The Future Stars program progressively develops the ski and snowboard skills of children ages 6-9 years old in a safe, fun and challenging environment on Vail Mountain. On-snow technical training and participation in the Steadman Clinic Future Stars Vail Cup events are the basis of this program. The goal at this age is to open the possibilities by exposing the athletes to the four different disciplines (Alpine, Freeski, Freestyle and Snowbaord) that ski club offers. A strong fundamental skill base will allow children to develop to their personal potential and specialize in their future area of interests. There is no better way for kids to learn about their potential, limits, friendships, and sportsmanship while learning a lifelong pastime. They will be acquiring the very best skiing and riding skills along the way as well as an introduction to safety, etiquette and competition arena protocols.