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U8 Mighty Mites

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, gates 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 Saturdays-only or Saturday & Sundays 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 as well as potential races at Anthony Lakes and Bogus Basin.  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. Travel expenses are not included in program fee.

U8 Alpine Race Program Schedule

  • Program officially begins with Ski Race Training at Brundage Mountain December 26-30, 2020.

  • Team skis Saturdays & Sundays at Brundage 9:30am-2pm, starting January 2nd. 

  • If we are able to get on the snow sooner(mid-December?) as a team, we will! 

  • Athletes are encouraged to participate in one or more local races or competitions. 

  • Optional mid-week add-ons:

    • After School training at LSH; Tuesdays 4:30-6:30pm & Friday evenings 4:30-6:30pm.

  • Season ends early April, dependent on races, events & conditions. 

Never too small to dream BIG

Program Rates: 

U8 Alpine Race Program: Sat/Sun @ Brundage $774

Additional costs for race entry & travel.

$100 20/21 MWSC Membership per family not included in listed rates.

Optional Payment Plan - minimum $101 due  upon registration, 2nd on September 1 and 3rd on November 1.

Athlete Requirements

  • U8 athletes must be under 8 years old as of January 1st, 2021 and a minimum of 5 years old. 

  • Carry, put on and take off equipment independently. 

  • Ski with poles.

  • Load, unload and ride chair lift safely.

  • Hard-sided helmet required.

  • Brundage Mountain and/or Little Ski Hill Season Pass for the 20/21 season. (not included in program cost)

21/22 Athlete Registration Coming in June!

Mailing Address:
PO Box 38
McCall, ID 83638