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ALPINE

U10

The U10 program focuses on building strong fundamental skills and proper skiing techniques on the diverse terrain at Killington. The U10 Team will attend VARA Mid-Vermont Council U10 races during the season. This program is an introduction to alpine ski racing.
Ages: 8-9 (as of Dec. 31, 2023)
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U12

The Alpine U12 Team is a competitive alpine racing program set in a fun and challenging environment on Killington Mountain. The U12 Team will attend VARA Mid-Vermont Council U12 races during the season in Mid-Vermont that are USSS- and VARA-sanctioned competitions.
Ages: 10-11(as of Dec. 31, 2023)
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U14

The Alpine U14 Team is a competitive alpine program focused on challenging young athletes in skiing all terrain on Killington Mountain with specific emphasis on ski racing. The U14 Team will attend VARA Mid-Vermont Council U14 races during the season.
Ages: 12-13 (as of Dec. 31, 2023)
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U19/U16

The U19/16 Alpine Team is a competitive alpine racing program set in a fun and challenging environment on Killington Mountain, with USSS- and VARA-sanctioned races at Killington as well as other ski areas.
Ages: 14-18 (as of Dec. 31, 2023)
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Extended Training Program Team (ETP)
The Extended Training Program Team, (ETP) is for the alpine, freestyle, freeski and snowboard competitor looking for additional coaching, drills, gate training, park and bumps and time on snow with Friday training. The approach will be on training well and training perfect. This program will run on Fridays-schedule to be determined and will have a daily rate.  All competitors must sign up and prepay online.
Ages: 8-13 


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U10

ALPINE // U10

The U10 program focuses on building strong fundamental skills and proper skiing techniques on the diverse terrain at Killington. The U10 Team will attend VARA Mid-Vermont Council races during the season. They will also have opportunities to race in intermountain races. This program is an introduction to alpine ski racing.

Ages: 8-9 (as of Dec. 31, 2023)  2014-2015 birth years

Program Details

The U10 program focuses on fun, foundational development through skill training, drills, Giant Slalom (GS) gate training and all-mountain directed free skiing, will also include an introduction to Stubby Slalom (SL) gate training. Skiers develop sportsmanship, respect, and teamwork while receiving an introduction to alpine ski racing fundamentals, technique and tactical skill development, etiquette and competition arena protocols through participation in racing. Specific emphasis will be on a basic, balanced athletic stance to elite exploration of new limits in specific events and terrain while building confidence, positive self-talk, work ethic and perseverance.

Season will consist of 5-6 races* and events in the following formats; GS, Stubby SL, and Dual SL.

  • Will participate in USSS Skills Quest Assessment

Program Fees

  • $1,870

Please familiarize yourself with our Program Insurance Policy (PIP) as we do not issue refunds. Please familiarize yourself with our mandatory KSC/KMS Work Obligation Program.
 

Program Dates/Meeting Times/Holiday Period Training/Lunch

  • Program starts Sunday October 15, with Conditioning programs at Killington Mountain School from 10 am - 12 pm.  Additional days include:  Sundays October 22 and 29 and November 5. 

  • On Sunday October 8, at 9:00 am, All athletes are invited to participate in the Columbus Day Weekend Annual Hike to the top of Killington Mountain, followed by refreshments and activities at the KMS Open House. Parent Symposium will be held at 1pm at KMS.  Additional information to follow.

  • On Snow Program Starts Saturday, December 2.  

  • Saturday: 8:30 am – 2:30 pm and Sunday: 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

  • Holiday Training Camp: Full Day Training December 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30. Half Day Schedule December 24 and 31, with NO programs on December 25 and January 1. Programs resume on January 6 for regular schedule. 

  • February Training Camp: Additional Friday Training Blocks February 16 and 23.

  • Lunch time 11:00 am – 11:30 am (Lunch times may vary, programs will be provided most up to date information as needed) 

  • The program schedule includes 4 preseason dryland sessions and 39 days on snow training sessions. 

  • All scheduled training and competition is dependent on weather and snow conditions.

  • The program ends on March 23, 2024.

U12

ALPINE // U12

The Alpine U12 Team is a competitive alpine racing program set in a fun and challenging environment on Killington Mountain, with races in Mid-Vermont that are USSS and VARA sanctioned competitions. The primary focus will be skill development of Giant Slalom (GS) and Slalom (SL) racing Techniques, and an introduction to Super Giant Slalom. Mid Vermont Council consists of teams and races at Pico, Okemo, Middlebury, Suicide 6, Quechee and Killington.

Ages: 10-11 (as of Dec. 31, 2023) 2012 & 2013 birth years.

 

Program Details

The U12 Alpine Team offers a two-day program for athletes and a three-day program with approval from the Competitions Program Director. The U12 Team builds racing skills while continuing to develop passion for the sport of skiing. Thorough training progressions build skills using a combination of fundamental drill work, gate training, race simulation, aggressive free skiing, and racing. Athletes are expected to be competent skiers on all terrain at Killington. Typically, the athletes have come up through the Future Stars program.

