Most recently he participated in the U.S. Ski Cross Team’s Project Gold training session for ski cross and boardercross competitors in Park City, UT. Participation in the project is by invitation only and Hayes was selected along with other athletes across the country to be part of the session.
This past summer, Hayes attended his first training camp with Project Gold. It was a 10-day snow training session at Mt. Hood in Oregon. Hayes trained with other top juniors, U.S. Ski Cross team members and coaches. The camp was focused on setting goals and improving competition skills.