The Ford Sayre Alpine U-10 Program provides highly self-motivated skiers born in 2006 or 2007 with the opportunity improve their technique through an adventurous winter, tackling a broad range of challenges on snow. Carving, powder, trees, bumps, jumps, and racing will all provide skiers with ways to test themselves and improve while skiing in a group of friends. The focus is on fun and developing a life-long love of skiing, while learning new skills both on snow, and through an increased capability for independence. We base curriculum on US Ski Team age appropriate progressions, which build on a race platform, but we also focus on all mountain skiing, developing confidence through varied challenges and terrain.
Skiers in this group will participate in a range of competitions at other local mountains. These will likely include traditional alpine races, All-Mountain Challenges and Skills Quest events. There will also be big mountain days at areas such as Burke, Cannon or Pico. While many of the U10 skiers will have participated in the U8 program in prior years, it is not a requirement. However, skiers new to the program are encouraged to contact the head coach or program directors prior to registration.