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Junior Ability Snowboard

All SSWSC programs are subject to change due to Covid-19. Program start and end dates, times, schedules, and structure may be adjusted. If necessary, programs may be interrupted or cancelled. We will communicate any changes to all families who have registered.

Junior Ability Snowboarding (ages 14 and younger)

This program is intended for riders who are looking for advanced snowboard training in a fun, recreational environment.  Participants will learn advanced freeride skills as well as riding techniques for giant slalom, slalom, halfpipe, slopestyle and snowboardcross. Junior riders are encouraged to participate in Steamboat Cup Series and/or limited USASA regional series. Competition is not required. Riders competing outside of the Steamboat Cup will need permission from their coaches. 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.

  • 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.
  • Season pass information: Passes to Steamboat Ski Resort and Howelsen Hill
  • This program is for riders through 8th grade


Wednesdays and Thursdays starting October 21, 4:00-6:00pm at Howelsen Hill until ski areas open

ON-SNOW TRAINING: November 30-March 20

Monday and Thursday 4:00-6:00pm at Howelsen Hill

Saturdays 11am-3pm at Steamboat Ski Resort

Sundays 12-2 Bashor

Last day of training March 11


$2,250 plus $450 work deposit

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