U16 Born 2007 and 2008
This is the first year the athletes compete as “scored” competitors. Athletes are able to earn USSS seed points based on race results and are seeded in start lists based on points rankings. Early season focuses on fundamental ski techniques through structured free skiing. With regional qualifying races, the focus quickly shifts to race tactics and gate training. Majority of training is spent in gates, but structured free skiing sessions are continued throughout the season.
This program is designed for skiers age 14 and 15 who are interested in advanced racing techniques and plan to enter sanctioned races in Pennsylvania.
U16 athletes new to our program must have a USSS race profile or training with a structured racing program.
The U16 will participate in a Race Series. Races at Seven Springs, Elk Mountain and Blue Mountain
Seeding and Scoring
Athletes will be seeded based on their US Ski and Snowboard points. Athletes will be scored in the same manner as U18 Cup scoring with the World Cup 100 point system for each race (no race run scores). Each athlete may earn up to 7 scores. Highest totals will determine PARA State Champion and PARA State Team for each gender.
Number of athletes on U16 State Team will be determined by number of PARA spots given to PARA for U16 Eastern Championships and U16 Eastern Finals. Historically this has been 25 athletes: 9 athletes to Eastern Championships and 16 athletes to Eastern Finals
Saturdays & Sundays December * through February
*Start date is dependent on Blue Mountain Ski Area opening date
8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Cost: 2022-2023 program TBA”
DATE RACE LOCATION DISCIPLINE
January 28 U16 Series #1 Tussey Mountain SL
January 29 U16 Series #2 Tussey Mountain SL
February 11 U16 Series #3 Elk Mountain GS
February 12 U16 Series #4 Elk Mountain GS
February 24 U16 Series #5 Blue Mountain SG
February 25 U16 Series #6 Blue Mountain GS
February 26 U16 Series #7 Blue Mountain SL
Races are in a State Series Format