Seasonal Program Testimonials
Hear what our parents and athletes have to say about us...
"My children, ages 7 and 10 have gone through the King Pine Knee-High, Team Ski and are now both members of the Race Team Program. Not only have they become great skiers and racers by participating in these programs, but they have made many good friends and have always enjoyed the King Pine teaching and coaching staff. While King Pine does not have the vertical drop that other areas have, they have amazing terrain, grooming and personnel which more than makes up for its stature… and the kids spend a lot more time skiing, and less time on a chairlift. We all love King Pine!"
"We can never say enough great things about the King Pine Race Team! The coaches focus on building a foundation of technical skills and confidence that serves the team members well as they grow into racing and competing. The level of individual attention cannot be matched by other racing programs in the community and the results of the KP racers prove it year after year!"
R. Parsons (Wyatt J4 racer)
"My son has been skiing for the King Pine Race Team for four years, beginning when he was 10 years old. I could not have asked for better coaches for him. I love when my children have good mentors/role models as coaches, and can certainly say that that was true of everyone that Thomas has worked with, from Johnnie Mack's gentle, always-positive encouragement, to Craig Niiler and Bruce Mailman's challenges to excel and improve. Thomas might never be the top skier in the valley, but he does love the sport of ski racing. I have felt that he has gotten just as much attention as all of the best competitive racers around."
"I have three children who have participated in the Knee Hi Program, moving into the Team Ski/Team Ride Program and now have two of them racing on the Race Team at King Pine. The skills and confidence they exude by the end of the season is amazing, and that is all due to the teaching style and friendliness of the instructors and coaches. My kids have all grown into fantastic skiers and riders, and the friendships they have made over the winter season carries over into the remainder of the year. The kids can’t wait for the winter season so they can ski again."
- H. Hansen
"My oldest daughter joined the KP race team when she was a little bit older, so she had some catching up to do. The coaches were fantastic! They were very patient and supportive and she advanced very quickly with their support. They always have a positive attitude and my daughter always looks forward to going to practice. My youngest daughter joined the race team last year and was quick to learn about team spirit. The older race team member’s work at times with the younger ones so they have someone to look up to and feel comfortable being on the mountain. I am able to leave her off and know she will be taken care of well; I do not worry about her at all. The coaches are very skilled in knowing each team members abilities and therefore can coach them to their maximum potential. The coaches and the mountain itself are a great supportive environment to assist kids in gaining better skills and they have fun doing it, I would recommend any of their programs."
- E. Blocher