The SST Intro program follows the Long-Term Athlete Development model, “Gliding start and skier essentials” stage. Athletes in this group are working on their skiing skills during directed free skiing and gate training (in race training courses). Mileage - skiing as much as possible with the program and with family and friends - is very important at this stage. Learning and refining skiing skills and using those skills on the mountain and in the race course are the goals for these athletes.
The athletes in this program do not race. Having a “weekend off” on race weekends gives families (and children) time for alternative activities time once each month of the season.
SST programs are structured to encourage athletes to obtain all the basic skiing skills by age 12, allowing them to move towards skill refinement as they enter middle school. The goal is to provide the athletes the opportunity to develop the skills to be excellent all mountain skiers who can continue to enjoy the mountains for the rest of their active lives.
December: 6, 13, 20
Christmas Camp: 27 & 29
Dec 31 - Family Duals race day
January: 3, 10, 17, 31,
February: 7, 14, 21, 28
March: 7, 14