McCall Winter Sports Club's programming is designed to develop the "whole skier and rider." Athletes will learn all-mountain fundamentals including stance, balance, positioning and edge pressure. These are transitional skills that apply to any track the athlete chooses to pursue.
While we strive to create lifelong skiers & riders, our greater goal is to create world-class kids through winter sports.
The Mighty Mites program is for skiers 6-8 years of age. This is an all-mountain program with a mixture of freeskiing, brushes and drills. An emphasis is placed on learning the fundamentals of the sport in a fun, safe and friendly environment.
Devo programming provides a range of instruction and skill-building for skiers and riders ages 8-14 starting with the development of fundamentals and building to cover all aspects of skiing or riding; including mental preparation, physical training, and on-snow technique and tactics. Our goal is to facilitate growth, education and maturity in a fun, team-based atmosphere. Athletes are encouraged to participate in one or more local races or competitions.
Devo athletes ski/ride Saturday OR Sunday. For those looking to get more technical training, the Devo Cross-Over programming is Saturday AND Sunday with more focused and technical training - be it alpine race or freeride.
Devo CrossOver program is designed for strong intermediate to advanced athletes and facilitates competition to the athletes' desired degree. Training takes place Saturday and Sundays at the athlete's designated home ski area (Brundage or Tamarack); sometimes in the gates and sometimes off piste and on big mountain terrain. Athletes are encouraged to participate in one or more local alpine races or freeride competitions.
Alpine race programs provide a range of instruction and skill-building for skiers ages 8-16 starting with the development of fundamentals and building to cover all aspects of ski racing; including mental preparation, physical training, and on-snow technique and tactics. Our goal is to facilitate growth, education and maturity in a fun, team-based atmosphere. Racers compete in the Intermountain Division of the United States Ski and Snowboard Association.
McCall Winter Sports Club's Backcountry Ski & Ride Team opens up the world of big mountain and backcountry skiing and riding. Focus is on the fundamentals of skiing steeps, cliffs, chutes, and jumps. Athletes will be exposed to avalanche education, backcountry travel, route-finding, winter survival, and outdoor leadership. Athletes will travel with the team to other ski areas and backcountry terrain dependent on weather and snow conditions.
Based on coaches' recommendation and athlete interest, athlete may participate in local and regional USASA & IFSA competitions.
The Freeride Team is for skiers 10-16 years of age who want to compete in big mountain, slopestyle, and/or park competitions.
Discipline, creativity, drive and judgement are key elements of the program each and every day - and everywhere on the mountain; including steeps, powder, crud, trees, groomers, and the park. Athletes will mature these characters for success with technical development of line choice, style, balance, air and fluidity. Athletes will then transfer these skills to the competitive arena. The team will travel to local and regional USASA & IFSA competitions.
Air & Style is for skiers & riders, ages 10+. Athletes learn body awareness, stance & balance, timing, pivoting and edge & pressure control in the Terrain Park, under the lights at Little Ski Hill Wednesdays and Fridays.