The Okemo Mountain School Alpine program is designed to help any alpine athlete achieve his or her athletic goals. With a close coach-to-athlete ratio, OMS supports U12 USSA racers up to FIS level skiers.

Through the use of progressive developmentally based training, OMS skiers build their skiing with a foundation in fundamentals and a philosophy that concentrates on teaching all aspects of great ski racing: technique, tactics, physical conditioning, the mental game of training and racing, equipment tuning, and time management. Coupled with a cooperative academy to mountain relationship with Okemo that is second to none, OMS provides one of the best opportunities that could be offered for a racer to be successful.

Alpine ski racing student-athletes spend their mornings training on the slopes of Okemo Mountain, which generously provides multiple training venues and exceptional opportunities. They can be found freeskiing the mountain to work on drills and fundamentals or training gates on a variety of trails. Wardance is our dedicated alpine training facility at Okemo and is serviced by the Black Ridge Triple to allow for many training runs each morning. Okemo also provides us with space on Chief for speed training or other trails to meet specific training goals. OMS alpine ski racing student-athletes will also be able to take advantage of the new on-hill airbag on Blackout to train landings for speed jumps.  

The alpine program has three testing sessions during the summer/fall to identify weaknesses in athletes and give them strategies to improve before the ski season. OMS also hosts a number of summer on-snow camps to keep athletes constantly improving their technique and tactics and keep them skiing fast.


Contact a Coach

Have a question about our alpine ski program? Please feel encouraged to reach out to
Chris Hurka, Alpine Program Director, to learn more about life as an alpine racer at Okemo Mountain School. 

Chris Hurka, 
Alpine Program Director
churka@okemomountainschool.org

 

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