Season will consist of the following:

  • MVC Races: Will include GS, Stubby SL, Dual Stubby SL, SL Camp, and USSS Skills Quest Assessment

  • The U12 State Festival will be a two day event consisting of skills assessment, and race.

Program Fees
  • $1,870

Please familiarize yourself with our Program Insurance Policy (PIP) as we do not issue refunds. Please familiarize yourself with our mandatory KSC/KMS Work Obligation Program.

U12 program dates, meeting times, holiday period training and lunch
  • Program starts Sunday October 15, with Conditioning programs at Killington Mountain School from 10 am - 12 pm.  Additional days include:  Sundays October 22 and 29 and November 5. 

  • On Sunday October 8, at 9:00 am, All athletes are invited to participate in the Columbus Day Weekend Annual Hike to the top of Killington Mountain, followed by refreshments and activities at the KMS Open House. Parent Symposium will be held at 1pm at KMS.  Additional information to follow.

  • On Snow Program Starts Saturday, December 2.  

  • Saturday: 8:30 am – 2:30 pm and Sunday: 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

  • Holiday Training Camp: Full Day Training December 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30. Half Day Schedule December 24 and 31, with NO programs on December 25 and January 1. Programs resume on January 6 for regular schedule. 

  • February Training Camp: Additional Friday Training Blocks February 16 and 23.

  • Lunch time 11:00 am – 11:30 am (Lunch times may vary, programs will be provided most up to date information as needed) 

  • The program schedule includes 4 preseason dryland sessions and 39 days on snow training sessions. 

  • All scheduled training and competition is dependent on weather and snow conditions.

  • The program ends on March 23, 2024.

U14

ALPINE // U14

The Alpine U14 Team is a competitive alpine racing program set in a fun and challenging environment on Killington Mountain, with races in Mid-Vermont that are USSS and VARA sanctioned competitions. The primary focus will be skill development of Giant Slalom (GS) and Slalom (SL) racing Techniques, and a continuation of being introduced to Super Giant Slalom. Mid Vermont Council consists of teams and races at Pico, Okemo, Middlebury, Suicide 6, Quechee and Killington.

Ages: 12-13 (as of Dec. 31, 2023) 2010 & 2011 birth years

 

Program Details


The Alpine U14 Team focuses on developing ski racing skills while continuing to develop a passion for the sport of skiing. Coaches will have specific goals for development with thorough training progressions. Progressions develop foundational skills at a higher level through a combination of fundamental drill work, gate training, race simulation, directed free-skiing and ski racing. Technical and tactical skill-development will range from the basic, balanced athletic stance to elite exploration of new limits in specific events and terrain. Further development will focus on developing confident, race-day routines and behavior expectations, with positive self-talk, work ethic, and perseverance.

 

Season will consist of the following:

  • MVC Races

  • MVC Super G Speed Camp

  • U14 States (Quota-based)

  • U14 Shootout ( Quota-based)

Program Fees

  • $2,115

Please familiarize yourself with our Program Insurance Policy (PIP) as we do not issue refunds. Please familiarize yourself with our mandatory KSC/KMS Work Obligation Program.

Program dates, meeting times, holiday period training & lunch schedule

  • Program starts Sunday October 15, with Conditioning programs at Killington Mountain School from 10 am - 12 pm.  Additional days include:  Sundays October 22 and 29 and November 5. 

  • On Sunday October 8, at 9:00 am, All athletes are invited to participate in the Columbus Day Weekend Annual Hike to the top of Killington Mountain, followed by refreshments and activities at the KMS Open House. Parent Symposium will be held at 1pm at KMS.  Additional information to follow.

  • On Snow Program Starts Saturday, December 2.  

  • Saturday: 8:30 am – 2:30 pm and Sunday: 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

  • Holiday Training Camp: Full Day Training December 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30. Half Day Schedule December 24 and 31, with NO programs on December 25 and January 1. Programs resume on January 6 for regular schedule. 

  • February Training Camp: Additional Friday Training Blocks February 16 and 23.

  • Lunch time 11:00 am – 11:30 am (Lunch times may vary, programs will be provided most up to date information as needed) 

  • The program schedule includes 4 preseason dryland sessions and 39 days on snow training sessions. 

  • All scheduled training and competition is dependent on weather and snow conditions.

  • The program ends on March 23, 2024.

U19/U16

ALPINE // U19/U16

 

The U19/16 Alpine Team is a competitive alpine racing program set in a fun and challenging environment on Killington Mountain, with USSS- and VARA-sanctioned races at Killington as well as other ski areas.

 

Ages: 14-18 (as of Dec. 31, 2023) 2005-2009 birth years.

Program Details

The U19/U16 Alpine program  is an alpine racing program set in a fun and challenging environment on Killington Mountain. The primary focus will be to improve racing tactics and skills for GS and SL. The U19/U16 Alpine Team offers a program focused on building racing skills while continuing to develop a lifelong passion for the sport of skiing. The program will include training progressions with continued development of foundational technical skills through a combination of drill work, gate training, race simulation, aggressive free skiing and racing. A particular emphasis will be put on sportsmanship, respect and teamwork. This program is designed with the intent to provide training for the U19-U16 athletes that want to continue to train for USSS, High school and Prep League ski racing.

