The fall Alpine Ski Camp is designed to bring a non rushed, fun atmosphere of ski racing fundamentals to the Dublin School alpine ski team. This is open to all Alpine ski team members and is not mandatory but highly suggested. It will be held from November 19-22, 2016 at the Sunday River Resort.
Sunday River is located in Newry, Maine and has a vertical drop of 2,340 feet which is the sixth largest in New England. The resort features 135 trails across eight interconnected mountain peaks, and is serviced by a network of 15 lifts. Because of its location and significant snowmaking, Sunday River Resort offers a great early season venue for the new Alpine Skiing Program. Sunday River was recognized by Skiing Magazine's 2016 Resort Guide for having the most reliable early season snowmaking.
The Alpine Ski Camp will provide an exceptional start for the ski team to get on snow early season as a group, dial in new ski equipment, work on technical and tactical parts of ski racing through the very basis of ski racing which is free skiing. At the highest levels of ski racing, this is the best way to start a race season.
The goals of the Alpine Ski Camp will be to:
- Introduce skiing fundamentals through basic skiing skills;
- Challenge each athlete by introducing aspects of ski progressions;
- Introduce a pace base of progress for each individual athlete's training;
- Get a strong base in technical and tactical aspects of ski racing;
- Introduce and teach proper prep and tuning of race skis and equipment;
- Enjoy the mountain atmosphere and appreciate nature in the alpine ski setting;
- Build an atmosphere of a ski team working towards the same goal; and
- Understand "team" in an individual sport like ski racing.
The camp will be run by Sandy Eneguess, Alpine Program Director and Head Coach.