Specialized race training in; alpine, skier-cross, moguls, snowboarding and snowboard-cross



There has never been a better time to travel to Canada to ski in January!

Silver Star Mountain Resort has revamped the ski improvement program formerly known as Interschools Canada. Now known as Family Snowsports Academy Canada this new program has expanded to include a 4 week option to prepare you for the 2015 Australian Interschools season.

There has never been a better time to travel to Canada to ski in January!

We invite your family to join us at Silver Star in the winter of 2014- 2015 and give your child or school snow sports team the opportunity to enjoy a fantastic overseas family or school snow holiday and the added advantage an overseas Interschools specific training program.

What is the Family Snowsports Academy Canada?

FSAC's on-snow training program at Silver Star Mountain Resort, BC Canada, is a training program specifically designed to meet the needs of children competing in Interschool Snowsports competitions throughout Australia.

The goal of Interschools Canada FSAC is to provide memorable family snow holidays with quality coaching for both kids and parents. The program was originally designed by the School SnowSports Development Foundation (SSDF), the organisers of Interschool events around Australia, and has since been modified to include a Parent's Academy and broader interactive social element off the snow.

 Date for 2015 - All  dates are Monday to Friday

  • Session One     : December 29th to January 2nd
  • Session Two     : January 5th to January 9th
  • Session Three  : January 12th to January 16th
  • Session Four    : January 19th to January 23rd

Something for Parents Too!!!

Each year the FSAC Program offers a Parent's Academy complete with expert on-snow instruction, video review, equipment analysis and more. Evening social functions bring both parents and kids back together with other families from Australia and New Zealand creating strong memories and friends for life.

What is different to other Programs?

  • Coaching: All coaches are handpicked and possess the qualifications, skills and knowledge of the Australian Interschool Snowsports systems that’s required in order to maximise improvement and ensure a fun experience.

  • Facilities: FSAC has custom built training courses and facilities at Silver Star. These courses are built to replicate as close as possible Australian Interschools courses (but with more snow)!

Each program offers coaching in technique improvement as well as specialized race training in alpine, skier-cross, moguls, snowboard and snowboard-cross. Participants also have the opportunity to develop their freeride skills in the Rockstar park.

Each program runs for in blocks of 5 day sessions Monday to Friday, choose as many weeks of the program as you wish.Participants can book to do 1, 2, 3 or 4 of the weekly 5 day sessions.

Ski Improvement Programs are also offered to parents of children involved with FSAC and are extremely popular with both Mums and Dads. Each of the fun filled and exciting programs ends with races for both participants and parents.

2015 Dates

  • Session 1: Monday 29th of December - Friday 2nd of January
  • Session 2: Monday 5th of January - Friday 9th January
  • Session 3: Monday 12th of January - Friday 16th January
  • Session 4: Monday 19th of January - Friday 23th January

Sample Training Schedule


  • 8:45am: Meet outside the Snowsports School in the Silver Star Village
  • 9:00am: Groups depart the meeting area and completes warm up
  • On Snow: Discipline Specific Training
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm: Lunch with families or School group
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm: Afternoon on-snow session
  • 3.00pm - 3.30pm: Stretching and session review (video and/or verbal review)

Tuesday to Thursday

  • 8:55am: Meet at the Snowsports School.
  • 9:00am: Groups depart the meeting area and completes warm up.
  • On Snow - Ski Improvement/Discipline Specific Training - Alpine Racing GS.
  • 12:00pm: Lunch (Families on their own each day for lunch).
  • 1:00pm: Afternoon session start.
  • On Snow - Continuation of Ski Improvement / Discipline Specific Training - Alpine Racing GS.
  • 3.00pm - 3.30pm: Stretching and session review (video and/or verbal review).


  • 8:55am: Meet outside the Snowsports School in the Silver Star Village.
  • 9:00am: Groups depart the meeting area and completes warm up.
  • On Snow - The Morning session is the weekly GS Ski and Snowboard race. This also includes the Parents race.
  • 12:00pm: Lunch (Families and schools on their own each day for lunch).
  • 1:00pm: Afternoon on snow session reviewing the tuition of the week.
  • 3:00pm: Finish and presentations in the Village centre.

