Alpine U16 [Ages: 14-15]
*Based on the age of your child on December 31st
This program is designed to help competitors develop their skiing skills to their fullest potential. All aspects of competitive skiing will be covered, including physical conditioning, technical and tactical development and equipment preparation education, etc. Participants will compete in U16 races and the scored SYNC series and may include out of division racing as qualified. This program requires a special class schedule with the school. Families should request a skier schedule. Check with your school counselor for details. On-snow training begins around October 20 with trips to Loveland or Copper Mountain. The U16 age group is for skiers born in 2003 and 2004.
Minimum skiing requirement: Athletes expected to participate in pre-season dryland training and/or a fall sport, and participate in RMD and regional races
Equipment requirements: Skiers should have and consistently maintain Super G, GS and slalom skis, properly fitted ski boots, helmet, goggles with UV lenses, speed suit, slalom pole guards, and shin guards. Helmets must have FIS approved sticker. Downhill skis recommended. An equipment ordering session is scheduled for September 6.
Season pass information: Must have ski passes to Howelsen Hill and to Steamboat Ski Resort – IKON Pass recommended
Competition information: Participation in SYNC Series, RMD qualification events, U16 Championships/ Council Cup and spring races. Athletes may travel with the team for these events.
Licensing requirements: U.S. Ski & Snowboard license required
2018 DATES AND TIMES: (2019 will be updated) :
August 27 – April 7
4:00–6:00pm @ HH
T-F 1:00-4:00pm @ SB or HH
SA 8:30am-3:00pm @ SB
SU 8:30am-3:00pm @ SB
Late April and May weekend training sessions will be offered based on snow conditions at Loveland, Winter Park or other nearby areas.
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