Now is the time to enroll in Ski & Snowboard Club Vail’s part-time programs. We have availability for athletes of all ages — skiing, snowboarding and Nordic. Get world-class coaching at affordable pricing in a safe, competitive and fun environment.
Mini Shred: This program is designed to provide young snowboarders with an introduction to park & pipe, boarder cross and all-mountain riding. Coaches will focus on a variety of skills. First is the fundamentals through some drills and carving skills in the mornings. Then we will head out to tackle the whole mountain or cruise through the park. Depending on the group dynamics, we will be able to provide opportunities to train at Beaver Creek, Breckenridge or Copper (separate ski pass).
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Future Stars: The Future Stars program progressively develops the ski and snowboard skills of children ages 6-9 years old in a safe, fun and challenging environment on Vail Mountain. On-snow technical training and participation in the Steadman Clinic Future Stars Vail Cup events are the basis of this program.
The goal at this age is to open the possibilities by exposing the athletes to the three different disciplines — Alpine, Freeski and Freestyle — that SSCV offers. A strong fundamental skill base will allow children to develop to their personal potential and specialize in their future area of interests.
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Get in the Gates: Last season, SSCV continued its popular Get in the Gates program presented by Alpine Bank. Formed in 2014, the program offers amateur ski racers of all ages an opportunity to “get in the gates” under the watchful eye of former U.S. Ski Team Head Coach Erik Steinberg for two hours, four days per week. The program provides an opportunity for aspiring racers ages 8 through adults and masters of all abilities to hone their skills in slalom and giant slalom. Enrollment numbers bounced up from 22 in the inaugural season to 43 participants in the winter of 2015-16.
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Rookie Team: This program is designed to provide young freeski athletes with an introduction to the park & pipe and/or all mountain freeskiing. Coaches will focus on a variety of skiing skills. First is the fundamentals of skiing through some drills and carving skills in the mornings. Then we will head out to tackle the whole mountain for skiing or delve into the park & pipe environment, depending on the group dynamics. We will include stops at natural and man made terrain features.
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Bumps and Jumps: This entry-level freestyle program offers weekend sessions designed to provide younger athletes with an introduction to mogul skiing and competition. Athletes meet in the morning to group up with their coach and take training runs through the afternoon with skiing all over the mountain, on the Black Forest course and laps through terrain park. Athletes will have the opportunity to compete in Vail Cup events, a series of free events for local kids who want to try out competition in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.
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Nordic Future Stars: This program is designed to promote Nordic skiing enthusiasm through basic skills, games, and play on skis. Athletes will learn both skate and classic techniques. The goal of the program is to create an environment where kids can thrive on skis. Life long skills for a life long sport. Fun, fun, fun!!! The one-day and two-day per week programs are identical except for the extra day.
Programming will start in December and finish the second week in March.
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