A fun and engaging group lesson geared for kids who want to take their skiing up a new level; a great challenge in a fun learning environment. Each week will have a coaching element mixed with some excitement and adventure. Our goal is for coaches to be with the same children the entire 7-week session. Groups will be created based on ability level and age.
Saturdays & Sundays
- Only available for skiers.
- All participants will be responsible for providing a lift ticket or season pass and equipment.
- Daily equipment rentals are available at a 15% discount to participants.
- Rental equipment must be secured before the lesson begins.
4 – 12 years
7 weeks. Each day includes 4+ hours of snow sports progression and coaching.
Saturdays: 1/9, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/20, 2/27 and 3/6
Sundays: 1/10, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/21, 2/28 and 3/7
Class does not meet the weekends of Martin Luther King Jr. Day or President’s Day.
- 10:00am - Check-in
- 10:00 - 10:20 - Warmup session on Discovery Chair
- 10:20 - 12:00 - Skills coaching
- 12:00 - 12:55 - Break for lunch with parents
- 1:00 - 3:15 - Practice & apply the skills from the morning session
- 3:15 - 3:30 - Class dismissal
A full day of lessons and experiences. Season pass and rentals extra.
January 9 & 10
To make sure that we set up all the participants for the most success possible, the first day will consist of; separating the groups by an on-snow evaluation. The students will be asked to perform some basic skiing maneuvers to showcase their skills. Regardless of previous ability expect to spend a majority of the morning on the bottom half of the Resort (Discovery and Tamarack Express). We will keep this fun and engaging by setting up obstacles, freestyle maneuvers, and drills.
Balance & Terrain Park
January 23 & 24
Focus will be on balance (Control the relationship of the Center of Mass to the base of support to direct pressure along the length of the skis). Giving students the ability to understand dynamic balance, and how it plays as an integral platform for most skiing to occur. This day we will also explore Tamarack’s Freestyle parks; Smart style, how to navigate the features safely, and get the chance to get your jib on while focusing on stance and balance.
Pressure & Snow Cat
January 30 & 31
Regardless of if we are adding, managing, or removing pressure on our skis, it is always present. This day we really dissect what we use Pressure (Control pressure from ski to ski and direct pressure toward the outside ski) for. We also get to have a up close interaction with a snow cat that Tamarack Resort uses day to day to keep our runs corduroy. Check out the cool snow cats and see how they work.
Rotation & Avalanche Dogs
February 6 & 7
Rotation is one of the keys to successful skiing (Control the skis rotation (turning, pivoting, steering) with leg rotation, separate from the upper body). Our instructors will give us some new skills and drills to help us focus our attention on when and where we use rotation effectively. We will also use those skills to go explore the mountain. We will check out some hidden stashes on the mountain and learn some snow safety from Patrol. This is one of our favorite days as well, we get to go visit the avalanche dogs!
Control & Race Day
February 20 & 21
We create angles constantly when skiing. Today’s focus will be on what angles help us do while on our skis (Control edge angles through a combination of inclination and angulation). We also will set-up a variety of race scenarios this day and encourage all our participants to spend some time experiencing what it feels like to ski through a racecourse. We also will get the chance to ski a bit with our Tamarack Ski Team and meet the coaches of that program, which is a great place to continue honing a passion for skiing.
Body Equipment Connection
February 27 & 28
How do we navigate the connection between our bodies and skis? It is the relationship of the body to the equipment (Regulate the magnitude of pressure created through ski/snow interaction). This day focuses on trying to combine all previous week’s skills together.
“That rug really tied the room together.” -The Dude.
End of Program Celebration & Costume Day
March 6 & 7
End of season exhibition and pizza party for participants and family. We’ll have classes all around the mountain showcasing what they’ve worked on during the program. We’ll have a racecourse set-up, freestyle park sessions, and be riding all around Tamarack Resort. This is also our costume Day- Dress to impress. Disney characters, super-hero’s, favorite character in movie, get creative!
We invite family to come and see all the hard work that their Trailblazers put into their skiing. We host a party for everyone to get to sit and visit, socially distanced of course, with all of the instructors.