Youth Ski League Short Program

The Youth Ski League Short Program (U8 – U14) is for athletes ages 7 to 13 (as of December 31st). Participants must be able to demonstrate their ability to get around the mountain, load and unload from the chairlift without assistance, and put on their own boots and skis. All participants are required to wear a helmet at all times.

YSL Program Comparison

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Participation in competitions is expected. Athletes who wish to participate in sanctioned ski races must be a member of the USSA. (If you would prefer your child not compete, please consider Big Sky Resort’s Youth Local Programs.)  USSA 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.

Volunteer Deposit Information

BSSEF Handbook

Included in the base program fee: training on Saturday; rental of a team jacket for the season; and a NASTAR season pass. (The Christmas Camp is an extra-cost option.)

2017-18 program dates: 12/30/17 – 1/27/18

Training Schedule

Saturday9:00 AM3:00 PM
Tuesday and Thursday
(starting in January; extra cost option)
4:00 PMDusk

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  • Volunteer Deposit