U10 Skiing [Ages 8 - 10]
*Based on the age of your child on December 31st
This signature SSWSC program helps young alpine, mogul and freeride skiers develop a comprehensive set of skiing skills that better prepare them to further their skiing career in whichever discipline they desire. Taking advantage of Steamboat’s unique diversity of training environments, the teams will explore bumps, powder, trees, jumps, gates, steeps and terrain parks. Training venues include the SSWSC Stevens Family Alpine Venue, SSWSC mogul courses, terrain parks, Nordic jumps and the SSWSC air bag jump. While other programs start to narrow their focus into disciplines at this age, the SSWSC continues to develop a broad base of fundamental skiing skills that aligns with the athlete development models of U.S. Ski & Snowboard and the U.S. Olympic Committee. 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. Skiers participate in the Steamboat Cup Series. U.S. Ski & Snowboard Rocky Mountain Division and USASA competitions (racing, moguls, or park & pipe) are optional. To maximize training volume, this group does not travel to all available competitions and will only send coaches to select events. 2- or 3-day per week training options are offered based on the athlete’s desired commitment.
- Minimum requirement: Comfortably ski blue runs
- Participants need alpine ski equipment including helmet and ski passes to Steamboat Ski Resort (add night skiing for 3-day program) and Howelsen Hill
- Steamboat Cup Series entries are included and do not require any additional memberships
- U.S. Ski & Snowboard or USASA membership is required for U.S. Ski & Snowboard (alpine and moguls) or USASA (freeskiing) competitions
2018 DATES AND TIMES: (2019 will be updated)
Tuesdays, 4:00-5:30pm at Howelsen Hill, starting October 9 for the 3-day program and October 30 for 2-day
Tuesdays (4:00-6:00pm @ HH) and Saturdays (8:30am-2:30pm @ SB) starting November 24
3-day program adds Mondays 5:30-7:30pm @ SB starting December 17, plus bonus training days during SSSD breaks and certain days off school
Last day of training: 2-Day – March 16; 3-Day – March 23
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