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SMS Alpine Development Camps

SMS Devo Camps offer high quality racing camps where aspiring young athletes can learn the fundamental technical and tactical skills of world class racing. They also provide transitional steps to prepare interested racers for a ski academy experience later in their career. SMS Devo Camps are open to all USSA U10 to U16 alpine racers, including non-SMS students.

Sign up for any of the camps listed below by completing the following steps. Please contact Steve Lathrop or Jim Sullivan for additional information.

Step 1: Camp Registration Form (see list below)

Step 2: Payment Form

Step 3: Medical/Liability Form

SMS April SL/GS Devo Camp #1

Location: Sunday River, ME

Camp Focus: This camp includes gate training as well as skill progressions outside of courses that top racers practice. Daily video and tech talks cover the technical similarities and differences between SL and GSClick here for more information.

Dates: April 8–10, 2017

Age: U10 to U16

Cost: $695 (Full Campers); $445 (Day Campers)

Contact: Steve Lathrop or Jim Sullivan

April SL/GS Devo Camp Registration Form

SMS April SL/GS Devo Camp #2

Location: Mount Tremblant, QUE

Dates: April 20–23 2017

Age: U10 to U16

Cost: TBD

Contact: Steve Lathrop or Jim Sullivan

SMS Mt. Hood Camp

Location: Mt. Hood, Oregon

Camp Focus: Mt. Hood is the first step of a four-camp progression. Athletes travel to Mt. Hood to begin their on-snow preparation period. On-snow training focuses on age-appropriate skill development, technique and tactics. Mornings are spent on the Mt. Hood snowfield with a combination of free skiing and gate training, while afternoons are filled with a variety of fun fitness-based activities. 9 days on snow.

Date: June 17–29, 2017

Age Class: U12 to U16

Cost: $3,000 plus airfare

Contact: Naga Kusumi

Mt. Hood Camp Registration Form

SMS Conditioning Performance Camp 

Location: Stratton Mountain School

Camp Focus: Join U.S. Ski Team members for an action packed week of conditioning, games, and adventures on the Stratton Mountain School campus. This camp will capture the many components of training young athletes for not only ski racing but also any athletic strength/speed/power sport. Training will utilize the amazing facilities on the SMS campus, including: the newly renovated strength and conditioning facility, the Air Awareness Center, the yoga studio, the field house and the soccer field.

Date: July 23–28, 2017

Age Class: 12 to 16 years old

Boarding Camper Cost: $795 (Includes meals and lodging.)

Day Camper Cost: $595

Contact: Jay Ogle

Conditioning Performance Camp Registration Form 

U12/U14 Saas Fee Camp

Location: Saas Fee, Switzerland

Camp Focus: This camp is targeted toward U12/U14 athletes seeking a highly focused camp opportunity. We have a lot of fun at this camp, while also addressing the development of athletes who are seriously considering Stratton Mountain School as a possible school path. Campers need to be self-motivated, while also being prepared for skiing, ski tuning, and conditioning. We will help guide participants through their camp experience, but glacier training can be especially demanding. A parent must accompany U12 athletes, and both parent and athletes must complete registration forms. Total of eight days on snow.

Date: August 9–20, 2017

Age Class: U12 and U14

Cost: $3,000 plus airfare

Contact: Naga Kusumi

U12/U14 Saas Fee Camp Registration Form

SMS Thanksgiving Camp at Copper Mountain Resort

Location: Copper Mountain, CO

Camp Focus: Early season, on-snow training focuses on age-appropriate drills, technique, and tactics. Prepares athletes for the winter season with 3 days on SL skis, and 3 days on GS skis, and gate training on the US Ski Team Speed Venue. The camp will address comprehensive skills necessary for successful alpine racing—morning warm up, nutrition, technical fundamentals, technical progressions, gate training, tuning, and conditioning/recovery workouts. Afternoon activities will include a variety of fun fitness-based activities.  6 days on snow.

Date: November 18–25, 2017

Age Class: U12 to U16

Cost: $2,500 plus airfare

Contact: Naga Kusumi

Thanksgiving Camp Registration Form

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