Okemo U14 Weekend Training 1/13, 1/14 & 1/5

Hello Athletes and Parents,

Hope you had a great week so far and are looking forward to the weekend. We seem to keep picking up snow. This past storm ended in rain, but the extra moisture in the snow will make for a great training/race surface. Make sure your skis are sharp, for a productive training session. Make sure to dress for the weather, Saturday is looking potentially wet. 

Saturday and Sunday: SL Training

Theme –  Outside ski to outside ski, active weight transfer

11:00AM- Meet U14 coaches on the work road at the top of Wardance


-Run 1 Falling leaf on pitch, whirly birds on the flats (5 each direction), outside ski slide turns tip on the snow

-Run 2 Falling leaf on pitch (opposite side from R1), whirly birds on the flats (5 each direction), outside ski slide turns tip on the snow 

-Run 3 two ski traverse on pitch, downhill edge traverse on flats, free ski Dave’s Spleen to lift 

-Run 4 outside ski slide turn tip on the snow whole trail

-Run 5 outside ski turns carving 

-Run 6 inspect and free ski.

12:30-12:45PM- Water/snack break

12:45 – 3:30 PM- Training environment


-Traverse- video only shows downhill, but we will also do both skis. (https://videos.usskiandsnowboard.org/alpineed/detail/video/5707084252001/downhill-ski-traverse?q=traverse)

-Falling leaf (https://videos.usskiandsnowboard.org/alpineed/detail/videos/pressure__/video/6067947144001/falling-leaf)

-Whirly Birds (https://videos.usskiandsnowboard.org/alpineed/detail/videos/pressure__/video/6068244685001/whirlybirds)

-Outside ski slide turns tip on the snow (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3dpNEnglhM)

-Outside ski Turns (https://videos.usskiandsnowboard.org/alpineed/detail/video/5582483837001/phase-2-outside-ski-turns?page=1&q=outside%20ski)

Training Environments:

-Straight run, side slip, to edge set (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y22UU7CQobs)

-Full length SL Gates (about 60 gates), potential timing and impulse brushes added

Monday 1/15 Saskadina 6 MVC Slalom Race (https://adminskiracing.com/node/544261)

* This event is for U14’s that ski out of programs in mid Vermont. Make sure to register for this event if you are planning to attend. I can’t seem to find a race program anywhere. I will get back to everyone with a meeting time and place for the race. 

Upcoming events:

Friday 1/19 Pico Tri-Council Slalom Race (https://adminskiracing.com/node/535223)

* This is an open event for all U14’s in the State of Vermont. All OMS athletes should be attending this event. Weekend program athletes are welcome to register if they would like. It is a very similar competition level to what we will see at State Championships. For some weekend athletes it is best to get some MVC events in before jumping up to a higher level so early in the season.

Let me know if you have any questions, thank you!

Charles(Jet) Robbins

Head U14 Coach, Summer Camps Coordinator

Okemo Mountain School