The Okemo Mountain Snowboard Team is for any advanced rider (ages 6-18) looking to compete and to take their riding ability to a higher level. Our coaching staff will work on all disciplines with the athlete to ensure that they become a well rounded rider who can shred everything. Being able to ride the mountain confidently is the foundation that can generate personal and competitive success in snowboarding. We promote camaraderie within a team environment and strive to enhance the lives of each and every athlete by creating the ultimate on-hill winter experience.
There will be a mandatory 2 run coaches screening at the beginning of the season for each new snowboarder looking to join the OMST. This will allow our coaching staff to determine if the rider is qualified to ride with the team, and to designate the rider’s snowboard group.
Snowboarders looking to ride on the OMST should be able to ride comfortably down ALL of the trails on Okemo. At this level, snowboarders should be self-motivated to get out on the mountain every day, want to have fun, and the desire to kill it on a snowboard!
We urge our riders in the On Deck and Am groups to compete in USASA Southern Vermont Series competitions. These events take place at Okemo, Bromley, Stratton, and Mt. Snow (Competitors must hold USASA competitor’s license) with the opportunity to qualify for USASA Nationals held in Copper, CO annually.
Day trips to other mountains for competitions – coordinated by the Program Director. Parents who are available are encouraged to volunteer for driving.