Youth Development Teams are for skiers and riders between 6-17 years of age who are excited to improve their ski/boarding technique in a team setting. Development teams train four hours per day on Saturdays and Sundays, every other weekend, including a holiday training camp between Christmas and New Year’s. Participants work on a variety of skill development in all snow conditions and terrain, building skills and confidence under the direction of a professional instructor. The emphasis is on fun, while developing mountain safety and teamwork skills. Team members will be introduced to freeski features and elements, skier/boarder cross course techniques, and running gates. Development Teams require a minimum skill level of advanced beginner to intermediate skiing or riding ability and all members must be capable of riding a chairlift without assistance.