Ages: 8 and 9
The U10 Team program is the next progression within the Quechee Ski Team. The U10 program incorporates all of the developmental components of the Mountain Team over a longer training day (9 am to 3 pm on Saturdays and 9 am to 2 pm on Sundays) with a greater emphasis on gate training and technique. This is one of our largest group and the athletes will be broken into teams based on their skill level. Most U10 Team participants will be graduates of the Mountain Team and/or have four to five years of skiing experience.
U10 athletes participate in four Mid-Vermont Council (MVC) events in the Vermont Alpine Racing Association (VARA). This year there is one GS race, a Stubby Slalom camp and race, and a festival. In addition, U10 racers can participate in all Quechee Ski Team sponsored events at the Quechee Ski Hill. U10 racers are divided into age/sex brackets (U10 - 8 and 9-year olds) and compete for medals against same-sex racers within their age bracket. Medals are awarded for the 10 fastest times in each age/sex bracket. There is a season final race with all MVC mountains in early March. Requirements for participating in the U10 program include:
- Previous experience in a race program or solid skiing skills (Mountain Team or other).
- High Intermediate to advanced parallel skiing.
- Wants to be there, has a desire to learn, listens to and respects the coaches.
Program fee: $795.00. Racers must purchase a Quechee Ski Hill season pass (available at the Quechee Club) or you may purchase a daily ticket at the ticket booth. Also, each racer must join USSA and VARA.