Rippers and Racers Camp (old)

“RIPPERS” Race Camp

Introduction to Alpine Ski Racing!

Our new Rippers Race Camp offers an introduction to alpine racing for kids ages 6-10 who want to explore the sport without the time and commitment of a full season of training. This will be a laid-back entry-level race camp where kids can learn the fundamentals of ski racing, offered by Cochran’s Ski Area in partnership with Cochran’s Ski Club. Activities include running ski courses and receiving tips and technique advice from our enthusiastic and experienced coaching staff as well as special activities! We require that child can ski independently on the handletow (AKA mighty mite)!

Our goal is to have your child complete the program as an improved skier (shall we say Ripper!), developing a lifelong love for skiing have an appreciation for ski racing, and some friends to ski with!

Weeks One to Four:
The program will begin on the mighty mite (beginner handle tow). During the first few weeks, Rippers will learn the basic skills needed to run through gates.
Weeks Four to Six:
The program will end on the T-bar. During the last two weeks, Rippers will take the skills they learned on the mighty-mite and apply them to more challenging terrain.
Lollipop Race and Pancakes:
The program will wrap up with a family-friendly lollipop race and pancakes on Saturday February 13th.

WHEN: Six sequential Saturday afternoons from 12-3pm, January 9th through February 13th, weather and conditions permitting. If a session is cancelled, we will do our best to make it up.

WHERE: Cochran’s Ski Area. Meet and depart at the deck by the base of the ski hill.

WHO: Kids ages 6-10. All participants should have basic skiing skills, capable of controlling turns and stopping, and able to ride the mighty mite without assistance. Our coaching staff will provide on-hill support, and a parent or guardian should be nearby to get their child prepared as well as facilitate any necessary breaks throughout each session.

GEAR: Each participant will need skis, poles, helmet, appropriate clothing. Race-specific gear is not required. Equipment can be rented at Cochran’s Ski Area or elsewhere.

COST: $125 for 6 sessions – Space is limited.
Participants will also need to have a Cochran’s Ski Area family pass or day ticket.

COVID-19: Prevention guidelines will be followed at all times, further details to be provided closer to the start of the program.

CONTACT: or for any further questions regarding this program.