Our Development Team program is for skiers from 6-11 years of age that are exploring the competitive side of ski racing while keeping fun and free skiing at its core. We introduce these athletes to ski racing by developing strong free skiing skills first. We use a variety of terrain, conditions and drill progressions to develop the fundamentals in order to make skiing more efficient and in the end more fun. Younger Development Team participants (U8's and U10's) learn to ski all conditions while being introduced to the fundamentals of training and racing. Our older and more experienced Development Team athletes focus on more advanced racing situations to prepare them for a transition to the Junior Team.
- Age Classes: U8/U10/U12
- Start Date: Dec 16, 2017
- End Date: Mar 24, 2018
- 21 days
- Saturdays plus some Sunday race days
- Holiday Camp (Dec 27-31)
- All Mt. Hood Youth Ski League races are supported: Kid's Kandahar, Cooper Dual, Candy Cup and OR 4-Way (U10s and older)
- Meadows Challenge and Season End Fun Race also supported
- Eligible for Night Training at added cost
- April Add-on Available at added cost
2017/18 Generalized Development Team Training Calendar
To participate in our Development Team program, athletes must be able to ride all lifts at Mt Hood Meadows in a safe manner without parental assistance. Skiers entering the Development Team program should be able to ski with confidence and control on much of the terrain accessed from the Cascade and Shooting Star lifts at Mt Hood Meadows. U12's and U14's have limited, optional travel with parents.
Please contact MRT with any questions at: firstname.lastname@example.org