Alpine Programs

AVSC Alpine has a broad range of programs from weekend only to year-round training. Regardless of commitment level, we engage and challenge our athletes. Our goals are to push technical and tactical abilities and to teach the values of a team while providing an enjoyable experience.

Athletes must be able to ride lifts alone and be responsible for meeting coaches independently at designated time.

Program fees do not include season passes, competition travel costs, or cost for USSA and FIS registration.

For more information, contact Alpine Program Director, Alice Black at 970-205-5113 or ablack@teamavsc.org

HOW TO REGISTER

Registration for the 2019-2020 season opens on July 1st. Once you've selected a program, click here to enter our Campminder system and register. If you have used Campminder before with us, please use the same login and do not create a duplicate! 

If you would like to apply for a scholarship for TEAM programs, access the form here. Please note that the scholarship deadline for TEAM programs is September 12th (same as the early pricing deadline). 
 


ALPINE YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS

AVSC’s year-round programs are competitive programs that include on-snow training from November-April as well as age-appropriate conditioning and gymnastics during the summer and fall months. Groups will typically meet 5 days a week in the winter, including after school and during school vacations, and 3-5 days (depending on age) during the summer and fall. Our year-round programs allow athletes to train and stay connected with teammates, coaches and AVSC while giving themselves the opportunity to be the best athlete possible.

U12 (AGE 10-11; BIRTH YEAR 2008-2009)

This program introduces basic principles of conditioning and has an increased focus on racing and gate training while incorporating all-around skill building through skiing moguls, powder, and steeps and doing race-specific drills. U12s must be a level 9 skier or higher and able to ride the lift by themselves.

•Dryland training: July – August Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday; September – November Monday – Friday
•On-snow training: End of November through mid-April, approximately 100 days
•Program Fee: $3,975 until September 12th; $4,420 on or after September 13th; Additional Parent Work Deposit $450

U14 (AGE 12-13; BIRTH YEAR 2006-2007)

U14 year-round athletes have an increased focus on conditioning. Athletes continue to build a strong technical base and learn to excel in all aspects of skiing, from freeskiing steeps and powder to to top-level racing.

•Dryland training: July – August Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday; September – November Monday – Friday
•On-snow training: End of November through mid-April, approximately 100 days
•Program Fee: $4,500 until September 12th; $5,000 on or after September 13th; Additional Parent Work Deposit $450

U16 (AGE 14-15; BIRTH YEAR 2004-2005)

The U16 program offers more extensive conditioning programs as well as discipline-specific on-snow training and all-mountain directed freeskiing.

•Dryland training: May – November, Monday – Friday
•On-snow training: November through mid-April, over 100 days
•Program Fee: $5,600 until September 12th; $6,225 on or after September 13th; Additional Parent Work Deposit $550

U19 (AGE 16-18; BIRTH YEAR 2001-2003)

This high-level FIS group trains year-round. We provide a comprehensive progression to help each athlete achieve his or her athletic and academic goals.

•Dryland training: May – November, Monday – Friday
•On-snow training: October through mid-April, over 100 days
•Program Fee: $7,200 until September 12th; $8,000 on or after September 13th; Additional Parent Work Deposit $650

POST-GRADUATE

This program is for athletes who have graduated from high school and are pursuing competition on the FIS/FISU and NorAm circuits. PG Athletes will normally train in the morning session on-hill and have organized conditioning sessions in the afternoon with occasional double-sessions on snow. Please note that even if you are still working towards a high school diploma, if you train with the post-graduate athletes you will be considered part of this group.

•Dryland training: May – November, Monday – Friday
•On-snow training: October through mid-April, over 100 days
•Program Fee: $14,000 until September 12th; $15,560 on or after September 13th

HIGH SCHOOL (WINTER ONLY)

In cooperation with local high schools, AVSC operates training and competition programs for high school athletes. Athletes should sign up for these programs directly through their schools.

ALPINE WINTER PROGRAMS

These programs are for athletes who want to participate in alpine ski racing on a seasonal basis. Athletes will build a strong foundation in their sport, working through a thoughtful progression to build skills and have fun. Athletes may have opportunities to increase their training time through additional camps with year-round athletes.

