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U8 & U8 Plus Skiing *Changed for 2020

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+ Skiing (ages 6-7) *Changed for 2020

Participants establish a solid foundation of alpine skiing skills on appropriate terrain and in varying conditions.  Each child is placed in a group of similar age and ability and stays with the same coach for the entire season. U8 and U8+ groups train at both Howelsen Hill and Steamboat Resort. The U8 program offers training on Saturdays, and the U8+ adds Thursday night training and an earlier Saturday start time. U8+ is for 1st and 2nd graders, must be 6 years old by Dec 31, 2020.

    ·    Minimum requirement: Some skiing experience that allows for skiing on green and easy blue runs
    ·    Participants need alpine ski equipment including helmet
    ·    Skiers must have ski passes to Steamboat Ski Resort and Howelsen Hill
    ·    Register by October 15 to ensure a place in this program


U8: Saturdays only, 9:00am-noon, December 5 – March 6

U8+: Thursdays (4:15-5:45pm) and Saturdays (8:45am-12:00pm), December 3 - March 6


Thursdays Howelsen Hill, Saturdays at Steamboat Ski Resort or Howelsen Hill, varies by week


U8 (Sat only): $695 plus $100 refundable work deposit

U8+: $975 plus $175 refundable work deposit

For more information on work deposits and charitable contributions click here.

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