Nancy Greene Ski League




The Nancy Greene Ski League – 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.  Many of Canada’s top international skiers received their early training in Nancy Greene Ski League programs.

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 program is aligned with the Gliding Start, Skier Essentials, and Learn to Train phases of the Long Term Skier Development Model (AIM 2 Win); and with the Snow Stars Skill Achievements Program.  The focus is on developing skills to ski on all terrain, in all conditions, and most of all, have fun on skis!

The Nancy Greene Ski League also introduces children to competition.  These events, held at the club, zone, and provincial level; provide young skiers the opportunity to test the skills they have learned in the program in a fun and friendly environment.  The emphasis in competition is placed on individual progress, team results, camaraderie, and fair play.

This Summit Lake Racers Program is offered during the operating season of the Summit Lake Ski and Snowboard Area from early January to mid March – approximately 10 weeks.


Our program goal is provide ten (10) training sessions from early January to mid-March at the Summit Lake Ski and Snowboard Area.  We do not provide a program on the Family Day weekend.  If the Summit Lake hill is not open, training may be scheduled at an alternate ski hill.

The scheduled training days are Sundays from 9:45 am to 2:30 pm – except U6, which is 9:45 am to noon.  There are optional BC Alpine West Kootenay Zone NGSL events/races at ski hills in the zone – Phoenix Mountain, Red Mountain, Salmo Ski Hill, and Whitewater Resort.  These events are usually on Sundays.  To provide our ten training sessions, additional training may be provided on Saturdays when races or events are on a Sunday.

REGISTRATION information here.


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