SVSEF Mini Xtreme (Mini X) is a stepping stone program for young skiers who want to learn more about freestyle and freeskiing.
MINI XTREME/MINI XTREME WEEKEND
Tuition: $2,550 / $2,150
Ages: Grades 3-5, Ages 8-11
Head coach: Ben Schumacher
Enrollment limit: 26
Athlete-to-coach ratio: 6:1
10/27-11/24 (fall dryland)
Air Barn training
Times and Days TBD
Mini X team: Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
Mini X Weekend: Saturday, Sunday
Winter Training Times:
Air Barn every other Monday: 3:30-5:00pm
The Mini X team is a Thursday, Saturday, Sunday skiing program, while Mini X Weekend is a Saturday/Sunday program. During the winter season, both Mini X teams will train at the Air Barn every other Monday starting in December. The team trains at multiple venues, including the Air Barn, Dollar Mountain, Bald Mountain, and Rotarun.
Overview: The Mini Xtreme team is designed as a stepping stone program for young skiers who want to learn more about freestyle and freeskiing. The program covers a broad spectrum of teaching modalities, ranging from fundamental skiing technique, to alpine racing, freestyle/mogul fundamentals, freeski/terrain park skills, and big mountain line selection and mountain awareness. “Ski it all” is the Mini X motto. Athletes on Mini X will have a locker to share with a partner at the Warm Springs training center. All athletes are eligible for holiday practice days, with training offered approximately 8-10 days over the holidays.
Competition: Mini Xtreme introduces athletes and families to competition through an in-house event series called the Mini Xtreme (MiniX) Cup. The MiniX Cup consists of 4 primary events:
- Freestyle/mogul event
- Freeski/slopestyle event
- Big mountain event
- Nastar race
These events serve as an opportunity to highlight the lessons and skills learned throughout the Mini Xtreme curriculum, and are supported by the SVSEF parent programs.
Requirements: Previous SVSEF involvement and/or ability to ski all terrain on Bald Mountain
License Requirements: US Ski and Snowboard general membership ($30)