- 3 -
MITEY MITE PROGRAM
Mitey Mites is an introductory ski racing program for children 7-12 with little or noprevious racing experience. This program provides instruction for young skiers toimprove their skiing and racing abilities. The focus is on fun, safety, and learning thebasics of racing.
The goals of Mitey Mites are to:
Instill fun and enthusiasm for the sport of alpine skiing.
Utilize modern methodologies to teach basic skiingfundamentals including the use of coach directed free skiing inall snow conditions and terrain.
Provide an introduction to gate training and racing.
Provide a coach directed team atmosphere that allows theathlete to develop and learn with peers of similar age andability.Mitey Mite Motto: “SKI FAST – HAVE FUN!”Mitey Mite Eligibility:
Athletes must have been born in 2002 or earlier.2.
Athletes must have the ability to load and ski the Hooter lift without anadult.3.
Athletes must be able to manage their own equipment.4.
Athletes must own and wear a ski helmet at all times.5.
Athletes must have an Eaglecrest pass or ski lift ticket; they are NOTincluded in the program.6.
Any decision of the coaching staff regarding athlete eligibility is final.
Mitey Mite Training Groups:
The Mitey Mites are divided into groups based on age and ability. Group sizes rangebetween 5 and 8 athletes.