Next Generation Skiers (NGS)

Age for 2016-17 Winter Season

6-12, Born 2004-2010
 
Skiers are 6-12 years old. For many their first experience in the Ski Club, and an introduction to skiing in a group with a coach. NGS provides a foundation for the introduction of basic skiing skills and fundamentals. Coaches will stress the importance of having fun while learning mountain safety and new skills through skiing, play, games, and mountain exploration. Free skiing will be emphasized. Participants must have two winters of ski experience, should be able to put on their own ski equipment, load and ride the lift alone, and ski at an intermediate level. This means all athletes ages seven and above must ski in a parallel stance. Six year old participants must be able to stop on their own and have two previous seasons on snow. Participants are welcome and encouraged to race in Club Series races that do not conflict with their program dates. Athletes are arranged in groups based on skill, speed and social needs. Six year olds (birth year 2008) will ski in their own groups.
Athlete to Coach Ratio: 7:1

Sessions

Saturdays 9:45-2:30 at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort January 7th - March 18th, 2017 (excluding President's weekend - Feb 18th)

Skill Development Focus

Emphasis on all-around skiing fundamentals, technique, and mountain safety.  Athletes must arrive in the NGS program with the ability to ski intermediate (blue square) terrain.

Program Fee

Ski Passes

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Junior Grand Pass must be purchased directly through the JHMR Season Pass Office. Pass prices are not included in program fees. To get the best rate, purchase the Grand Pass by August 31st.

Equipment

Recommended 1 pair of freeskis.

Team Meeting

December 13th 6pm 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. 

Maximum Participants

80. Programs were filled to capacity in 2016 and early registration is recommended.