R.A.D. Program

RAD stands for Racing and Development!
For our kids ages 7-12
​Cost: $735

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An introductory junior development program for those children interested in learning about ski racing.  Intermediate to advanced skiing skills required. Program follows basic philosophies of USSA (United States Ski Association).  

Goals of the program are:

  • make it fun
  • create an environment for success
  • building strong skills
  • using and managing different terrain
  • introducing gate training activities, equipment and disciplines
  • promoting competition and sportsmanship
  • building coach/athlete/parent relationships

Age classes are as follows:

  • U8 (Age 6 & 7) participants will focus on fun and skills,
    • Skill Quest competitions and local fun races put on by the Attitash event staff.  
    • Gate training 5-15% of the time,
    • the rest guided free skiing and drills or other skill building activities promoting mileage, terrain use and versatility.  
    • Race starts 2-4.
  • U10 (Age 8 & 9) participants will focus on fun and skills,
    • Skill Quest competitions,  local fun races put on by the Attitash event staff and select USSA/NHARA (New Hampshire Alpine Racing Association) open races.  
    • Gate training 15% of the time,
    • The rest guided free skiing and drills or other skill building activities and progressions promoting fundamentals, mileage, terrain use and versatility.  
    • Race starts 4-8.
  • U12 (Age 10 & 11) participants will focus on fun and additional skill emphasis,
    • Skill Quest competitions, local fun races put on by the Attitash event staff, select USSA/NHARA open races and divisional qualifiers (as well as State Championship events if qualified).
    • Gate training 15-25% of the time,
    • the rest guided free skiing and drills or other skill building activities and progressions focusing on specific skills, mileage, terrain use, versatility and gate tactics.  R
    • ace starts 6-10