U19 athletes are full-time MMWA high school athletes who typically have been skiing and racing for years. The goals of these athletes range from Olympic and National Team ambitions to skiing collegiately, and all have an underlying desire to improving their rankings. Athletes typically are “on-snow” training and racing six days per week. The program provides high level technical coaching in SL, GS and SG with low athlete to coach ratios. Depending upon desire, Downhill (DH) is introduced. Strength training and video analysis are integral pieces of the program. U19s participate in multi-state USSA and FIS race series. VARA and USSA licenses are required; FIS licenses are required for entry into FIS races. The program runs from mid November to late March/early April.