Hidden Valley Ski Team Youth Racing Program
The Hidden Valley Ski Team (HVST) is based at Hidden Valley and has 4 different training programs for the aspiring young racer in your family!
The Hidden Valley Ski Team provides racing opportunities for all ability levels and all ages 5-19. Athletes can race locally, regionally and nationally. Racers and Parents at all levels enjoy free NASTAR at Hidden Valley Resort most weekends.
13 consecutive years, qualified USSA Rocky / Central Junior Champions.
Top ten nationally ranked NASTAR Resort Team.
Top ten WIJARA (Wisconsin Illinios Junior Alpine Racing Association) Team.
The success of the HVST racing program is measured in terms of teaching the lifetime sport of skiing. We also achieve high results in competition-in NASTAR, WIJARA, and USSA races. We are proud to assist your racers in growing as both young adults and as athletes. These results happen because of the support of the Hidden Valley Ski Area management and the ski area staff. Parent support and assistance is critical to our organizational support activities. With your help, we promise to do our best to achieve this philosophy for your children.
The Introductory Team
Introductory Team is a great way for your athlete to be introduced to fun and thrill of ski racing. Athletes will ski and receive fundamental skills training with coaches across various areas of the Hidden Valley Resort. The Introductory Team is not for kids who have never skied before. Athletes should be able to fulfill the basic ability requirements to ensure that they gain the most benefit from the program. Above all, we want Intro team members to develop a passion for skiing. (Sat)
The Development Team
Development Team members receive more advanced coaching and training to prepare athletes for alpine ski racing. They will learn how to ski a simulated race course at Hidden Valley and the techniques associated with ski racing for Giant Slalom (GS) and Slalom (SL). Development Team members are strongly encouraged to participate in one WIJARA race per season to put their training to the test. (Tues/Sat)
The Travel Team
This program is a more intense in training requirements and is geared to prepare athletes for GS and SL competitions at various race events, primarily in the Midwest. The Travel Team typically competes in all 4 WIJARA club level races (in Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois) and for the most skilled athletes, in the Central Division USSA and FIS races in northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Athletes can quality for the Rocky Mountain division and National level races by performing well in the USSA and/or FIS race events. (Tue/Thu/Sat/Sun/More)
The Snowboard Team
This program is run as a Saturday morning practice, however coaches will call special weekday and weekend practices to further prepare team members for upcoming races. Athletes will board with our Snowboard coaches on GS Snowboard course sets, and conduct drills specific to the sport of snowboard racing. This Team will also have specific Snowboard NASTAR course sets so athletes can qualify for National races, and develop their NASTAR race record. (Sat)