Skill Development Program for Young Skiers

The Skill Development Program offered to our young skiers by the Fernie Nordic Society was actually developed by the nation-wide organization Cross Country Canada. The program is standardized across the country. All our volunteer coaches are trained according to the established structure to provide a consistent level of training to our skiers.

The levels in the program are aimed at the various age groups:

Bunnyrabbit Program for children 5 years and younger
Jackrabbit Program for children from 6 to 10 years old
Track Attack Program for children 11 years and older

The Fernie Nordic Society provides training at these levels at our weekly Saturday morning sessions. Lessons run from December to April. We also have additional training at other times of the year such as dry-land training during summer and autumn. Events may combine the efforts of other clubs nearby. This is a great opportunity for young skiers to improve their skills in a fun atmosphere and to challenge themselves.

Please note that enrollment into the program cannot be done online for practical reasons. We invite you to download the registration form on our Membership page and to contact Annie by email to register your child. For more information about our program, or to register your child, you may also use our Contact Us page.

Important Documents

The documents attached below are our basic guidelines for running a fair training program for our young skiers. They are aimed at our parents and our volunteer coaches. We ask all parents and coaches of the 2016-2017 season to read them, to sign the relevant release forms and return to our liaison coach Clark Weber.
Documents (click to open and/or save):

Coaching Code of Conduct

Parents Responsibilities

Parents Fair Play & Photo Release