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Northern Michigan Ski Academy

This program's focus is intro to racing, and is competition based. For skiers aged 4+, and skiers of an advanced beginner ability. |

Through Northern Michigan Ski Academy (NMSA), young skiers will be introduced to the fundamentals of ski racing and gate training. This program focuses on developing racing skills, technical skills and improving overall ski techniques. Wednesday and Friday night training sessions occur both at Boyne Mountain and at Boyne Highlands. On Sundays during the season slalom and/or giant slalom races are held, with medals awarded in each age group, and racers earn points to qualify for the Welborn Cup, Northern Michigan's Junior Ski Club Championship, held on March 3. Participants must be at ease skiing most of our trails and be able to load, ride, and unload the chairlift independently. Skiers are grouped by age and are led by qualified trained coaches.

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Highlands Race Team

This program's focus is racing skill refinement, and is competition based. For skiers aged 11+, and skiers of an advanced ability. |For those with a love of competition and a need for speed, we have cultivated a high performance training program: the Highlands Race Team (formerly Team Elite). The mission of this program is to offer a premier program for building and perfecting a solid foundation in skiing and racing fundamentals in a fun and safe environment. This class of great skiers takes it to the next level, pushing their boundaries in tactical focus, mental strength, and physical endurance. Skiers are grouped according to age and ability and are coached by USSA trained/certified ski instructors. Highlands Race Team membership includes Holiday Camp.