Head Coach: Dustin Koepke
Certification: ACA development level certified, Performance level trained.
U19/VST is a FIS program designed for racers ages 16+ who are interested in developing their fitness, skiing, racing and mental preparedness, along with their overall growth as a person. We cater to athletes with aspirations of qualifying for the BC Ski Team and anyone who wants to be the best skier they can be. The program continues to focus on improving/learning/reinforcing fundamentals learned at the U16 level, however now encourages the athletes to be more independent. On and off the hill you will find the individuals well being and personal growth at the core of this program.
The VST have opportunities to ski the whole mountain in all conditions with confidence, speed and balance on numerous occasions as a general love for skiing in and out of the courses will help create skiers for life. Each team member is encouraged to reach maximum potential athletically, socially, academically and personally. The Vancouver Ski Team often collaborates with other FIS programs in the province in order to provide the athletes with the best possible training and racing environments.
Our experienced coaches are very knowledgeable & positive role models; their passion for skiing is key for leading by example.
Being apart of our ski team provides our athletes the opportunity to ski all over western Canada, the pacific northwest of the USA, and participate in pre season camps in South America and Europe.
The VST program runs year round and the training schedule is communicated in advance by the head coach. Athletes and families should be prepared for a year round program that demands the athletes attention throughout. We respect the fact that our athletes and families like to plan vacations and encourage them to be taken in August as we typically slow things down before ramping up for pre-season dryland and the winter ahead.
The 2020-21 program fee for the VST program is a heavily subsidized at $4,100.
1st Instalment of $1,628 is due by mid June.
2nd Instalment of $2,472 is due by beginning October.
VST International $5,600.
Please contact our VST Head Coach or the VST Parent Coordinator if you have any further questions about this program.