The Nancy Greene Ski League (U12) – sponsored by Rio Tinto in B.C. – is a national program, inaugurated shortly after Nancy Greene Raine's gold medal win at the 1968 Grenoble Olympic Winter Games. Since then, the program has been successful in introducing thousands of children to alpine skiing.
The program introduces children to basic ski techniques and skills, basic safety rules, and teamwork. Enjoyment of the sport and the mountain environment is also emphasized. The Nancy Greene program is aligned with the Gliding Start, Skier Essentials and Learn to Train phases of the Long Term Skier Development Model, and the Snow Stars skill achievements program while keeping with keeping with the Sport for Life model of FUNdamental stages . Focus is put on developing skills to ski on all terrain, in all conditions and most of all, have fun on skis!
Children registered in the Manning Ski Club Nancy Greene Program must be able to independently load and offload the chair lift with minimum assistance to be able to ride with their ski group. If not, parental supervision and support is required.
Children must have skiing experience and be able to ski down a green run independently with confidence, and be able to turn and stop safely. If the child needs to improve their skills before joining the club in order to meet the requirements, individual or group ski lessons can be booked with Manning Park Resort. Following a first on-snow session and at coaches’ discretion, a recommendation to take ski lessons with the resort can be made to the family.
Children will be grouped with others of similar ability and close age. Groups typically range from 5-8 kids, based on the following ability levels:
(1) BEGINNER - Ski Green Circles & Stops
(2) INTERMEDIATE - Ski Blue Squares & Turns
(3) ADVANCED - Ski Black Diamonds & Parallels
January 9 - March 13
9:30 am - 11:30 am / Lunch / 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm