Intro to Alpine Ski Racing
Our ever popular Introduction to Alpine Ski Racing is an 8-week program for children ages 6-16 who wish to explore the competitive side of ski racing. It meets for 3 hours on Saturday mornings in January & February. This program focuses on developing racing skills, technical skills and improving overall ski techniques.
Young athletes must be at ease skiing all of our trails and be able to load, ride and unload the chairlift independently. Training takes place on Thunderbolt trail. During the 8-week program the student will be introduced to the fundamentals of ski racing and gate training. They will also be entered into the nationwide NASTAR system and will compete in two NASTAR races during the program.
This program focuses on racing instruction and is perfect for children who are interested in joining our alpine race team but cannot make the full commitment or are not sure if they are ready.
At the end of the program, the students will receive certificates of completion and the coaches will provide them with an assessment of readiness to transition to the Mount Southington Alpine Race Team. Parents will also be given the opportunity to meet with coaches and parents of the race team to ask questions and receive feedback on any concerns they may have.
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TRAINING DATES AND TIMES
February 6, 13, 20
9:00am – 12:00pm
There will be two timed NASTAR races for the athletes to test out what they have learned and see how a race works. Once the dates have been determined they will be posted here.
$750.00 ~ includes coaching by our certified coaching staff & a lift ticket valid until 5pm each Saturday the program takes place.
Note: Helmets are required but racing suits and racing skis are NOT required.
Ready to enroll? We make it easy....
Head over to our E-Store (click here). Under 'Programs' choose 'Intro to Alpine Ski Racing'. If you prefer, you may call guest services to enroll 860-628-0954 x0. As the winter approaches you'll receive an email with instructions for completing paperwork.
For additional information or to enroll over the phone call 860-628-0954 x216 or email [email protected]
NOTE~Returning Students Always Welcome!