Early Bird Program Registration
Check out the Strathcona Nordic website for more program information and note that we have two new programs available. Youth Learn to Ski, ages 10-13 and Jackrabbit Plus, for those keen Jackrabbits who want to ski on Saturday and Sunday.
Early bird fees for programs are in effect until November 30, 2016
Provincial Club Membership Drive Continues
….and right now our club is in 2nd place behind Hollyburn Cross Country Ski Club. Keep spreading the news and encouraging family and friends to join our amazing sport. Cross Country BC has initiated a province wide contest and they are giving away huge prizes. For example, Rossignol is donating a fleet of kids ski gear (skis, boots, poles).
To win, a club has to have the highest percentage of members registered*, as of midnight Dec 1 2016, as compared to its previous winter’s total membership. For example, a club with 200 members last year and 140 members by Dec 1 would be at 70%, and a club with 160 members last year and 120 members by Dec 1 would be at 75%.
To make things fair as well as have more winners, clubs have been divided into 6 groups across the province and a winner will be selected from each group, for a total of 6 winners.
Full details on the CCBC website: Prize Giveaway
Coaching Courses and You
Interested in getting involved? The Club is offering two coaching courses this fall, and YOU could benefit! Improve your own skiing, and help the club out with some coaching support!
Check out these two courses running before the Rabbit Program begins(detailed info below).
December 2-3 – ICC –INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNITY COACHING – 10 hours – For coaching children 6 and under.
January 13-15 – CC – COMMUNITY COACHING – 16 hours – For coaching children age 6-9 (includes 2-3 hours on Friday night)
You can attend one or both courses, but you must take ICC before you take CC course.
To confirm which courses you would like to attend email Marilyn
Note: the Club pays the course registration fee, in return for your commitment to do some coaching for one of the programs.
Click here for more information on each of the courses above.
Annual Nordic Ski Swap and AGM
Saturday, November 5
2345 Mission Road, Courtenay
(by Home Depot)
• 9:30-11:30am – Drop off gently-used skate ski and classic ski gear for tagging
• 11:30-12pm – Buy a delicious chili lunch
• 12-1pm – Join us for the AGM
• 1-3pm – Buy gently-used xc ski gear!
• 3-3:30pm – Pick up your unsold gear
Please note: All gear must be in reasonably good condition.
No alpine gear. Cross-country ski gear & accessories only.
People attending the AGM get in first to the ski swap. Everyone welcome!
Job Opportunities – Nordic Groomer and Ski Instructors
Position: Nordic Groomer Operator
Department: Mount Washington Nordic Operations
Status: Seasonal Winter (December – March)
Posting Date: October-20- 2016
Mount Washington Alpine Resort is currently seeking a Nordic Groomer Operator for the 2016-17 season. This position would start in December and run until the end of March. The employee will work 4-5 days a week, shifts are from 10:00pm to 6:00am. Duties would include preparing the ski trails, daily equipment maintenance and daily ski trail reports.
All applicants should have:
• Knowledge of cross country skiing.
• Experience operating a variety of equipment.
• Ability to work alone and make good safety decisions.
• Understanding of snow and snow properties.
Staff Benefits include:
• Winter seasons pass for our Alpine and Nordic areas.
• Food and retail discounts.
• Free staff transportation.
• Free use of rental equipment.
Contact: Nordic Operations Manager]
Position: Cross Country Ski Instructors FULL TIME and PART TION
Department: Mount Washington Nordic Operations / Strathcona Nordics Ski Club
Status: Seasonal Winter FT (December – March)
Posting Date: October-17- 2016
Mount Washington Alpine Resort in partnership with the Strathcona Nordic Ski Club is currently seeking up to four (4) full time as well as several part time cross-country ski instructors for the 2016-17 season. This position would start mid-December and run until the end of March. Full time employees will work 5 days a week during the Christmas break with Mount Washington Nordic operations teaching group lessons, private lessons and assisting with guests in our rental areas. Then, starting in January will work midweek with the Strathcona Nordic – Wood Gundy School Program and weekends for Mount Washington.
All applicants should be active cross-country skiers, hold a minimum of a level 1 CANSI or NCCP Community Coaching certification and be Strathcona Nordic Ski Club members.
Full time CANSI Level 1 or NCCP CC instructors can expect to earn $12.00-$13.00 per hour.
Full time CANSI Level 2 or NCCP L2T instructors can expect to earn $14.00-$15.00 per hour.
Full time CANSI Level 3 or NCCP T2T-L2C instructors can expect to earn $15.50-$17.00 per hour.
Staff Benefits include: • A winter seasons pass for our Alpine and Nordic areas • Food and retail discounts • Free staff transportation • Free use of rental equipment • Additional training and coaching from senior staff. Certification courses are available for cross country skiing starting in December 2016. Please visit [Mount Washington Alpine Resort](http://mountwashington.ca)and [Strathcona Nordic Ski Club](http://strathconanordics.com) for dates and pricing. School program instructors may be eligible for free participation in certification courses. Please submit resumes by email to the attention of the [Manager Nordic Operations for more information contact [Strathcona Nordic Ski Club.