Dear PCSS Families:
It is both an honor and a privilege to assume the position of permanent executive director at PCSS. This role allows me to work alongside our coaches and athletes every day, to champion our programs and venues, and to cultivate and promote the very best culture at PCSS. As the reach of PCSS and its mission expands throughout our community, our team continues to find new ways to support and advance best practices in youth sports. At the same time, we are laser-focused on embracing the essential truth of "sport for life": Above all else, PCSS programs should be fun for our athletes. Building friendships, fostering supportive teams, and encouraging the joy of skiing and snowboarding are at the center of everything we do -- both on and off the hill.
A busy summer has turned into a fast-moving fall! We recently wrapped up a spectacular summer of training including: strength and conditioning sessions, devo camps at the UOP, on-snow travel camps, water ramping, trampolining, air bag sessions and more. We also hosted several community events like Red Bull 100/400, Springer Tournee, the 4th of July Fun Run, and the PCSS Golf Tournament. Now that the leaves are turning and winter weather has crept in, we look ahead to equipment nights, team meetings, fall fundraisers, family gatherings, and preseason camps as PCSS prepares for an outstanding 2019-20 season.
Thank you for being part of the PCSS community and supporting your athletes and coaches. I am delighted to present the fall newsletter and hope you will find a way to join us as we kick off another great season!
Registration is in full swing for the 2019/2020 Winter Season. Payment plans still available through early November.
SHRED. is boosting its partnership with PCSS for winter 19/20 by offering its memberships' friends and family a 20% discount on all SHRED. gear, in addition to its 50% discount to members. All SHRED. & PCSS partnership orders will also donate up to 20% of each sale to the club.
For example, a $220 goggle will be discounted to $110, and then $11 will be donated back to the club. Just use the following codes:
Freestyle Moguls and Aerials End of Water Ramping Season Photo
Training course in New Zealand
PCSS Alpine U16 and FIS groups recently returned from a great camp in New Zealand. The group spent the first portion of the camp at Mount Dobson and later moved onto Round Hill and Mt. Hutt. One of the many highlights from the trip was training next to the U.S. World Cup Tech Team, including PCST Alumni Ted Ligety.
The coaches are excited about the progress that was made in New Zealand and are already looking forward to getting back on snow in Colorado in late October and November.
The Freeski Team just wrapped up the summer training season which included UOP Airbag and Water Ramps sessions as well as two highly successful on snow camps in the Southern Hemisphere in August. The Park & Pipe Team went back to Perisher Australia for the 5th year straight and continued to have remarkable success with every athlete completing their goals and then some.
Dry Land training is now underway at the COE tramp sessions Mondays 3:00-5:00 and Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:00-7:00 at the HPC. We will begin personal goals and competition planning meetings next week as the competition calendars are being finalized.
The Big Mountain Team recently got back from Argentina where they spent 12 days on snow at Cerro Catedral working on backcountry skiing and avalanche awareness/safety.
It is confirmed that we will be hosting the first annual IFSA Regional Competition February 1st and 2nd, 2020. Located at Park City Mountain. More details to follow.
Dryland is in full swing leading up into the beginning of winter programming starting early December depending on particular program.
Team “pro” night is Wednesday, October 2nd from 6-8pm, with brands such as Kemper, Burton, Dang Eyewear, Rossignol, Head, Smith, Shred, and more!
Snowboard Team Parent info night is scheduled for Wednesday, November 13th from 6-7:30pm
Last day of water ramping for our aerialists will be October 12th. This will be the end of a great summer season.
U.S. Ski & Snowboard and PCSS will be hosting a competition simulation on October 5-6, 2019. Training should commence around 10am. Admission to spectate is FREE!
Devo Fall dryland training is starting soon! Weekly trampoline training at Black Diamond Gymnastics will start on Tuesday, October 15th from 7-8pm and continue every Tuesday through November. Must currently be registered for the 19/20 season in order to participate.
Woodward is offering PCSS athletes a 20% discount on their monthly memberships! Discounts are for current PCSS athletes so register now to get your code before Woodward membership prices go up!
Zoe Dwinell training her back lay on the water ramps
PCSS is excited to announce the newest addition to our family, Jeff Yingling - Mogul Program Director. Jeff has a life time of experience in mogul skiing and more than 17 years of experience as a Freestyle Program Director. Jeff most recently was the Freestyle, Freeski and MTB Program Director at the Telluride Ski and Snowboard Club. Before that, he was the Freestyle Ski Director at Gould Academy, in Bethel Maine. He is a former member of the United States Freestyle Development Team, two-time Jr. World Championship Coach and has coached multiple athletes who have gone on to the U.S. Ski Team, World Cup and Olympic Games. In addition, Jeff is a U.S. Ski & Snowboard level 300 Aerial coach and also holds certification with American Sports Education Program (ASEP).
To add to the growing moguls program, we have welcomed Troy Murphy, U.S. Team Alum and 2018 Olympian, as our Head Mogul Coach to work alongside Jeff to make this moguls program the best in the world!
The Freestyle FIS Mogul Team is preparing for an 18-day on-snow training camp and competition in Idre Fjall, Sweden. The team’s “4th quarter push” on water ramp training has been productive. Yingling says Troy Murphy has had a phenomenal impact in his early months with the team, collecting athlete’s skill data and specifically targeting and tracking their progress. Yingling expressed his excitement: “we have an amazing team of athletes and coaches, along with world class training facilities here in Park City. We’re excited for a great season!"
PCSS Nordic is getting ready for winter with fall training for both our Comp and Development programs. If anyone is interested in learning more about our Nordic Programs please come to our information night Oct 2nd at 5:45pm at Utah Olympic Park Legacy Lodge 2nd floor.