WINDHAM RACE FACTORY Alpine Ski Racing Programs (ages 6 - 18) A unique full day, 15-week program dedicated to developing athletes. Solid skiing skills are taught using SkillsQuest, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association's system of Long Term Athlete Development. Athletes are introduced to the fundamentals of ski racing, and will ultimately work their way up to training and racing Slalom, Giant Slalom and SuperG.
Children in this group focus on fundamental skill development as well as athletic and personal growth. To meet the minimum requirements to participate in this program, children must ski mostly parallel on intermediate terrain, be able to load, ride, and unload chairlifts safely and independently, and be able to follow instructions from the coaching staff. Our certified and experienced coaches use various training environments and the latest methodologies to provide the best development opportunities for our athletes. Children in this group are introduced to the sport of ski racing and will participate in the Mini World Cup (MWC) series at Windham. The U10 age group will have the option to attend 1 NYSSRA race at the end of season. This race is optional and the children need to recieve a recommendation from the coach. Children are not expected to travel and do not need to be members of U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association and NYSSRA (New York State Ski Racing Association).
These athletes are dedicated to the sport of ski racing. The Race team will focus on advanced alpine racing skill development, fundumentals in skiing, and athletic and personal growth. Athletes must have a coach recommendation and meet the athletic skill and psychological maturity requirements to participate in this program. These groups will often have early morning training throughout the season and thus have start and end times that are fluid. Midweek training through our daily drop in program will be available throughout the season. All athletes are required to be members of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association and NYSSRA (New York State Ski Racing Association). There is coaching provdided at qualifying NYSSRA events (Sports Page Cup and MST Cup) up to NY States events. Any events other than USSA regionals will not have coaches provided for travel unless prior arrangements are made. Additional fees will apply in these limited circumstances. No FIS coaching or post-season coaching is covered by the program.
Rip around the mountian with a coach while developing skills and enjoying a free spirit approach to ski improvement. Your child will find comradery, athletic development, teamwork, and respect for the mountains that are our playground. This program will focus on a blend of skill development, tactics, race training, and more without putting a priority on competition. It's the perfect option for children seeking a team environment without exclusively focusing on racing. Children are eligible for Mini World Cup (MWC) home races and no travel is needed or exptected. Children do not need to be a member of USSS or NYSSRA.