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Youth Development

U10 Ski & XC, ages 8-10, NEW!

This crossover program offers a unique opportunity available only in a place like Steamboat. Skiers alpine ski 2x/week and XC ski once. Athletes will ski on cross country (XC) skate equipment incorporating games, poma rides, jumps, balance work, skate technique and adventures with the goal of developing a broader range of balance, strength and movement skills that form the foundation of optimal athletic development. This requires athletes to have two sets of equipment: alpine gear and XC skate gear. Skiers will be with a consistent coach and group through the program as they use the different disciplines to become well-rounded, incredibly balanced skiers.

Minimum requirement: Comfortably ski blue runs on alpine equipment, no XC experience needed.

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 in early October. Please make sure you clear your equipment with the head coach 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 in September! The Steamboat Touring Center and Ski Haus will run out.

  • 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




Dryland Training: October Fun Fit optional add-on


On-Snow Training: December 3 - March 18

Monday: Alpine, 4:15-6:00pm at Howelsen Hill

Wednesday: XC, 4:15-6:00pm at Howelsen Hill

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