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U10 Ski Meisters, ages 8-10

U10 Ski Meister combines two days of skiing with two days of nordic combined (ski jumping and cross country skiing). Skiers spend two days on Alpine equipment focusing on enhancing their fundamentals, and two days with the U10 Nordic Combined program and its coaches, allowing kids to sample these unique and complementary sports. The program provides a great foundation for skiers to pursue any discipline in the future. It is also a great program for kids who just like to do it all. Participants will use alpine skis for jumping, but might transfer to nordic jumping skis/boots once ready. Participation in the Hitchens Brothers’ Wednesday Night Jump Series and Steamboat Cups is encouraged. Athletes interested in jumping on some or all Saturdays in place of alpine skiing may do so with advance communication with the coaches.

Equipment Rental:

  • Alpine skis - SSWSC partners with a few ski shops to ensure proper equipment and fit. There will be a U10 Alpine fit night at the end of September or early October. Please make sure you clear your equipment with the head coach (Cedar Beauregard cbeauregard@sswsc.org) before purchasing or renting gear.
  • Cross country skis - Athletes should rent a set of cross country skate skis. Please get your seasonal cross country rentals by September! The Steamboat Touring Center and Ski Haus will run out.
  • Jump skis - Nordic jumping equipment is available to rent from the club for a nominal fee based on availability when athletes are ready, but some may use alpine skis all season.
  • Minimum requirement: Comfortably ski blue runs
  • Ski passes to Steamboat Ski Resort and Howelsen Hill All Access Pass
  • Steamboat Cup Series/Hitchen’s Brothers Series do not require any additional memberships. Sign-up might be required.
  • U.S. Ski & Snowboard or USASA membership is required for U.S. Ski & Snowboard (alpine and moguls) or USASA (freeskiing) competitions
  • Register by October 1 to ensure a place in this program

 

2022/23 DATES, TIMES AND LOCATIONS:

 

Dryland Training: October Fun Fit optional add-on

 

On-Snow Training: December 3 - March 18

Tuesday: Alpine 4:15-6:00pm at Howelsen Hill

Thursday: XC 4:15-5:45pm at Howelsen Hill

Friday: Jump 4:00-6:00pm at Howelsen Hill

Saturday: Alpine 8:30am-2:30pm at Steamboat Resort or HH (exact times may change due to drop-off/pick-up locations)

 

2022/23 PROGRAM FEE: TBD


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