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.

More about Competetive Alpine 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!

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 2022-2023 Winter Programs is open! 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, 2022). 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 2013-2015)

•Athletes will train from November 26th – April 2nd. 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: $3,910 until August 1st; $4,345 on or after August 2nd; Additional Parent Work Deposit $450

Register Now for U10 Race Team

U12 RACE TEAM (AGE 10-11; BIRTH YEAR 2011-2012)

•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: $4,890 until August 1st; $5,435 on or after August 2nd; Additional Parent Work Deposit $450

Register Now for U12 Race Team

U14 RACE TEAM (AGE 12-13; BIRTH YEAR 2009-2010)

•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: $6,050 until August 1st; $6,725 on or after August 2nd; Additional Parent Work Deposit $600

Register Now for U14 Race Team

U16 RACE TEAM (AGE 14-15; BIRTH YEAR 2007-2008)

•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: $7,130 until August 1st; $7,925 on or after August 2nd; Additional Parent Work Deposit $600

Register Now for U16 Race Team

U19 RACE TEAM (AGE 16-18; BIRTH YEAR 2004-2006)

•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: $8,690 until August 1st; $9,660 on or after August 2nd; Additional Parent Work Deposit $600

Register Now 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 Johno McBride (jmcbride@teamavsc.org) or Jack Kirby (jkirby@teamavsc.org) or Torey Greenwood (tgreenwood@teamavsc.org) for more information. Program Fee: $16,905 until August 1st; $18,785 on or after August 2nd.

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.

PRE-DEVELOPMENT TEAM (AGE 7-8; BIRTH YEAR 2014-2015)

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 10th – March 12th. 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: $2,415 until August 1st; $2,685 on or after August 2nd; Additional Parent Work Deposit $150


Register Now for Pre-Development Team

U10 DEVELOPMENT TEAM (AGE 7-9; BIRTH YEAR 2013-2015)

•Athletes will ski for 32 days, meeting on weekends from December 10th – March 26th, plus December 27th-28th.
•Athletes will have the opportunity to participate in local competitions.
•Program Fee: $3,080 until August 1st; $3,425 on or after August 2nd; Additional Parent Work Deposit $330


Register Now for U10 Development Team

U12 DEVELOPMENT TEAM (AGE 10-11; BIRTH YEAR 2011-2012)

•Athletes will ski for 32 days, meeting on weekends from December 10th – March 26th, plus December 27th-28th.
•Athletes will have the opportunity to participate in local competitions. 
•Program Fee: $3,490 until August 1st; $3,880 on or after August 2nd; Additional Parent Work Deposit $330

Register Now for U12 Development Team

U14 DEVELOPMENT TEAM (AGE 12-13; BIRTH YEAR 2009-2010)

•Athletes will ski for 32 days, meeting on weekends from December 10th – March 26th, plus December 27th-28th.
•Athletes will have the opportunity to participate in local competitions. 
•Program Fee: $3,490 until August 1st; $3,880 on or after August 2nd; Additional Parent Work Deposit $330

Register Now for U14 Development Team