The six week long Intro Program is designed to give athletes and families “a taste” of what the Development Program entails and is the MARA entry point for young skiers. The Intro Program is fun and safe and designed to build basic skiing skills on all mountain terrain — as well as introducing the athletes to ski racing fundamentals. The program is led by enthusiastic coaches who focus on helping athletes learn to love everything about skiing – gliding, carving, gates, bumps, jumps, adventure, and camaraderie.
This is not a “learn to ski” program. Athletes must be able to load and unload lifts unassisted and comfortably ride the lifts by themselves. They must also be able to ski the runs serviced by the Comer lift. This includes making linked turns in both directions at a consistent speed, with the ability to stop safely on these runs.
If these skills are still a bit beyond your athlete, the Mt. Ashland Snowsports School offers a Pre-Development program for those not yet capable of fulfilling the abilities mentioned above. Athletes of the Pre-Development program are welcome to compete in the Development Fun Race as well as the Keiser Cup Giant Slalom. Please visit the Mt. Ashland website for more information.
- 6 week Saturday only class, beginning January 5, 2019.
- 6 week Sunday only class, beginning January 6, 2019.
Teams ski from 9.00am – 2.00pm with a one hour unsupervised lunch between 11.30am – 12.30pm.
Upon completing the six week program, athletes have the option to continue the season, with a pro-rated fee, in an age and skill appropriate full season program.
All athletes can participate in any of our local races.