Training & Racing Programs

Our program is designed to teach skills and improve individual performance through individual/group instruction and the use of friendly competition. Lifetime skills and fun take precedence over winning.

The Introductory Team

Introductory Team is a great way for your athlete to be introduced to fun and thrill of ski racing. Athletes will ski and receive fundamental skills training with coaches across various areas of the Hidden Valley Resort. The Introductory Team is not for kids who have never skied before. Athletes should be able to fulfill the basic ability requirements to ensure that they gain the most benefit from the program.  Above all, we want Intro team members to develop a passion for skiing. (Sat)  

 
  • Body position—balance, agility and coordination

  • Independent leg action

  • Edge control

  • Pressure control

  • Weight transfer

  • Steering and gliding

What will my Athlete be learning?

Technical Skills

Techniques & Tactics

  • Basic racing terms and situations:  open, closed, oblique, hairpins, GS, Slalom, DH, ruts, above/below, through gates, and other items.

  • Timing and line in racing courses,

  • Start and finish techniques and tactics,

  • Slalom, Giant Slalom and an introduction to Downhill, and of course....

  • Fun and friendly competition.

WIJARA

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HVST has produced 15 USSA Junior Champions since 1992! Participation in USSA racing provides the athlete with opportunity to race against the best athletes in the region.  It is the gateway to the national point system that measures all athletes on a national basis against each other and against the US SKI Team. 

 

Five to six race events are held throughout the Central Region starting in December, culminating in regional and divisional championship (Junior Olympics) events in Michigan and Colorado.  Registration is by event so the athlete can pick which events to participate in throughout the season. 

Racing Programs

HVST competes regionally in The Wisconsin Illinois Junior Alpine Racing Association (WIJARA) racing circuit throughout the Midwest, which is open to all interested HVST athletes.

 

The WIJARA races are the perfect venue to test racing skills. HVST athletes, parents and siblings enjoy the team environment on and off the hill at these very family friendly events.

 

Races are held at the resorts of Chesnut (IL), Cascade (WI), Sundown (IA) and Tyrol Basin (WI) January and February each year. 

Please call Glenda Sadl @ 314-973-3509 for more information.

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HVST NASTAR

HVST operates NASTAR (National Standardized Race), the largest grass roots ski program in the world each weekend at Hidden Valley.  Athletes compete within their age group against the clock to win ranked Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze medals.  Top ranked racers qualify for the NASTAR National Championships.

 

NASTAR at Hidden Valley Resort is free to all HVST athletes and runs most Saturday and Sundays from 1:00pm.

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During Hidden Valley season NASTAR is run on Eureka:
1-3 PM Saturdays*
1-3 PM Sunday​s*​
* Actual scheduling will depend on the weather and snow conditions.
​Questions?
   nastar@skihvst.org
Public is welcome!​
Two runs for $5/day
Unlimited runs for $10/day
NASTAR Seasons pass $50
Track your progress and ranking at NASTAR.COM!