Race programs at Black Mountain

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Race Programs

The Race Program features three levels: Mountain Kids, Mountain Schussers, and Black & Blue Gate Smashers. Each level is geared to a specific age group and focuses on building specific skills.

MOUNTAIN KIDS PROGRAM

Ages: Up to 11

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Mountain Kids start out learning the basics of racing and how fun it can be!

Day(s): Saturdays, & Sundays

Time: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Cost: $525.00

Chisholm Ski Club Membership is included.

Season Pass is included.

The Mountain Kids Program is geared toward junior skiers between the ages of 8-11 who already know how to ski, but wish to learn to race and improve their skiing abilities. The Program is based on becoming a good skier in all conditions.

The Mountain Kids Program will develop skills that promote further interest in the sport of alpine ski racing with an emphasis on having fun. The goal of the Mountain Kids Program is to give kids the tools they need to develop their racing skills in order to be become successful ski racers. The focus is on developing balance, good technical skiing, and race tactics. The Program involves a lot of free skiing, free ski race drills, and slalom and giant slalom gate training.

Throughout the program, coaches will provide feedback to each skier and video will be utilized as a teaching tool.

MOUNTAIN SCHUSSERS

Ages: 12-13

Day(s): Saturdays, & Sundays

Time: 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Cost: $525.00 w/ day ticket, $650.00 w/ season pass

Chisholm Ski Club Membership is included.

The Mountain Schussers Program builds on the Mountain Kids Program by continuing to develop basic ski racing skills. They will continue to develop versatility, spontaneity, good technique, and good tactics.

Schussers will begin to train in conjunction with the needs of higher performance athletics. Training becomes more organized. Athletes are expected to exhibit an increase in dedication, a higher level of work volume, and a higher quality work ethic. The Mountain Schussers will be introduced to a higher level of gate training and ski racing competition with the program still focused on developing solid ski techniques.

Mountain Schussers fly down the mountain!

*Program includes:

Low racer to coach ratio

A logical progression of skills development

A blend of directed free ski drills and gate drills

Training opportunities in full length courses

Training on varied terrain

Mental preparation for competing successfully

Extensive video analysis

Observations of the latest ski technique and tactics

Timed runs at appropriate times to increase intensity

BLACK & BLUE GATE SMASHERS

Ages: 14-18

Day(s): Saturdays, & Sundays

Time: 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Cost: $525.00 w/day ticket, $650.00 w/season pass

Chisholm Ski Club Membership is included.

The Black & Blue Gate Smashers Program is a high performance-training group for high school racers who are aiming to be high performance ski racers.

The group will take on a specialized approach for training that will develop higher degrees of physical, mental, technical, and tactical preparation. This program is designed to work in conjunction with the athlete’s high school home program, preparing them for regional and state competitions. Our goal is to support and supplement the athlete’s home program coach and training.

To provide the greatest opportunity for improvement and success, athletes accepted into this program are expected to make a commitment to their training program. We will stimulate athletes to aim for high performance skiing.

Black & BluGate Smashers speed to the finish

*Program includes:

Low racer to coach ratio

A logical progression of skills development

A blend of directed free ski drills and gate drills

Training opportunities in full length courses

Training on varied terrain

Mental preparation for competing successfully

Extensive video analysis

Observations of the latest ski technique and tactics

Timed runs at appropriate times to increase intensity

**The membership fee for the Chisholm Ski Club is included in the program cost to encourage athlete participation and family involvement. Prior to the program beginning, there will be a social to further describe the program philosophies and give parents and athletes the opportunity to meet the coaches and ask any remaining questions.

For further information and registration, please visit www.skiblackmountain.com or call 207-364-8977.

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