U10 Ski Fundamentals – Weekends
The Under 10 Youth Development Weekend programs are specifically designed for athletes between the ages of 8 – 10 years, these programs are suitable for children who can ski Blue runs and may have progressed through Ski School levels 5 or 6 and they are now looking for their next challenge. The program runs from Saturday to Sunday each week and has 29 days of on-snow and dryland training.
The programs aim to instil a passion for snow sports while developing strong fundamental skiing skills so athletes are confident all over the mountain. Confidence and self-discipline are developed through sequential programming and friendly competition, in a family-oriented environment.
Getting started and building the basics
U10 Athletes will learn the basics of athletic skiing and build skills and friendships to last a lifetime.
The focus is on having fun and spending as much time on snow as possible. This includes all-mountain skills, slalom and agility focus, introduction to speed, Ski-X, Free Ride jumps and gates (brushes and stubbies).
Variety is the key to the development of skilled, versatile athletes who are able to handle anything, anywhere:
- trees and powder;
- tucking and gliding;
- slow, controlled and precise skiing;
- fast, athletic and fluid movement;
- skiing with and without poles and one or two skis; and
- gate training and specific race techniques.
Maximum Age Level Enrolment
- 24 athletes
- U10 should be confident parallel skiers on blue terrain (Slalom Gully, Sun Run, etc).
- Prior training experience is NOT necessary!