Youth Development and Competition Programs

Download program descriptions and registration HERE.

About the Program

The goals of the Camden Snow Bowl racing programs are to: 1) improve skiing/snowboarding ability, 2) have fun, 3) provide quality race training and racing experiences, and 4) develop a lifelong passion for the sport. Our programs are designed to help participants of all ages, and a wide range of abilities, to realize their highest potential as an athlete, competitor and person.

NOTE: To be eligible for U-8 programs, skiers must be able to confidently ski the mountain, including making parallel turns, and ride the chairlift wihout adult assistance. If any of those qualifications can’t be met, please consider enrolling your skier in KATS programs.

We foster the love of skiing by providing a positive and supportive environment. We believe that the development of the total athlete is more important than winning; and that the thrill of competition, when guided by a dedicated coaching staff, can be very rewarding and an opportunity to learn valuable life lessons.

Before an athlete can become a truly great ski racer, he or she must become a great skier. We do this by having FUN, building self esteems and following the USSA (United States Skiing Association) Alpine Training System with the Skills Quest program as a daily focus.

Skiers in our program are taught by coaches who, as a group,  have decades of racing and coaching experience, and continue to further their coaching education. Most coaches have their USSA level 100 coaching certification

Program Descriptions

NOTE: Program fee does not include rental equipment or chairlift tickets or season passes. Those are all sold separately.

& U-8 (age 7)

A beginner level program for 7-year-olds. Skiers must be able to confidently ski the mountain and ride the chairlift without adult assistance. This program is playful and fun. Ski poles will be introduced during the program.

7-Week Program
Jan. 8 – March 5
Wednesdays 4-6 p.m. and Saturdays 9-11 a.m.
$360

 

U-10 (ages 8-9)

This program is aimed at learning the fundamentals to be able to tear it up all over the mountain. It’s about improving skills, learning the basics of racing and exploring the entire mountain while having lots of fun and making new friends. Basic USSA Skills Quest drills will be introduced.

7-Week Program
Jan. 8 – March 5
Wednesdays 4-6 p.m. and Saturdays 9-11 a.m.
$360

 

U-12 (ages 10-11) and U-14 (ages 12-13) – Middle School Race Team

Following the progression developed by the USSA coaches, this program takes youth athletes to the next level. They learn the skills needed to make “carved” turns all over the mountain. Exploring the mountain and challenging the skiers is the goal. In this program, they can ski everything: the steeps, the trees, the terrain park, ice, powder and gates. For athletes with solid skills looking to excel. While fun is still what it’s all about, these kids will learn more advanced skills and racing tactics. Although not mandatory, athletes in this program are encouraged to participate in local races and to travel to USSA races conducted MARA.

7-Week Program
Jan. 8 – March 5
Wednesdays & Thursdays 4-6 p.m. and Saturdays 9-11 a.m.
$680

 

Freestyle Programs (ages 8-13)

Ski the rails, jumps, glades and everywhere else on the mountain with our freestyle coaches. The goal is to play and have fun. Skiers must be able to confidently ski the entire mountain and ride the chairlift without adult assistance.

Ski or Snowboard
Jan. 8 – March 5
Wednesdays 4-6 p.m. and Saturdays 9-11 a.m.
$360