The TAS U12 Intro Program is an entry level ski racing program for skiers age 7-13. It is designed for skiers new to racing looking to improve their skiing skills and get a taste of competition. Emphasis is on the development of basic skiing fundamentals through directed free skiing, drill courses, and gate training. This program is offered from January to March.
Dave Kincaid GS Saturday SL Sunday, March 2nd & 3rd 2019
Days on Snow
January 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th February 3rd, 10th, 24th
Sunday Does not include Fall Camps, Thanksgiving Camp or Christmas Camp.
Training is typically at Summit West. Alpental may be used as an alternative. Weekly emails will be sent detailing plans. Training begins at 8:45 am, lunch with parents is from 11:30-12:30; training ends at 3:00 pm. Times and places subject to change.
No racing experience necessary. Athletes must be able to ski all runs at Summit West and most runs at Alpental, Central, and East. Athletes also need the ability to ski intermediate terrain with linked, parallel turns. They must be able to load and ride the chairlift without an adult. They must be able to listen and follow directions from an adult. Athletes must be mature enough to be separated from their parents without anxiety. This is not a ski school, and the focus is on racing fundamentals (technique and tactics).
Ski Racing HELMETS are required for all athletes. Skis (any skis will do, but we recommend an 8-13m radius ski that is the same height as the athlete standing in their boots), 3 or 4 buckle ski boots, winter ski clothing, goggles, ski gloves and a water bottle. We recommend extra goggles and gloves, a snack or extra lunch.
Freeskiing 25%, Directed Skiing & Gate Drills 25%, Gate Training 50%.
Registration Limited to 35 athletes; returning athletes have priority.
Must sign the waiver (located at the bottom of this page) before eligible to join the program.
Payment due at registration.
Payment can also be me made via check: TAS Ski Team P.O. BOX 85193 Seattle, WA 98145
Lift tickets or Summit At Snoqualmie season passes are not included.