Hollyburn Cross Country Ski Club

Hollyburn Racing Team (ages 13-18)

Joining the Racing Team is a fun way to develop your fitness, skiing and competition skills in a supportive, team environment. Members of the Racing Team will register in either the Racing Teens or the Performance Racing Program. Have a look at the Racing Team FAQs for further details.

New Racing Team members must contact Head Coach Jake Weaver at 604-988-3164 before registering.

Racing Teens (ages 13+) 

For those Teens that have some interest in racing but are not yet ready to make the commitment required for the Performance Racing program. This program has the following structure:

  • Ski 2-3 days per week.
  • Participants are encouraged to take part in fall dryland training.
  • May choose to participate in additional training sessions year round.
  • Coached by level II (LTT) coaches and Level III (T2T) coaches.
  • Opportunity to race at local and provincial races with coaching and wax support.
  • Opportunity to take part in loppets.
  • Emphasis on fun, doing your best, social interaction and improving technique and fitness.
  • If you think you have some interest in racing this is a program for you!
  • Some youth may  transition to the Performance racing program  and some may stay in the Racing Teens program for a number of years.
  • Opportunity to become a coach in later years (16+).

Performance Racing (ages 14+)

For those Teens that are more interested in racing and are willing to commit to training on a year round program. This program has the following structure:

  • Skiing/training five days per week year-round.
  • Individualized training programs.
  • Fitness testing program.
  • Designed for kids who would like to reach their full potential as racers through technique and fitness improvement in a fun, social team atmosphere.
  • Suitable for kids who choose XC skiing as their primary winter sport.
  • Supported by Level III (T2T) coaches.
  • Coaching and waxing support at Provincial and National level racing.
  • High performance waxes at races included.
  • Opportunity to become a coach in later years (16+).

University/College Racing (ages 18+)

For athletes who have graduated from high school and are in university or college but want to continue to take part in the Race Team at a level that their schedule allows. Please register for one of the programs above based on your level of commitment.