Youth Ski League Long Program
Youth Ski League Long Program is for athletes ages 7 to 12 (as of December 31st). Participants must be able to do the following:
- Put on their own boots and skis
- Ski with poles
- Easily navigate blue (intermediate) terrain, and
- Load and unload from the chairlift without assistance.
All participants are required to wear a helmet at all times.
The focus of instruction is on developing well-rounded skiing skills and a lifelong appreciation of the sport. Coaching techniques incorporate free-skiing, obstacle courses, games, drills, and gate training.
Small groups (8 or fewer) will work with the same coach during the course of the ski day including breaks and lunch. However, participants will have the opportunity to work with several coaches over the course of the season. Groups are arranged by U.S. Ski & Snowboard age class (see FAQs below) and ability.
Participation in competitions is expected. Athletes who wish to participate in sanctioned ski races must be a member of U.S. Ski & Snowboard. (If you would prefer your child not compete, please consider Big Sky Resort’s Youth Local Programs.) U.S. Ski & Snowboard membership, race fees, lift tickets, lodging, and transportation costs related to races are not covered by the program fee.
A Volunteer Deposit is required per the terms of the BSSEF Handbook and will be automatically added to your cart. Multi-program purchase discounts applied at checkout.
2020-21 program dates: December 12, 2020 – March 6, 2021
Training day: Saturday
Included in the base program fee: Team jacket lease for the season; NASTAR season pass
Optional: Christmas Camp