Note: 2016 YouthFest event will take place March 11th through 13th in New Hampshire.
Now in its seventh year, “YouthFest” is a three-day race camp that draws more than 140 youth ages 6 to 18 from Boston and Eastern Region (FL, DC, MD, VA, PA, NJ, NY, CT, RI, OH & MA). The goal of YouthFest is to develop beginner skiers and snowboarders, to identify top talent, and to provide quality race training by certified Ski Area coaches, NBS Eastern Region, BSP and guest race coaches from the USSA ski teams.
Throughout the weekend, youth have opportunities to participate in a “modified Giant Slalom” event, races, tuning clinics, fitness activities, and fun youth and family oriented events, YouthFest provides an opportunity for all youth attendees to showcase their talents. YouthFest has fast become an entry point for competitive young minority skiers and snowboarders.
Through collaboration with Team T2, which sponsors 15-20 distinguished USSA ski team athletes, current and future Olympians will volunteer their time as “guest race coaches”. In past years, more than eight US Ski Team athletes participated including, USA Team members, Julia Ford, Warner Nickerson, Robbie Kelly, Tucker Marshall, Keith Moffat, Charles Christianson and others. All spent the afternoon on Friday and Saturday conducting race drills, giving helpful pointers and racing our young athletes.