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 Alpine Program Director, Alice Black at 970-205-5113 or ablack@teamavsc.org

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2018-2019 PROGRAMS:
 

PRE-DEVO (age 6-9; must be in 1st grade or higher)
This program is a bridge between our recreational program, Aspen Supports Kids, and our Alpine or Freestyle programs. Pre-Devo is not required before entering into Alpine or Freestyle U-10 two- or three-day programs. Pre-Devo is a one-day per week commitment. It teaches mountain safety, lots of all-mountain and basic freestyle fundamentals, and introduces 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 6 or higher.

  • On-snow training dates: Sundays December 1st – March 17th (18 days)
  • Program Fee: $1,385 until September 12th; $1,540 on or after September 13th; Additional Parent Work Deposit of $120


U10 (age 7-9; birth years 2009-2011)
This program is a great introduction to ski racing through skiing moguls, powder, and steeps in addition to Slalom and Giant Slalom gate training. Weekend athletes spend about 25% of their on-snow time training gates. The 3-day program has an increased focus on racing and gate training and race-specific drills. All U10s must be a level 7 skier or higher and be able to ride the lift by themselves. Athletes are encouraged to enter 2-3 fun-focused local competitions at no additional cost. Both the weekend and 3-day programs include Holiday Camp (Dec. 27-30). Spring Break Camp can be added for an additional cost.

U10 WEEKEND:

  • On-snow training December 1st – March 24th; primarily weekends (35 days)
  • Program Fee: $2,430 until September 12th; $2,700 on or after September 13th; Additional Parent Work Deposit of $300

U10 3-DAY

  • Dryland training: Tues., Wed., Thurs. after school November 1st – 28th (no training Thanksgiving week)
  • On-snow training December 1st – March 24th; primarily weekends + Wednesdays after school (50 days)
  • Program Fee: $3,025 until September 12th; $3,365 on or after September 13th; Additional Parent Work Deposit of $300


U12 (age 10 + 11; birth years 2007-2008)
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. Weekend athletes spend about 25% of their on-snow time training gates. The 3- and 5-day programs have an increased focus on racing and gate training and race-specific drills. U12s must be a level 8 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. The weekend, 3-day, and 5-day programs all include Holiday Camp (Dec. 27-30). Spring Break Camp is included for 5-day athletes and can be added for an additional cost for weekend and 3-day athletes.

U12 WEEKEND:

  • On-snow training December 1st – March 24th; primarily weekends (35 days)
  • Program Fee: $2,430 until September 12th; $2,700 on or after September 13th; Additional Parent Work Deposit of $300

U12 3-DAY

  • Dryland training: Tues., Wed., Thurs. after school November 1st – 28th (no training Thanksgiving week)
  • On-snow training December 1st – March 24th; primarily weekends + Wednesdays after school (50 days)
  • Program Fee: $3,025 until September 12th; $3,365 on or after September 13th; Additional Parent Work Deposit of $300

U12 5-DAY

  • Dryland training: October 1st – November 16th, Mon. – Fri. after school
  • On-snow training November 17th – April 7th (100 days)
  • Program Fee: $3,800 until September 12th; $4,225 on or after September 13th; Additional Parent Work Deposit of $300


U14 (Age 12 + 13; birth years 2005-2006)
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. The 3-day and 5-day programs include Holiday Camp (Dec. 27-30). Spring Break Camp is included for 5-day athletes and can be added for an additional cost for 3-day athletes.

U14 3-DAY:

  • Dryland November 1st – 28th Tues., Wed., Thurs. after school (off Thanksgiving week)
  • On-snow training December 1st – March 24th; primarily weekends + Wednesdays after school (50 days)
  • Program Fee: $3,025 until September 12th; $3,365 on or after September 13th
  • Additional Parent Work Deposit of $300

U14 5-DAY:

  • Dryland September 4th – November 16th, Mon. – Fri. after school
  • On-snow training November 17th – April 7th; primarily weekends + Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays after school (100 days)
  • Program Fee: $4,225 until September 12th; $4,695 on or after September 13th
  • Additional Parent Work Deposit of $405


U16 (age 14 +15; birth years 2003-2004)
The U16 program offers more extensive conditioning programs as well as discipline-specific on-snow training and all-mountain directed freeskiing. The 3-day and 5-day programs include Holiday Camp (Dec. 27-30). Spring Break Camp is included for 5-day athletes and can be added for an additional cost for 3-day athletes.

U16 3-DAY:

  • Dryland training: November 1st – 28th Tues., Wed., Thurs. after school (no training Thanksgiving week)
  • On-snow training December 1st – March 24th; primarily weekends + Wednesdays after school (50 days)
  • Program Fee: $3,200 until September 12th; $3,560 on or after September 13th
  • Additional Parent Work Deposit of $300

U16 5-DAY:

  • Dryland training July 1st – November 16th (Mon. – Fri.)
  • On-snow training November 17th – April 7th; primarily weekends + Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays after school (100 days)
  • Program Fee: $5,325 until September 12th; $5,920 on or after September 13th
  • Additional Parent Work Deposit of $495


U19 (age 16-18; birth years 2000-2002)
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 July 1st – November 16th (Mon. – Fri.)
  • On-snow training November 17th – April 14th (120 days)
  • Program Fee: $6,850 until September 12th; $7,615 on or after September 13th
  • Additional Parent Work Deposit of $600


POST-GRADUATE
This year-round 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.

  • Program Fee: $13,000 until September 12th; $14,445 on or after September 13th


HIGH SCHOOL TEAMS
In cooperation with the Aspen School District and Colorado Rocky Mountain School, AVSC operates training and competition programs for high school athletes. Athletes should sign up for these programs directly through their schools.

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