Phase 1 | Age 2-6 | Pre-Puberty

Participation: Ski around 1 day a week 20 days a year At least 95% free skiing.

Conditioning Emphasis: Only on play, fun, skiing and balance. Participates in gymnastics or other balance-based sports.

Technical and Tactical Emphasis: Active start-learning and fun environments. Ski and play on skis.

Equipment Selection and Preparation:

Skis: Chest high with a variation based on height, weight and ski level

Boots: Proper boot fit with soft forward flex for ankle movement to facilitate a balanced athletic stance.

Protection: Helmet required at all times.

Poles: Optional-introduce at older levels as skill level develops.

Performance Psychology Emphasis: Fun, variety, positive reinforcement and perseverance.  Positive parental support is essential.

Alpine Training System Phase 1

1-4 years in sport


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