Program Pricing

  Early Bird Rate* Full Rate **
1 Week: $   849 $   949
2 Weeks: $1,609 $1,799
3 Weeks: $2,329 $2,609
4 Weeks: $2,999 $3,279

*   Early Bird Rate available for all bookings paid in full before 30th September 2014
** Full Rate applies for all bookings paid in full from the 1st October 2014.
All prices are listed in $CDN and do not include taxes (5% GST).


Above and Beyond the "Program"...

Exclusive Resort Welcome Reception

To start your holiday off, you are invited to attend an exclusive FSAC Welcome Reception. Complete with canapes and refreshments, this reception is a great opportunity to learn more about what’s on offer at your resort, learn more about the programs, as well as to meet the coaches and fellow participants.

Resort Hosts

From the time you arrive at until the time you leave, an FSAC Host will be on hand to answer any questions and to take care of all the little things that really make an unforgettable holiday.

Exclusive Resort Discounts and VIP Card

As participants of the FSAC program you will receive an exclusive VIP Card offering a variety of resort discounts including equipment and clothing, food and beverage. (a must have item)

FSAC Office

Located in Silver Star, the FSAC office will be open daily to offer assistance and a range of services to maximize your holiday experience while in Canada. Some of the services offered include assistance with in resort and off mountain bookings, baggage services for lost luggage equipment rentals. Assistance in organizing parent, private or group instruction, organizing rental cars and off mountain or inter mountain transfers. FSAC staff are there for you to make your holiday in Silver Star hassle free.

Specifically Designed On-Snow Training

These programs have been designed to specifically meet the needs of Australian Interschool athletes. With qualified and experienced coaches who understand Interschools requirements combined with training facilities that replicate Australian Interschool courses, you’ll be sure to have the edge at the Australian Interschool events.

Resort Tours

Get the locals tour of the resort when you first arrive with a dedicated FSAC resort snow host. You'll be escorted by the hosts as you explore the best runs and discover the hidden powder stashes with your dedicated guide.

Silver Star Information Package

Just what you need after a long flight - packed with all the information you need to help get your holiday off to a great start.

Wednesday Après Drinks

Complimentary Wine and Nibbles Wednesdays: Join other FSAC parents for some Après drinks and nibbles.

Wednesday Kids Skating

While the parents are enjoying the Wine and Nibbles the kids are invited to join the FREE ice skating session over on the natural outdoor pond. The group will be escorted over from the village and returned back to the village after the session



FSAC Parent Ski Academy 2015

Silver Star SnowSport School would like to offer all parents of FSAC 2015 athletes a special program to sharpen their own skills while staying here at Silver Star Ski Resort.

FSAC Parents Academy Dates

Session One:             December 29, 2014 - January 1, 2015
Session Two:             January 5 - 8, 2015
Session Three:          January 12 - 15, 2015
Session Four:            Januray 19 - 22, 2015

Program Pricing

4x 1/2 Day Program:                 $319.00 CDN + 5% GST

The Parents Ski Improvement Academy guarantees small groups (Maximum 6 people per group, minimum of 3 people per group are needed for the program to run) and includes:

  • All on snow instruction
  • Video Review
  • Equipment Analysis
  • Ski Tuning Seminar
  • Boot fitting Seminar

Academy Program Times

Program Times are 9:15am - 12:00 noon

Please note:           

Academy prices do not include accommodation, lift tickets or airport transfers.
All prices are in Canadian Dollars

Please contact the Silver Star SnowSport School for further enquiries or to book.
Phone: +1 250-558-6065 or Email:


For more information, please fill out the following e-form:

FSAC Exression of Interest Form!

Or contact:

Steve Nelson
Business Development Manager
Australia and New Zealand

Direct Line: (61) 3 9012 5417 | Mobile: 0419 355 130

or email: