Ages 12–13


Weekend Only

This program emphasizes ski racing technique and tactics while continuing to develop basic skiing skills. Groups split their time between all-mountain skiing, drills, and gate training. Free skiing will continue to be critical for technical development. Athletes will develop the technical and tactical skills for Super G, Giant Slalom, and Slalom. This program includes weekly on-snow video sessions. Athletes will often be arranged in groups of 5-7 athletes per coach to facilitate a productive learning environment, groups are dynamic but are generally based on skill, speed, and social needs. U14 athletes are encouraged to participate in dryland training and in team summer and fall camps.

Skill Development Focus
Continued development of all around skiing skills and fundamentals, including big mountain skiing and mountain safety, but with an increasing emphasis on racing technique & tactics, drills and gate training. U14 athletes will incorporate the technical and tactical elements of Super G, Giant Slalom, and Slalom. They will race Divisionally in all 3 disciplines.

Dryland Training

  •  May through November

  •  Parisi – Strength, Speed and Agility Training (additional fees apply through Crossfit the Club in South Ogden)

Ski Season Training

  • Late November through March

  • Tuesday thru Friday at Snowbasin (1pm-4pm) or Nordic Valley (1pm-4pm conditions permitting)

  • Training is NOT required or expected 6 days a week, but is offered to provide

  • (Please inquire about SBST’s Snowcrest Jr. High School Academy option)

  • Christmas Camp – dates TBD over the school break

  • Saturdays, 8:45am at Snowbasin

  • Sundays, 8:45am at Snowbasin

Summer and Fall Camps
We will be offering summer and early season training for U14s, details/cost TBD.

US Ski & Snowboard License Required

  • US Ski & Snowboard U14 Competitor License which includes IMD dues $135.00

  • Purchase this membership at www.ussa.org/membership

U14 athletes are encouraged to compete in 10-20 race days per winter.

SST will travel with U14 athletes to the U14 Qualifiers, with in the Intermountain Division.

There is also the possibility of competing in the IMD South Series in addition, or instead of the U14 Qualifiers based on the coaches recommendations.

At this age athletes must still be accompanied by a parent/guardian in order to travel to races. The choice to travel to races is up to each individual , and is not a prerequisite for participation in the program.

Race Travel Expenses
There will be additional travel costs and coaching fees with competition. Head coach will meet with the athlete and parents in the fall to discuss season goals, race schedule and estimated costs for travel.

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 pricing on season passes at Snowbasin.

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


  • Recommended 2-3 pairs of race skis (SG/GS/SL), 1 pair of skis for free skiing.

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.