner, snacks) Lunch not included
  • Use of Aqua/Fitness Center

The Full 3-Day Camp includes:

  • 3 days of training (Monday Dec. 12 to Wednesday Dec 14)
  • 3 lift tickets
  • 2 nights Accommodation
  • Coaching and lane fees
  • 2 meals/day (breakfast and dinner, snacks) Lunch not included
  • Use of Aqua/Fitness Center

Coaching Only Option: (3 OR 5 day)

  • Coaching and Lane Fees
  • Lift Tickets
  • No lodging, No Meals, Aqua center at your own cost

NO Lift Ticket OPTIONS

  • All the above camps are available WITHOUT a lift ticket for those that have season passes at Mont Tremblant. Select No Lift ticket in the registration process.

U10 Camp – 3 Day Recommended – Select: Coaching Only Option

  • Parents book their own accomodation with their U10 children (you may book in the same hotel as us.  Special Rates prior to November 15th, hotel information below)
  • Meals and after skiing activities to be organized by parents for U10, although you may join us at the Aqua Center at your own cost.

Parent Tickets:

  • Parent Tickets can be purchased with us for $40/day. Purchase as an option on this registration with the quantity (number of total ticket) you wish to purchase.  Tickets will be distributed to parents at the drop off point Monday.

Transportation: The camp does NOT include transportation. We will try to make arrangements for carpooling. Tremblant is a 1hour and 58min drive from Ottawa. Those staying in the hotel, arrive at 8:00AM at the hotel. Those not staying in hotel arrive by 8:30AM on monday. Boots on, ready to ski at the main gondola (Télécabine Express) at 9AM. Remember to leave time to park, change in the Chalet de Voyageur, and take the Cabriolet lift to the main gondola. We have on-hill accomodation during the camp so kids can walk to and from the lifts everyday for the rest of the week.

Accomodation: Lodge de la Montagne. 4 STAR – Le Lodge de la Montagne offers modern comfort and amenities in a rustic mountain setting — a chalet hideaway that’s a perfect way for families and groups to unwind completely in easygoing style, and enjoy the natural splendor of the mountain.  For parents making their own booking call 1-877-966-6873. Special rates are available before November 15th.

Homework:  Kids will be required to do homework during homework time.  Parents, please send homework for your kids to do.  If they do not have homework, or complete their homework, they will be given academic assignments by their coaches which they will be required to complete.

An average Day:
***8:15 am – meet coaches at the bottom of the gondola –boots on and ready to ski!
8:30 am –morning session
**11:30 am – lunch at the top lodge (downstairs) with coaches
12:30 pm – afternoon session
3:00 pm – return to bottom of gondola (meet parents – Coach Only Option)
*3:00 – 3:45 – Snack and relax time
*3:45 – 4:45 – Dryland or Aqua Center (coach supervised)
*4:45 – 6:15 – Mandatory Homework Session
*6:15 – 7:15 – Dinner
*7:15 – 8:15 – Meeting and Video
*8:15 – 9:00 – Extra homework time, get ready for bed
*9PM Lights out

*Applies for FULL camp registrants

**The Grand Manitou Lodge is at the top of the mountain.  Kids will be supervised over lunch hour.  Kids can bring a backpack up the gondola in the morning with their lunch and water bottles.  We will not be returning to the base of the mountain at lunch time.

*** Monday we will meet at 9:00AM to give time for parents arriving from Ottawa that morning.  Wear Slalom skis on Monday if you have 2 pairs.  Do not be late!!!!****

Note: Groups to be determined based on:

  • Skiing ability, fitness, time on snow
  • Age and Gender

Coaches:

  • Patrick Biggs
  • Jason Strube
  • Shawn Banfeild
  • Alistair Scott
  • Gunars Kazaks
  • TBD

Code of Conduct:  Athletes and Parents are expected to follow our club code of conduct at all times.  By clicking on the following links, you can find our Athlete Code of Conduct and Parent Code of Conduct.  Athletes given fair warning, and continuing to disobey the Code of Conduct will politely be asked to withdraw from the camp and be picked up by parents.

Additional Information:  Contact Patrick by email or phone  for more information.

programdirector@campfortuneskiclub.org

Mid Winter Extra Training

Extra Local Pre-Season Days

If there is snow on the ground, we’ll be skiing!  Conditions depending, we will be running training days locally in November and early December.  This is a good low cost option over the western pre-season camp.  Stay tuned for specific dates.  Cost will be $40 per day.  9am-3pm. Location: Camp Fortune

Friday Training

Friday extra training days are a great opportunity to get in some high volume of skiing at Camp Fortune while line-ups are non-existent and there is more hill space to set a variety of environments. There will be training environments (courses) set up for all age groups on all training days. Lead coaches will e-mail specific training discipline prior to each friday.  Please arrive with appropriate gear and with sharp skis.

Full Friday package (U10-U18) includes:

  • Fridays (9 days total)
    • Dec 23, and January 13 to March 3th
    • 9:00AM to 3:00PM
    • BEST price if you book the package @ $35/day
    • if there is another event such as speed camp, or provincials for your age group during one of these fridays, don’t worry, you may deduct the cost of that friday off that event price.

