BC Adaptive Snowsports seeking Guide for Vernon Visually Impaired Ski Racer

Article #3339
2019-09-16
Published By: Kathy Stahr

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Visually impaired ski racer guide & training partner needed. BC Adaptive Snowsports is putting out an initial call for interested individuals with a strong racing background to act as a training partner and ski-racing guide to a young promising 17-year-old male Visually Impaired ski racer from Vernon, BC. This is a great role for a young coach or recently retired FIS ski racer looking for a new experience. The right candidate is still sharp and fast on their skis, has great communication skills and is a good team player. The guide and training partner will receive training and guidance from BC Adaptive Snowsports’ Athletic Manager, Alpine Canada’s Para-alpine Development Manager, and former Para-alpine guides as they train and ski with the athlete, helping him along his para- Alpine development pathway. This is an important season for our athlete and it is essential the guide and training partner commit to the full season (November-May), which is anticipated to include the following:

• November 23-30, 2019 – Tentative camp in Panorama BC (8 days)
• December local training: Approximate 12 days
• December race/camp: 13-19, 2019 in Colorado (7 days)
• January local training: Approximately 18 days
• February camp/race: 7-13, 2020, Kimberley BC (7-days)
• February local training: Approximately 9 days
• March local training: Approximately 16-20 days
• April camp/race: Nationals prep and races, Winter Park, CO April 9-13, 2020 (7-5-days)

These dates are tentative and subject to change. Additional camps and training days may be added. All local training sessions will be at Silver Star Mountain, typically between Thursday-Sunday all day on snow. All costs will be covered for camps and races. The  guide and training partner will also be provided with a $7,500 stipend for the role. If you are 18+, an experienced ski-racer, with an interest in guiding a great young athlete, please send an introductory email by October 1st, 2019 to Fannie Smith, BCAS Athletic Manager at: fannie@bcadaptive.com 

BC Adaptive Snowsports
780 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC, V6P 5Y7
Ph. 604-333-3630 info@bcadaptive.com www.bcadaptive.com

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