Welcome to the 2019/2020 Loon Race Team Season! The Rut Rider Program is designed to introduce young alpine athletes, ages 6 and 7 (U8), to the Loon Race Team. The program provides a safe and fun opportunity to explore alpine ski racing at Loon Mountain.
At Rut Riders, we aim to become the ultimate All Mountain Ripper. Emphasis is placed on having fun and developing a lasting love of the sport through the focus of core fundamentals of ski racing, enjoying a variety of drill/skill work, gate training and free skiing, as well as some bumps and tree skiing. You might even see us in the park going off drills time to time! We believe an athlete that is well rounded and having fun will become a lifelong skier.
Along with learning ski-racing fundamentals, athletes also develop independence and responsibility for themselves, their fellow LRT teammates and the mountain. Good sportsmanship skills, teamwork and a healthy competitive nature are also established through the Rut Rider program, as well the entire Loon Race Team program.
Equipment can be a challenge for our youngest athletes. It's never fun for a Rut Rider to show up on the first day of program and find that they have to change equipment. We are VERY picky at Rut Riders about equipment. If you have any questions or would like a coach’s input, please reach out to the head coach, Catherine (Regan.firstname.lastname@example.org) or any of our Rut Rider Coaching Staff. Our team of coaches knows what is best for our athletes based on their height, weight, strength and ability. Having the proper equipment is essential to having a fun and successful season.
We’re looking forward to a season full of snow, fun and skiing fast!
1. The athlete is 6 years old by December 31st, 2019.
2. The athlete has 2 years of skiing experience, one of those years in a program.
If the athlete does not meet either these two requirements but it is still felt they would be a good fit for Rut Riders, they can come try out the program on the first day of Rut Riders with a parent riding along. Please reach out to Catherine (Regan.email@example.com) with any additional questions.
Greta (7) ripping up the Rut Rider Race!
Gear is the foundation of our skiing and being on the wrong skis or in the wrong boots could be detrimental to your child’s progression. Please try to make it to our fit day at Rodgers!
If you have any questions, please reach out to Catherine before buying equipment. If you go to Rodgers and tell them that your child is entering in to Rut Riders, they should be able to help you find the appropriate equipment as well.
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