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U8 Howelsen Howlers, ages 6-7

U8 Howelsen Howlers, ages 6-7

New to the U8 lineup last season, U8 Howelsen Howlers is a two-evening weekday-only program for athletes interested in exploring the fundamentals of alpine, cross-country, and ski jumping with an emphasis on fun. Athletes will train one evening of alpine skiing and one evening of cross country skiing and alpine jumping. Cross country skiing has the unique ability to develop balance, weight transfer, ankle flexion, and so much more that help create a solid foundation of skills. Athletes will play and explore on cross country classic fish scale gear one day a week and rip around on alpine gear the rest of the time. XC days will include nordic jumping on their XC and alpine skis, fun games, obstacle courses, maybe even a chairlift ride. Alpine days will focus on fundamental skills, gliding on Mile Run, riding the poma lift, skiing skill courses, bumping and jumping in the mini mogul course. Register by September 15 to ensure a place in this program

  • Skill requirement: Some alpine skiing experience that allows for skiing on green and easy blue runs. Must be able to link turns and stop on alpine gear. Equipment: Cross country equipment: Fish scale waxless classic cross country skis, classic ski boots, classic ski poles
  • Equipment: Alpine skis & boots, helmet (no poles to start the season)
  • Passes: Participants must have an All Access ski pass to Howelsen Hill.
  • Age: 6-7. U8 Skiers must be 6 years old by December 31, 2024. (AGE GROUP GUIDELINES)

December 10 - March 6
Alpine: Thursday, 4:15-5:45 p.m. at Howelsen Hill
Cross Country: Tuesday, 4:15-5:45 p.m. at Howelsen Hill

*No Training December 23 - January 3, February 17 or 18

2024-2025 Program Fee

2024-2025 Program Fee: $780 plus $150 refundable work deposit

  • Payment Plan: SSWSC offers multiple payment options for summer, winter, and year-round program fees. Credit cards, eCheck (ACH bank transfer), cash, and checks are all accepted. We also offer a payment plan option. Find more information HERE.

  • Work Deposit Program: SSWSC requires a work deposit for each family. During the registration process, the program fee listed includes the work deposit. Families can earn back the work deposit by volunteering for SSWSC or opt out of volunteering and donate the work deposit to SSWSC. Find more information on the Work Deposit Program HERE.

  • Ride the SSWSC Bus: SSWSC offers after-school bus transportation from Steamboat Springs public schools to Howelsen Hill for SSWSC elementary and middle school athletes, 1st through 8th grades, on their scheduled training days. Sign up during the registration process. CLICK HERE for more information.

  • Scholarships: SSWSC offers scholarships for program fees through a one-step EZ Scholarship process during registration and enrollment. For more information on additional program fee scholarships and other scholarship opportunities, check out the scholarship pages on our website.

Questions about these programs?
Email Ali Givnish, Winter Youth Programs Director

Ali Givnish