The U16 team is for athlete ages 14 and 15 who want to participate in a competitive racing program. U16 athletes will train on Saturdays and Sundays with an additional opportunity for training on scheduled Fridays throughout the season. The U16 team will race in the Rocky Mountain Division (RMD) Age Class Open series with other athletes from other teams in Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico. The emphasis for these athletes will be to continue to develop strong fundamental skiing skills while racing in competitive events throughout the season. The U16 team will free ski at Powderhorn Mountain Resort and other ski areas throughout Colorado to work on developing strong skiing and racing skills. At least 50% of the team's time will be spent working in gates, skill development courses and other gate related training. Early season training will begin in late November at Aspen Mountain or Aspen Highlands.