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This is the where high performance athletes progress from national to international events. This represents and the final stage of athlete preparation. The athlete is now physically mature, with a full complement of technical and tactical skills.
The emphasis at this stage is on mastery of those skills and gaining confidence through competition against the best riders in the world.
Competitions: High performance Provincial and National programs
Time on snow: 100+ days per year
Focus: Competing and building a winning strategy
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Here you will find the quintessential top performer on the Olympic Team. By Stage 7, athletes are completely focused on competing and "winning for a living".
Building on confidence and personal experience of past successes, athletes continually excel in pressure situations, formulate new movements and innovate. Important areas of focus include optimizing preparation, consistently delivering high quality performances, winning and preventing injuries.
Competitions: World Cups, World Championships, X Games, Olympic Games
Time on snow: 150+ days per year
Focus: preparation, execution, consistency, winning