Eagles and Falcons
Eagles and Falcons are season-long programs that meet at the Mountain Sports Center at the base of the Yodeler Slope. Eagles and Falcons meet every weekend beginning Saturday Dec 16, 2017 through Sunday March 18, 2018. They will also meet during Christmas week, exact dates to be determined.
Eagles is a program geared toward the young skier/rider, age 11-13 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.
Falcon Skiers are ages 14-18 who have achieved Advanced to expert skill levels. Falcons is for teens who are accomplished non-competitive skiers. Falcons enjoy the social aspects of the resort while being coached in skiing at the highest levels. Fun and friendships are developed on and off the slopes through planned social events.
They will all 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. Whatever 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.
Eagles and Falcons Include Christmas Camp. Purchase the 2018-19 season program for $1025 by April 30, 2018. A special season pass is available for $399.
The programs are led by Jennifer Courtney, who brings 25 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.