Alpine Racing

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The 2023-24 season marks year #5 for the “Renegades Racing” program at Plattekill.  Our season programs are designed to give children and teens (ages 7-15) 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.

This season’s line-up includes:

  • Season Program for Alpine Racing (U16, U14, U12, U10)

Saturdays and Sundays 1/6/24 to 3/3/24 (except Jan 13-14).

  • 1-Day Trial  – COME CHECK US OUT!!!

Available first weeks of the program. Credit towards the Season Program available

  • Holiday Week Race Camp Dec 26-30, 2023

Camp features a 6-to-1 student-teacher ratio and offers individualized training.

PROGRAM FOCUS

The race program is aligned with the United States Ski and Snowboard training matrix. The matrix facilitates training athletes according to their developmental age groups and skill potential, Utilizing “Skills Quest Guidelines” in creative environments during on hill drills and skills development, is a proven methodology for improving skiing skills and gaining athletes for competition. The race program also adheres to the coach/student ratios recommended by USSS and PSIA.

The key to learning is to ensure a positive first experience that is fun. When first learning a skill, a relaxed, low-anxiety climate encourages the child to try new things. The race program works to set goals within the athletes reach. By clearly identifying goals for each individual and by educating parents on how to support their athlete, racers can attain their goals by end of season.  Our program follows the NYSSRA Sportsmanship Code of Conduct which emphasizes support and development of both emotional and athletic skills.

 

2023-24 Alpine Racing

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Season Program$1,839
Holiday Camp$750
Holiday Camp (w/ program purchase)$350
1 Day Trial (available 1st two weeks)$160
Youth (7-12) Season Pass (w/ program purchase)$350
Teen/Student (13-14) Season Pass (w/program purchase)$400
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Please Note:

  • Participants must be able to demonstrate dynamic stance and balance and execute parellel turns on intermediate (blue square) and expert (black diamond) terrain and ride a chairlift independently.
  • This program fee does not include lift tickets.  A DISCOUNTED Youth/Student Season Pass can be added thru the online checkout.
  • Helmet with chin guard and pole/hand guards required to participate in all programs/camps.

RACING SCHEDULE

Athletes who are registered members with both U.S. Ski and Snowboard (USSS) and the New York State Ski Racing Association (NYSSRA) can elect to participate in USSS sanctioned races. Interested athletes and parents should consult the NYSSRA website (https://nyssra.org) to plan ahead (when entering the NYSSRA website, click on “calendar” and then “events”). The race program sets a calendar of race events and our coaches attend the events with the athletes. Questions about the race calendar and competition should be addressed to the Race Director (see below).

March 9-10: USSS sanctioned U12 Slalom training and race at Plattekill. Details forthcoming…

COACH

For more info, contact: Bill Pammer, Race Director (845) 701-2306 coachbill@plattekill.com

Jr Development

2023-24 PROGRAM

Our Junior Development Program is designed to develop fundamental skiing skills and concentrates on drills designed to address balance, agility, edging and rotation skills, all while having fun!

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SATURDAY JANUARY 6:  ONE DAY TRIAL of the program is being offered

If your child likes it, we’ll credit the day towards the 8 or 4 week session!  This season program is designed for kids that have mastered novice terrain and are sking blue trails comfortably and are ready for the next level.  It is also a great way for them to meet new ski friends.  Is this your child?  Come try it out.  Full day Trial $160 (10am-12pm and 1-3pm).
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By offering a multi-week program, this fosters consistency and continuity and will take children’s ability to the next level.

Classes take place consecutive Saturday from 10am-12pm and 1-3pm.

  • 8 Week Program 12/30/23 – 3/3/24 (except Feb 3).*
    *Program includes a bonus 9th week as a “make up date” for a missed day.
  • 4 Week Program 12/30/23 – 1/20/24 or
2/10/24 – 3/3/4

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2023-24 Junior Development

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JR DEV 4 Week Program$699
JR DEV 8 Week Program$949
1 Day Trial (available 1st two weeks)$160
Youth (7-12) Season Pass (w/ program purchase)$350
Teen/Student (13-14) Season Pass (w/program purchase)$400

 

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Please Note:

This season program does not include lift tickets.  A DISCOUNTED Youth/Student Season Pass can be added thru the online checkout.

 

AGE & EXPERIENCE

Children ages 7-14 are welcome and must be able to load the lift independently (without an adult) and be able to ski blue trails all over the mountain comfortably.

NEW – ADDITIONAL PRIVATE COACHING SUPPORT

Now available on select dates to work with participants that would like additional one-on-one attention. Details coming soon.

COACH

Program Director: Ralph Vanacore; email: skithecats@gmail.com

 

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