Western Region Projects

What are Western Region Projects

Western Region Training System
Purpose Statement:
To produce the best alpine ski racers in the world at the developmental, sub-national team level by offering complementary cooperative training with Tri-Regional, Western Region Divisional, and Western Region club and academy training programs/plans.

1. To assist management, athletic training, and competition performance programs of the top Western 
    Athletes of U16, U19, U21 and senior age categories.
2. To establish and conduct an athlete talent detection and development system that tracks and
    measures the performance and performance characteristics of top regional racers at various
    chronological points in their ski racing development.
3. To contribute as productively, professionally, and fully possible in the achievement of the USSA Mission of
     being the best nation in ski competition in the world.

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Spring/Summer projects

Summer Projects



Fall Prep Period Projects

Western Region fall project schedule

November 9th-19th, 2016 Mammoth Mountain, CA

U19 and older:  West Team and Regional Training Group.

The region is excited to offer a November project once again in the West, teaming up with Mammoth Mtn. Resort.  This is a 4-event project, snow permitting, focusing on early season race prep, including NorAms.  Athlete selection will include named WEST Team athletes and RTG athletes ranked from a 4-event NTSM selection board using the 3rd USSA points list.  Arrival is on November 9th, with 9 days on snow over a 10-day period.

November 13th-19th, 2016 U19 National Performance series Vail, CO

U19 men:  National selection, NTSM SL & GS FIS points plus 5 regional.

The National Performance Series brings together the best U19 athletes from across the country at multiple times throughout the winter to compete in a head-to-head training and racing environment.  The goals are to expose young athletes to their national peer group, to stimulate growth through series competition, and to accelerate elite-level development toward international competition.

U19 NPS Schedule

Vail – November 14-19 – 2xSL, GS, GS
Waterville – January 8-13 – 2xSL, GS, GS
Copper – February 12-16 – SG, SG, SG

November 25th-30th, 2016 National NorAm Prep - Copper, CO

U19 and older:  West Team

This is a tri-regional project, focused on prep for Lake Louise and Panorama NorAms.  West Team athletes intending on the December NorAms will be invited.  More information will be sent as soon as available.

December 3rd-10th, 2016 U16 National Performance Series Beaver - Creek, CO

U16 men and women:  National selection, WCP from U16 Nationals.

The U16 NPS is new this year and designed for both genders.  The first project will take place in Colorado, in conjunction with the Beaver Creek Birds of Prey World Cup races, providing our best U16 athletes with a first-hand view of World Cup action and an opportunity to train afterward on a world-class venue.  The second project will take place on the east coast at Burke Mountain.  Results from the two projects will determine the team of 12 athletes who will be selected to compete in the Seven Nations Cup in Saalfelden/Hinterreit, AUT from Feb. 14-16, 2017.  Those same 12 athletes will also be invited to participate in a training project during the Squaw Valley World Cup in March and they will be automatics to the U16 Nationals in Sugarloaf, ME.

U16 NPS Schedule

Beaver Creek, CO – December 4-10 – SG, GS
Burke, VT – January 17-20 – GS, SL
Squaw Valley, CA – March 10-14 – GS, SL


Competition Projects

NorAm Projects announced November 1st



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