Teams

Snow Summit Alpine Teams

U08-U10 Rippers

Birth Years 2012 to 2015

The Snow Summit Alpine Teams begin with the “Snow Summit Rippers.”  The rippers are 6-9 year olds (birth years 2015 through 2012) who are already skiers, but are working on the skill-building that will ultimately develop strong skiers.  The Rippers will focus on Skills Quest development, agility, fun, and working in flexible, small, skill-based groups. The groups will be constantly changing as skills are developed, new skills receive focus, and groups are adjusted.

Rippers must be able to load the ski lift by themselves.  They must be able to ski down from the top, make linked turns in both directions to control speed, and come to a complete stop at the bottom. Rippers need to be able to watch, listen, and follow directions while participating in group activities.  All athletes will have their skills assessed the first weekend of the program.  Any Rippers unable to pass the ski test will be given a full refund during the first two weeks of the program to enable them to work on readiness.

All Rippers receive a fully supervised program, including during lunch time. They train with other children their age, and have fun stepping up to the challenge of learning new skills.

The 3-day program for Rippers includes training on Friday from 2:00-4:00 and Saturday and Sunday from 9:00-1:30. That is 10 hours of training per week, plus two 30-minute lunches on the weekends.

The weekend program for Rippers is just Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00-1:30.  That is 8 hours of training per week (plus two 30-minute lunches).

Weather and snow conditions permitting, we expect the 3-day program to start December 4 and continue until March 27, or 17 weeks.  The weekend program will start December 4 and end March 27.*

 

U12 Shredders

Birth Years 2010-2011

The Snow Summit Shredders are ages 10 and 11.  Shredders have a continued focus on Skills Quest development, develop confidence in all terrain and conditions, and continue to develop the fundamentals of slalom and giant slalom turn shapes—all within a fun, challenging team environment.

The goal for Shredders shall be to keep their skis parallel, do carving turns, and have a regular proficient pole plant. They must be able to care for and keep track of all their equipment (including their uniform, gloves, etc.), before, during, and after training.

The 4-day program for Shredders includes training on Thursday-Friday from 2:00-4:00 and Saturday and Sunday from 9:00-1:30.  That is 12 hours of training per week, plus two 30-minute lunches on the weekends.

The weekend program for Shredders is just Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00-1:30.  That is 8 hours of training per week (plus two 30-minute lunches).

Weather and snow conditions permitting, we expect the full time season to start December 4 and continue until March 27, or 17 weeks.  The weekend program will start December 4 and end March 27.

*Rippers and Shredders will have some training in gates.  This age group does have travel opportunity to the Mono Cup and Championships toward the end of the season.  Participation in these events will be at the coaches’ discretion based upon the athlete’s readiness for the competition level of the event.  Travel for Rippers and Shredders is on an individual basis.

 

Lockers

Due to the age of Rippers and Shredders (6-11 years old), they will not have locker room privileges.  They do best with parental supervision.

Families of Rippers and Shredders are encouraged to rent season lockers in the Season Locker room outside the team locker room.  They are available from the Season Pass office.

Athletes who were race team members with lockers last season or those who passed the race team test on March 13 and would have had lockers this season will have a special one-season locker discount for their Season Locker.  Contact Head Coach Evan Williams to check on discount eligibility.

 

U14-U21 All Mountain Team

The All Mountain Team is for athletes who love to ski and want coaching and the team culture, but don’t necessarily want to further their racing career.   At their option, they will have several opportunities to participate in All Mountain Team competitions during the season to further the competition atmosphere.

All Mountain Team emphasizes technical skills, skill development, all-mountain skiing in a variety of terrain, safety awareness, and some friendly competition.  The team will ski at Snow Summit, Bear Mountain, and most likely make at least one travel trip to Mammoth Mountain or another location depending upon the winter.

The All Mountain Team is a weekend only program.  Training will be provided on Saturday and Sunday from 8:30-2:00, 10 hours a week (plus two 30 minute lunches).

