JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT TEAM (JDT)
Swiss Valley Racing for ages 4-14 years old JDT is open to all skiers ages 4 to 14, of all ability levels. JDT Racers are encouraged to attend scheduled events which include races held at Swiss Valley, Timber Ridge, Bittersweet, Cannonsburg, Mt. Brighton, and Caberfae Peaks. JDT Director, Jennifer Perry Ross, leads the coaching team made up of former racers and professional ski instructors. Lift tickets & additional event fees not included, purchasing a Season Pass at Swiss Valley is almost always the most affordable option. (Each Racer must pay for racing bib in addition to their race fee.)
Program Goals & Training
The JDT program’s primary goal is to give our team members a chance to learn the art of ski racing and improve their overall skiing skills while having fun. Team Participation includes a Holiday JDT Race Camp along with weekly practices scheduled for Tuesday nights and weekend mornings. (Please reserve Thursdays as a weekly make up in the event practice is not held on Tuesday.) Our season ends with an athlete family race on February 25, 2024.
NEW FOR 2023-2024
The JDT program has been reorganized for optimal racer development. The team has been divided into JDT LITE, JDT & JDT PLUS. Please read the descriptions below to figure out which group is best for your athlete.