THE WHISTLER CUP is an international ski event organized by the Whistler Ski Club and hosted by Whistler-Blackcomb. Having completed its 21th year, Whistler Cup has grown to become one of the largest and most important ski races in North America, and internationally, for athletes aged 12 – 15 years.

It is held under the auspice of FIS, the international governing body for alpine skiing. With over 400 young athletes from more than 21 countries, Whistler Cup brings together children from many different cultures, from around the world.

Whistler Cup is an important race for junior athletes and sponsors not only in the US and Canada, but around the world. For many of our young representative athletes, this is the first opportunity they have to meet and ski with the world’s best for their age group.

The 22nd edition of the Whistler Cup will be held April 04, 05 and 06th 2013 at Whistler Mountain Resort in British Columbia, Canada.

International Racer is proud to provide a Whistler Cup pre-Camp for representative athletes to tune up and get into the performance zone.

This is a full service training camp at Nakiska resort, just outside Canmore. Race week will be at Whistler Blackcomb. Nakiska offers an advanced training arena that matches the best training arenas in Europe. It allows our coaches to prepare the athletes to offer their best performance.


Now in its 24th year, Whistler Cup has grown to become the largest and most important ski race in North America, and internationally, for athletes aged 11 to 14 years. It is held under the auspice of FIS, the international governing body for alpine skiing, and with hundreds of young athletes from 25 countries participating, the Whistler Cup brings together children from many different cultures.

APRIL 13 - 16 2017

Whistler is a town north of Vancouver, British Columbia, that's home to Whistler Blackcomb, one of the largest ski resorts in North America. Besides skiing and snowboarding, the area offers snowshoeing, tobogganing and ski jumping at the Olympic Park, a venue for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. The hub of Whistler is a compact, chalet-style pedestrian village at the base of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains.

Participating Countries

  •     ARG - Argentina

  •     ITA - Italy (Italia)

  •     AUS - Australia

  •     JPN - Japan (日本)

  •     BIH - Bosnia and Herzegovina

  •     KOR - Korea (대한민국)

  •     CAN - Canada

  •     LAT - Latvia (Latvija)

  •     CHI - Chile

  •     MLT - Malta

  •     CRO - Croatia (Hrvatska)

  •     NOR - Norway (Norge / Noreg)

  •     CZE - Czech (Česko)

  •     NZL - New Zealand (Aotearoa)

  •     DEN - Denmark (Danmark)

  •     ROU - Romania (România)

  •     FRA - France

  •     RSA - South Africa (Republic of South Africa)

  •     GBR - United Kingdom (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

  •     SUI - Switzerland (Schweiz / Suisse / Svizzera / Svizra)

  •     HAI - Haiti (Ayiti)

  •     THA - Thailand (ประเทศไทย)

  •     HUN - Hungary (Magyarország)



Open To

* U14 – a maximum of 8x U14’s will be accepted into the program
* U16 – a maximum of 8x U16’s will be accepted into the program
* Whistler Cup eligible athletes

What it is:

* Designed to seamlessly integrate schooling and skiing through a centralized management framework
* A high volume training program for serious U14 & U16 student athletes
* A solid preparation for the Whistler Cup race meet
* Focused on long term development…there are no short cuts

What it is not

* A short stay program
* A program for those without a training history

Steps to success

* Improve Performance…increase productivity
* Decrease injury potential…increase durability & longevity
* Increase motivation…do the work, no excuses
* Develop a practical plan…create strategies for success
* Create a balanced lifestyle… school – life – sport balance
* Develop long term relationships …athlete management is essential

Program Themes

* Culture
* Respect
* Work ethic
* Equality (one team)
* Individualized approach
* Community involvement
* Seamless integration between school and sport
* System based approach – systematic and sustainable program design


  • Pastoral care – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

  • IR uniform package (varying inclusions based on program length)

  • ImPACT Neurocogntive Baseline Assessment

  • Functional Movement Screen (FMS) (7 week program min.)

