aca_pso-onPlease note you must be a competent parallel skier to register in the U12 Skills camps –
sorry no snow plows.
Allcampers must also wear a proper helmet that is approved for ski racing – hard shell of helmet must cover the ears.

The U10/U12 Technical Skills camps will provide additional training for young athletes to improve their free skiing and technical skills. They will meet new friends that share a similar passion for skiing. At this level it is imperative that athletes spend a lot of time on snow to accumulate the mileage they need to develop basic skills. They will then be able to build on these strong skills and focus on more specific disciplines at later ages.

All camps will focus on:

  • Technical free skiing skills
  • Turn shape, rhythm, linking, flow
  • Developing fluidity and movement related to turn shape and radius
  • Fore/aft/ lateral balance
  • Video
  • Having fun and nurturing a passion for skiing
  • Learning a proper warm up and cool down for a training day

Slalom camp will also focus on:

  • Footwork and agility drills
  • Decision training in drill environments
  • Drills in stubby, panels, brushes
  • Developing or refining a proper pole plant
  • Versatility in bumps, varying terrain

GS Camp will also focus on:

  • Understanding line
  • Pressure Control
  • Edging
  • Paneled GS drill courses

Tentative Schedule:

8:30 PARENT/ATHLETE REGISTRATION
9:00 MEET ON SNOW  (COACHES 8:55): SHORT WARM UP [Lost kids meet outside main lodge]
9:00-11:30 FREESKI AND DRILLS
  **Be careful of public skiers and HAVE FUN!
11:30-12:15 LUNCH [Bring your Own]
12:15-2:30 GATE ENVIRONMENTS: GATES AND BRUSHES FOR LINE (focus is on the development of confidence and skill)
2:30 INSIDE:  CHANGE OUT OF BOOTS FOR “DRYLAND”
3:00 PICK UP

Sign in for all camps will be at 8:30 am – you will receive location details via email from the AOA office a week prior to the camp.

To register for a U10/U12 Skills Camp you must login to your profile and add the camp to your profile.  Login by clicking on the REGISTER button on the front page of the AOA website.

All Camps have a 1-week prior deadline and a late fee of $25.00 if you are able to register after the deadline (ie if not sold out).  $25 cancellation fee applies at any time.  No refunds for no shows or day of cancellations.

While the camps will all focus on developing a strong technical base through free skiing and drills, each camp will have a specific theme (GS/ Slalom/ Speed) that will determine the drill and skill environments.