Ages 14–15


The U16 team consists of motivated 14- and 15-year-old athletes who compete in local and regional USSA events. The U16 is tailored to offer the most dedicated coaching and attention to our skiers through regular conditioning, on-snow training, technical discussion, and video analysis. Participation in autumn dryland conditioning is expected for U16 athletes. At the U16 level, the emphasis is on the technical and tactical aspects of racing. Groups split their time between all-mountain skiing, technical drills, gate training, speed event skiing (Super-G, downhill).

Participants wishing to enter the Club at the U16 level must first speak with the Alpine Program Director, as significant skiing experience is expected for this group.

Skill Development Focus
Increased focus on competition and racing while continuing to develop a lifelong passion for skiing. Main focus is on developing tactical proficiency in Super G, downhill, giant slalom and slalom, while reinforcing all-mountain skiing, hill safety.

U16 athletes will compete in 15-25 races (race days) per winter.

Within the Intermountain Division, the U16 group will compete in Intermountain U16 Qualifier races.

SST will travel with U16 athletes to appropriate races, which includes a Regional Championship in March. U16 athletes are expected to travel to races as a team.

The U16 race schedule can be tailored to fit individual athletes.There are other race options including U14 Qualifier and Open Races depending on the needs of the athlete and their USSA race point profile.

Pre-Season Dryland

  • September – November

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

  • Plus, optional Strength Training (some weekend team outings tba)

On Snow

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

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

  • Christmas Camp – dates TBD over the school break

  • Saturdays, 9:00am-3:00pm @ Snowbasin

  • Sundays, 9:00am-3:00pm @ Snowbasin

US Ski & Snowboard License Required

  • US Ski & Snowboard U16 Competitor License that includes IMD dues $235

  • Renew or register at www.ussa.org/membership

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. At Snowbasin, athletes get early season prices.

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


  • Recommended 2-3 pairs of race skis (SG/GS/SL)

  • 1 pair of freeskiing skis

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.

Recommended Summer Skiing
10-20 days