The Alpine Development Program at Stratton Mountain School is comprised of the Stratton 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.
Stratton Mountain School’s Development Camps are open to U10–U16 racers and offer young racers the opportunity to experience 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.
SMS Mount Hood Summer Camp
Campers will arrive for the Mount Hood Camp on July 1, with a chaperoned flight available from Hartford BDL. A typical daily schedule will include:
- 5:45am Wake Up
- 6:00am Morning warm up
- 6:15am Breakfast
- 7:00am Lift
- On snow training sessions
- 12:00n Lunch
- 1:00pm Demo equipment/Reading/Quiet time
- 3:00pm Activities/Conditioning
- 5:00pm Video/Tuning
- 6:00pm Dinner
- 7:00pm Tech talk/Video/Tuning
- 8:30pm Lights Out
Campers will depart on July 12, with a chaperoned flight leaving Oregon that evening (following a full day of training and activities) and arriving back at BDL on July 13. Interested athletes may reach out to Head U14 Coach Naga Kusumi (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.