Sunlight Ski Team hits the gym in preparation for another season of racing |

Sunlight Ski Team hits the gym in preparation for another season of racing

Contributed photoThe Sunlight Ski Team runs through a recent dryland training session.

Continuing their momentum from last season, the Sunlight Ski Team is preparing for the 2012-13 season with a passion and nearly 50 racers have already registered for the Buddy Werner program.

Since early September, the age-class athletes have been working out at dryland training sessions – in addition to juggling their academics and other sports – to prepare for the 2012-13 race season.

Since moving indoors for ski-specific training in the Accelerate Human Performance gym, which is located next to Rite Aid, the coaches have noticed significant improvements from the whole team in skills, concentration and strength.

The gym’s facilities and equipment provide the ideal combination of movement exercise equipment that improves agility, balance, flexibility, power and strength for these skiers.

By qualifying for the elite Rocky Mountain Division’s Podium Project once again, Cooper Cornelius has already clocked eight days of quality on-snow training, and the remainder of the team is waiting with skis tuned and bags packed for early season on-snow training to begin in the coming weeks.

Sunlight Winter Sports Club’s Great Ski Swap was successful, and all athletes and parents are getting busy with a Christmas tree fundraiser.

Funds are used for scholarships for children in need, to promote and recruit new participants to the sport of skiing, to educate and train athletes both on- and off-hill, and to purchase race and safety equipment for the club.

For more information on ordering a fresh-cut, farm-grown Christmas tree as the holiday season approaches, visit

For more information about the Buddy Werner program or the age-class programs, go to

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