The primary goals of the SSWSC Alpine Competitive Programs are to cultivate a life-long passion for the sport of skiing; to develop the technical and tactical skill to achieve the goals of the individual skier while building life skills such as focus, organization, timeliness, self-control, and respect of rules and others.
Alpine Competitive Programs will emphasize skill development through free skiing, drills and gates in a variety of winter environments. Once technical skills are refined, training begins to focus more on the tactical part of ski racing in gates. This exposure and mileage in and out of gates becomes the foundation for all future development and success as an alpine ski racer. The younger age groups focus on fun and the development of basic fundamental athletic skills, strength, technique and stamina. In the U14 and older programs athletes begin to optimize specific sport skills and fitness geared toward competing in their sport.
Tyler Shepherd, Alpine Director