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U8 and U8+ Ski and Jump

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.

U8 and U8+ Ski and Jump (ages 6-7)


Steamboat has a rich history of successful ski jumpers who started as alpine skiers and of successful ski racers who were also ski jumpers. The skills are complementary, so mixing these programs makes a lot of sense for the aspiring competitor, or for the young skier who loves the feel of speed and loves to jump. Who doesn’t? For equipment and experience requirements see the descriptions for U8 Skiing above. Register by October 15 to ensure a place in this program.
DATES AND TIMES:

U8+ Ski & Jump: December 3 – March 6
Jumping Tuesday 4:15-5:45pm, Skiing Thursdays 4:15-5:45pm @ HH Sundays 8:45-11:45

U8 Ski & Jump: December 5 - March 6
Jumping Tuesdays 4:15-5:45pm @ HH, Skiing Sundays 9:00am-12:00pm @ SB

Choose U8 Skiing or U8+ Skiing program days above
*All U8 program may have a few Saturdays that we might train at Howelsen Hill throughout the winter during busy times at Steamboat.

LOCATION:
Howelsen Hill, Steamboat Ski Resort on some Sundays

PROGRAM FEE:

U8 Ski and Jump (Tues & Sun): $1060 plus $175 refundable work deposit

U8+ Ski and Jump (Tues, Thurs, Sun): $1,340 plus $175 refundable work deposit

Lodges: SSWSC will have a temperature cut-off of when we won’t have training due to the lack of indoor facilities to warm-up. As a club, we are not allowing use of lodges at Howelsen or Steamboat unless for emergency. We will know more about bathrooms, warming huts, tents, etc in the near future. Just know that if your child refuses to put on that extra layer, bring it and the coach will work on it. It is so important this year to make sure they are dressed appropriately. All kids will be expected to arrive to training, full ready to ski.

Drop-off/Pick-up: Within the times from above, we might shift 5-10 minutes to spread out congregating of groups. This year more than ever, you will need to be right on time!

Masks: All kids will be required to wear masks or face coverings. Knowing how kids love to chew on their neck gaiters, I recommend stocking up and putting a fresh one in their pocket!

Snacks: We will still stop for a mid-morning break, but it will be outside. Each kid should have a small hand sanitizer in their pocket