Information for Parents
Communication with parents is done through email. To be added to the list, email Rob Sutton at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Facebook page can be accessed at: https://www.facebook.com/. “Bull Mountain Jackrabbits & Bull Mountain Ski Team”
The team follows Cross Country Canada’s Long Term Athlete Development model (LTAD) and strives to provide age-appropriate instruction and training for all skiers involved. Further information on the LTAD model can be found at crosscountrybc.ca
Ages 9 and up to whatever! Adults welcome too. Younger energetic skiers welcome.
Official season startup will be in Nov/Dec at the Bull Mt Ski trails. In past seasons, we have run dry land training sessions on Wed at 5:30 pm at Sacred Heart until the snow arrives. Check the Facebook Page.
Ski practices will be each Tuesday and Wednesday (from 5:45 pm to 7:00 pm). Sundays we will meet at 1:00 pm until 3pm.
We usually alternate weeks between classic and skating techniques. The Wednesday and Sunday sessions run at the same time as the Skill Development Programs.
Racing is introduced during ski practices and skiers are encouraged to develop a sport for life healthy lifestyle in a team atmosphere.
2018-2019 Competition Schedule:
Teck BC Cup 1: December 29-30, 2018: Prince George
Teck BC Cup 2: January 26-27, 2019: Revelstoke
Teck BC Championships: March 1-3, 2019: Salmon Arm
Here is a link to all of the races: http://www.crosscountrybc.ca/competition-schedule
Training camps are an important part of the program for many skiers. There are age limits and skiers should be registered members of a club program for insurance reasons. Camps consist of age related sport skills, training concepts, exercise and having fun with like-minded co-athletes. Many parents assist with the coaching with these events and costs are kept as a non-profit concept.
Regional Snow and Dryland Camps – For athletes aged ~8-16 from the interior; locations and dates found on the Cross Country BC website.
Registration for the Bull Mountain Racers is $90.
- All skiers competing in the National Championships are required to have a current CCC Racing Licence.
- Skiers in Midget through Open categories, who are planning to compete in the BC Cup Series, Western Canadian Championships or Nor Ams, require either a CCC Racing Licence or a CCC Day Licence.
- Skiers competing in the Bantam age class and below, who are members in good standing with a CCC/CCBC club, do not require a day licence. However race organizers are responsible for ensuring these younger participants are members in good standing with a CCC/CCBC club.
Athletes are coached primarily by volunteer coaches. If you are interested in being involved as a coach, contact Rob Sutton at email@example.com
Bull Mountain Jackrabbits Coach Contact and other info: firstname.lastname@example.org or Lisa Seabourne 250-398-9588
Skiers need skis, poles and boots for both classic and skate skiing. Combination boots are recommended for younger skiers. Skiers should also cary a waist-attached water bottle or other hydration system.
The club has some equipment available for Bull Mountain Racers skiers to rent for the season. Talk to Rob Sutton about this.