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U10 Skiing

U10 Skiing [Ages 8 - 10]

*Based on the age of your child on December 31st
This signature SSWSC program, led by Olympic gold medalist Deb Armstrong, helps young alpine, mogul and freeride skiers develop a comprehensive set of skiing skills that better prepare them to further their skiing career in whichever discipline they desire. Taking advantage of Steamboat’s unique diversity of training environments, the teams will explore bumps, powder, trees, jumps, gates, steeps and terrain parks. Training venues include the SSWSC Stevens Family Alpine Venue, SSWSC mogul courses, terrain parks, Nordic jumps and the SSWSC air bag jump. While other programs start to narrow their focus into disciplines at this age, the SSWSC continues to develop a broad base of fundamental skiing skills that aligns with the athlete development models of U.S. Ski & Snowboard and the U.S Olympic Committee. Dryland training is offered prior to getting on-snow. These sessions are optional, as we support children competing in other sports during the fall. Dryland sessions are focused on physical literacy, improving fitness, camaraderie and fun. Skiers participate in the Steamboat Cup Series. U.S. Ski & Snowboard Rocky Mountain Division and USASA competitions (racing, moguls, or park & pipe) are optional. To maximize training volume, this group does not travel to all available competitions and will only send coaches to select events. 2- or 3-day per week training options are offered based on the athlete’s desired commitment.
• Minimum requirement: Comfortably ski blue runs
• Participants need alpine ski equipment including helmet
• Ski passes to Steamboat Ski Resort (add night skiing for 3-day program) and Howelsen Hill
• Steamboat Cup Series does not require any license, fees or formal entry
• U.S. Ski & Snowboard or USASA license is required for U.S. Ski & Snowboard (alpine and moguls) or USASA (freeskiing) competitions
• Regular attendance at training is important when not in conflict with a fall sport
Thursdays, 4:00-5:30pm at Howelsen Hill, starting October 12 for the 3-day program and November 2 for 2-day
Thursdays (4:00-6:00pm @ HH) and Saturdays (8:30am-2:30pm @ SB) starting November 25
3-day program adds Mondays 5:30-7:30pm @ SB starting December 18, plus bonus training on 12/31, 1/3, 1/15, 2/9, 2/24, 3/18 and 3/25
Last day of training: 2-Day – March 17; 3-Day – March 25
2-day program: $1,435 plus $300 refundable work deposit
3-day program: $2,300 plus $300 refundable work deposit

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