Race Development

The Race Development Program skis all day (9:00 am - 2:30 pm) with a coach. The Race Development Program is a NASTAR based race program. All athletes are required to have successfully completed the Development Program for at least one year. The Development Race Program will meet for 10 Saturdays starting January 3rd, 2015. The athlete will develop a NASTAR race profile of results and work towards qualifying for the NASTAR Finals in March. The program will strive to develop fundamental skiing and racing skills. Mount Sunapee and USSA require that all athletes wear helmets. All participants will be sent a schedule of planned activities.

Coaches are Andy Purdy and Eric Von Huepler

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.

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: 10-16 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 Competition Center
Format: Open to all-mountain skiers who wish to improve their skiing and try new snow sport activities.

Important Information for Race 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