There are three phases of development not only in our sports, but in all youth sports — the discovery phase where the athlete develops a curiosity and love for sport, easily learning skills when provided enough frequency and participation at this formative prepubescent age; the intrinsic motivation phase when the athlete develops a passion for sport that motivates them to do more of their own volition; and the aspirational stage when the athlete aspires to become the best they can be at their sport, working tirelessly regardless of skill level to attain their goals.,SSCV’s success is measured not by the results of our elite athletes, but by our ability to unlock the key for each and every athlete, regardless of age, skill level or snowsport, that will enable them to evolve through each phase to become the best they can be.,It is remarkable to see how much athletes can learn through the vehicle of a competitive snowsport, not only serving them well during their time at SSCV, but providing them the confidence and skills needed to be successful in their adult lives.,These past 10 months challenged the entire SSCV community in unprecedented ways — staff, athletes and parents alike — to work harder to navigate the times.,Ski & Snowboard Club Vail’s objective is to provide the level of quality commensurate to the needs and goals of all its athletes so they can become the best they can be.

A new ski school building is on the Southington Planning and Zoning Commission agenda for Jan. 19.,Mount Southington General manager Jay Dougherty said the plan is to demolish the existing tiny ski school building and replace it with a 2-story, 2,820-square-foot structure.,The terrain park at Mt. Southington last Saturday.,Dougherty has also been constantly reminding guests that face coverings are required at the base area, including the lift lines.,Mount Southington is 100 percent open with base depths of between 18 and 24 inches.