A Ski Racer’s Yearly Training Plan (YTP)

Late April through early May (3 weeks) Rest, Recovery & Reflection Phase

Reduced physical intensity – time for reflection and planning

Aerobic play and flexibility 2 – 3 times each week – jogging/ mountain/road bike – stretching- yoga

Keep moving – keep it light and keep it fun – let your body recover from the winter

May through August  – General Prep Phase

Dryland, multi-sport training 3-4 each week – stamina, agility, coordination, flexibility & speed

Activities include biking, running, soccer, rugby, tennis, swimming, sailing, agility & speed circuits

Most any sport which gets you moving and challenging your fitness – run, jump, throw, swing, climb break a sweat – raise your heart rate

Indoor Ski Slope – 1 hour each week X 10 – 14 weeks

August on-snow camp – summer ski camp – 8 days on snow – technical free ski focus/drill courses

September through December – Ski Specific Prep Phase

Dryland – ski specific training 3 – 4 times each week – addition of ski specific strength and power circuits

Indoor Ski Slope – 1 hour each week 6 – 8 weeks

November on-snow camp – fall camp – 6 days on snow – Sl/GS drill courses

December on snow camp – 6 days on snow – Sl/GS courses

December through April – Competition Season Phase

Dryland – 3 times each week – stamina & strength maintenance & flexibility

On snow 2  – 4 days each week