Mission & Values
The Kirkwood Ski Team mission is to provide alpine ski racing programs that promote a healthy lifestyle, instills a winning spirit, and a love of mountain snow sports through professional athletic skill development. We are focused on competitive alpine ski racing and guided by five basic fundamentals. Each is equally important and interdependent.
- Having Fun
-Promote a joy for, and a love of, alpine skiing by providing an exciting, fun, and athletic experience for all athletes
- Developing Skiing Skills
-Develop sound skiing skills and fundamentals by providing age-appropriate instruction and exercises
-Take full advantage of Kirkwood’s legendary terrain to create all-mountain skiers by challenging athletes with different types of terrain and snow conditions
-Educate skiers in mountain etiquette, mountain safety, and respect for winter elements and conditions
Developing Racing Skills
-Provide a competitive training and racing environment that encourages athletes to push their comfort zones and strive for higher levels of performance
-Educate and train athletes on appropriate race course tactics
-Encourage athletes to set appropriate personal goals, and to celebrate all successes – both large and small
Being a Part of a Team
-Promote a sense of good sportsmanship, unselfish behavior and cooperation/support among teammates and coaches, both on and off the mountain.
-We will strongly promote Team and develop a supportive Team environment while enabling each athlete to meet their individual goals.
-Success will be viewed as the achievement of progress, and improvement, rather than just a placing on the result board.
Being a Valued Part of the Kirkwood Community
-We will strive to meet the needs of all of our athletes with programs geared to support Far West Racing, Tahoe League Racing, and Masters.
-We will support the broader Kirkwood community and Kirkwood Mountain Resort by providing on mountain support for other events through our Race Department.
-We will strive to provide support to those athletes that may require financial assistance to participate in our programs.