Year of Birth: 2011-2012
The U8 program is designed to introduce young skiers to the Stratton Mountain racing program, all mountain skiing, and skiing fundamentals. The program offers a fun approach to free skiing, drills, and skills. The U8's participate in Stratton’s fun Jr World Cup race series during the season.
Times: 8:30am to 3pm (Lunch 11:30am to 12:30pm). Year of Birth: 2011 & 2012
The 2018/19 Season is coming to an end. It's been an amazing season and one that had highlights for all athletes. Congrats to everyone in SWSC on all their hard work and dedication!
Don't let all the hard work end in March! Lots of improvements can be made in a short time over the summer and fall. Time on snow matters with athlete development and supplemental skiing and training is a great way to continue the progress made over the winter. A short 2 week Summer training camp can be as much skiing as a month of skiing in the winter and incredibly productive!
U.S. Elite Camps is the preferred summer ski camp for SWSC. SWSC coaches, as well as additional full time coaches work with the athletes in a fun summer environment to offer the additional training needed off season. No racing, no pressure, just athlete skill development. U10's through U19's and Masters can all benefit from addition ski time. U.S. Elite Camps uses only professional, experienced coaches for all camps. There are no kid/athlete 'coaches' at these camps, only Professionals. The camp also brings a house mom/nurse to care for the younger ones and offer 24hr care!!
There are three off season ski training camps offered. Go to the Camp Website for more information on the camps. www.uselitecamps.com
Mt Hood, Oregon. 2 sessions on a summer Glacier!
June 25-July 5 ~8 Days on snow. (*U12's thru U19's)
June 25-July 10 ~12 Days on snow. (*U12's thru U19's)
Saas-Fee, Switzerland. A European Training Experience
July 23-Aug 6 ~11 days on snow. (*U14's thru U19's)
Copper Thanksgiving Camp. A fall Race Prep Camp on the best early season training site in the USA!
November 24-29 ~6 days on snow. (*U10's thru U19's). Travel Days: Nov. 23 & 30
Copper and Mt Hood have Day camper and Boarding Camper Options.
*Age classes based on 2019/2020 US Ski & Snowboard age classes.
In the works....
Master Copper Training Camp. A Masters training camp to help jump start the year!
November 11-15** ~5 days on snow. **Dates are tentative.
There are also additional adventures for those interested.
U.S. Elite Adventures offers two exciting camps for kids AND adults!
Cycle in Riccione Italy! This adult camp is for those parents looking to go and pedal around Italy and enjoy the Adriatic coast line! No experience needed! We supply guides, bikes (if needed), transportation, etc!
Youth Leadership Hiking Camp in Chamonix France! This leadership camp follows a curriculum to help teach leadership skills while hiking in the Alps of France, Switzerland and Italy! An amazing opportunity for kids to learn and adventure!
Get fired up for some great summer skiing and adventures!! Check it out!
How fun was the banquet!?!?
If you missed it, I have your award. Thank you to everyone who came! Adria was so excited to see you all!! Myself (Nicole), Adria, Ryan and Zander are so grateful to all of you. This year was fantastic! And all of the beautiful handwritten notes are really heartfelt. We thank you for your generous gifts. And the pictures everyone made of their favorite part in U8s, are perfect!!
The last World Cup race was lots of fun and the U8s did a fantastic job. The videos are on Sprongo at this link: https://sprongo.com/team/68183/playlists
*UPDATED* This SUNDAY (date changed) is our last race - Club champs @ 9:45am . Costumes are encouraged :) Race will be held on Frank's. Unfortunately the Sunday race (Heinze Paul) has been cancelled. Normal times all weekend!!!
*UPDATED* We will also take our trip to the candy store SUNDAY around 2 pm. Please put $5 in your child's pocket (if their pass works that is fine too).
Sunday we will be skiing everywhere!!
*UPDATED* Don't forget to order your clothing for next year SWSC has a new line this COMING year. If you did not come to the banquet you did not get to see the AWESOME new coats. They look pretty stellar!! SWSC 2019/20 Clothing order is DUE MONDAY-March 25!
Don't forget end-of-the-year tuning is extremely important please drop your skis off to get tuned and prepped for the summer. Putting your skis away with wax on is important. Make a note in your calendars to check equipment in the fall. It is important to make sure you have the right equipment at the start of every season.
Enjoy Spring and Summer. I will see you in the fall and on the hill come December :)
What an amazing weekend!!
If only every weekend could be like that! Saturday was absolutely outstanding! Bluebird day to fresh powder day all day Sunday what more could we ask for!
Thank you to everyone who came and put on a fantastic tubing party! The kids could not stop talking about it all day Sunday :)
This coming weekend is our last world cup! Saturday is a normal start time. Lunch is 12 to 1 (times may change depending on how the race runs). Awards around 1:15 pm. This race will take place on North American (Frank's Fall Line). there will be no skiing after this race all coaches are needed for set up for the banquet.
**Banquet - Saturday** RSVP required. Contact Edry if you haven't rsvp'd yet. In Black Bear lodge. Green Mtn room. 4-5 cocktails, 5-6 dinner, 6-7 awards. Parent volunteers are needed for set up!! Go to volunteer link on SWSC site.
A lot of people have been asking about Adria. You will get to see her here at the banquet! :)
I have also been getting a lot of emails asking if kids are welcomed... This is an award banquet for them!! Please bring them!! U8s - Masters!!
U8s your homework this week is to draw me a picture of your favorite thing you did this season in U8s. Please bring it to the banquet :)
This year has been amazing! I cannot thank all of the parents enough for bringing your kids every weekend and dedicating your time to our program!! To all of the parents who helped out this season at races you are amazing!! Keep volunteering!! Also thank you for all of the beautiful cards, handwritten notes, pictures and generous gifts!! Very thoughtful!! We all thank you!! Myself (Nicole), Adria, Ryan and Zander :)
Can you believe we only have two weekends left!?!? I cannot believe it!!!! CRAZY!!!!!