Snow Valley Jackrabbits

The Jackrabbit Program is designed for children ages 5 up to 10. They are ideal for those who want to learn to ski and are all about developing ski technique and enjoyment of being on skis gliding along.

The Jackrabbit method uses fun, fun, and more fun to teach cross-country skiing techniques.

Jackrabbits is a proven method for learning how to ski. There are over 10,000 participants nation-wide, and there’s a long list of provincial, national, and international level athletes that started out in the program (it’s not unusual to see these athletes ‘break training’ by dropping in to have some fun!).

Community clubs, recreation centres, and school boards are invited to set up their own Jackrabbits program.

Skill Development Program (SDP) for Children

The Kal Tire Skill Development Program is a modern, state-of-the-art progression of skill development programs for children.  This exciting program conforms to the Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L) Model and provides a vertically integrated continuum of development opportunities for children in the first three stages of skier development. 

 

BUNNYRABBIT PROGRAM

The first level is the Bunnyrabbit Program which is directed at children in the “Active Start” stage of athlete development (children five years of age and younger). Program materials include an enrolment kit, a kid-friendly age-appropriate booklet and skill award stickers. It has been developed in parallel with the first level of the Coaching Association of Canada’s new competency-based National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP), which now provides coaching materials specific to the needs of this age group.  The objective is to introduce cross country skiing and the healthy lifestyle associated with it through organized activity and active play. In addition, the program is designed to:

  • Help children develop a positive self-image.

  • Be fun.

  • Provide children with an opportunity to make ski-friends.

  • Develop fundamental movement skills.

  • Help children develop an awareness and appreciation of our natural environment.

 

JACKRABBIT PROGRAM

The Jackrabbit Program, which is directed at skiers in the "FUNdamentals" stage of athlete development (children six to nine years of age), is the second level of SDP.  It has been developed in parallel with the second level of the new competency-based NCCP, which provides coaching materials specific to the needs of skiers this age.  Program materials include an enrolment kit; an age-appropriate booklet/poster that provides a comprehensive record of the young skier’s ski career; and “technique” and “program” award stickers to chart the different levels of achievement. The objective is for children to learn basic cross country ski skills (both classic and skating) and to instill a lifelong interest in the sport, thereby enhancing their quality of life and health.  In addition, it is designed to:

  • Help children develop confidence.

  • Be fun.

  • Provide children with an opportunity to ski and socialize with their ski-friends.

  • Build overall motor skills.

  • Help children develop outdoor winter safety skills.

Ski equipment and ski preparation tips for Jackrabbits - click here

https://www.crosscountrybc.ca/ski-equipment-ski-preparation-jackrabbits#overlay-context=skill-development-program-sdp
Winter Safety for Jackrabbits - click here.
My Trail Etiquette Promise - click here.

 

TRACK ATTACK PROGRAM

The Track Attack Program, which is directed at children in the “Learning to Train” stage of athlete development (children 10 to 12 years of age), is the third level of SDP.  It has been developed in parallel with the third level of the new NCCP system.  Program materials include a program-specific enrolment kit, an age-appropriate booklet and coaching materials specific to this stage in the skier development progression. The objective is for the participants to become technically competent cross country skiers and to utilize their skills to explore a wide range of cross-country ski activities, from backcountry excursions to Ski Tournaments.  In addition, it is designed to:

  • Develop fitness through active play, games and other activities.

  • Be fun.

  • Provide children with an opportunity to be part of a sport “team”.

  • Develop competence in cross country ski skills.

  • Expose children to a variety of “adventure-based” cross country ski activities.

The Snow Valley Nordic Ski Club at the Onion Lake Ski Trails

The Snow Valley Nordic Ski Club is a non-profit organization for cross-country skiing enthusiasts. The Club is located at the Onion Lake Ski Trails between Terrace and Kitimat, British Columbia on Highway 37. The club is run entirely by volunteers and through the support of people like you, local governments and local businesses.

Enjoy 35km of Groomed Classic and Skate Skiing 24 hours per day!*

*Rentals, Lessons, and Trail maintenance may not operate if severe inclement weather prevails. Our parking lot is cleared after major streets have been cleared. Please check Facebook and the Weather Conditions prior to your journey. Always tell someone where you are going, ski with a friend, and please enjoy our trails responsibly at your own risk.

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