Alpine Racing U14 & U14 Plus [Ages: 12 - 14]
*Based on the age of your child on December 31st
In this program, the coaches help develop a technical base of knowledge and further the desire of the skiers to learn more about the sport of ski racing. Training includes skiing bumps, powder, trees, jumps, gates and steeps, equipment preparation and video analysis. Athletes begin to spend more time in gates learning tactics and managing speed in the race course. Skiers participate in the Steamboat Cup Series and in U.S. Ski & Snowboard Rocky Mountain Division competitions. U14 Plus is for the athlete who is interested in a full dryland program and one additional day of training during the winter. U14 Plus athletes are dedicated and motivated individuals that have a passion for skiing and training and love to compete. Participation in the dryland program is expected, but those playing fall sports are excused when practices or games conflict with training.
Minimum skiing requirement: Comfortable on all mountain terrain
Equipment requirements: Skiers should have and consistently maintain GS and slalom skis, properly fitted junior ski boots, helmet, goggles with UV lenses, speed suit, slalom pole guards, and shin guards. SG skis* and goggles with clear/night lenses recommended. Helmets must have FIS approved sticker shown. An equipment ordering session will be scheduled in September.
Season pass information: Must have ski passes to Howelsen Hill and to Steamboat Ski Resort with the night skiing add-on
Competition information: Participation in local and out of town (divisional) races encouraged
Licensing requirements: U.S. Ski & Snowboard license required for divisional competitions, but not Steamboat Cup Series
The U14 age group is for skiers born in 2004 and 2005. 2003 year of birth skiers who want fewer days of training than the U16 program and do not wish to compete in divisional competitions may also join the alpine U14 program.
*SSWSC has an inventory of SG skis available to loan to athletes for the season based on availability, inquire with coaches. Athletes responsible for the maintenance of these skis during the season.
Dates:October 4 – March 25
4:00–6:00pm @ HH
T 6:00-8:00pm @ HH
Th 5:30-7:30pm @ SB
Sa 8:30am–3:00pm @ SB
Su 8:30am-11:30am @ SB
Program Fee: (+500 work deposit)
$3,460 if paid in full by 9/15
*Bonus training sessions may be offered during Christmas Break, Blues Break, and scheduled off days for the Steamboat School District.
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