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Comp Program

SNOWBOARD // Comp Program

The Snowboard Comp Program is an all encompassing snowboard training and competition program in a fun and challenging environment on Killington Mountain.  The focus of the program is for snowboarders to gain experience and continue training in all disciplines of snowboard competition. This will prepare the athletes for long term snowboard success and future discipline specialization. The Snowboard Comp Program focuses on continuing to develop strong skills on the diverse terrain at Killington. Comp Program will attend USASA events in all disciplines throughout the season. These disciplines include Slopestyle, Rail Jam, Halfpipe, Snowboard Cross, Slalom, and Giant Slalom.

Ages: 9-16 years old (as of Dec. 31, 2023)

Program Details

  • Provide athletes transitioning from recreational programs with the skills and knowledge to safely compete in all snowboard disciplines. Training and competition will focus on a variety of terrain to encourage well rounded riders that will foster a lifelong love for the sport. Program focus will be preparation for participation at both Killington and USASA Southern VT series events.

  • Technical focus centers on developing more advanced riding skills and blending simple movements into more complicated skills sets for all disciplines and terrain.

  • Tactical focus centers on adapting to terrain and mental skills for competition success.

  • Outcome goal is for each child to learn about his or her potential, limits, friendships, and sportsmanship in the process of continued development in a lifelong sport.

  • Introduce athletes to safety, etiquette and competition arena protocols.

  • Includes competition coaching, coaches expenses and travel to agreed upon USASA events. This does not include USASA Nationals travel and coaches fees. 

Program Fees

  • $2,115

Killington Ski Club Membership required as well as additional coaching fees will apply if Snowboard Intro to comp athletes qualify for and attend the USASA National Championships event.

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 11:30 am – 12:00 pm(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.

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.

Program Requirements

SNOWBOARD // Program Requirements & Information

  • USASA Membership is required to compete in the USASA Southern Vermont Series halfpipe and slopestyle events (Freeski).

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

  • A helmet is mandatory.

  • A mouth guard and back brace are strongly recommended.

  • 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.

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