Winter 2017 - 2018 Base Camp Recreational Programs

Registration for Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club now accommodates payment plans. To choose a program, click here Register online now  or on our home page: www.teamavsc.org

We invite young winter enthusiasts of all abilities to get involved with AVSC. Base Camp provides skiing and snowboarding lessons taught by Aspen Skiing Company instructors and Nordic lessons taught by the AVSC staff. Classes are available for pre-school ages through grade 12.

All lessons are organized based on age and ability. Scholarships are available for the SnoWarrior, SnoCru, RidgeRunner & Nordic Programs. We are unable to offer scholarships for Snobandits, Powder Pandas, Bighorns, Aspenauts, and CrossOver.

Every program provides fun, friendship and learning! Need help deciding on the perfect fit, call or email Trish Shepard, 970-205-5160, tshepard@teamavsc.org.
ALL AGES

SnoBandits
  ENROLLMENT IS CLOSED FOR SKIING, SNOWBOARDING IS STILL OPEN.
Snowmass                                9:30a – 3:00p
Age 3 ½ - 10 (ski)       Grades1 - 4 (snowboard)
Get a jump on the season with this 3-Saturday session and then move to SnoWarriors, Aspenauts or Powder Pandas to keep the learning going! Lift tickets included. $12 Lunch at Treehouse not included.  No scholarships available for this program. Enrollment closes November 10. No refunds due to early season ski conditions.
Saturdays: Dec. 2, 9, 16                                                                         
Treehouse Plaza
On or before Nov. 10:  $310 


AGE 3 1/2  - 1st GRADE

Powder Pandas - ENROLLMENT IS CLOSED FOR THE 2018 SEASON! PLEASE CONSIDER ENROLLING YOUR CHILD IN ASPENAUTS. 
Buttermilk          Ages 3 ½ to K (no first graders)       9:30a – 2:30p
Pandas learn to ski in dedicated learning areas under the guidance of specially trained pros. Children must have been born before August 1, 2014 and be potty-trained. Sign up early, we are limited to 175 participants. No scholarships are available for this program. 
5 Sat., 1 Sun.: Feb. 3, 10,11, 24 March 3, 10 * No Class Feb. 17                         
The Hideout
On or before Nov. 10: $515   |   After Nov. 10: $575

Aspenauts 
Snowmass     Ages 3 ½ to K(no first graders)          9:30a – 2:30p
Aspenauts learn to ski in dedicated learning areas under the guidance of specially trained pros. Children must have been born before July 1, 2014 and be potty-trained. No scholarships are available for this program, but payment plans can be arranged. Limited to 280 participants.
7 Saturdays: Jan. 6 - Feb. 24  * No Class Feb. 17                         
Snowmass Treehouse
On or before Nov. 10: $615  |   After Nov. 10: $685

BigHorns ENROLLMENT IS CLOSED FOR THE 2018 SEASON! PLEASE CONSIDER ENROLLING YOUR CHILD IN ASPENAUTS. 
Aspen Highlands         Kindergarten & First Grade ONLY, level 6+        9:30a – 2:45p
Geared toward kindergarteners (level 6 or higher) who can handle poles, hockey stop and make parallel turns on challenging blue runs. No scholarships available for this program. Limited to 35 participants.
8 Saturdays: Jan. 6 - Mar. 3 *No Class Feb. 17   
On or before Nov. 10: $675  |   After Nov.10: $750


GRADES 1 - 8

SnoWarriors - Buttermilk  SnoWarriors-Buttermilk Spanish ENROLLMENT IS CLOSED FOR SKIING. We have plenty of room for snowboarders!
grades 1-6                                        9:30a – 3:00p
For kids of all levels who want to learn and develop skiing or snowboarding skills led by great professional instructors in a fun, recreational group environment. Price includes lift pass on lesson days only.
5 Sat./1 Sun.: February 3, 10, 11, 24 March 3, 10   *No Class Feb. 17         
Buttermilk Base Area
On or before Nov. 10: $515  |   After Nov. 10 $575

SnoWarriors - Snowmass  SnoWarriors-Snowmass Spanish
grades 1-6                                            9:30a – 3:00p
Only open to children at level 3 and above. All beginners (level 1 & 2) must sign up for SnoWarrior Buttermilk Programs. Kids to learn and develop skiing or snowboarding skills led by great professional instructors in a fun, recreational group environment. Price includes lift pass on lesson days only. Sign up early, last season we closed registration on December 1st. Price includes lift pass on lesson days only.
8 Saturdays: Jan. 6 – Mar. 3  *No Class Feb. 17                          
Two Creeks Base Area
On or before Nov 10: $645    |   After Nov. 10: $720

SnoWarriors - Highlands 
grades 2-6                                        9:30a – 3:00p
For level 5 and up skiers who want to really advance their skills with great professional instructors in a fun, recreational group environment.  Must be able to hockey stop and ski comfortably on blue runs. Price includes lift pass on lesson days only.
8 Saturdays: Jan. 6 – Mar. 3 *No Class Feb. 17                           
AVSC Clubhouse
On or before Nov 10: $645    |   After Nov. 10: $720


