Ski club teaches fundamentals to youngsters

Mount Washington Ski Club offers programs for a variety of ages

THESE YOUNG SKIERS are eager to hit the hills for another season of fun and learning.

THESE YOUNG SKIERS are eager to hit the hills for another season of fun and learning.

With snow flurries reported and a rainy forecast for the North Island – this can only mean one thing for the Mount Washington Ski Club – a great start to another season of skiing and fun races!

The Mount Washington Ski Club Nancy Greene Ski League is the “FUNdamental” stage of ski racing for children four to 11 years of age (U10 and U12). During this time athletes are introduced to basic skiing techniques and skills, develop the ABC’S (agility, balance, coordination, strength/speed) in as many different snow conditions and terrains as possible and most of all, have fun on skis.

For ages 12 to 13 (U14) and 14 to 15 (U16) the program is designed to give young racers an opportunity to develop their racing and skiing skills and progress according with their ability. The U14 program is the first level of alpine ski racing for 12 to13 year olds. This is the start of their journey as a competitive skier. The U16 Program is for members 14 to 15 years of age who are looking to continue developing their skiing and racing skills

There are many benefits to membership in the Mount Washington ski club including:

• A minimum of 15 days of professional coaching (1 day/week program) plus several extra days for races

• Group and individual pictures

• Hot lunch program

• Individual season award  and awards banquet

• Family use of ski club cabin

• Informal equipment swap/online buy and sell

• Fun social club atmosphere that encourages parent interaction and community building

• Free hot chocolate to help keep kids warm.

Early bird registration is on with discounts for families that register before Oct. 15. Visit us at www.mtwashingtonskiclub.com for information and to register.

– Mount Washington Ski Club

 

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