McCall Winter Sports Club's U8 Alpine Ski Program is an entry level program for skiers age 6, 7 and sometimes 8. We encourage all U8 newcomers to have spent some time in the Little Ski Hill After-School Program or Brundage’s ski school, but this is not required. The U8 program is an all mountain program with a mixture of freesking, brushes and drills. An emphasis is placed on learning the fundamentals of the sport in a fun, safe and friendly environment. This is our MIGHTY MITES team!
Athletes have the option of skiing one or two weekend days at Brundage Mountain. Athletes should be intermediate skiers with previous experience in McCall Winter Sports Club's program, Little Ski Hill's After School Program, Brundage Mountain's Bombers Program, or similar.
Coaches; including Head Coach Bob Giles; will break the team up into smaller groups so that developmental training is paced per the individual skier. The USSA Skills Quest (phase 2) training program is used as a guide for training.
Mighty Mites will have the opportunity to compete in 2-3 local races at Little Ski Hill or Brundage Mountain; including the Soda Pop Race Series Friday Nights at LSH. It is not required that athletes compete in the races. Coaches will help determine appropriate events to attend based on an individual athlete's progression.
Program officially begins with Holiday Ski Camp at Brundage Mountain December 27-30, 2022.
Athletes ski with team Saturdays &/or Sundays at Brundage starting at 9:30am and ending in the afternoon dependent on training plan.
Optional after school training at LSH; Tuesdays 4:00-6:00pm & Friday evenings 4:00-6:00pm.
Season ends late March.
U8 athletes must be under 8 years old as of January 1st, 2023 and a minimum of 6 years old. Note that 5-year-olds enrolled in Kindergarten may join with coaches' recommendation.
Carry, put on and take off equipment independently.
Ski with poles.
Load, unload and ride chair lift safely.
Hard-sided helmet required.
2022/23 U8 Alpine Ski Program:
Sat OR Sun @ Brundage Mountain: $894
Sat AND Sun @ Brundage Mountain: $1324
OPTIONAL Fridays @ LSH: $250
OPTIONAL Tuesdays AND Fridays @ LSH: $400
22/23 MWSC Membership per family not included in listed rates.