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
Team: Mini Xtreme / Mini Xtreme Weekend
Tuition: $2,550 / $2,150
Ages: Grades 3-5
Head coach: Ben Schumacher
Athlete-to-coach ratio: 6:1
Fall Dryland: 11/5-11/21
Training two days a week at the Air Barn
Training three days a week (Mini X) / two days a week (Mini X Weekend)
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 December 2. The team trains at multiple venues, including the Air Barn, Dollar Mountain, Bald Mountain, and Rotarun.
Air Barn every other Monday Mon: 3:30-5:00pm
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: Athletes will need to purchase a U.S. Ski & Snowboard membership license.