For ages 12 to adult. The primary objective of Park City Ski Mountaineering team is to develop both the skills and passion for practice ski mountaineering. In doing so, we hope to foster a lifelong love for both the outdoors and sport. Athletes will work towards developing skills to participate in competition that may include regional races, national races and eventually international races. Skiers will optimize specific ski mountaineering skills and fitness to develop enjoyment and proficiency in the sport. Individuals will focus on learning technical and mental skills through experiences and drills that will create a solid foundation in ski mountaineering.
Weekly sessions will include a variety of activities that will foster greater sport-specific understanding. These sessions will include technique, intensity, strength and mental preparation. There will be opportunities to travel to races together. There will also be 1-2 avalanche awareness training. The goal of this team is to foster and support individual development in the sport of ski mountaineering.
Required equipment: Equipment and clothing for ski touring including: lightweight ski touring skis), climbing skins (2 pairs), poles (nordic poles are helpful), ski mountaineering boots, ski mountaineering race pack, water bottle or drinking system.