This program is designed for young kids who have an interest in developing their fundamental skiing skills and want to have a blast ripping around the mountain with other like-minded contemporaries. Kids are grouped together based upon a combination of age (social maturity/compatibility) and skill level considerations. Kids in the Devo Program will concentrate, first and foremost, on focused free skiing and drills designed to address balance, agility, edging, and rotary skills. Some devo kids will eventually progress further through the Race Program pipeline, graduating to Interclub or USSA racing as U12 or U14, while others will simply enjoy the Devo experience itself and use it to become better, all-round skiers.
Age & Experience
Children 6-12 years of age are welcome to the program. Theymust be able to load the lift independently, and must be able to ski Blue trails all over the mountain comfortably.
The Devo program takes place exclusively on Saturdays, beginning in December 21 and continuing through a total of 10 sessions, with an ending date of February 22. During the first session, all kids are evaluated and grouped according to age, skill assessment, free skiing, coach-ability, and attitude. For the most part, kids should expect to remain with the same group and the same coach for the duration of the program. Each day, activity begins at 9:00am and ends at 2:30pm, with a break for lunch at 11:00am. Lunch will be one hour and UNSUPERVISED.
Kids may get a taste of racing through occasional timed trials in a Giant Slalom course where they can put their skills to the test and experience friendly competition among their peers. All of these friendly competitions will be on site at Catamount during regularly scheduled activity. No race registration is required.
Program Cost: $795 + $35 Parent Association fee
A Season Pass is required to participate in this program
*USSA Alpine General Membership Required