U12 Racing Program

The U12’s will ski from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm with a coach. In the U12 level the groups are sized 8 athletes per one coach. They must have skied a minimum of three full seasons and be able to ski intermediate and advance trails (Blues and Blacks) comfortably. Eighty-five percent of the time the focus is to develop a variety of skills through directed free skiing, technical drills and undirected free skiing. The remaining fifteen percent of the time the racers will practice tactical and technical drills with gates. The U12’s focus is on the athlete’s performance versus the outcome or result of races. Since each child matures at a different rate, it is important to emphasize fun. It’s important that the athletes experience as many different physical activities off snow as possible. Our goal is to develop their skills to ski the whole mountain well, master all snow conditions, and continue to learn strong skiing skills. The athletes will be assigned to specific groups with coaches.

The U12 athletes will continue to ski slalom and giant slalom with 5-7 race opportunities. In January, the group will attend 1 or 2 open races. The U12 coaches will distribute the schedule with specific instructions. In February, the athletes will compete in BWL qualifying races for the BWL State Finals and the BWL State Championships.

All athletes are required to be members of both USSA and NHARA (our state racing organization).
Mount Sunapee and USSA require that all athletes wear helmets with hard earflaps.

Cost: $950
After Nov. 1: $1,050
Ages: 10-11 years old (DOB 1/1/06 - 12/31/07)
Dates: Saturdays, December 9, 2017 – March 24, 2018
Training daily through Weekends, Christmas and February vacation periods.
Time: Saturdays & Sundays; 9:00-2:30pm
Meeting Place: Gray Timing Building
Format: Must be a member of USSA and NHARA. Eastern race series requires travel. Concentrates primarily on Giant Slalom and will have 3-5 race opportunities.

Important Information for U12:

Alpine Schedule:

8:45a - Meet at gray race building for announcements

9:00a - Morning Session

11:30-1:00p - Lunch Breaks (50mins)

After lunch-2:30 - Afternoon Session

2:30-2:45p - Athlete Pickup

General Information:

Questions? Please call Jill Firstbrook, Alpine Program Coordinator-Mount Sunapee at 603-763-3500 ext. 3548 or e-mail alpine@mtsunapee.com