Ski For Gold - Ski Mag

Ski For Gold


Overview: This clinic will focus on the training techniques and analysis methods of our U.S. Ski Team and Sport Science staff. While there are many aspects to skiing at the highest level, this High Performance Clinic focuses on carving and improving the efficiency of your turn. Highlights will include a full race tune** on your skis, high-speed video analysis, U.S. Ski Team specific drills and individual feedback, and other on snow tests. The clinic will be conducted by Jesse Hunt (Alpine Program Director), Finn Gunderson (Director, Coaches' Education), and Per Lundstam (Manager, Training Center Strength, Video and Technology) and hosted by U.S. Ski Team athletes and alumni. All clinic participants will take home a series of exclusive U.S. Ski Team educational and training CD's, a CD of their skiing with side-by-side comparison to a U.S. Ski Team athlete, as well as an exclusive gift bag.

Event schedule: March 28
** Skis must arrive 48 hours prior in order to receive full race tune. Skis should be high performance skis, not powder boards.

8 am Guests meet at Goldener Hirsch Inn for light breakfast; meet and greet fellow participants, instructors and athletes; introduction to the day; preview schedule of the day; view corresponding images from educational DVD's.

9- 9:30 am Load lifts, 1-2 guided warm up runs.

9:30— 12:00 pm Work through skill specific drills and preset course while being filmed.

12- 1:30 pm Break for lunch, view and discuss World Cup Winning Runs, informational session about tuning/training/etc.

1:30- 3:00 pm Return to snow, implement feedback in guided free-skiing, test new found skills on race course.

3:15- 5:00 p.m. Wrap up, après ski, review video analysis of the day.

Location: Deer Valley Ski Resort and the Goldener Hirsch

Cost: $5,000 per participant, max of 10 participants per clinic. Includes light breakfast, lunch, après, lift ticket, clinic, full ski tune, and gift bag.