U16 Team

Age for 2016-17 Winter Season

Born 2001-2002
The U16 team is comprised of motivated 14-15 year old athletes who compete in local and regional USSA events at a level appropriate to their desire and ability. The U16 program features a great deal of individual attention and is tailored to offer maximum opportunity and progression for athletes through regular conditioning, on-snow training, technical discussion, and video analysis. Participation in physical conditioning in the Fall is expected for U16 athletes. At the U16 level the emphasis is on the technical and tactical aspects of all-mountain skiing and racing. Groups split their time between all-mountain skiing, technical drills, gate training, mental game skills, speed event skiing (Super-G, DH), and, as always, having fun! Participants wishing to enter the Club at the U16 level must first speak with the Alpine Program Director, Lester Keller, as significant skiing experience is expected for this group.
Athlete to Coach ratio: 6:1

Skill Development Focus

All-mountain skiing; hill safety; skiing with a consistent stance width while maintaining a dynamic balanced athletic position, proper weight distribution between skis; utilizing effective pole plants for timing, balance, and upper body stability; utilizing a parallel lower leg stance to create dynamic balance & power; and developing tactical proficiency in Super G (and Downhill), Giant Slalom and Slalom. Increased focus on competition and racing, while continuing to develop a lifelong passion and mastery of the sport of skiing. For more information on the Athlete Training System, and program delivery, click here.


U16 athletes will compete in 15-25 races per winter. 
Within the Intermountain Division the U16 group will compete in Division-wide races. JHSC will travel with U16 athletes to appropriate races, which includes a Regional Championship in March. The U16 race schedule can be tailored to fit individual athletes. U16 athletes are expected to travel to races as a team.

2016/17 Races in Jackson (or nearby area)

Training Session

September 12-April 9th

Pre-Season Physical Conditioning

Summer: July 11 - August 11 Monday - Thursday
Fall: September 12- until Snow King opens Monday - Thursday, 4:30-6:00 pm

On Snow

November 26 -April 9 (November Camp begins when Snow King opens)
Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays, 3:00-6:00 pm @ Snow King, (Tuesdays and Wednesdays 1-3:00 pm as available) @ Snow King. Click here for early release information.
Saturdays 8:45 am -3:00 pm @ JHMR
Sundays 8:45 am- 3:00 pm @ TBD

Early release transportation available from Jackson Hole Middle School to Snow King $50

Program Fee

$3,650 Register Now
Early registration helps our planning! Register by August 15th and receive $50 off after check out. 

Program rates increase $100 on September 21st & November 1st.
Payment plan: register by September 30th with a minimum $100 deposit.  Balance is divided over October, November & December, balance paid in full by 12/31/16.

November Camp

We will be offering early season (November) training camp for U16s. This in addition to the normal, planned training program. This offering is weather (snow at Snow King) dependent, details & cost TBD.


USSA: $150 ($175 after October 15th)
IMD: $50 ($65 after October 15th)

Race Travel Expenses

• USSA IMD Series - approximately $2,500 (depending on number of competitions entered)

Ski Passes

Athletes need a Snow King Mountain & Jackson Hole Mountain Resort season pass. Pass prices are not included in program fees and must be purchased directly through Snow King and Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. 

Work Deposit

There is a 3 day work deposit commitment with this program.  Learn more about the work deposit program here.


Recommended 3 pairs of race skis (SG/GS/SL), 1 pair of freeskis.
  • JHSC internal equipment exchange night (used gear) - September 15, 6:00-8:00 pm @ Snow King Lodge Room
  • Manufacturer’s Equipment Night (new gear) - September 26, 6:00-8:00 pm @ Teton County Fair Building
  • JHSC Ski Swap (used gear) - October 21-22 @ Heritage Arena

Team Meeting

U16 Meeting: October 18, 2016, 6:00 pm at the Snow King Lodge Room. Each Team will meet as a group (Coaches, Parents, & athletes) prior to the ski season to discuss the training schedule, equipment, the race calendar and more.

Recommended Summer Skiing

10-20 days