Welcome to the Mount Sunapee Alpine Program, which includes the following programs: Alpine Racing, Freestyle, Snowboard, and Development. In each program, we will work to provide a clear path of skill development. The coaching staff will build off of the athlete’s current skills, and as the athlete improves more complex movement patterns will be taught.
Our Vision: To help guide the development of the athlete in all areas of their lives.
Our Mission: To inspire a passion for snow sports in our young athletes and to help them reach their potential as athletes. We encourage them to be good, responsible citizens and develop a strong sense of sportsmanship.
Our Values: US Ski & Snowboard Training values: excellence, grit, passion, integrity, community, fun and team.
Athletes will work on developing skills based on their age and ability. We will provide each athlete with the opportunity to excel and enjoy skiing or boarding in a fun, safe and honest environment. We recognize that each athlete is unique, and we strive to teach them to reach their own potential. This is achieved through various learning stages and techniques.
Our program supports and follows the philosophies of the US Ski & Snowboard Alpine/Freestyle/USASA snowboard competencies. These philosophies address physical and psychological factors which, in turn, address all aspects of athletic development. Skill development is a complex interaction between the athlete’s inherent physical and, psychological abilities and physical age at any particular development stage. The US Ski & Snowboard Alpine/Freestyle Training System (ATS) is a guide to athlete age-appropriate development.
Age Group Programs
|Age||Date of Birth||USSA/NHARA Age Groups|
|5-7 - CLOSED||1/1/11 - 9/1/13||Mighty Mites (U8)|
|8-9 - CLOSED||1/1/09 - 12/31/10||U10|
|10-11||1/1/07 - 12/31/08||U12|
|12-13||1/1/05 - 12/31/06||U14|
|14-15||1/1/03 - 12/31/04||U16|
|16-18||1/1/00 - 12/31/02||U19|
|19-20||1/1/99 - 12/31/98||U21|
|Freestyle A||14-18 Years. 14 years old by December 31, 2018|
|Freestyle B||10-14 Years. 10 years old by December 31, 2018|
|Snowboard||10-16 Years. 10 years old by December 31, 2018|
|Development - CLOSED||8-14 years old by December 31, 2018|
|Race Development - CLOSED||10-16 years old by December 31, 2018|
|Snowboard Development||8-12 years old by December 31, 2018|
The Alpine Program is a weekend program run by Mount Sunapee Resort and staffed by our part-time coaches. This program is a department within the structure of the Resort and is dependent on the strong support received from all departments starting with Mountain Operations across the board to Base Operations.