Ages: 14 and 15
The U16 program is for 14 to 15 year olds. The U16 age group marks the end of children's racing and the beginning of USSA scored racing. New for 2016, U16s will NOT be racing in a designated council series. Instead, U16s will compete in Vermont Cup, George Tormey Series, or other open scored races in Vermont and New Hampshire.
The primary objective is to challenge each racer with varied terrain, course sets, and snow conditions while developing strong, consistent technique and tactics.
Schedule: U16s will have a rigorous race schedule running from December to April. The coaching staff will distribute a race schedule at the beginning of the year. All U16s will be able to compete in the Vermont State Championships to try to qualify for the U16 Eastern Championships.
U16 racers will primarily train at Quechee, but at times train offsite at the coaches? discretion to get exposure to different racing terrain.
Equipment: There are changes to the equipment requirements this year.
Here is a link to a pdf of the 2017-2018 Equipment Requirements.
If you have any questions please contact Shahen directly if you have questions about the regulations or any specific equipment-related questions.
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.
Please contact Shahen [email protected] directly with any questions or concerns about the upcoming season's schedule or objectives.