General U10 Information

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 (9-11 am and 12-2 pm) with a greater emphasis on gate training and technique. There is also an option to train on Friday afternoons from 2:30 to 4 pm. 

This is one of our largest groups 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 Mid-Vermont Council (MVC) events in the Vermont Alpine Racing Association (VARA). U10 racers are divided into age/gender brackets (U10 - 8 and 9-year-olds) and compete for medals against same-gender racers within their age bracket. Medals are awarded for the 10 fastest times in each age/gender 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.

Racers must purchase a Quechee Ski Hill season pass (available at the Quechee Club). Also, each racer must join U.S. Ski and Snowboard and VARA.