Windermere Valley Ski Club (WVSC) is busy preparing its team for the ski season ahead. Under the direction of program director and head coach, Dusan Grasic, this summer WVSC ran a dryland program as outlined by Alpine Canada’s long-term athlete development.
The program is designed to equip young athletes with technical skills and habits that prepare them for future athletic success, while instilling a passion and sense of community that encourages life-long movement and well-being.
“The activities, which were organized around Invermere, included mountain biking, hiking, playing soccer, paddle boarding, and track and field,” Grasic says. “It was a great summer of different sport activities and it was great to get to know the athletes and parents before we start the winter season.”
Slovenian-born Grasic has already received positive feedback on his programming. “One family told me through WVSC they discovered a whole new group of friends over the summer months — some from British Columbia and some from Alberta,” he said. “I can see they share the same passions — love of the mountains, time spent with family and friends, and participating in all of the outdoor activities that strengthen our common bonds.”
Registration for the Windermere Valley Ski Club (WVSC) is also now open. There are a variety of options that parents can choose from for their children. All programs are COVID dependent. And for all programs, there is a minimum ski competency required.
For more information, visit windermerevalleyskiclub.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
James Rose, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Columbia Valley Pioneer