Team Mini X

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.

Tuition: $2,550 / $2,150
Ages: Grades 3-5, Ages 8-11
Head coach: Ben Schumacher (view profile)
Enrollment limit: 26
Athlete-to-coach ratio: 6:1

Fall Dryland
10/27-11/24
Air Barn training
Times and Days TBD

On-Snow
12/4/2020-4/4/2021

Mini X team: Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
Mini X Weekend: Saturday, Sunday

Winter Training Times:
Saturday/Sunday 10:00am-2:00pm
Thursday 2:15-4:15pm
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.

Previous SVSEF involvement and/or ability to ski all terrain on Bald Mountain

License Requirements: US Ski and Snowboard general membership ($30)

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.