Season will consist of the following:

  • USSS Races: VARA

  • Inter-Club Racing (Both KSC/KMS and other ski area club teams)

Program Fees
  • $2,115

Please familiarize yourself with our Program Insurance Policy (PIP) as we do not issue refunds. Please familiarize yourself with our mandatory KSC/KMS Work Obligation Program.

Program dates, meeting times, holiday period training & lunch schedule

  • Program starts Sunday October 15, with Conditioning programs at Killington Mountain School from 10 am - 12 pm.  Additional days include:  Sundays October 22 and 29 and November 5. 

  • On Sunday October 8, at 9:00 am, All athletes are invited to participate in the Columbus Day Weekend Annual Hike to the top of Killington Mountain, followed by refreshments and activities at the KMS Open House. Parent Symposium will be held at 1pm at KMS.  Additional information to follow.

  • On Snow Program Starts Saturday, December 2.  

  • Saturday: 8:30 am – 2:30 pm and Sunday: 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

  • Holiday Training Camp: Full Day Training December 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30. Half Day Schedule December 24 and 31, with NO programs on December 25 and January 1. Programs resume on January 6 for regular schedule. 

  • February Training Camp: Additional Friday Training Blocks February 16 and 23.

  • Lunch time 11:00 am – 11:30 am (Lunch times may vary, programs will be provided most up to date information as needed) 

  • The program schedule includes 4 preseason dryland sessions and 39 days on snow training sessions. 

  • All scheduled training and competition is dependent on weather and snow conditions.

  • The program ends on March 23, 2024.

KSC/KMS PLUS+

ALPINE // KSC/KMS PLUS+

This program is for 4th-6th graders currently participating in a registered Alpine, Freeski, Snowboard or Freestyle development ski program.

The focus is on age appropriate skill development and structured free skiing. The program will run on Mondays (2:30 PM - 4:10 PM) and Wednesdays (12:30 PM - 4:10 PM) Start date to be determined, last day will be March 4, 2024.   **There will be no programs during school vacations**

Students will be transported in KMS vans from Killington Elementary School to the Killington Ski Club on Mondays. Wednesday they will ride to Killington with the KES Trailblazer group.  Parents are required to pick up their children up on Monday and Wednesday at the end of training at KSC. Monday van pick up at KES is at 2:30.

All scheduled training is dependent on weather and snow conditions.
Conditioning Programs at KMS may be scheduled as an alternative training program.

Program Cost is $360

Questions:

Contact Chuck Hughes
chughes@killingtonmountainschool.org
802-422-6898

If you are interested in learning about Scholarship opportunities please contact:
Chuck Hughes KSC/KMS Development Program Director 
chughes@killingtonmountainschool.org

ETP

ALPINE, FREESTYLE, FREESKI AND SNOWBOARD// Extended Training Program

 

The Extended Training Program  offers athletes additional Friday training to the two-day Development program they are enrolled in. The ETP Team builds appropriate skill development and structured free skiing, while continuing to develop passion for the sport of skiing. Through training progressions athletes will continue building skills, using a combination of fundamental drill work and competition day simulation. Athletes are expected to be competent skiers on all terrain at Killington. 

Program Cost Per Session $40

Program dates to be determined
Friday: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

There will be a break for snack.


All scheduled training and competition is dependent on weather and snow conditions
Conditioning Programs at KMS may be scheduled as an alternative training program.

 

ALPINE // Program Requirements & Information

  • A USSS competitor's license and VARA membership are required only if you plan to compete in USSS or VARA races.

  • All programs must be paid in full by the first day of the program. No exceptions will be made without prior arrangements with the development program director.

  • Helmets are required for both slalom and GS and must meet appropriate USSS criteria. For GS training and racing, a hard shell over the ears is mandatory (helmets must cover the "head and ears" with a hard shell).

  • Recommended: 1 pair of GS skis, 1 pair of SL skis.

  • KMS and the Killington Ski Club (KSC) are separate entities that work closely together to offer Development Programs for our young athletes. KMS manages and coaches the Devo programs and competitive events. KSC provides Ski Club building access, guidance and social opportunities.

    • Enrolled athletes in the Devo Programs must be KSC members:  As the Ski Club has a 2 year waitlist, KSC offers a Junior Single Membership to athletes whose parents are on our waitlist for Family membership. 

    • For returning Junior Singles from last season: KSC already has your athlete’s profile. No need to re-submit a Junior Single membership application.

    • For new athletes to the Devo program: KSC must receive two separate applications from each family - one for Junior Single Membership and one for Family Membership:

    • Annual Junior Single dues invoices ($110) will be emailed once your athlete is registered for the 2023/24 Devo season.

  • Participation in the KSC/KMS Work Obligation Program is required for all families in the competition programs. This allows us to adequately staff competition events at Killington and provide a quality experience for our athletes in their home events.

  • Each athlete must have a Killington Unlimited Season Pass.

  • The coaching staff will send weekly emails with logistical details for the upcoming weekend.

Program Requirements
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