Weather and snow conditions permitting, we expect the full time season to start December 4 and continue until April 29, or 21 weeks.

 

U14 Alpine Competitive Race Team

Birth Years 2008-2009

The U14 program for 12 to 13-year-olds provides a continued formal introduction to ski racing, providing more focused training for athletes who have several years of racing in their background.  Training includes racing techniques and tactics as the athletes match their turns to the race course.

U14s learn to participate in Team Travel activities.  They train in small groups for focused skill development.  They have locker room privileges and responsibilities.

U14s on the full time program train 5 days a week.  They train 2:00-4:00 on Tuesdays-Fridays and 8:30-2:00 on Saturdays and Sundays. That is 16 hours per week (plus two 30 minute lunches).

The weekend program is Saturdays and Sundays only from 8:30-2:00, which is 10 hours a week of training (plus two 30 minute lunches).

Weather and snow conditions permitting, we expect the full time season to start December 4 and continue until April 29, or 21 weeks.  The weekend program will start December 4 and end April 29.

 

U16 Alpine Competitive Race Team

Birth Years 2006-2007

The U16 program for 14 to 15-year-olds provides training in solid racing technique and the development of imagery to help performance.  Racers work on directed free skiing and drills and gate training.  They will become familiar with technical and tactical terms.

U16s will continue to participate in Team Travel activities.  They train in small groups for focused skill development and have locker room privileges and responsibilities.

U16s on the full time program train 5 days a week.  They train 2:00-4:00 on Tuesdays-Fridays and 8:30-2:00 on Saturdays and Sundays. That is 16 hours per week (plus two 30 minute lunches).

The weekend program is Saturdays and Sundays only from 8:30-2:00, which is 10 hours a week of training (plus two 30 minute lunches).

Weather and snow conditions permitting, we expect the full time season to start December 4 and continue until April 29, or 21 weeks.  The weekend program will start December 4 and end April 29.

 

U18-U21 Alpine Competitive Race Team

Birth Years 2001-2005

The race program for 16 to 20-year-olds provides continued race training.  Athletes born in 2005 or older are eligible to get FIS memberships and compete in FIS races.  The coaches will assist the athletes to decide which races they are qualified to enter.  They will make sure that the athletes have representation at the races that they decide to attend.

The full time program will include a strength training program plus race tactics and race support.

Racers on the full time program train 5 days a week.  They train 2:00-4:00 on Tuesdays-Fridays and 8:30-2:00 on Saturdays and Sundays. That is 16 hours per week (plus two 30 minute lunches).

The weekend program is Saturdays and Sundays only from 8:30-2:00, which is 10 hours a week of training (plus two 30 minute lunches).

Weather and snow conditions permitting, we expect the full time season to start December 4 and continue until April 29, or 21 weeks.  The weekend program will start December 4 and end April 29.

 

Holiday Camps for all Programs

Holiday camp participation is included for all 3-5 day (full time) members.  The weekend program members will have a fee to attend the Holiday Camps.

 

U14-U21 Alpine Competition Hours of Training

All listed hours of training are considered the minimum number of hours that will be offered.  There may, indeed, be additional hours offered to full time members.  These will include some “early morning” sessions for speed training.

 

Athletes on all Snow Summit Alpine Programs Need

All athletes will purchase their uniforms.  Athletes need to have proper-fitting FIS approved ski helmets. All athletes need ski boots, skis, poles, and goggles.  Additional equipment that may be needed are shin guards and slalom face guards, depending upon the level of the racer.  The athlete’s coach is the best resource for information on equipment that is needed.

All athletes need US Ski and Snowboard memberships with Far West division.  Those not racing in Far West races just need alpine general memberships, but once they are ready to compete in US Ski and Snowboard/Far West races, they will need alpine competition licenses.  Remember that our team is Snow Summit Race Team/BBSEF.