GPST was formed in 1987, as a non-profit organization, for the purpose of providing a range of fun-filled events and racing programs for all people from entry-level race training through elite race competition. Our mission is to provide the highest quality training environment/professionally run alpine ski program in Wisconsin where every athlete has an opportunity to reach their highest potential and young men and women become champions in their schools, community, and life.
Member clubs represent a vital component of U.S. Ski & Snowboard’s talent pipeline, where many Olympians first put feet to snow. Club Certification is a rigorous process designed for the clubs that want to verify and demonstrate their understanding of the best principles and implementation of best practices of their club. Not included in this year’s count are two clubs whose recertification applications are in progress (one gold and one bronze) and three clubs who are on track for new bronze level certifications.
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Athlete development supports the vision and mission of U.S. Ski & Snowboard to make the United States the "Best in the World!" in Olympic skiing and snowboarding. The mission is to provide strong leadership that establishes and supports athletic excellence in accordance with U.S. Ski & Snowboard's core values as well as design a clear path for achievement in the sports of skiing and snowboarding.
The development of an athlete spans many years and takes the support of parents, coaches, clubs and the U.S. Ski & Snowboard through quality event production, training teams, projects, and education.
The U.S. Ski & Snowboard Training Systems are an outline developed by the coaches and sport science staff with the help of several top coaches from around the country to define the optimal training, competition and recovery programming for skiers and snowboarders through each phase in their development that will give them the greatest chance to maximize their long-term athletic potential and sport enjoyment.