Ages 8–9/10–11


Comprised of 8-9 year-old athletes for U10 and 10-11 year old athletes for U12. This program is designed to teach fundamental skiing skills and ski racing technique to young athletes. Emphasis is placed on free skiing in all snow and terrain at Snowbasin while practicing balance, edging, body position and other essential technical elements. Racing emphasis will be predominantly on modern giant slalom and slalom technique. The emphasis, as always, will be on having fun! For training purposes athletes will usually be arranged in groups of approximately 5-7 athletes per coach to facilitate a productive learning environment. Groups are dynamic but are generally based on skill, speed, and social needs.

Skill Development Focus

All-Mountain Safety: developing a consistent balanced athletic position on skis, proper weight distribution on skis, a consistent stance while maintaining balanced athletic position on skis. Athletes also learn timing, balance, upper body discipline and upper-lower body separation, upper body stability through the use of a single pole plant; and tactical elements of a giant slalom & slalom courses.


U10 and U12 athletes will compete in the IMD South Series age class. Athletes will travel with Parents to the races.

Tentative Training Schedule

  • Pre-Season Dryland-TBD (Sundays – if Ice Skating, may include additional fees)

  • On Snow-Late November Thru IMD Champs Late March (depending on conditions)

  • Saturday and Sunday at Snowbasin

  • Wednesday and Friday afternoon at Snowbasin (2pm-4pm) or Nordic Valley (TBD)

  • Christmas Camp – dates TBD over the school break

US Ski & Snowboard Licensing Required:

  • US Skiing Competitor U12 and below with IMD dues $110.00

  • Register on the US Ski & Snowboard website www.ussa.org/membership

Summer and Fall Camps
We will be offering early season pre-season training for U10s/U12s, details/cost TBD.

Race Travel Expenses
South Series Entry fees are included in South Series race (not including championships).  Athletes will be responsible for lift tickets at all events and championship or finals event entry and coaching fees.

Ski Passes
Athletes need a Snowbasin and Nordic Valley season pass. Pass prices are not included in program fees and must be purchased directly through both resorts.

SST athletes are offered early season prices on season passes. A NASTAR pass add on is also required.

Work Deposit
There is a work deposit commitment with this program.


  • Recommended: 2 pairs of race skis (GS/SL)

  • 1 pair of skis for freeskiing.

Team Meeting
Mandatory Parent – Athlete Orientation Night: Early November @ TBD

Each Team will meet as a group (Coaches, Parents, & athletes) prior to the ski season to discuss the training schedule, equipment, the race calendar and more.