Hello Mighty Mite Prep Skiers,
We are looking forward to the first day of training this Saturday, January 7th, 2017. The following information should help you prepare for the first day of training.
We will be meeting in front of the Crystal Mountain Alpine Club Shack at 8:30AM. The CMAC buildings are located across the creek and under the gondola. Go to the base of Chinook Express, and walk up and around the trees to the right toward the bottom of Exterminator run.
IMPORTANT: Skiers should have their lift pass, all of their gear, and be ready to ski when they arrive at 8:30. If you do not have a season pass, please allow plenty of time to pick up a lift ticket at the ticket window. You will not have time to pick up season passes. Please be sure they have had something to eat and have already used the restroom!
We will have signs posted for the groups. Your group number/coach assignments are listed below and are also posted on our website. Please remember your group number so you can find the correct coach in the meeting area.
Once we are out on the hill, it is very likely that kids will get moved to a different coach and a new group. Getting moved to a new group does not mean that you are a better or worse skier, it simply means that other kids in the new group have a similar technique, or it may simply be to even out group sizes. By the end of the day (and sometimes the second week) the groups should be compatible and the kids will most likely ski with that coach for the remainder of the program. Please talk with the coach at the end of the day so your child knows which coach to look for on week two.
After a brief introduction, the skiers should be going to the lifts by 9:00am. Once the skiers are out on the hill with their coach, we will then work together to organize the groups according to their abilities. Most of the morning and afternoon session will be directed free skiing, with some simple exercises while the coaches evaluate kids' technique.
Lunch for your skiers will be from 11:30-12:45. Please meet them at the shack at 11:30. After a healthy lunch and another bathroom break, please return to the meeting area at the shack at 12:45 to meet the coach again for the afternoon session.
Skiing will conclude at 2:45pm so coaches have time to answer any questions (other days will end at 3:00pm), back at the shack. Again, be sure you know your final group number and coach's name so you know who to look for the following week.
We are expecting some COLD temperatures this weekend. We recommend neck/face gaitors, mittens, and a few dollars for a hot cocoa break.
Please see the group/coach assignments below for this week. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!