Development (“Devo”) Program

Development race program catamount ski area

Introduction to Ski Racing

Introduction to Ski Racing | Start Date: December 26, 2021

This program is designed for young kids who have an interest in developing their fundamental skiing skills and want to have a blast ripping around the mountain with other like-minded skiers. Kids are grouped together based upon a combination of age (social maturity/compatibility) and skill level considerations. Kids in the Devo Program will concentrate, first and foremost, on focused free skiing and drills designed to address balance, agility, edging, and rotary skills. Some Devo kids will eventually progress further through the Race Program pipeline, graduating to Interclub racing, and eventually Tri-State, while others will simply enjoy the Devo experience itself and use it to become better, all-round skiers.

Experience

Must be able to load and unload the lift independently, and must be able to ski the whole mountain comfortably.

Training

The Devo program takes place exclusively on Saturdays. It begins with Holiday Race Camp for 5 consecutive days, and continues every Saturday after that through March 12. (The week between Christmas and New Year’s, we offer the Holiday Race Camp, which is included in the Devo program, and  is a great way for everyone to get their ski legs!)  

 

During the first session, all kids are evaluated and grouped according to age, skill assessment, free skiing, coach-ability, and attitude. For the most part, kids should expect to remain with the same group and the same coach for the duration of the program. Each day, activity begins at 9:00 am and ends at 2:30 pm, with an unsupervised break for lunch at 11 am till noon.

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Join the "Devo" Program!

Parents Association

Devo parent membership in the Parents Association is required. The Parents Association mission is to support the events and activities of the Catamount Ski Team in ways agreed upon with the director of the racing program. Joining this association is a wonderful way to plug into our racing community, learn some of the ins and outs of the sport from veteran families and experienced ski racing parents, and help support some of the great events we host here at Catamount.

*** Note *** In the interest of providing safe, fun, and productive experiences, all skiing activity is subject to cooperative weather and snow conditions.

 

 

Registration

Please be aware, this is a 2 step process that requires all families:

  1. Click on the attached link to register on InTouch
  2. Create an account through TeamSideline at (www.teamsideline.com/Catamount) to register each child under the “enroll” icon.  Registration on TeamSideline is mandatory. It is extremely important to upload to TeamSideline all information, including both parents’ email addresses and cell phone numbers, as Team Sideline will be used for all team communications throughout the season.

 

Pricing

Early Registration $725

Registration and minimum deposit of $350 due by October 1, 2021. Balance of program fee must be paid in full by December 15, 2021 for early registration rates to apply

 

Late Registration $895 After October 1, 2021

*** Important Notes ***

  • All program fees must be paid in full prior to athletes’ participation in on-hill activities.
  • All Early Season Discounts will be applied at checkout
  • Season’s passes are required for all participants, are not included in the program fee, and must be purchased separately.

The Miles Humbaugh Memorial Scholarship

Established to assist families with financial needs. This fund has been created specifically for the improvement of the Catamount youth racing program which was so important to Miles and the Humbaugh family. 

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