The Registration "U8 Mighty Mites (ages 5-7)" is not currently available.
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 similar, but this is not required. The U8 program 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. This is our MIGHTY MITES team!
Athletes have the option of skiing one or two weekend days at Brundage Mountain or Tamarack Resort; as well as afterschool mid-week at Little Ski Hill.
Coaches 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 development.
Mighty Mites will have the opportunity to compete in 3-4 local races; 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 athletes' progression.
Program officially begins with Holiday Ski Camp December 28-30, 2022. Optional, bonus camp days will be available over the winter school break.
Athletes ski with team Saturdays &/or Sundays at Brundage or Tamarack Resort starting at 9:30am and ending in the afternoon dependent on training plan(usually 12:30pm).
Optional after school training at LSH; Tuesdays & Friday evenings.
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.
Brundage Mountain or Tamarack Resort and/or Little Ski Hill Season Pass for the 22/23 season dependent on "primary" ski area selected. (pass not included in program cost)
Sat OR Sun: $994
Sat AND Sun: $1424
OPTIONAL Fridays @ LSH: $300
OPTIONAL Tuesdays AND Fridays @ LSH: $450
22/23 MWSC Membership per family not included in listed rates.