Alpine Programs

AVSC offers a broad range of Alpine Programs from learn-to-race to highly-competitive programs. 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 Johno McBride at 970-205-5160 or jmcbride@teamavsc.org

HOW TO REGISTER

Registration for 2023-2024 Winter Programs is open! 

For additional information on registration, dates and deadlines, forms and more click here. 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! 

Scholarships are available for all team programs based on need. Click here to access the scholarship form. Athletes applying for a scholarship must submit their registration and scholarship application by the early registration deadline (August 1st, 2023). A $100 - $600 deposit (dependent on program) is required to apply for a scholarship. Scholarships are only available to residents of the Roaring Fork Valley or Western Garfield County. Post-graduate athletes are not eligible for scholarships. 


ALPINE RACE PROGRAMS

Our Race Programs are designed for competitive athletes. Ski racing is their passion. They want the highest level of opportunity – working with the most experienced coaches, having the most hands-on equipment recommendations, travelling to the highest level of competition for their age group. They want to give skiing their all; they are fully committed and excited to invest a significant amount of time and energy year round in the pursuit to becoming the very best alpine skier that they can be! Looking for a lower level of commitment? Check out our Development Programs below!

U10 RACE TEAM (AGE 7-9; BIRTH YEAR 2014-2016)

  • Athletes will train from November 22nd – April 7th starting with some dryland but primarily focused on on-snow training.
  • This group will ski for 60+ days, meeting on Wednesday afternoons and weekends. Holiday + Spring Break Camp included.
  • Athletes will have the opportunity to participate in travel competitions (families coordinate transportation and housing). 
  • Program Fee: $4,570. Additional Parent Work Deposit $450

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U10 RACE PLUS *NEW PROGRAM* (AGE 7-9; BIRTH YEAR 2014-2016)

  • This new "add-on" program for U10 Race Team athletes features 16 additional training sessions on Thursday afternoons. 
    • Details: Thursday afternoons late November- early April (excluding holidays).
  • Athletes must be enrolled in Alpine U10 Race Team. Race athletes only (no Devo athletes, sorry!)
  • Program Fee: $780.

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U12 RACE TEAM (AGE 10-11; BIRTH YEAR 2012-2013)

  • Athletes will train most of the year, starting August 1st with dryland 2x/week in the summer.
  • This group will ski for 90+ days, training throughout the week. Holiday, Spring Break, and Buttermilk Glacier Camps included.
  • Athletes will have the opportunity to participate in travel competitions (families coordinate transportation and housing). 
  • Program Fee: $5,710. Additional Parent Work Deposit $450

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U14 RACE TEAM (AGE 12-13; BIRTH YEAR 2010-2011)

  • Athletes will participate in year-round training, starting August 1st including dryland 3x/week leading up to on-snow training.
  • This group will ski for 100+ days, training throughout the week. Holiday, Spring Break, and Buttermilk Glacier Camps included.
  • Athletes will have the opportunity to participate in travel competitions with team support (AVSC coordinates transportation and housing; athletes travel as a team at this age). 
  • Program Fee: $7,065. Additional Parent Work Deposit $600

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U16 RACE TEAM (AGE 14-15; BIRTH YEAR 2008-2009)

  • Athletes will participate in year-round training, starting August 1st including dryland 5x/week in the offseason, and will be on snow whenever possible.
  • This group will ski for 100+ days, training throughout the week.
  • Athletes will have the opportunity to participate in travel competitions with team support (AVSC coordinates transportation and housing; athletes travel as a team at this age). 
  • Program Fee: $8,325. Additional Parent Work Deposit $600

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U19 RACE TEAM (AGE 16-18; BIRTH YEAR 2005-2007)

  • Athletes will participate in year-round training, starting August 1st including dryland 5x/week in the offseason, and will be on snow whenever possible.
  • This group will ski for 100+ days, training throughout the week.
  • Athletes will have the opportunity to participate in travel competitions with team support (AVSC coordinates transportation and housing; athletes travel as a team at this age). 
  • Program Fee: $10,140. Additional Parent Work Deposit $600

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POST GRADUATE PROGRAM

This program is for athletes who have graduated from high school and are pursuing a spot on a Division 1 collegiate team or a national team. Athletes will primarily compete on the FIS/FISU and NorAm circuits. 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. Reach out to Johno McBride (jmcbride@teamavsc.org)or Casey Puckett (cpuckett@teamavsc.org) for more information. For additional details and information on our PG program. click here.
Program Fee: $19,725.

ALPINE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

Our Development Programs are designed for athletes who are focused on progressing in their sport, getting outside, and having fun. They are enthusiastic skiers who want to develop ski racing and all-mountain skills while enjoying the camaraderie of a team. While they’re passionate skiers, they want to enjoy summers and holiday breaks free of training (dryland, Holiday Camps are not included in program fees for Development Programs). While they may be interested in competing at a local level, they’re not looking to travel far afield or pursue high-level competition. Looking for a program with a higher level of commitment? Check out our Race Programs above. 

PRE-DEVELOPMENT TEAM (AGE 7-8; BIRTH YEAR 2015-2016)

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. This is a great option for young skiers who want a taste of AVSC’s Freestyle and Alpine Programs. 

  • This group will ski for 21 days, meeting on weekends from December 9th – March 10th. Athletes should be a level 7 or higher.
  • Skiers are encouraged to enter 2-3 fun-focused local competitions at no additional cost.
  • Program Fee: $2,825. Additional Parent Work Deposit $150.


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U10 DEVELOPMENT TEAM (AGE 7-9; BIRTH YEAR 2014-2016)

  • Athletes will ski for 32 days, meeting on weekends from December 9th – March 24th, plus December 29th and 31st.
  • Athletes will have the opportunity to participate in local competitions.
  • Program Fee: $3,595. Additional Parent Work Deposit $330


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U12 DEVELOPMENT TEAM (AGE 10-11; BIRTH YEAR 2012-2013)

  • Athletes will ski for 32 days, meeting on weekends from December 9th – March 24th, plus December 29th and 31st.
  • Athletes will have the opportunity to participate in local competitions. 
  • Program Fee: $4,075. Additional Parent Work Deposit $330

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U14 DEVELOPMENT TEAM (AGE 12-13; BIRTH YEAR 2010-2011)

  • Athletes will ski for 32 days, meeting on weekends from December 9th – March 24th, plus December 29th and 31st.
  • Athletes will have the opportunity to participate in local competitions. 
  • Program Fee: $4,075. Additional Parent Work Deposit $330

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TEAM Refund Policy: 100% Refunds are permitted before the program start date. Once the program start date has passed, refunds are only available for documented medical reasons that result in a season-ending injury. Refunds are determined by the following: Before January 1 - 50%; between January 1 and February 1 - 25%; after February 1 - No Refund. This season-ending injury refund assumes complete withdrawal from all AVSC programming, including Strength & Conditioning or athletic training services.   All refunds are subject to a $100 processing fee.