A-la-Carte Friday pricing:

  • Fridays – Plan ahead and save
    • You may purchase individual fridays online.
    • Price if you register 5 days in advance is $39
    • Price if you register 4 days or less in advance is $50
      • Many coaches need to book off work well in advance to help run these extra training days.  Your help in registering early ensures better training for all. Thank you for your help

Athletes not registered and paid the night prior will not be allowed to participate in training.  No exceptions. No cash payments or cheques at the hill will be accepted.

 

Additional Fridays in March may be added a-la-carte at a later date.

Wednesday Night Training

This is your chance to get in an extra two hours of gate training during the week with our experienced coaches including Pat Biggs.  Athletes U12 to U16 (U10 by special permission by Patrick Biggs and Jason Strube). U18’s will be training Tuesday nights same times with the university team but may sign up here.

Early sign up of $29 per training session or $175 for all eight sessions. (On select Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:30pm. See dates below).  Sign up by the sunday prior to take advantage of early pricing.  Regular price is $35/session

Meeting place: Skyline lodge, boots on ready to ski at 6:30PM (unless othwise communicated)

Ceci est votre chance d’obtenir deux heures d’entrainement supplementaire pendant la semaine dans un parcours avec du coaching de Pat Biggs.  Athletes U12 à U16 (U10 par permission speciale de Patrick Biggs et Jason Strube)

29$ par session ou 175$ pour les eight sessions. (Certains mecredi de 18h30 – 20h30 – consultez l’horaire.)  Inscrivez-vous par le dimanche avant de profiter de prix speciale.  Prix régulier est 35$ par session.

  1. Jan 14 –

*Panelled slalom is a tight GS on slalom skis.  Bring slalom skis.  NO pole guards, shin guards, or face guard is needed

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Mid Season GS Camp

The goal for this camp will be to get in a high volume of skiing and up the intensity through the camp. As a result the athletes will have the opportunity to consolidate their skill development. U12 athletes may be able to attend by special permission. They must contact the Program Director and in consultation with the U12 Lead Coach a decision will be made as to if the athlete is at the appropriate development level for safety reasons.

Details:
Dates: January – TBD
Time: 9:00AM-3:00PM
Location: TBD
Equipment:  GS skis (Tuned),
Poles,
Downhill suit,
Helmet,
Back protection if you have it

Cost:   TBD Please contact our program director for more details:

Patrick Biggs   programdirector@campfortuneskiclub.org

April Mont Ste Anne Camp

Mont Ste Anne Training Camp  – April 6-9

U14-U16 athletes (U12 by special permission)
4 days, 4 nights, all inclusive coaching, lift, accommodation, food
$695  (Coaching only option available for $500)
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This 4 day camp at Mont Ste Anne is the ideal way to finish off your season.  For the die hards skiers who are looking for long term development and getting a jump start on the next season!  It has been shown that time on-snow is a critical element to building the foundation of a strong ski racer.  The goal of this camp is to offer a summer pre-season camp, but doing it in a cost-effective way while  there is still snow in the east mid-april.  The north facing side of Mont Ste Anne is well known for it’s microclimate that experiences winter conditions well into april.  April skiing at Mont Ste Anne is tough to beat anywhere in the east.  We promise that the skills you learn here will carry over to the following season, and for a fraction of the cost of a summer camp!
Get the tools you need to succeed!
-Superior coaching in small groups sizes
-Coach led demonstration by Pat Biggs
-Motivational talks and goal setting
-Video analysis and ski tuning clinics
-Stories and Insight about life competing on the World Cup
Included in camp costs
•Coaching
•Lift tickets
•Lodging
•Meals
•Transportation to and from hill
•Transportation from Ottawa available for additional fee
Camp Schedule
•April 5th – Depart Ottawa 3:30PM Arrival Wednesday night at MSA
•April 6-7 – GS training AM/Free Skiing PM
•April 8-9 – Slalom Training AM/Free Skiing PM
Nutrition:
Campers will be fed healthy choices and home cooked meals. Price includes all meals and snacks starting with breakfast on April 6th and ending with lunch on the 9th.  Pat is a health fanatics and won’t tolerate putting garbage in your body as fuel.  No junk food allowed!!  Make sure to inform us if your son or daughters has any allergies.  Breakfast and dinner will be served at the Chalet.  Brown bag lunches will be provided for on hill.  Travel Dinners on April 5th,  and April 9th are Not included.  Please send money with your campers to purchase diners at the rest stops.  We will pick a rather healthy stop such as Subway, etc.  $20-30 for both dinners should be plenty.
Homework:  Kids will be required to do homework during homework time.  Parents, please send homework for your kids to do.  If they do not have homework, or complete their homework, they will be given academic assignments by their coaches which they will be required to complete.
Transportation:   Return transportation from Ottawa will be offered at a small fee of $50
Accommodation:  Athletes will be staying within a 5 minute drive from the mountain.  Exact location to be confirmed.  Depending on numbers we will book a large house that sleeps 20-30 people.  Transportation to the hill will be provided every day.
Parent Chaperones:  If you are interested in being a parent Chaperone, please contact us.  Some lift ticket for days of skiing will be provided along with accommodation and meals.  You will be asked to help out with meal preparation, and being an extra set of hands off the hill.
Confirmed Coaches:
Patrick Biggs (2 time olympian)

TBD