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Snowboard Programs

Welcome to the 2016 Season!

The SNSC strives to provide snowboard opportunities for every age and ability. Most of our programs are progressive in nature. Our Ride Meister programs are entry level, recreational and fun. In between, there are several levels of intensity and commitment, which combined, provides a multitude of programs for any snowboarder to choose from. 

SNSC competition team riders compete in the Northern Vermont USASA series and can choose to participate in some or all of the 5 events, Alpine Slalom and Giant Slalom, Slopestyle, Rail Jams, and Bordercross.   SNSC has regularly sent many athletes to Nationals, a total of 9 in 2014/15 and they have had terrific 10 Top results.    But our riders might tell you what they love is their time in the back bowls of Smugg’s, riding the most challenging terrain and making fresh turns!

 
 
Snowboard RideMeister | 1 Day Program | $315
Snowboard Development Team | Ages 8-13 | $365
1 Day Program
Snowboard Team 1 | 1 Day Program | Ages 8-18 || $590
Ages: 8-18

Program Coordinator: Kiah Ellis

Coaches: Ken Hammond
, Kiah Ellis, John Murphy, David Wood
Start-End Dates: Dec 11, 2016 - Mar 20, 2017
Training Hours Weekend: Sun 8:30AM - 3PM
Cost: * $590.00 + **Individual or Family Membership Fee 

OVERVIEW
The focus of this program is to push each athlete to improve his or her overall riding ability. Encouraging riders to explore the entire mountain, including groomed runs, glades, steep terrain, terrain parks and the halfpipe. It's a positive learning environment from which the athletes can extend their personal boundaries. Riders will be divided in to age/ability appropriate groups to insure that each athlete receives coaching that matches his/her skills. Competitions are encouraged and available for halfpipe, slopestyle, slalom, giant slalom and boardercross through the USASA Northern Vermont Series. (Membership in the USASA is required to enter these competitions)
PHILOSOPHY
The focus of this program is to push each athlete to improve their overall riding ability. We will accomplish this goal by encouraging the rider to explore the entire mountain: groomed runs, glades, steep terrain, terrain parks and halfpipe. We will create a positive learning environment from which the athletes can extend their personal boundaries. The riders will be divided in to age appropriate groups to ensure that each athlete receives coaching that matches his or her skills.
COMPETITIONS
Athletes in this program are not required to enter competitions, but they are welcome to compete as their skills progress. Competitions are available for halfpipe, slopestyle, slalom, boardercross and giant slalom through the USASA Northern Vermont Series. (Membership in the USASA is required to enter these competitions)
METHODOLOGY
A progression-based approach is used to take each athlete through the learning process. Daily schedules are determined on the group's progression and available terrain.
EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS
HELMETS are required for all program participants, snowboard equipment and warm all-weather clothes.
LICENSE/MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS
SNSC Family Membership ($300) or SNSC Individual ($200). Those entering competitions need a USASA license.
Snowboard Team 2 | Ages 8-18 | $915
Ages: 8-18

Program Coordinators: Kiah Ellis
Start-End Dates: Dec 4, 2016 - Mar 27, 2017
Training Hours: Sat & Sun 8:30AM - 3PM
Cost:  *$915.00 + **Individual or Family Membership Fee.

OVERVIEW
The focus of this program is to push each athlete to improve his or her overall riding ability. Encouraging riders to explore the entire mountain, including groomed runs, glades, steep terrain, terrain parks and the halfpipe. It's a positive learning environment from which the athletes can extend their personal boundaries. Riders will be divided in to age/ability appropriate groups to insure that each athlete receives coaching that matches his/her skills. Competitions are encouraged and available for halfpipe, slopestyle, slalom, giant slalom and boardercross through the USASA Northern Vermont Series. (Membership in the USASA is required to enter these competitions)
PHILOSOPHY
The focus of this program is to push each athlete to improve their overall riding ability. We will accomplish this goal by encouraging the rider to explore the entire mountain: groomed runs, glades, steep terrain, terrain parks and halfpipe. We will create a positive learning environment from which the athletes can extend their personal boundaries. The riders will be divided in to age appropriate groups to ensure that each athlete receives coaching that matches his or her skills.
COMPETITIONS
Athletes in this program are not required to enter competitions, but they are welcome to compete as their skills progress. Competitions are available for halfpipe, slopestyle, slalom, boardercross and giant slalom through the USASA Northern Vermont Series. (Membership in the USASA is required to enter these competitions)
METHODOLOGY
A progression-based approach is used to take each athlete through the learning process. Daily schedules are determined on the group's progression and available terrain.
EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS
HELMETS are required for all program participants, snowboard equipment and warm all-weather clothes.
LICENSE/MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS
SNSC Family Membership ($300) or SNSC Individual ($200). Those entering competitions need a USASA license.
Mandatory Member / Athlete Requirements

WORK EVENT REQUIREMENTS

Please refer to the Handbook and the above Program Offerings.

COMMUNICATIONS/QUESTIONS

Questions regarding the program should be addressed first to the Coaches, then the Head Coach, and lastly the Executive Director. Updated information is available on our website, Facebook, and group emails are common pathways. General office questions can be directed to 802-644-1177.

PARENT INVOLVEMENT ON-AND-OFF HILL OTHER EXPECTATIONS:

  • Program orientation meeting at beginning of year and awards at end of year.
  • Please note: Programs have a minimum number of participants for them to be offered
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