Our U16 Program is designed to inspire and challenge racers who love to compete to perform at the next level. This program continues to emphasize fundamental slalom and giant slalom techniques, utilizing creative drills in and out of the gates, while at the same time introducing racers to speed event (super giant slalom) training and racing. The athletes are encouraged to attend many races to test their skills against other Zone racers and at the Provincial level.
Age group: Competitors aged 14–15 (as of December 31)
Skill Level: Learn to Race
The U16 series prepares skiers to perform in the Learn to Race stage and are introduced to more intensive training and competition. The program provides a competitive series for 14 and 15 years – with benchmarking at the CanAm level (Western Canada and Western USA) – allowing them to test their skills against their peers at a regional level. The U16 program also develops ski specific physical and mental skills and continues to develop the athlete's technical and tactical skills!