3-DAY PROGRAMS:

U10 (AGE 7-9; BIRTH YEAR 2010-2012)

This program has an increased focus on racing and gate training while incorporating all-around skill building through skiing moguls, powder, and steeps and doing race-specific drills. U10s must be a level 7 skier or higher and able to ride the lift by themselves.

•Dryland training: Tues/Weds/Thurs after school October 29th – November 21st (no training Thanksgiving week)
•On-snow training: December 7th – March 22nd (primarily Wednesdays + weekends), 50 days total
•Program Fee: $3,175 until September 12th; $3,530 on or after September 13th; Additional Parent Work Deposit $350

U12 (AGE 10-11; BIRTH YEAR 2008-2009)

This program has an increased focus on racing and gate training while incorporating all-around skill building through skiing moguls, powder, and steeps and doing race-specific drills. U12s must be a level 8 skier or higher and able to ride the lift by themselves.

•Dryland training: Tues/Weds/Thurs after school October 29th – November 21st (no training Thanksgiving week)
•On-snow training: December 7th – March 22nd (primarily Wednesdays + weekends), 50 days total
•Program Fee: $3,290 until September 12th; $3,660 on or after September 13th; Additional Parent Work Deposit $350

U14 (AGE 12-13; BIRTH YEAR 2006-2007)

U14 athletes continue to build a strong technical base and learn to excel in all aspects of skiing, from freeskiing steeps and powder to to top-level racing.

•Dryland training: Tues/Weds/Thurs after school October 29th – November 21st (no training Thanksgiving week)
•On-snow training: December 7th – March 22nd (primarily Wednesdays + weekends), 50 days total
•Program Fee: $3,290 until September 12th; $3,660 on or after September 13th; Additional Parent Work Deposit $350

U16 (AGE 14-15; BIRTH YEAR 2004-2005)

This U16 program begins with some pre-season conditioning and offers discipline-specific on-snow training and all-mountain directed freeskiing throughout the winter.

•Dryland training: Tues/Weds/Thurs after school October 29th – November 21st (no training Thanksgiving week)
•On-snow training: December 7th – March 22nd (primarily Wednesdays + weekends), 50 days total
•Program Fee: $3,350 until September 12th; $3,725 on or after September 13th; Additional Parent Work Deposit $350

NOTE: Price does not include High School participation fee for the High School program ($750)

 

WEEKEND PROGRAMS:

PRE-DEVO (AGE 7-9; BIRTH YEAR 2010-2012)

This program is a bridge between our Aspen Supports Kids program and our Alpine and Freestyle programs. It teaches mountain safety, lots of all mountain skiing, basic freestyle fundamentals, and an introduction to racing - a well-rounded experience for young skiers. Skiers are encouraged to enter 2-3 fun-focused local competitions at no additional cost. Athletes should be a level 7 or higher.

•Schedule: Weekends December through mid-March, 18 days total
•Program Fee: $1,485 until September 12th; $1,650 on or after September 13th; Additional Parent Work Deposit $150

U10 WEEKEND (AGE 7-9; BIRTH YEAR 2010-2012)

This program is a great introduction to ski racing through skiing moguls, powder, and steeps in addition to some Slalom and Giant Slalom gate training. Athletes spend about 25% of the time on snow training gates. U10s must be a level 7 skier or higher and able to ride the lift by themselves. Athletes are encouraged to enter 2-3 fun-focused local competitions at no additional cost.

•Schedule: Weekends December through mid-March, 35 days total
•Program Fee: $2,550 until September 12th; $2,835 on or after September 13th; Additional Parent Work Deposit $350

U12 WEEKEND (AGE 10-11; BIRTH YEAR 2008-2009)

This program is a great introduction to ski racing through skiing moguls, powder, and steeps in addition to some Slalom and Giant Slalom gate training. Athletes spend about 25% of the time on snow training gates. U12s must be a level 7 skier or higher and able to ride the lift by themselves. Athletes are encouraged to enter 2-3 fun-focused local competitions at no additional cost.

•Schedule: Weekends December through mid-March, 35 days total
•Program Fee: $2,550 until September 12th; $2,835 on or after September 13th; Additional Parent Work Deposit $350

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