(U8) Mighty Mites

Each athlete must be at least 5 years old and attending kindergarten as of December 31, 2017.

The Mighty Mites will ski in the mornings (9:00 am – 12 noon) with a coach. The Mighty Mites Program is for children who have skied at least two full seasons, are able to ski intermediate trails (the Blues) comfortably, and want to improve their skills. The groups are sized 6 athletes per 1 coach. The program emphasizes skiing all over the mountain, with an introduction to bumps, terrain parks, air and rails, as well as racing on NASTAR type courses. The Mighty Mites will race a maximum of 3-4 times throughout the year. Although racing is optional, the Mighty Mites are required to have a USSA Membership ($15) for insurance purposes. The USSA license also allows the children to compete in USSA Races and the Chip Gilroy T-shirt Race that Mount Sunapee hosts at the end of the season.

The program meets from 9:00 am to 12 noon with a midmorning break. Parents must drop off and pick up their children at our Alpine Competition Center on time. This gives the coaches and the parents an opportunity to discuss any questions that may arise. Your child will need to be dressed appropriately. This includes, but is not limited to, poles, skis, goggles, helmet, mittens, and ski pants. Please send your child with either money for a snack or a snack in their jacket pocket. Mount Sunapee and USSA require that all athletes wear helmets with hard earflaps.

Parents are expected to pick up their child at 12 noon.  They will only be release to a pre-authorized adult.

Each year the program hosts the Mighty Mites Ski Off which is held the Saturday before the Mighty Mites Program starts. The Mighty Mites Ski Off is required for NEW ATHLETES in the Mighty Mites program. The Mighty Mites Ski Off is to ensure that everyone has the skills and ability to flourish in the program. The Mighty Mites Ski Off will be held on Saturday, December 16th, 2017 from 9:30 am to 12 pm, on the South Peak. Children must be chairlift approved. Prior to going to South Peak, please meet at the Alpine Competition building.

The Program Director reserves the right to refund the program fee if the child does not have enough experience to ski the mountain.

Cost: $800
After Nov. 1: $900
Ages: 5-7 years old (DOB 1/1/10 - 9/1/12)
Dates: Saturdays & Sundays, December 16, 2017 - March 18, 2018
Groups meet Weekends, Christmas and February vacation periods.
Time: Saturdays & Sundays; 9:00-12:00 noon
Meeting Place: Outside the Gray Race Building
Format: Racing is optional (maximum of 3-4 races). Mighty Mites are required to have a USSA membership for insurance purposes.

Important Information for Mighty Mites:

Alpine Schedule:

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

9:00a - 12:00p Morning Session (w/ break)

12:00p - Athlete pick-up

General Information:

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