Ability Level Intermediate/Advanced*
Age 12 and up *10-11 year olds eligible with coach's approval
The primary objective of Park City Ski Mountaineering team is to develop both the skills and passion for the practice of ski mountaineering. Skiers will optimize specific ski mountaineering skills and fitness to develop enjoyment and proficiency in the sport. Individuals will focus on learning technical and mental skills through experiences and drills that will create a solid foundation in ski mountaineering.
Weekly sessions will include a variety of activities that will foster greater sport-specific understanding. These sessions will include technique, intensity, strength, tactics and mental preparation for races. Participants in this program will have weekly coaching opportunities to participate in local Wasatch ski mountaineering night races, regional United States Ski Mountaineering Association sanctioned races, national championships and some may choose to compete internationally. The general goal of this team is to foster and support youth and individual development in the sport of ski mountaineering, to help grow the sport in the region, and build a strong foundation for competitive international athletes.
Ski mountaineering has just been accepted as an Olympic sport for 2022. This is a great time to be building these young athletes with a love for the sport at the Utah Olympic Park.
$350 (includes 15 weeks of weekly coaching and support at local Tuesday night races)
Training camps, weekend competitions, and end of season backcountry ski tours are additional to program costs
Equipment and clothing for ski touring including skis, climbing skins, poles, boots and pack. Suggested gear: Lightweight ski mountaineering skis, poles, boots, 2 pairs of climbing skins, race pack, (beacon, shovel, probe) when off-piste. Additional gear eventually needed including crampons, harness, via-ferrata set up.
A gear info session with vendors will be available. Date to be decided.
Utah Ski Mountaineering membership is required due to the many local races we attend and for the support in promoting the sport. Membership gives you free entry to the Wasatch SkiMo Series which we will attend.
Please sign the online sport waiver required to for all program participants.