The U16 Program is an extension of the technical and tactical progression athletes work through in previous seasons, emphasizing balance, edging, and body position. Groups split their time between all-mountain skiing, taking advantage of the world class terrain at Sugarbush Resort, technical drills, gate training, and, as always, having fun!

Important Information


Ages: 14 & 15 (prior to January 1)

Head Coach: Sean Duffy

Program Dates: December 5, 2020 – March 27, 2021

Training Hours: Fridays (optional) 1:30pm – 4:00pm and Saturdays 8:30am – 2:30pm, and Holidays

Competition Goals & Events


Racing shifts at the U16 level from Northern Vermont Council races to open races held within the state of Vermont or across the Eastern Region.

Many GMVS Ski Club U16s are also racing competitively for their high schools and use weekend training to hone their skills and obtain additional on-snow time.

U16 Saturday Only / Holiday's


This Program is open to U16 age athletes who only train on Saturdays and do not race in VARA Open or Vermont Cup races.