Development Team


Sign up between September 10 - November 15 2018


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 CLUB Team.

U8's :  Joining out team as a 6 or 7 year old will get your child athletes involved at the Development Team levelThis program is all about fun and getting started in the pursuit of the life long love of skiiing.  

Sometimes shorter days are in order for this age group when the weather is harsh as there can be a significant difference in energy levels in kids in this group. Less time is spent in gates and more time spent with fun free-skiing challenges around the mountain.  The U8 coaching staff provides a positive atmosphere with great end of Year awards. This program is one of the best offerings on MT. Hood.  


-Athletes should have  the ability to get on and off a ski lift.  Being able to ride the lift independently and attention to safety on and around the lifts are priorities.  

U10/U12's :  These age classes should consider our Club Team or Club PLUS for the greatest opportunity for long range athletic development per USSS guidelines.  The Development Team  option for these age classes is a one day a week option for athletes that can only commit to one day per week.  Some U12s may select the Comp Team as an option.


  • Age Classes: U8/U10/ U12

  • Start Date: Dec 8,2018

  • End Date: Mar 16, 2019

  • 20 days on snow

  • Saturdays plus some Sunday race days

  • Holiday Camp

  • 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 Wed/Fri Night Training at added cost ( see Club)

  • Spring block Add-on Available at added cost

  • program cost: $995


End of year awards 2018. An event worth every moment. Great Job Coach Caan and Coach Claire, but most of all great job U8's

End of year awards 2018. An event worth every moment. Great Job Coach Caan and Coach Claire, but most of all great job U8's



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