The 2021/22 season will mark the 3rd season for the Alpine “Renegade” Race Program at Plattekill. The program is geared for kids ages 7 & up and is designed to give children who love to ski an opportunity to improve their technical and general skiing skills with an emphasis on having fun! The philosophy that children can only become great ski racers by first becoming great skiers is at the core of the program.
December ’21 Renegades Racing — (click for NEWSLETTER)
January ’22 Renegades Racing — (click for NEWLETTER)
- Season Long Race Program – U14, U12, U10
The program runs consecutive weekends January 8 (revised) – March 6 (Saturday & Sunday). Students must demonstrate parallel dynamic stance in a race environment, parallel intermediate (blue square) terrain and ride a chairlift independently.
ALPINE LESSON PLAN FOR REGULAR SEASON PROGRAM
- 4-Week “Intro to Racing” Program
This program is offered to skiers who need improvement in dynamic stance and balance and parallel turning with aspirations of entering the race program. Children can join at anytime during this program.
- XMAS WEEK CAMP (Dec 27-31, 2021) Open to all ages and abilities.
ALPINE LESSON PLAN FOR 2021 XMAS WEEK CAMP
|10-Week Program |
(U14, U12, U10)
|4-Week Intro to Racing Program||$760|
|Xmas Week Camp||$600|
|Xmas Week Camp |
(Added to Season Program)
*** Please note, program cost does NOT include a season pass or daily lift tickets. Tickets/pass must be purchased separately.
Helmet with chin guard and pole/hand guards required to participate in all programs/camps.
The program is aligned with the United States Ski and Snowboard training matrix. This allows for training athletes according to their developmental age groups and skill potential. While utilizing the “Skills Quest Guidelines” for on hill drills and skills development, we will train athletes for future competition and all around better skiing skills. As well as adhere to the appropriate coach/student ratios as recommended by USSS and PSIA.
The key to learning is to insure a positive first experience that is fun. When first learning a skill, a relaxed, low-anxiety climate encourages the child to try new things. Framing attainable goals are set within the athletes reach. Our program will train utilizing the NYSSRA Sportsmanship Code of Conduct while emphasizing support and development of emotional and athletic skills.
By clearly identifying goals for each individual, by educating parents on how to support their athlete, they can attain their goal by end of season. Skills execution being at the core of all good skiing, our coaches will develop this by using creative environments and drills developed by U.S. Ski and Snowboard.
2021-22 RACING SCHEDULE
(All races will be staged on Shredded Mozzarella or Northface weather permitting)
12/31/21- CHRISTMAS OPENER (DUAL COMBI FORMAT)
1/29/22-DUAL PANEL SLALOM
3/5/22-DUAL COMBI RACE
3/6/22-PARENT-ATHLETE DUAL PANEL SLALOM
Athletes who are registered members with both U.S. Ski and Snowboard (USSS) and the New York State Ski Racing Association (NYSSRA) can select to participate in USSS sanctioned races in the Rip Van Winkle Council (i.e., ski hills in the Catskill Region). Interested athletes and parents need to consult the NYSSRA website (https://nyssra.org) on regular basis to plan ahead (when entering the NYSSRA website, click on “calendar” and then “events”). Also, consult with the race director if you have questions.
An educational meet and greet with coaches, organizers and other parents will be announced soon. Assistance is always needed to help with gate judging, race day volunteers and more needed at all races. Help with set-up and take downs of training environments with the coaches as well as organizing of race day potlucks.
For more info, contact: Bill Pammer, Race Director (845) 701-2306 email@example.com