Development (ages 8-14)

The Development Program skis all day (9:00 am - 2:30 pm) with a coach. The Development Program will meet for 10 consecutive Saturdays starting on January 3rd, 2015, and will strive to provide an all-mountain experience. The program will focus on fun and all-around skiing skills with less competitive emphasis. The group will experience various disciplines including moguls, racing and snowblades. The coaches will split the groups based on age and ability. The children are required to have strong skiing skills and be able to ski Blue trails easily. All participants will be sent a schedule of planned activities. Rental equipment is the responsibility of the individual family. Mount Sunapee and USSA require that all athletes wear helmets with hard earflaps.

The athlete MUST be 8 years of age by December 31, 2014.

The Development Challenge- December 27, 2014

Again this year, we will host the Development Challenge. The Challenge is required for all athletes in all of the Development Programs. The Challenge is to ensure that everyone has the skills and ability to flourish in the programs. The Challenge will be held on Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 9:30 am - 12:00 pm. Please meet at our Alpine Competition building for an informational meeting.

Please send your email to developmentsunapee@gmail.com to become part of the group that receives weekly emails.

Development Coaches:
Greg Gill
John Goss
Michael Downing
Andrew Young
Kelley Braun
Craig Oshkello
Grace Menzel

The Program Coordinator reserves the right to refund the fee if the athlete’s skills are not strong enough.

No volunteer commitment is required for the development program, but volunteer help is always encouraged. There is no requirement for a USSA or NHARA membership because racing will be limited to NASTAR.

Cost: $495
After Nov. 1: $595
Ages: 8-14 years old by December 31, 2014
Dates: January 3, 2015 - March 7, 2015
Time: Saturdays (10 weeks); 9:00-2:30pm
Meeting Place: Outside the Gray Race Building
Format: Open to all-mountain skiers who wish to improve their skiing.

Important Information for Development:

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 Director at 603-763-3500 ext. 3548 or e-mail alpine@mtsunapee.com