Comprised of 10-11 year old athletes, the U 12 program is organized to teach fundamental skiing skills and ski racing technique to young athletes. Emphasis is placed on free skiing in all variety of snow and terrain at Snow King and the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort while practicing balance, edging, body position and other essential technical elements, all while learning mountain safety and always having fun! Racing fundamental emphasis will be predominantly on modern giant slalom and slalom technique with an introduction to Super G. Athletes will work with a team of coaches dedicated to the U 12 group. For training purposes 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. Participants must be able to put on their own ski equipment, load and ride the lift alone, and ski at an advanced, intermediate level. This program includes a dryland training program (conditioning) in the fall.
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