U12 Racing Program

The U12’s will ski all day (9:00 am - 2:30 pm) with a coach. In the U12 level the groups are sized 8 athletes per one coach. They must have skied a minimum of three full seasons and be able to ski intermediate and advance trails (Blues and Blacks) comfortably. Eighty-five percent of the time the focus is to develop a variety of skills through directed free skiing, technical drills and undirected free skiing. The remaining 15% of the time the racers will practice tactical and technical drills with gates. The Alpine U12’s focus is on the athlete’s performance and not the outcome or result of races. Since each child matures at a different rate, it is important to emphasize fun. It’s important that the athletes experience as many different physical activities off snow as possible. Our goal is to develop their skills to ski the whole mountain well, master all snow conditions, and learn strong racing skills.

The U12’s will concentrate primarily on giant slalom and have 3-5 race opportunities. In January, the group will attend 1 or 2 open races. The U12 coaches will distribute the schedule with specific instructions. In February, the athletes will compete in BWL qualifying races for the BWL State Finals and the BWL State Championships. All athletes are required to be members of both USSA and NHARA (our state racing organization). Mount Sunapee and USSA require that all athletes wear helmets with hard earflaps.

Cost: $875
After Nov. 1: $975
Ages: 10-11 years old (DOB 1/1/03 - 12/31/04)
Dates: Saturdays, December 13, 2014 – March 22, 2015
Training daily through Weekends, Christmas and February vacation periods.
Time: Saturdays & Sundays; 9:00-2:30pm
Meeting Place: Gray Timing Building
Format: Must be a member of USSA and NHARA. Eastern race series requires travel. Concentrates primarily on Giant Slalom and will have 3-5 race opportunities.

Important Information for U12:

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 Coordinator-Mount Sunapee at 603-763-3500 ext. 3548 or e-mail alpine@mtsunapee.com