*****Hillberg Youth Ski Team *****
Call Suzi & Bobbie Stone at (907) 688-8765 for more info.
Benefits: - Free skiing while on duty - Learn about skiing safety, basic medical, leadership, and many outdoor skills - Member of a valuable team of kids and adults - Your head start toward becoming a National Ski Patroller - Adventure - Fun - Challenging mentally and physically - Helping others through community service - Uniform vest provided Requirements: - Must be between the ages of 10 -15 years old - Pay patrol dues ($20) - Clean and neat appearance - Be willing to learn and assist - Must wear provided Junior Patrol vest - Participate in patrol duties approximately 8 hours every couple of weeks Duties: Each Junior Patroller will sign in and be assigned to a certified volunteer patroller to assist with performing tasks that may include: - Lift Ticket checks - Runaway device checks - Fence and rope lines - Eyes and ears on the hill (watch for accidents and incidents) - Hill opening/closing procedures - Traffic Control - Crowd Control - Missing persons recovery - Assist on scene accidents (non-medical support role) Learn about various rescue tools and how to prepare them for service (i.e. toboggans). Continually work on ski and snowboard techniques/skills. Receive various outdoor cold weather training. Junior patrollers at the age of 15 can transfer to National Ski Patrol Candidate status and begin their official Outdoor Emergency Care medical training. Next step - certified National Ski Patroller. If interested, please contact us at 552-4838 Get your permission slip here!
HILLBERG YOUTH SKI TEAM
Purpose: HYST is a program that gives children age 5 to 18 the opportunity to train with qualified (volunteer) coaches and also an opportunity to race competitively if they desire. It is designed for children that can already ski and ride the chair lift independently. We will have coaches available to teach new skiers. Children without ski experience are often ready to join the rest of the team after one or two sessions.
How it works: The season begins with dry land training in mid November. Children are categorized by level of expertise and age. Once the slopes open, the children practice with their team and coaches every Saturday from 1200 to 1500 hours with optional training at other times at the discretion of the coaches and parents. There are several ski races during the season in which children can compete against other ski teams in the state (Hilltop Spyders, Alyeska Devos, and Alyeska Mighty Mites primarily). There are also several family fun races where parents and siblings can also compete. The season usually ends in mid-March. Children less than 13 years old need a responsible adult to stay at the ski slope.
Registration: Registration will be on Saturday, 12 November 10:00-2:00 at Hillberg (we hold our Ski Swap at the same time; a great opportunity to get gear at a great price). Requirements are:
Completed HYST Registration Form for each youth
Completed Youth Sports Physical for each youth
Costs associated with joining the team:
HYST Registration Fee (E5 and below: $30 per up to a $60 maximum for a family; E6 and above: $50 per up to a $100 maximum fee for a family) ($20 Late Registration Fee)
Helmets are required (We have helmets to rent for $10/season plus deposit.)
A lift ticket is needed (**Season individual and family passes are also available) (552-4838 Hillberg Pro Shop)
Ski equipment (**The team hosts a Ski Swap on 6 November this year 10:00-2:00 (**Season rentals are also available both at EAFB and FRA)
Minimal racing fee for Anchorage YSL races ($20 for all four races, or $8 per race) (also must purchase a reduced price lift ticket for away races)
Minimal racing fee for Family Fun Races ($2 participant)
Coaches: We really need help from volunteers to coach. Skill is not as important as dedication to our young skiers. Parents who are interested in coaching should call Bobby Stone at 688-8765 and annotate this on the registration form.
Call Suzi and Bobby Stone 688-8765.