Time on snow
In the US young racers spend between 50 and 170 days on snow, in comparison, Australian racers spend between 36 and 45 days on snow.
Leever Partners - An analysis of Alpine Skiing, March 2016
Peak Ski Racing Academy is a program designed for athletes to increase the number of days on snow with a holistic training program that provides structure, challenge and variety.
The Peak Program provides alpine training for GS, Slalom and Super G and follows the Ski and Snowboard Australia current pathways framework and the US Ski and Snowboard training systems model
U12 The U12 program is organised to teach fundamental skiing skills and ski racing technique to young athletes. Emphasis is placed on free skiing in all variety of snow and terrain. practicing balance, edging, body position and other essential technical elements, all while learning mountain safety and always having fun.
Dec to Jan school holidays: 2 week and 4 week program - 5 days
5 hours on snow each day
SnowBasin, Park City, Utah Olympic Park
Directed Free Ski 45%/Drills&Skills 20%/Race Simulation 35%
U14 Program emphasises ski racing technique and tactics while continuing to develop basic technical skills. Groups split their time between all-mountain skiing, drills, and gate training. Free-skiing will continue to be a critical avenue for delivery and practice of fundamental skiing skills, and technical development. Athletes will develop the technical and tactical skills of Super G, Giant Slalom, and Slalom.
SnowBasin, Park City, Utah Olympic Park - All programs
Directed Free Ski 30%/Drills&Skills 20%/Race Simulation 50%
U16 program requires a big commitment from the athletes and features a great deal of individual attention. The program represents a time that athletes may achieve major development through regular conditioning, on-snow training, technical discussion, and video analysis. Year-round participation in physical conditioning is expected for U16 athletes and the program conducts physical assessments. At the U16 level the emphasis is on the technical and tactical aspects of all-mountain skiing and racing.
Grand Targhee - Dec-Jan 7 week program
SnowBasin, Park City - Feb-March 17 week program
Directed Free Ski 20%/Drills&Skills 20%/Race Simulation 60%
Dec to Jan school holidays: 6 days - 5hrs on snow each day
Late Jan to mid March school: 5 days - 5hrs on snow each day
Video analysis -live in athletes and Sprongo for all athletes
Timing utilised in training
Dynamic stretching/rolling daily
Fitness sessions 2-3 per week - Pilates/Balance&Agility sessions