U8 Mitey Mites is an entry level program, targeting ages 6, 7 and some 8 year olds. We encourage all newcomers to have spent some time in the Little Ski Hill After school program, or Brundage’s ski school but it is not required. The U8 program is an all mountain program with a mixture of alpine race training and freesking. An emphasis is placed on learning the fundamentals of the sport in a fun, safe and friendly environment. Training groups will have kids of similar ages and/or abilities, so learning is done at the right pace. The USSA Skills Quest (phase 2) training program is used as a guide for training.
Athletes will have the opportunity to compete in 2-3 local races at Little Ski Hill or Brundage Mountain as well as a few at Anthony Lakes and Bogus Basin. It is not required that athletes compete in the races. Coaches will help determine appropriate events to attend based on an individual athlete's progression. See 2018/19 race schedule here.
U8 Program Schedule:
Early Bird Program Rates:
Register by November 1st for Early Bird Rates. Payment plan option is available.