Silver Star Freestyle Ski Club

December 2014

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PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

Hi Everyone,


Silver Star opened on Nov 27th and never looked back after getting 95cm in 7 days. I’m sure there were some challenges with all that snow at once but you’d never know it. Early season ski conditions have been great.


Our competitive program started right away and then Freestlerz programs cranked it up this past weekend. Although competitive teams have started, it’s not too late to get your athlete registered for recreational Freestylerz and Jumps and Bumps (think Sundays though as the Saturday programs are bulging). Go to our website for more info at ssfreestyle.com.


When you’re on the mountain, keep a lookout for athletes sporting their new training jerseys with new and returning sponsors on the back. Welcome back gold sponsors: Kal Tire, CIBC, Monashee Powder and Helmut’s Sausage Kitchen. Welcome back our silver sponsors: Big Steel Box, Speedpro Signs, Pleasant Valley Dental, HollisWealth, Vernon Morning Star, Loland Taves Dental, Vernon Radiological Associates, Sun FM and Nixon Wenger. Also a warm welcome to new silver sponsors: Buy-Low Foods and Skevik Skis.


Please take that extra moment to thank our sponsors for the support to our club next time you’re visiting their establishments.


Other shout outs to the Silver Star special events crew and grooming staff whom without their support our club would not have been able to get our programs up and running so fast.


As many of you may know, our club is hosting two major event this season: BC Championships and Junior Nationals. Many hands will be needed in order to put on successful events for the kids. Soon a “job jar” will be emailed out so sign up early for those cushy manager jobs and off snow help is needed now. Contact our volunteer coordinator, Matthew Brown at matthew6073@gmail.com or James Rykuiter at jrykuiter@live.ca for more information.


That’s all I got for now. See you on the slopes!


All the best,

Cameron

PROGRAM DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE

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Program Director’s Update, December 2014

This year’s snow couldn’t have arrived a day later to have a great opening day at Silver Star Mountain. A week before the opening day things were looking pretty green up at Silver Star Mountain. Four days out it started to snow and 90+ cms later the Silver Star Mountain Staff were able to open the front side of the mountain. Opening weekend the Rock Star Terrain Park was open along with some great early season conditions all over the mountain for training with the Silver Star Freestyle Ski Team. Coaches Graham Pollock, Paul Passek and I were super excited to get on snow with 18 of Silver Star’s finest Freestyle Skiers.


As I write this email I have had eight days of skiing and coaching. I am pleased to announce we have two very pleasant young Competitive Freestylerz Team Coaches leading this program. Both Andrew Pool and Tom Joly are back from coaching Freestylerz last season and will be preparing the Super Youth Skiers this year for a fun season of training and competitions. Freestylerz has recreational and competitive options this season. The competitive Freestylerz group is pretty much filled up but we can probably squeeze in a couple more on Sundays if anyone is interested.


The Recreational Freestylerz Group is all day either Saturday or Sunday starting January 3 & 4 for 10 sessions. This program is great for skiers ready for black diamond runs, skiing the mini moguls course and hitting “medium features” in the Rock Star Park.


I would like to thank everyone for registering for J&Bs this season. As of December 10 between both Short Sessions and the Three-hour J&Bs Sessions we have over 90 folks registered and more wanting to sign up on waiting lists. These numbers are encouraging as the Silver Star Freestyle Ski Club strives to develop a program with the focus of providing an environment of safety, fun and learning. If you know someone that is interested that is not signed up please encourage them to sign up NOW for Sunday afternoons or get on the waiting list registration option. We are striving to fit everyone in where they want to go. Anyone with questions can email me directly (contact info below).


Talor Weixl is back to head up the G-Team. This program runs for 11 sessions and provides an all-girls environment to build confidence in the girls skiing all mountain, moguls, and park terrain. Last season some of the girls entered competitions and hit the Katal Air Bag.


Coaching – It takes a great crew of coaches to develop a world-leading freestyle club. We are actively recruiting coaches at the moment. In one week’s time we will be hosting a Club Coach Training session. There is still space available if anyone is interested. Click here to get registered NOW.

http://bcfreestyle.com/programs/can-freestyle-coaching.html


Silver Star Freestyle Ski Club is seeing signs of growth this season. We want to thank the community for its support with advertising, supporting sports and working together to have world leading training ground for freestyle skiers. The Silver Star Freestyle Club is working hard to ensure that as we grow we continue to provide a safe, fun, and positive environment for our kids. We strive to develop life-long skiers and future world champions and Olympians that will inspire all of us.

Go to www.ssfreestyle.com to get registered for a program this season. Contact wade@ssfreestyle.com if you have questions.


Katal Air Bag update

Silver Star Freestyle and Silver Star Mountain are looking to open the Katal LP 2.0 Transitional Air Bag in the Air Zone by Dec. 12. If you are ready to ski you can certainly be ready to jump in a safe controlled environment. This year we have NEW hours and group rate options. Click Here to see what is on the program for the Air Zone Air Bag this Season at Silver Star Mountain.

http://www.skisilverstar.com/activities-events/other-activities/air-zone-air-bag

SilverStarFreestyle // Dryland Training
Dryland edit by Levi Danbrook

December Ski Camp Schedule

2014/15 Competition Schedule

Jan 10 -11 Big White

Jan 15 -18 Apex Timber Tour & Super Youth

Feb 6 - 9 Blackcomb Timer Tour & Super Youth

Mar 8 Silver Star Hot Doggin' Mogul Event Jumps & Bumps

Mar 12 -15 Silver Star Timber Tour & Super Youth

April 1 - 5 Silver Star Junior Nationals

"WANTED"

ENERGETIC SKI COACHES



There are still opportunities available coaching skiers ages 5-13. Minimum Can Freestyle Club Coach is required. December 20-22, 2014 we will be running Club Coach Freestyle ski coaching course. Anyone interested to get started as a freestyle ski coach can send their resume to wade@ssfreestyle.com. Include skiing, working and coaching experiences.

SPONSORS' CORNER

The Silver Star Freestyle Ski Club would like to thank gold sponsor Helmut's Sausage Kitchen for their support.

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Over 100 years and three generations of European trained sausage makers has
made Helmut's Sausage Kitchen what it is today. Helmut's is situated in the
beautiful Okanagan Valley in the small town of Vernon British Columbia. This
is where you will find Helmut, Monica and staff continuing to uphold his
fore fathers devotion to the art of Charcuterie. As the times change
Helmut's products continue to evolve. Choose from recipes made as they were
100 years ago or experience their new "Healthier Choice Variety". From our
family to yours, Eat well.

The Silver Star Freestyle Ski Club would like to thank silver sponsor Big Steel Box for their support.

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The full service BigSteelBox store in Vernon, BC, provides moving services, door-to-door delivery and a wide range of storage options. Our Vernon location also rents and sells storage containers to customers in Coldstream, Armstrong, Enderby, Falkland, Lumby, Predator Ridge, and Westside Road.


Whether you buy or rent one of our shipping containers, we guarantee your complete satisfaction. Call us today for a free quote (local call) at 250-260-6505.

The Silver Star Freestyle Ski Club would like to thank silver sponsor Skevik Skis for their support.

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Designed, engineered and built by skiers, for skiers. All in Vernon, BC.

SKI QUOTE OF THE MONTH

"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see."

-T.J Schiller