The Alpine Development Program at Stratton Mountain School is comprised of the SMS Mini-Camp Series and the SMS Development Camps. These programs are intended for U10–U16 ski racers who are seeking to supplement their training. Each of these programs introduces athletes to a full-time ski academy experience and allows young racers to take advantage of the vast resources of one of the top ski academies in the country. Please contact Jim Sullivan for additional information.
SMS Mini-Camp Series (Formerly SMS Hopefuls)
The Mini-Camp Series provides U10–U16 athletes with the opportunity to focus on foundational drills and gate training similar to the training at SMS. The program is designed to supplement a racer’s regular weekend program at their home ski area.
After each session, racers are assigned skills to work on back at the home program. The Mini-Camp Series takes place on the first Monday and Tuesday of each month from December through March, focusing on free-skiing drills and gate training for giant slalom and slalom.
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Registration opens August 20, 2018.
Stratton Mountain School’s Development Camps are open to U10–U16 racers and offer young racers the opportunity to train ski academy coaching and training. Athletes engage in extensive SL and GS gate training, skill development through drills, video analysis, and tech talks. SMS Development Camps are open to any racer and are scheduled throughout the year from early season through spring, and finally, the summer. These are 3-5 day sessions and longer summer camps at various locations, intended to provide young racers with extra training and an introduction to the SMS experience.