Prepare for the 2022 Winter Olympics

Park City Ski Mountaineering Team

Ability Level Intermediate/Advanced*

Age 12 and up
*10-11 year olds eligible with coach's approval

Rates $350

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.

*Must be able to downhill ski comfortably on black diamond terrain and enjoy endurance sports. Background and cross-over with Nordic skiing and alpine is encouraged.

    • Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    • Session: December 6, 2016 to April 4, 2017
    • Practice time: 6 to 8 pm
    • Drop off location: UOP or Park City (unless otherwise noted)
    • Pick up location: UOP or Park City (unless otherwise noted)
    • No training during December holiday break and February winter break

  • $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.

    • Uphill only (time: 25 min to 1h)
    • Multiple ascents and descents (time 1h- multi-hour)
    • Team Relay races (time:12-16m per leg)
    • Team races- team of two or three travelling and racing together (time: 3h+ to multi-day stage)
    • Sprint race combining all the skills under (time 4min in heats and finals like nordic skiing)
  • Please sign the online sport waiver required to for all program participants.