FUTURE STARS

The Future Stars Program focuses on developing
fundamental skills in a fun and challenging
environment on Killington Mountain.

 

Ages: 6-10 (as of Dec. 31, 2021)
Five-year-olds must be approved by
Development  Program Director.
 

There will be 1 Day and 2 Day Programs for Future Stars

*2 Day Program Athletes must be approved by Development Program Director*

**If you are interested in the Future Star 2 Day Program for your athlete please email Chuck.**


Program Details


The Future Stars program will emphasize fun and play in skiing activities that promote motor-skill development in agility, balance and coordination; an appreciation of and passion for the sport of skiing; and a love of the outdoors. This is a non-competitive program that will promote teamwork and respect for others. Throughout the season there will be a number of ski club community events for athletes and families to socialize and develop cohesive connections in support of their children participating in the program.
 

Program Fees - 1 Day Program on Saturdays
  • $985 on or before October 12

  • $1,085 from October 13 to November 16

  • $1,185 after November 17

Program Fees - 2 Day Program

  • $1,635 on or before October 12

  • $1,735 from October 13 to November 16

  • $1,835 after November 17

The 2 Day Program is for advanced skiers only and must be approved by the Development Program Director. This program is not designed for all Future Star athletes. Some of our athletes are not ready for this program and we need to work together to make this a positive experience for all.

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

Program dates, meeting times, holiday period training & lunch  

**PLEASE NOTE ALL PROGRAM SCHEDULES (PROGRAM DAYS, PROGRAM START AND END AND LUNCH TIMES) ARE DEPENDENT ON CURRENT VERMONT STATE TRAVEL AND GATHERING GUIDELINES**

 

  • Program starts Sunday October 17, with Conditioning programs at Killington Mountain School from 10 am - 12 pm the following Sundays October 24 and 31.

  • On Sunday October 10, 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 11.  

  • Training Hours:

    • Future Stars 1 Day Program: Saturday  8:30 am – 2:00 pm

    • Future Stars 2 Day Program: Saturday  8:30 am – 2:00 pm, Sunday 8:30 am - 12:30 pm (no lunch break on Sundays, but snack break will be provided mid session)

  • Holiday Training Camp:

    • Future Stars 1 Day Program

      • Full Day Training - December 26, 27, 30 Training Block Schedule - December 28, 31 and January 2; Program OFF - December 25, 29 and January 1

    • Future Stars 2 Day Program 

      • Full Day Training - December 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30. Training Block Schedule - December 31; Program Off - December 25 and January 1. Program resumes on January 2 for regular Sunday programs.   

  • February Training Camp: 

    • Future Stars 1 Day Program - Sunday Training Block February 13 and 20

    • Future Stars 2 Day Program - Friday Training Block February 11 and 18

  • Lunch Time: 11:30 - 12:15 pm (Lunch times may vary, programs will be provided with the most up to date information as needed)

  • The program schedule includes:

    • Future Stars 1 Day Program -  The program schedule includes 3 preseason dryland sessions and 22 days on snow training sessions. 

    • Future Stars 2 Day Program - The program schedule includes 3 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

    • Future Star 1 Day Program - March 26, 2022

    • Future Star 2 Day Program - March 27, 2022

FUTURE STARS // Program Requirements & Information

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

  • A helmet is mandatory and must meet USSS criteria for GS training and racing, including a hard shell over the ears (helmets must cover the “head and ears” with a hard shell).

  • Membership in the Killington Ski Club is required for all KSC/KMS program members. This membership entitles you to full use of the club building, including tuning facilities, as well as participation in KSC-sponsored social activities and other offerings.

  • USSS Youth Membership and VARA membership are required in order to compete (five- and six-year-old athletes are not allowed to compete per USSS and VARA rules).

  • 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.

 
 

KSC/KMS First Turns Program

  • The KSC/KMS First Turns 4/5 year old ski day is for those who want to get a head start in an organized ski program and is based on the principles of the Future Star program.  Now that you’ve shown your little one your love of skiing, we’re here to help them fall in love with it in a friendly encouraging environment.  Participants will ski with a parent and KSC/KMS Coach.  The KSC/KMS Coach will work with families to ensure a perfect mix of fun, skill development, safety, skier etiquette and developing mountain management skills.  We ask that participants are able to comfortably ski all terrain on Ramshead in control and can safely stop when needed. 

If you are interested in participating in the First Turns Program please contact Chuck