Age Class Prep | YOB 2012-2017
Age Class Prep will provide a confidence-building environment for your child in which they will be working on the appropriate skill development progression to best support their short and long term development. Age Class Prep is the program to strengthen fundamental skiing skills while giving children a feel for Alpine racing in the Youth Ski League competitions. The SSCV Alpine ski racing pipeline allows athletes to develop a strong technical foundation by means of directed freeski environments and diverse drill courses that both challenge and entertain. These building blocks equip every individual skier to realize their potential in the sport if they so choose. Click here for details on SSCV’s Alpine Program pipeline.
Coaches strive to build a passion for the sport by skiing a lot of mileage through freeskiing on Vail Mountain with a focus on fun, friends and a love of skiing with an opportunity to hone skills.
The program spans the ages of U8 to U12 (2012-2017), emphasizing fundamental skill development through freeski drills, all-mountain freeskiing, drill courses and gate training.
Requirements for our youngest athletes (ages 6+) coming into Age Class Prep: strong skiing skills including the ability to comfortably ski blue+ terrain with parallel skis, independently ride a chair lift and/or T-bar, carrying their own equipment and putting on and taking off skis. Approval and/or recommendation from the previous season in the Future Stars program or approval from Head Coaches.
A USSA membership is required to race in YSL.