FLYING FORERUNNERS Program
Flying Forerunners: 5 - 7 years old
Birth years 2016-2018
The Flying Forerunners program is ideal for beginning skiers who want to improve their skills and try racing in a safe, fun, and controlled environment with children in a similar developmentally level group. Participants must be independent skiers and must be able to manage equipment and ski lifts with minimal assistance. All the coaches for this age group have years of skiing experience, teaching experience, and enjoy working with children. Many are former racers and race parents returning to give back to the program were they began their involvement in the sport. Flying Forerunners meet on six consecutive Saturdays from the beginning of January through mid-February. Each session includes training, games on snow, and fun races. There is also an end-of-the-season party. Training begins at 9:30 AM and continue until 1:30 PM with about a 30 to 45 minute lunch. We ask that all athletes have all their equipment on and a ready to ski at that time. In addition to basic level skills Flying Forerunners also incorporates creative environments and terrain to introduce more advance skills to the older athletes to prepare them for the introductory levels of racing. The passion our coaches bring to the mountain each week is infectious. We encourage these athletes to participate in their first "race" away from Labrador Mountain, The Robin Skiff Pittard Memorial Fun Race at Skaneateles Ski Club. If interested in joining this program please make sure to click here and fill out the required paperwork to be part of these fun and exciting groups.
The Flying Forerunner program costs $300 per racer. Payments received after January 1, 2024 will be charged a $25 late fee. This price includes all fees for the program, excluding the price of a pass to Labrador Mt. All athletes will need to download and fill out the Club's Medical form, Liability Release Form, and NASTAR Registration Form that can be found on Labrador Mountain Ski Club's Registration Documents webpage page. They should return this to either Head Coach or Program Director prior to the start of the season.