Eagles is a season-long program that meets at the Mountain Sports Center at the base of the Yodeler Slope. Eagles meets every weekend beginning Saturday Dec 15, 2012 through Sunday March 17, 2013. They will also meet during Christmas week, exact dates to be determined.
Eagles is a program geared toward the young skier/rider who is undecided or does not wish to compete on the Holiday Valley Race, Freestyle or Snowboard Teams. The Eagles will continue to grow and improve in their skiing skills and be part of the “mountain experience”. During the season, Eagles may be exposed to and coached in their skills in alpine racing, terrain park features, skiing bumps/steeps/powder using all terrain in all conditions all the time. The goal is to give Eagles the skills to ski ably and safely in all situations at Holiday Valley Resort or most any mountain they may venture to.
They will learn and live the Your Responsibility Code and will learn about all the aspects of the “mountain adventure”. They may have a day of cross-country/ telemark skiing. They may ski a day with any of Holiday Valley's successful competitive teams to see if they would like to join. They may experience a day in the Life of a Snowmaker or Groomer if time permits. What ever the focus for the day, the goal is safety awareness at all times and fun on the mountain, with a large dose of learning, camaraderie and smiles thrown in.
The program is led by Jennifer Courtney, who brings 21 years of experience in working with young people as a ski teacher/coach at Holiday Valley and Buffalo Ski Club. Jen is also a Physical Education Teacher and a Lacrosse and Soccer Coach at Williamsville.