Vision Statement
To inspire lifelong enjoyment of sport
Mission Statement
To provide high quality opportunities which promote lifelong enjoyment of sport

Values:


Team, Integrity, Excellence
The Competition Center is one of the oldest clubs in the region with the 2016/17 season being our 54th Year! The Winter Park Ski Club was founded in 1962 and became an experimental part of Winter Park Resort in 1979. The club was completely adopted under the resort’s operations in 1982 as the Competition Center. The club has a rich tradition in alpine racing, freestyle and nordic competition. Now under the Competition Center umbrella are exceptional snowboard, all terrain ski, freeski, and adult programs in addition to alpine and freestyle. Unlike most other clubs, the Competition Center has the distinct advantage of a close working relationship with the resort’s mountain operations departments and staffs a full-time professional events crew. This greatly enhances our training and competition opportunities. The Competition Center is additionally supported by the Winter Park Ski Education Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports programs and athletes through scholarships and donations.

Philosophy:


The philosophy of the Winter Park Competition Center is to offer the opportunity to achieve ones’ highest potential as an athlete, person, and competitor. Through the enjoyment of sport, each athlete’s commitment, desires, dreams and failures, can provide significant life lessons. We consider the athlete first, winning second, as we strive to develop the total athlete. This goal is affected by the objectives each competitor has in participation in the program and by his/her personal motivation. Those factors, applied to the most supportive coaching and training environment we can offer, helps athletes to develop a positive, healthy, and confident attitude – the most important aspect of the total athlete. We believe that the total athlete will not only be a successful skier or rider, but excel in all aspects of life with those skills. Cornerstones to our efforts are self-motivation, effort, and commitment. An individual’s success in snow sport competition is directly dependent on his/her approach to these areas. In an individual sport, winning as a measure of success would leave us with one person per weekend being successful; the rest might be considered failures. Instead, we use the goal and objective approach in measuring progress. Everyone comes out of this structure winning, and it is a better environment for all. We place equal emphasis on the development of social skills, physical health, and enjoyment of athletic achievement in skiing and snowboarding.
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Athlete & family Resources

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