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, 2022)
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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, 2022)
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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, 2022)
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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, 2022)
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U10, U12, U14, & U16 Extended Training Program Team (ETP)
The Alpine U12, U14, & U16 Extended Training Program Team, (ETP) is for the alpine racing competitor looking for additional coaching, drills, gate training, and time on snow with Friday training. The approach will be on training well and training perfect. This program runs every Friday starting Friday December 16 and concludes March 10.
Ages: U10 - U16 (as of Dec. 31, 2022)


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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 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, 2022)  2013-2014 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

  • Will also attend MVC U10 Festival

Program Fees

  • $1,720

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 2, with Conditioning programs at Killington Mountain School from 10 am - 12 pm the following Sundays October 16,  23 and 30 and November 6. 

  • On Sunday October 9, 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. 

  • On Snow Program Starts Saturday, December 3.  

  • 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 7 for regular schedule. 

  • February Training Camp: Additional Friday Training Blocks February 17 and 24.

  • 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 6 preseason dryland sessions and 37 days on snow training sessions. 

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

  • The program ends on March 25, 2023.

 

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, 2022) 2011 & 2012 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
  • $1,720

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 2, with Conditioning programs at Killington Mountain School from 10 am - 12 pm the following Sundays October 16,  23 and 30 and November 6. 

  • On Sunday October 9, 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. 

  • On Snow Program Starts Saturday, December 3.  

  • 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 7 for regular schedule. 

  • February Training Camp: Additional Friday Training Blocks February 17 and 24.

  • 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 6 preseason dryland sessions and 37 days on snow training sessions. 

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

  • The program ends on March 25, 2023.

 

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, 2022) 2009 & 2010 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

  • $2,065

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 2, with Conditioning programs at Killington Mountain School from 10 am - 12 pm the following Sundays October 16,  23 and 30 and November 6. 

  • On Sunday October 9, 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. 

  • On Snow Program Starts Saturday, December 3.  

  • 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 7 for regular schedule. 

  • February Training Camp: Additional Friday Training Blocks February 17 and 24.

  • 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 6 preseason dryland sessions and 37 days on snow training sessions. 

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

  • The program ends on March 25, 2023.

 

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, 2022) 2004-2008 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
  • $2,065

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 2, with Conditioning programs at Killington Mountain School from 10 am - 12 pm the following Sundays October 16,  23 and 30 and November 6. 

  • On Sunday October 9, 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. 

  • On Snow Program Starts Saturday, December 3.  

  • 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 7 for regular schedule. 

  • February Training Camp: Additional Friday Training Blocks February 17 and 24.

  • 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 6 preseason dryland sessions and 37 days on snow training sessions. 

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

  • The program ends on March 25, 2023.

 

ALPINE // KSC/KMS PLUS+

This program is for 4th-7th graders currently participating in a registered Alpine 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) starting January 4, 2023 until March 1, 2023.   **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. 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 $345

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

 

ALPINE // 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 2022-2023 $650 

Program starts Friday December 16, 2022 and ends Friday March 10, 2023
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.

  • Membership in the Killington Ski Club is required for all KSC/KMS program  members.  KMS and the Killington Ski Club (KSC) are separate entities that work closely together to offer Development Programs to our young athletes:  KMS manages and coaches the Devo. Programs and the Competition and Race Events. KSC provides Ski Club building access, guidance, scholarships, and social opportunities.

  • 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.