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 Johno McBride at 970-205-5160 or jmcbride@teamavsc.org

HOW TO REGISTER

Registration for the 2020-2021 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, 2020). 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. If you are experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19 and plan to apply for a scholarship but cannot afford the deposit, please reach out to scholarships@teamavsc.org.

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


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 them the opportunity to be the best athlete possible.

U12 (AGE 10-11; BIRTH YEAR 2009-2010)

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 starting July 6th
•On-snow training: End of November through mid-April, approximately 100 days
•Program Fee: $3,975 until August 31st; $4,420 on or after September 1st; Additional Parent Work Deposit $450

Click here to register for U12

U14 (AGE 12-13; BIRTH YEAR 2007-2008)

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 top-level racing.

•Dryland training starting July 6th
•On-snow training: End of November through mid-April, approximately 100 days
•Program Fee: $4,500 until August 31st; $5,000 on or after September 1st; Additional Parent Work Deposit $450

Click here to register for U14

U16 (AGE 14-15; BIRTH YEAR 2005-2006)

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

•Dryland training starting July 6th
•On-snow training: November through mid-April, over 100 days
•Program Fee: $5,600 until August 31st; $6,225 on or after September 1st; Additional Parent Work Deposit $550

Click here to register for U16

U19 (AGE 16-18; BIRTH YEAR 2002-2004)

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 starting July 6th
•On-snow training: October through mid-April, over 100 days
•Program Fee: $7,200 until August 31st; $8,000 on or after September 1st; Additional Parent Work Deposit $650

Click here to register for U19

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 starting July 6th
•On-snow training: October through mid-April, over 100 days
•Program Fee: $14,000 until August 31st; $15,560 on or after September 1st

Click here to register for Post Graduate

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 2011-2013)

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.

•On-snow training: December to mid-March (primarily Wednesdays + weekends), 50 days total
•Program Fee: $3,175 until August 31st; $3,530 on or after September 1st; Additional Parent Work Deposit $350

Click here to register for U10

U12 (AGE 10-11; BIRTH YEAR 2009-2010)

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.

•On-snow training: December to mid-March (primarily Wednesdays + weekends), 50 days total
•Program Fee: $3,290 until August 31st; $3,660 on or after September 1st; Additional Parent Work Deposit $350

Click here to register for U12

U14 (AGE 12-13; BIRTH YEAR 2007-2008)

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.

•On-snow training: December to mid-March (primarily Wednesdays + weekends), 50 days total
•Program Fee: $3,290 until August 31st; $3,660 on or after September 1st; Additional Parent Work Deposit $350

Click here to register for U14

U16 (AGE 14-15; BIRTH YEAR 2005-2006)

This U16 program helps athletes take their progression to the next level through discipline-specific on-snow training and all-mountain directed freeskiing throughout the winter.

•On-snow training: December to mid-March (primarily Wednesdays + weekends), 50 days total
•Program Fee: $3,350 until August 31st; $3,725 on or after September 1st; Additional Parent Work Deposit $350

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

Click here to register for U16

 

WEEKEND PROGRAMS:

PRE-DEVO (AGE 7-9; BIRTH YEAR 2011-2013)

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, mid-December through mid-March, 18 days total (Dec. 12, 13, 20; Jan. 3, 9, 10, 17, 24, 31; Feb 6, 7, 14, 21, 28; Mar. 6, 7, 13, 14)
•Program Fee: $1,485 until August 31st; $1,650 on or after September 1st; Additional Parent Work Deposit $150

Click here to register for Pre-Devo

U10 WEEKEND (AGE 7-9; BIRTH YEAR 2011-2013)

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 August 31st; $2,835 on or after September 1st; Additional Parent Work Deposit $350

Click here to register for U10 Weekend

U12 WEEKEND (AGE 10-11; BIRTH YEAR 2009-2010)

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 August 31st; $2,835 on or after September 1st; Additional Parent Work Deposit $350

Click here to register for U12 Weekend