The U14 and Development programs emphasize learning strong fundamental skiing skills as well as athleticism, agility, and coordination. The full-time U14 Program is the building block of the SMS athlete, where he or she is familiarized with the skills needed to advance to an elite level of skiing while being immersed in a fun and productive environment.
The Development Program is perfect for the young athlete who wants to explore moving into a full-time program. Working hand-in-hand with the U14 Program, the Development program enjoys all the benefits that SMS has to offer. With access to our training facilities and coaching staff, the program’s schedule allows for more time spent at home with training on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
Naga Kusumi, U14 Head Coach – (802) 856–1135
Steve Lathrop, Development Coach – (802) 856–1165
The U16 Program embraces the complete athlete model, teaching our athletes what it takes to be a full-time competitive ski racer. Basic endurance and light resistance training are introduced to the conditioning program, and a simplified on-snow peaking strategy is used to ensure continued success during the competition season.
Mike Morin, Alpine Program Director & U16 Men’s Head Coach – (802) 856–1132
Morgan Korpi, U16 Women’s Head Coach – (802) 856–1145
The FIS program takes student-athletes who have developed as an athlete and teaches them how to compete at the highest level. This program focuses on complete athlete management; skiing technique and tactics, conditioning, equipment management, sports psychology, and nutrition. With these tools, SMS athletes are given the opportunity to be their best.
Rolf Gidlow, U19/U21 Men’s Coach
Micah Lashar, Head U19/21 Women’s Coach – (802) 856–1134
With the Postgraduate Program, athletes are given the opportunity to grow and develop with a concentrated year of training and competition that takes advantage of an extra year of physical development. The PG Program is suited for athletes who want an extra year to develop their FIS profile prior to entering college or a national team or extra time to attain their goals after graduation. The Postgraduate Program provides a balanced approach that combines individual conditioning, on-snow training and a focused competition season. Akin to being a professional athlete, SMS postgraduates focus on attaining peak conditioning in order to sustain a high level of competitive racing during the winter months at the FIS and Nor-Am level.
Mike Morin, Alpine Program Director – (802) 856–1132