This program is designed to be a “step-up” program from the fantastic DMR Snowburners program. The intent is to enhance basic skills, create an all day program for those skiers who need more time on snow and are ready for more of a challenge. Athletes will experience all aspects of skiing from basic skills to moguls, tree skiing, park and pipe as well as training on both USSA and NASTAR course. Much of the day will be spent skiing various terrain and skill development and refinement. RACING IS NOT REQUIRED, but for those interested athletes, there is a list of potential appropriate races below.
This program is a feeder program into both the Alpine and Freestyle Teams. We hope that all athletes will get a well-rounded experience on the mountain.
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.
** Note: If there is enough interest, a Sunday program will be available; however, Sunday athletes will need to be at similar skill levels to make this work. Contact Head coach Leah LeSage firstname.lastname@example.org to express interest in a Sunday program.
** Note: The children are required to ski at a STRONG 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.
** Note: In addition to the USSA sanctioned races, there will be opportunities for athletes to compete on shorter courses in the local area (Silverton, Wolf Creek). This schedule has not yet been released, but will be posted as soon as possible.
6 and above
This program will consist of the following training sessions:
On Snow Training (DMR):
All Day Saturdays 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
December 8th, 15th, 22nd 2012
January 5th, 19th, 26th 2013
February 2nd, 9th, 23rd 2013
March 2nd, 9th, 16th 2013
Southern Series Championships March 22, 23rd, 24th 2013
End of Year Party March 30th, 2013
**Note: There will be NO Training for DEVO on President’s Day weekend February 16th and 17th, 2013
Work Deposit: $150
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 locals shops offer season long rentals, they are a good resource.
- Appropriate length poles.
- Hard eared(race) helmet. Please ask for help if you are unsure.
- Well fitting goggles, gloves.
- Race suits are NOT required, but many kids have them. Several families also have loaners as well.
2012/2013 Tuition - $500
2012/2013 Work Deposit – $150 (Refundable)
2012/2013 Chapman - Check with City of Durango Parks and Rec. Recommendation is to purchase a Chapman pass
2012/2013 USSA Membership – Approx $75
2012/2013 Travel Fees – $75 per weekend