RidgeRunners 
A. Highlands & Sundays at Aspen           grades 1-8                         9:15a-3:00p
Skiers (level 6 and higher) learn to tackle a Giant Slalom race, obstacle course, moguls comp and a day in the Buttermilk Park with AVSC Freestyle coaches. RidgeRunners become well-rounded skiers who can ski anywhere.  This program allows athletes to experience competition and is a stepping stone to our team. Price doesn't include lift tickets, all participants must purchase a full season pass for $199 from Aspen Skiing Company.
8 Sat. and 4 Sundays: Jan 6, 7, 13, 20, 27, 28  Feb 3, 10, 11, 24  March 3, 4
Aspen Highlands & Sundays at Aspen Mountain
On or before Nov. 10: $925   |     After Nov. 10: $1,030


GRADES 7 - 12

SnoCru - Snowmass   SnoCru - Snowmass Spanish
grades 7-12    9: 30a – 3:00p
Open to pre-teens and teens of all ability levels. Our pros will challenge athletes to hone skills while exploring new terrain. Ski and Snowboard groups. Price includes lift pass on lesson days only.
8 Saturdays: Jan. 6 – Mar. 3 *No Class Feb. 17    
Two Creeks Base Area
On or before Nov. 10: $645   |   After Nov. 10: $720

SnoCru -  Highlands 
grades 7-12    9: 30a – 3:00p
Open to pre-teens and teens at level 5 or higher skiers. Our pros will challenge athletes to hone skills while exploring new terrain. Price includes lift pass on lesson days only.
8 Saturdays: Jan. 6 – Mar. 3 *No Class Feb. 17         
AVSC Clubhouse
On or before Nov. 10: $645 |   After Nov. 10: $720

Cross Over - Snowboard
Buttermilk                       grades 1-12               9:30a – 3:00p
Does your skier want to snowboard? This is a three-Sunday program for skiers who have never
snowboarded and want to give it a try! Never evers only. No scholarships are available for this program.
3 Sundays: Feb. 25  Mar. 4, 11                                                               
Buttermilk Base Area
On or before Nov. 10: $245 |    After Nov. 10: $275


AVSC NORDIC PROGRAMS
Base Camp Programs are fun, learn-to-ski programs geared towards children ages 5-13. The emphasis will be on fostering a love for the sport and enjoying winter in the Roaring Fork Valley. Children will develop basic motor skills invaluable to their future athletic involvement. Skill such as coordination, agility, and balance will be taught through a variety of games and activities. As children progress through the Base Camp programs they will learn teamwork, sportsmanship, fair play, and other essential habits common among successful adolescents. Base Camp participants will be coached by an experienced staff that is dedicated to the safety and success of its participants. Scholarships are available for these programs.

Program Recommendations
AVSC’s Nordic Programs are designed for children to progress in ability and commitment from our Base Camp programs through the high school Team programs.  Coaching staff recommendations based on age and ability are listed below.  There is some purposeful age overlap built into program descriptions for parent discretion.  Parents are encouraged to discuss their son or daughter’s preferences with a coach.  

Nordic Equipment:
All athletes for all programs must have warm clothes, a water bottle and holder at every practice. Base Camp jackets will be available to order at our Nordic Fit Night.  This is your best opportunity to purchase and/or rent affordable high quality gear. 
 
One Day Base Camp Equipment: Athletes will be required to own or rent 1 pair of classic skis (waxless or waxable), 1 pair of boots, and one pair of poles.  
Two Day Base Camp Equipment: Athletes will be required to own or rent one pair of waxable classic skis, classic poles, skate skis, skate poles, and combi boots (OR classic and skate boots).  


Aspen

One Day – Monday - Base Camp                      
Ages 5-9 / U8-U10                        3:30p - 5:00 p
Mondays: November 27 to March 18             
On or before Nov. 10: $335    |       After Nov. 10: $375   
 
One Day – Wednesday - Base Camp                        
Ages 5-9 / U8-U10                        2:30p - 4:00 p
Wednesdays: November 29 to March 18              
On or before Nov. 10: $335    |       After Nov. 10: $375    

Two Day Base Camp                 
Ages 8-11 / U10-U12                3:30p - 5:00p (Mon) | 2:30p - 4:00 p (Wed)    
Mondays & Wednesdays: November 27 to March 18                    
On or before Nov. 10: $565      |      After Nov. 10: $630    

Carbondale - Spring Gulch 

One Day - Monday - Base Camp                  
Ages 5-9 / U8-U10              4:00 - 5:30 p
Mondays: November 27 to March 18           
On or before Nov. 10: $275     |       After Nov. 10: $310   
 
One Day – Wednesday - Base Camp                  
Ages 5-9 / U8-U10              4:00 - 5:30 p
Wednesdays: November 29 to March 18             
On or before Nov. 10: $275     |       After Nov. 10: $310

Two Day Base Camp          
Ages 8-11 / U10-U12         4:00 - 5:30 p    
Mondays AND Wednesdays: November 27 to March 18                       
On or before Nov. 10: $450    |      After Nov. 10: $500      
 

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