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2024/25 program info coming soon!

2023/24 Comp Team

The Comp Team is designed for Yukon snowboarders who are committed to improving their skills at the Stage 3/4 LTAD. They have their sights set on Provincial and National competitions, as well as multi-sport games. After graduation they may continue in snowboarding on the coaching pathway or as a life-long snowboard enthusiast.

Required Skill Level and Focus:

Participation in the Comp Team program is primarily based on athlete focus and a commitment to training, however a base snowboard skill set is required to ensure you can safely participate in competitions outside of the Yukon. The Head Coach will assess your skills, but as a baseline you should be comfortable and safe on intermediate (blue) freestyle terrain, (e.g. Coyote Park at Mt. Sima), and have solid carving skills on advanced (black) runs in most conditions.

Athletes must be approved to join the Comp Team.
Contact the Head Coach, Esa Suominen at esa@snowboardyukon.com if you require clarification.

The Comp Team coached program includes:

  • 2 day preseason training camp
  • 9 regular season training sessions
  • Yukon Champs

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Preseason:
When: Saturday & Sunday, Nov 25 & 26, 2023
Time: 12:00 – 3:00 pm

Regular Season:
When: Saturdays, Dec 2 & 9, 2023, and Jan 13 – Feb 24, 2024
Time: 12:00 – 3:00 pm

Yukon Champs:
When: Mar 30 & 31, 2024 (TBC)

Where: Mt. Sima

Fee: $500

Registration Full

Registration opens August 17, 2023 at 9:00 AM

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Athletes may enhance the season by adding these training and competition opportunities:

  • 1 strength & conditioning and yoga session per week with Northern Strength Academy (Wednesdays, Aug 23 2023 – Feb 28, 2024, excluding holidays)
    (See Dryland Programs for description, fees and registration link)
  • 4 day training camp at Whistler (Dec 19 – 23, 2023)
  • 2 provincial level outside competitions (Jan & Feb, 2024)
  • Junior National Championships at Blue Mountain, ON (Mar 1 – 8, 2024 TBC)
  • Holy Bowly Spring Camp (May 2024, TBC)
  • Summer Glacier Camp (July 2024, TBC)

2023/24 High Performance Team

High Performance athletes are committed to achieving their highest level of performance and attaining Stage 5 LTAD. They have their sights set on Provincial and National competitions, as well as a career in snowboarding beyond the next few years. Attaining the National Team and/or a professional career in snowboarding may be their goal.

Required Skill Level and Commitment:

High performance athletes must be comfortable hitting the majority of features at Mt. Sima and jumps such as the West Line at WinSport in Calgary. Athletes must also be committed to an athletic lifestyle which includes a minimum of 2 days/week in the gym, travel once per month (about 6 trips), balancing training and school commitments. They must be independent in managing their nutrition, rest and rehab.

You must apply to be on the High Performance Team.
The application deadline is August 24, 2023. The team will be named by August 28, 2023. The application link is below. Approx. 6 athletes will be accepted this season.  Contact the Head Coach, Esa Suominen at esa@snowboardyukon.com if you require clarification.

 The HP Team program includes:

  • 5 day preseason training camp
  • 18 regular season training sessions
  • 2 strength & conditioning and 1 yoga session per week with Northern Strength Academy 
  • Yukon Champs

The HP Team Travel Plans include:

  • 7 day training camp at Whistler (Dec 16 – 23, 2023)
  • 2 provincial level outside competitions (Jan & Feb, 2024)
  • Junior National Championships at Blue Mountain, ON (Mar 1 – 8, 2024 TBC)
  • Holy Bowly Spring Camp (May 2024, TBC)
  • Summer Glacier Camp (July 2024, TBC)

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Strength & Conditioning:
When: Mondays & Wednesdays, Aug 23 2023 – Feb 28, 2024, excluding holidays
Time: 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Where: Northern Strength Academy

Yoga:
When: Wednesdays, Aug 23 2023, up to Feb 28, 2024, excluding holidays
Time: 4:45 – 5:30 pm
Where: Northern Strength Academy

Preseason On-snow:
When: Saturday & Sunday, Nov 25 & 26, 2023
and Tuesday – Thursday, January 2 – 4, 2024
Time: 12:00 – 3:00 pm

Regular Season On-snow:
When: Saturday & Sundays, Dec 2 – 10,  2023
Friday & Saturdays, Jan 12 – Feb 24, 2024
Time: 12:00 – 3:00 pm

Yukon Champs:
When: Mar 30 & 31, 2024 (TBC)
Where: Mt. Sima

Fee: 

Application Closed

Applications due by August 24, 2023

Arctic Winter Games Team

The Arctic Winter Games Team selection process begins in January 2023 with the Trials at Mt. Sima. Aspiring team members may join a training camp to prepare for the Trials. The team selection will be guided by the Selection Criteria and Technical Package (coming soon). Y

The AWG Snowboard Final Roster will be comprised of a maximum of eight (8) team members consisting of the following breakdown:
  • Males born in 2010 or later – 2 Athletes
  • Females born in 2010 or later – 2 Athletes
  • Males born in 2008 or later – 2 Athletes
  • Females born in 2008 or later – 2 Athletes
Here are the steps outlined in the Selection Process

*Optional Step – Pre-AWG Camp at Mt. Sima*
January 6 & 7, 2024

Step 1 – AWG Snowboard Trials at Mt. Sima
Sunday, January 14, 2024 (Weather Day: TBD)

Step 2 – Team Announcement
Thursday, January 18, 2024

Step 3 – AWG Team Training
Dryland at NSA: Wednesdays, Jan 24 – Feb 28, 2024
On-snow at Mt. Sima: Sundays, Jan 21 – Feb 25, 2024

Step 4 – Arctic Winter Games
March 10 – 16, 2024

Arctic Games Trials

Register Online (links to SnowReg)

 

Pre-AWG Camp

In order to reduce barriers to participation in the AWG Selection Process, Snowboard Yukon is presenting a training camp prior to the Trials. Any AWG eligible athletes may participate. See the required skill level below.

When: January 6 & 7, 2024
Time: 12:00 – 3:00 pm
Where: Mt. Sima
Cost: TBD

Required Skill Level:
Participants MUST be comfortable riding the snowboardcross track with speed and safely navigating the freestyle features in the Pokey Park at Mt. Sima.

Register Online (links to SnowReg)