U16 SKI TEAM (A – TEAM)

Ages 14–15

Cost
Full time, 6 days a week $6235 + 400 Work Deposit

Weekend $5000 + $300 Work Deposit

A $500 deposit is required to register

Pricing will increase by $100 after August 31st and again after September 31st.  A $500 deposit before August 31st  will secure the current pricing.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

U16 PROGRAMMING

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).

New 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, giant slalom and slalom, while reinforcing all-mountain skiing, hill safety.

Races
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.

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.

US Ski & Snowboard License Required

Ski Passes
Athletes need a Snowbasin, Nordic Valley, and UOP 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. You can choose to either donate your work deposit funds to our scholarship program or receive the total back after working off your obligated hours.

Equipment

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

  • 1 pair of freeskiing skis

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

Training schedule, equipment, the race calendar, the team Handbook and more will be discussed.

Recommended Summer Skiing
10-20 days

 

Pre-Season Dryland

  • September – November

  • Parisi – Strength, Speed and Agility Training (additional fees apply)

  • 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 Academy option

  • Christmas Camp – December 22-30, 2021

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

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

  • UOP 2 hour sessions TBA

WE WANT YOU!

The Snowbasin Sport Education Foundation  is committed to a culture of family participation, team building, social gatherings while supporting our youth through winter sport development.

There will be many opportunities for parents to be involved with events and competitions (especially to work off your work deposit obligation).  We need help with races, freeride competitions, club fundraisers and individual team  activities such as coordination of team tents at races etc.

On the Calendar, our Ski & Snowboard Swap will be held October 28-30 and will be the first big event for the team! Sign ups to help are coming soon!

Following the Swap, the “Winter Welcome” will make it’s way back on the calendar after a year of COVID, and if you want to have a ton of fun, this event is for you!

We look forward to meeting all of you and hope you will join our Club!