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Snowboard Intro to Comp (SIC), ages 8-11

This program is intended for riders who are looking to progress their snowboard skills while being introduced to the world of competition. This is a great program for the young rider who already has a solid foundation of skills on their snowboard and is driven to compete against riders their age across the Rocky Mountain region. In order to foster the rider’s long term athletic development and provide experience and learning opportunities, athletes will participate in one regional event for each discipline; 1 Giant Slalom, 1 Slalom, 1 Boardercross, 1 Halfpipe, 1 Slopestyle, and 1 Rail Jam through USASA Rocky Mountain Series. 4 of these 6 events will be held and hosted here in Steamboat.

The weekly training schedule and introduction to one event per discipline is based off of US Ski and Snowboard’s Training System Matrix and the Phase 2 recommendations of being in an Adventure Stage of training and Competing for Fun. We will emphasize team camaraderie and team culture while setting individual goals and focusing on individual progression.

If your athlete is not participating in other fall sports, check out our Fall Fun Fit (ages 8-10), additional Junior Snowboard Fall Dryland (11-13), and Fall Skateboard Camp for additional preseason training.

  • Minimum riding requirement: Ability to ride aggressively on black terrain and desire to improve
  • Equipment requirements: Participants need snowboard equipment, and a helmet. An all terrain board is recommended.
  • Participants must purchase season passes at Steamboat Ski Resort (Ikon pass recommended) and Howelsen Hill.
  • Competition information: Riders will participate in the USASA Regional Series.
  • Licensing requirements: A USASA license is required for all USASA Rocky Mountain Series competition.

2022-23 PROGRAM DATES, TIMES & LOCATIONS: October 18-March 28
Dryland schedule: October 19-November 10
Wednesdays & Thursdays 4:00-5:30pm at Howelsen Hill
On-snow schedule:November 29-March 28
Tuesdays & Thursdays 4:00-6:00pm at Howelsen Hill
Saturdays 9:00am-2:00pm at Steamboat Resort
Training schedules on Holiday weeks will differ in order to better align with abbreviated school schedules and will be communicated prior to those weeks. Please see our Intro to Comp calendar for reference.
***All times and locations are subject to change and will be accompanied by sufficient communication ahead of time.
Halfpipe clinics will be offered on Sundays from 12:00-2:00pm, once the Bashor halfpipe is built and open to the public. No additional cost for team members.

2022-23 PROGRAM FEE: $2,650, plus a $300 refundable work deposit

Visit the Scholarship page for information on program fee scholarships and the one-step EZ Scholarship that can be completed at registration.

For more information about the SSWSC work deposit program, please click here.

Questions about this program?
Email Maddy Schaffrick, Snowboard Program Director

Maddy Schaffrick