  • Individual pre-hab plan

  • Lift passes for relevant training areas (inclusions vary w. program length)

  • Hire of training lanes

  • Ground transportation to/from airport - set days only

  • Individual athlete program end report

  • Daily video analysis

  • IR logistics and management of the program

  • Hire / use of ground transport vehicle

  • Hire / provision of support vehicles

  • Shopping and purchase of all breakfast – lunch – recovery – dinner food

  • Transport to all training areas

  • Hire of / and access to tuning room

  • Coaches fees and associated costs

  • Cover for gates and breakages

  • Park and road tolls

  • Phone, internet and coordination costs

  • 1:7 coach to athlete ratio preferred – 1:8 maximum


Camp fees do not include the following: Airfare, Airport Transfer Costs, Passport/Visa Costs, Beverages, Telephone, Internet Costs, Laundry, Medical Insurance, Racer Insurance, Travel Insurance, Demo Skis, Personal Ski Equipment, Ski Consumables, Racer Registration Costs or Race entry Fees, Sightseeing Costs, Entry to World Cup events, Snack Foods, Personal equipment, hired, lost. stolen or broken, Costs caused by weather, Force Majeure or conditions beyond the control of the tour operator International Racer, or its principles or agents.



7:30am – wake up
7:45am – pre hab (pillar prep)
8:15am – breakfast
9:15am – session 1
12:30pm – lunch
1:15pm – session 2
5:00pm – physical training / or on snow
6:30pm – dinner
7:30pm – video
9:00pm – lights out

** 3rd on snow session where possible

• Snow: focus on 3x phase progression focussed on the foundational elements of slalom. Quality quantity is the goal…we are looking to have as much volume as possible (3x sessions a day where possible)

• Physical training: content and workload built around key areas (pre hab – movement skills – pillar (core) strength – balance – agility & coordination – strength& power) . During a high volume project such as this, maintenance is the name of the game.


  1. The fee is a strictly flat rate; No pro-rata for missed days or race days is available. Participants (under enrolment terms and conditions) must have insurance that will cover any extended loss of fees paid due to injury or other personal reasons. ** Please note, to be eligible, for any insurance support, the participant must be fully paid up. This is a requirement of most insurance companies/policies.  

  2. Away race costs are not included in the flat camp cost, this is the industry standard practice as away race costs cannot be fixed. Additional petrol costs will be charged for races not held at (Nakiska, Norquay or Lake Louise)

  3. Please review all extra conditions of training listed at bottom of page.

  4. Non-scheduled airport pickup and deliveries are costed as an addition to the set camp fee. Non-scheduled pickups can only be serviced where resources are available to service the request. (Calgary airport is 1.5 hours drive from Canmore, so non-scheduled pickups are not trivial). To service, non-scheduled pickup/deliveries, IR must cover, fuel, wages, airport parking, meals and loading under Canadian law. The set fee is to cover these costs. We always suggest athletes of sufficient age catch the airport shuttle, which will pickup or drop the athlete within 300 meters of the lodge.

  5. International Racer reserves the right to refuse admittance or alter groups based on numbers

  6. All Canadian based camps must charge GST under Canadian Tax law. International Racer is legally bound to collect 5% GST of the camp fee as an exclusive cost.

  7. Group places are limited, preference will be given to athletes who want a full time program. Alternative dates will be considered on application, but cannot be guaranteed

  8. All athletes participate with the meal plan.  In 2015, This is a mandatory requirement of the accomodation provider as they need to allocate resources to cover meal provision, sufficient and predictable numbers are required to cover the expense and logistics.

  9. Groups must have a minimum 6 athletes to run.

  10. Per clause 2, petrol costs for races held in BC are not included in standard camp costs, due to distance. These costs will be costed with participants directly.

  11. Free skiing at mountains other than Nakiska will be treated the same as an away race. This will be costed seperately with participants. eg Lake Louise

  12. Athletes will be responsible for their own lunches during away races. Other meals will be managed by IR as part of any additional away race costs. Additionally, participants are responsible for their own meals on nights where IR eats out for dinner.

  13. Full fees must be paid before the camp starts, the majority of our costs are 3rd party and wages. IR is not able to be a credit provider for athletes. IR cannot accept athletes who are not fully paid up. This will be strictly enforced.  Participants must provide details of a working credit card. IR researves the right to charge each credit card 10.00 on enrolment to ensure the credit card number is valid.

  14. When group number do not reach the minimum 6, existing participants will be offered a private or group number rate.

  15. Participants must be insured against the possibility of injury or illness preventing training. Fees paid will not be returned, due to the high percentage of 3rd party costs and guaranteed coach wages.

  16. Participants receive a lift pass with their IR program, This is a requirement of the Nakiska lift company. Participants are free to purchase regional passes that cover Nakiska as a seperate cost to themselves; however, IR is not able to reduce their camp fees  as we are obligated to purchase Nakiska passes as part of the program delivery.