Golden Kicking Horse Alpine Team gets ready for next season

The Golden Kicking Horse Alpine Team is getting ready for a new year.

Though summer may be just around the corner the members of the Golden Kicking Horse Alpine Team (GKHAT) are busy preparing for next season.

President of GKHAT Mark Baxendale said the group is working hard to get registrations for next season.

People who would like to register can do so online at gkhat.ca with a super early bird deal to give the same rates as last year to those who register by August 30.

The reason for the early registration is so the team can hire its coaches for the new season.

“We hire coaches and we need to hire coaches to have in place for when the snow flies in December,” Baxendale said.

He went on to stress the group wants to get things in place and ready to go so they can take full usage of the hills this year.

As for what the club offers young skiers Baxendale sees many benefits.

“It gives discipline and technical skills on how to negotiate race gates,” he said. “The ability to have tackle a slalom course gives the ability to take on almost anything else.”

Baxendale went on to explain that if children can do this from a young age then they will be able to move forward with their abilities at a higher level as time goes on.

“It is a great fun time. We look to the fundamentals of the course and we look for a balance between the fun side of it and the experience of skiing. It sets the kids up for enjoying the sport for the rest of their life,” he said.