Age Appropriate Equipment Recommendations
Skis – One pair of all-mountain or Jr. race skis - *Length should be between the bridge of the nose and the top of the head
Boots – A good fitting boot is the most important piece of equipment. Jr. race boots will have the
appropriate flex for U8's
Poles – One pair of poles - * Length – the elbow should be at a 90 degree angle when gripping the pole upside-down above the basket.
Helmet – Any Jr. helmet that fits appropriately
U10/U12 Competitive team:
SL – Length - Bridge of the nose
GS – Length – Just above the top of head
Turning Radius - 17M
Freeride – Length – Same as GS / Width – 80-100mm underfoot
Boots – Jr. 4 buckle race boot Flex should be between 40 and 70 depending on weight and skiing style.
(Please see a qualified boot fitter for individual needs.)
U10 SL – Length – 90 degrees at elbow when gripping pole upside-down above the basket
Protection - None
U12 SL – Length – Same
Protection – Half or full pole gaurds
GS – Length – Just under 90 degrees at elbow when gripping pole upside-down above the basket
Helmet: Hard ear race helmet required
U12 age class must have a hard ear helmet with compatible SL chin guard
SL Shin Guards
Race Suit – Arm and thigh pads integrated into suit (recommended)
Full Leg Zip Pants
U14 and Up:
Contact coach for all individual gear needs
Gear: Skiers must have their own ski gear and its recommended that they have eye and ear protection with them. Ski sunglasses work well. The club does have some ear plugs that will be available for athletes
until supply lasts. The Club has three Anschutz .22 target rifles and three Anschutz Air Rifles that will be available for athletes to use for practice. These are single shot training rifles. Ammunition will be provided
We are also making a few other .22 biathlon style rifles that will be available for athletes to try that offer a 5
round magazine. If an athlete would like to have their own rifle, please discuss with Cory some options that would be available for purchase.
It is also recommended that athletes wear gloves to practice, not mittens.