alpine high school


alpine high school Team

Ages: 14-19
Coaches: Rob Engelken
Start-End Dates: Dec 2, 2023 – Mar 31, 2024
Training Hours Weekend: Sat 8AM – 3PM 
Cost: $780.00 + Family or Individual Membership Fee

Smugglers Notch Ski & Snowboard Club

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This program is designed for the racer who may not have the time or the resources for a multiple day program and would like to continue training gates and improving skills. In addition, for those participating in high school racing, this Saturday only program will give extra time on the hill and quality coaching to supplement their home school offerings. Participants will have the option of competing in 2-4 at home Club competitions.

SNSC creates a fun learning environment that challenges the athlete both physically and mentally. It is our desire and responsibility to instill sportsmanship as a foundation from which our athletes can build towards achieving their personal best.

Mastering of fundamental skills and introduction to advanced skills Introduction of tactics (line, inspection).

Most racers will attend High School races with their respective High Schools. Athletes are also encouraged to compete at the USSA level (VT Cup and GTS).

The following provides overview highlights of the Program’s curriculum. Should a more detailed curriculum be desired, please contact the Head Coach.

  • Conditioning: Fall training focusing on anaerobic endurance and strength.
  • Freeskiing: As much as humanly possible. (25%-30% of on-snow time)
  • Freeskiing drills: The early season will focus on Freeskiing Drills before we get into gates, then throughout the season as needed on an individual basis.
  • Gate drills: Will be used frequently throughout the season. (5%-10%)
  • Speed skills: jumping, tucking, and gliding.
  • Gate training: Will occur almost daily. (65%-70% on snow time)
  • Video analysis: Will occur as needed. The athlete will watch video of themselves, however, the need for the athlete to develop the ability to feel their skiing, and not become dependent on video is critical.
  • Mental skills training: Daily. Any athlete in any sport who wishes to be the best they can be needs to spend time with mental skill training. Imagery, focus, and especially attitude will be addressed daily.
  • Equipment preparation, maintenance. All athletes will be trained in race ski preparation and they shall be responsible for maintaining their own equipment.

SSL skis, GS skis, Helmets, protective gear (shin guards, pole guards, forearm guards)