All-Mountain Ski Program

The All-Mountain Program is for kids ages 10-13 (born in years 2005 - 2008) that have solid skiing experience and are ready to improve their skills on the entire mountain.

All-Mountain meets every Saturday and Sunday. We encourage you to register for the full program (2 days per week) as the coaching staff believes this is the best way to ensure meaningful development of your child. However, we do offer a 1-day per weekend option for kids that may be involved in other activities.

Training emphasizes fun and focuses on all-mountain free skiing, age appropriate drills, mogul skiing, tree skiing and introduction to ski racing.  Our goal is to develop their skills to ski the whole mountain well, master all snow conditions, and continue to build a foundation for a lifetime of dynamic skiing.   

All-Mountain participants are eligible to compete in the Masters of the Mountain events. These events emphasize fun by including many different types of skiing: racing, freeskiing and moguls.   We host one event at Suicide 6 and there is usually at least one more at a local area such as Whaleback.

All-Mountain Coaching Staff: Jason Merrill & others TBD.


Program Ages:

  • 10-13 years old (DOB: January 1, 2005 - December 31, 2008)

Program Cost:

  • $495 for Saturday & Sunday each weekend January 5 - March 9, 2019

  • $395 for Saturdays only

Suicide 6 Pass:

  • All-Mountain participants are expected to have a Suicide 6 season pass. Suicide Six offers an early bird season pass price of $349 to all children ages 14 and under and $499 for adults ages 15-64 until November 30, 2018. Season passes can be purchased at this link.

Dates & times:

  • Weekends January 5, 2017 – March 17, 2019.

  • We train 9AM-2PM with an hour break for lunch, usually 11 AM - Noon, though this can vary. Important: The kids are on their own and unsupervised for lunch.

  • You can expect at least 2 Masters of the Mountain events, both on weekends.

Pre-Season Dry land training:

  • All-Mountain participants are invited to attend in pre-season dry-land training on Sundays beginning with the ‘Dry-Land’ Kickoff Cookout on November 4. It’s a great way to meet other Ski Runners members.

Equipment:

  • Properly fitted ski helmet and goggles

  • Skis

  • Poles

USSA & VARA Licenses:

  • USSA & VARA membership is not required for participation in Alpine Development

Parent Work Obligation

  • 1 event during 2018/19 season: Supportive parents are a crucial element of any youth sport, and that is especially true of ski racing. We cannot host events without help from our membership. Meet your fellow Ski Runners members, enjoy a great catered lunch for the race workers. It’s fun!

  • All-Mountain participants compete in the Masters of the Mountain event on Sunday, March 10. It is a club requirement to work your child’s event. If you are unable to work this event, please consult the complete race schedule and make alternate arrangements with Jen Kirkman at office@skirunners.org