U16

formerly K2

Age group: Competitors aged 14–15 (as of December 31)

Skill Level: Learn to Race (SEE AIM2WIN)

Rules: For a list of quotas, rules and selection

The U16 series prepares skiers to perform in the Learn to Race stage and are introduced to more intensive training and competition. The program provides a competitive series for 14 and 15 years – with benchmarking at the CanAm level (Western Canada and Western USA) – allowing them to test their skills against their peers at a regional level. The U16 program also develops ski specific physical and mental skills and continues to develop the athlete's technical and tactical skills.