This program is designed to continue to improve basic skiing fundamentals through free skiing, drills, and gate training. Prior racing experience is not required to participate with this group, but strong skiing skills are. While there is a substantial amount of free skiing, this is a race-oriented program. Equipment needs for this age group include a helmet (not with soft ears), SL gate protection, and correctly sized SL and GS skis; back protection is encouraged. VARA and USSA licenses are required. The program meets Saturdays and Sundays from early December to late-March. Additional training is available during the Christmas and February school vacation weeks, and on Friday afternoons from January to mid March.