Alpine Programs

AVSC Alpine has a broad range of 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 the 2021-2022 season will open 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! 

Early season pricing will end August 31st; prices will increase on September 1st. 

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 31st, 2021). 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. 

Not sure what program is right for your athlete? Contact Program Director Johno McBride at jmcbride@teamavsc.org


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 2012-2014)

•Athletes will train from November 23rd – March 27th, 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: $3,395 until August 31st; $3,775 on or after September 1st; Additional Parent Work Deposit $450

Click here to register for U10 Race Team

U12 RACE TEAM (AGE 10-11; BIRTH YEAR 2010-2011)

•Athletes will train most of the year, starting with dryland 3x/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: $4,250 until August 31st; $4,725 on or after September 1st; Additional Parent Work Deposit $450

Click here to register for U12 Race Team

U14 RACE TEAM (AGE 12-13; BIRTH YEAR 2008-2009)

•Athletes will participate in year-round training, including dryland 5x/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: $5,250 until August 31st; $5,835 on or after September 1st; Additional Parent Work Deposit $600

Click here to register for U14 Race Team

U16 RACE TEAM (AGE 14-15; BIRTH YEAR 2006-2007)

•Athletes will participate in year-round training, 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: $6,200 until August 31st; $6,890 on or after September 1st; Additional Parent Work Deposit $600

Click here to register for U16 Race Team

U19 RACE TEAM (AGE 16-18; BIRTH YEAR 2003-2005)

•Athletes will participate in year-round training, 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: $7,550 until August 31st; $8,390 on or after September 1st; Additional Parent Work Deposit $600

Click here to register for U19 Race Team

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 Kris Shampeny, AVSC Post-Graduate Head Coach, for more information and to see if this program is a good fit for you: kshampeny@teamavsc.org.

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 Camp and Spring Break Camp 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 on the previous page.

PRE-DEVELOPMENT TEAM (AGE 7-8; BIRTH YEAR 2013-2014)

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. Towards the end of the season, athletes will have the opportunity to participate in a “step up” day to experience a more specialized program in Alpine or Freestyle.

•This group will ski for 20 days, meeting on weekends from December 11th – March 13th. 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: $2,100 until August 31st; $2,335 on or after September 1st; Additional Parent Work Deposit $150


Click here to register for Pre-Development Team

U10 DEVELOPMENT TEAM (AGE 7-9; BIRTH YEAR 2012-2014)

•Athletes will ski for 34 days, meeting on weekends from November 27th – March 20th.
•Athletes will have the opportunity to participate in local competitions. 
•Program Fee: $2,675 until August 31st; $2,975 on or after September 1st; Additional Parent Work Deposit $330 


Click here to register for U10 Development Team

U12 DEVELOPMENT TEAM (AGE 10-11; BIRTH YEAR 2010-2011)

•Athletes will ski for 45 days, meeting on weekends and Wednesday afternoons from November 27th – March 20th.
•Athletes will have the opportunity to participate in local competitions. 
•Program Fee: $3,335 until August 31st; $3,710 on or after September 1st; Additional Parent Work Deposit $330

Click here to register for U12 Development Team

U14 + U16 DEVELOPMENT TEAM (AGE 12-15; BIRTH YEAR 2006-2009)

•Athletes will ski for 34 days, meeting on weekends from November 27th – March 20th.
•Athletes will have the opportunity to participate in local competitions. 
•Program Fee: $3,170 until August 31st; $3,525 on or after September 1st; Additional Parent Work Deposit $330

Click here to register for U14 + U16 Development Team