Snow is starting to pile up on Phoenix Mountain and the Phoenix Mountain Racers ski club is ready to recruit new and returning members for the 2011/2012 ski season.
The Nancy Greene ski league program introduces kids ages four to 12 to basic techniques and skills – the ABCs of skiing – agility, balance and co-ordination.
Kids learn about ski safety, race techniques, cooperation and goal setting while gaining self-confidence, strength and overall fitness.
“I’ve seen kids make huge strides in their skiing ability and confidence and it’s just a great way to have fun on the ski hill,” says Phoenix coach Bill Ahrens.
Participants in the league are taught by trained coaches and have the opportunity to race with clubs at a number of hills in the Kootenays.
This year, races will be held at Red Mountain, Whitewater, Salmo, Summit Lake and our own Phoenix ski hill.
The program runs Saturday mornings from Jan. 7 until March 4, with race days on Sundays.
For information on registration you can check out the Phoenix Mountain website – skiphoenix.com, the Phoenix Mountain Racers Facebook page or contact Astrid Kihl at firstname.lastname@example.org.