This program is designed to offer another training option for those kids who can’t or don’t want to go to DMR every weekend. The intent is to enhance basic skills in short and focused sessions. We would like to foster the team atmosphere and give athletes dedicated training and instruction. This team is also to give athletes a taste of “ski team” with less financial and time burdens.
This program is a feeder program into both the Alpine and Freestyle Teams. We hope that all athletes will get some dedicated time on snow.
The children are required to ski at an INTERMEDIATE LEVEL. This means they can ski parallel on any blue and easy black on the mountain with speed and control. These participants also must ski with poles and have a general understanding of the use of them. In addition they must be able to use the rope tow. It takes strength and coordination.
The Focus of this team is to develop skiers, not necessarily racers. The path that PST believes is the most important for this group is the path of versatility. Therefore skills are emphasized on all types of terrain. As well as fostering a life long love of skiing.
6 and above
** Note: A season’s pass to Chapman Hill will be required to be purchased through Parks and Recreation.
This program will consist of the following training sessions:
On Snow Training (Chapman)(Jan 7th - Mar, 2013):
2 Weeknights, Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday
This program will run for 8 weeks.
IMPORTANT CHANGE: As of November 8th, 2011, Athletes are NO LONGER required to obtain a license or join the USSA organization to be members of the Purgatory Ski & Snowboard Team. Athletes will have to join USSA ONLY if they compete in an USSA event or competition.
ONLY Athletes who participate in USSA Events & Competitions will be required to join the United States Ski & Snowboard Association (USSA) and have a photo copy of their membership card on file with the team. The USSA is the national governing body for US Olympic skiing and snowboarding, and the parent organization for the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Snowboarding and U.S. Freeskiing. They are paired together with the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and share governance in selection of athletes to the National U.S. Ski and Snowboard teams. The Purgatory Ski Team is a proud member and sponsor of the USSA organization.
- Front entry 3 or 4 buckle boot
- A general carving Jr. Ski. Ideally this is not a twin tip ski. Several local shops offer season long rentals, they are a good resource.
- Appropriate length poles.
- Well fitting goggles, gloves and helmets. Gloves get ripped at Chapman, extra pairs are nice
2012/2013 Tuition - $250
2012/2013 Chapman - Check with City of Durango Parks and Rec. Recommendation is to purchase a Chapman pass