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Alpine Racing U18/U21, ages 16-20 & Post Graduate

Alpine Racing FIS

Athletes interested in summer-only alpine race strength and conditioning can contact Tyler Shepherd, Alpine Program Director for more information.

U18/U21 FIS (high school)

This program is designed to help motivated competitors develop their skiing skills to their fullest potential. All aspects of competitive skiing will be covered, including physical conditioning, technical and tactical development, equipment preparation education, mental skills training, video analysis, performance planning, and more. Participants will compete in U.S. Ski & Snowboard and FIS level competitions in the Rocky Mountain Division and may include out-of-division racing as qualified. Individual goal setting will be used to direct a yearlong training plan to help these racers reach their goals.

In the summer, athletes participate in directed and supervised summer strength and conditioning as part of a comprehensive year-round program. The dryland program is designed to give ski racers off-season guidance and coaching in off-snow preparation for winter training and establish a strong strength and conditioning base for higher-intensity training in the fall. Strong and well-conditioned ski racers are able to maintain their technique and a fast racing line in progressively more difficult situations, recover more quickly from long on-snow training and competition days, and decrease the chance of injury. Coaching will focus on proper movement patterns, emphasizing a full range of motion. This program is for skiers born in 2008 or earlier.

Requirements
  • High School Schedule requirement: SSHS students should register for the full skier schedule to line up with weekday training times for the fall and winter. Boarding School option available through Steamboat Mountain School.
  • Eligibility requirement: We welcome new athletes to the SSWSC through an application process. First contact Tyler Shepherd, Alpine Program Director prior to enrollment. Space is limited in this program. Attendance, participation, and physical standards will be established through goal setting between athlete and coach.
  • Alpine PG/FIS/U16 Application: NEW SKIERS TO SSWSC APPLY HERE BEFORE ENROLLING
  • Equipment requirements: Skiers should have and consistently maintain Super G, GS, and Slalom skis, properly fitted ski boots, helmet, goggles with UV lenses, speed suit, back protector, slalom pole guards, and shin guards. Helmets must have a FIS-approved sticker. Downhill skis are recommended.
  • Season pass information: Must have ski passes to Howelsen Hill and to Steamboat Ski Resort (full Ikon pass recommended).
  • Competition information: Participation in regional FIS racing, national championship events and qualifiers, FIS-U and NorAm events (as qualified), and spring races.
  • Licensing requirements: U.S. Ski & Snowboard and FIS license required. FIS registration deadline is August 15. Late fee applies after this date.

 

Training Schedule

2024-2025 DATES, TIMES, and LOCATIONS:

SPRING/SUMMER SESSIONS:
May 6 - 31
Steamboat Springs High School (SSHS) Athletes
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 1-2:30 at Howelsen Hill

Steamboat Mountain School (SMS) Athletes
Monday: 4-6 p.m. at Steamboat Mountain School
Tuesday, Thursday Friday: 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Steamboat Mountain School

June 1 - August 16
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 6:30-8:30 a.m.

FALL/WINTER SESSIONS: Detailed schedule will be updated July 1, 2024

Dryland Training: Starting late August, five days/week.

On Snow Training: Late October through mid-April, six days/week.

Bonus training sessions may be offered during Christmas Break, Blues Break and scheduled off days for the Steamboat School District.

Late April and May weekend training sessions will be offered based on snow conditions at Loveland, Winter Park, or other nearby areas at an additional cost.

2024-2025 Program Fee

Residents and non-residents are required to pay an additional $600 refundable work deposit.

Scholarships are based on a two-step EZ Competitive Program Scholarship.

  • Resident Requirements: To be eligible for the resident program fee, athletes must be full-time residents of Routt or Moffat County or full-time participants of SSWSC for two years or more. See the Member Handbook for full details on resident fees. Find the Residency Status Policy HERE.
  • Required Work Deposit: Residents and non-residents are required to pay an additional $600 refundable work deposit. For more information on the SSWSC work deposit program CLICK HERE.
  • Scholarships: Check out all SSWSC’s scholarship opportunities, including the two-step EZ Competitive Program Scholarship and Winter Program Fee Scholarship HERE!. Non-residents are not eligible for EZ Scholarships but may apply for the Winter Program Fee Scholarship.

Post Graduate FIS

This program is designed for high school graduates who aspire to compete nationally at the collegiate or US Ski Team level. It consists of expanded on-snow training and a focus on athletic commitment and lifestyle, i.e. training, nutrition, sport education, etc. Athletes will compete at the regional, national, and international level (if qualified). All aspects of competitive skiing will be covered, including physical conditioning, technical and tactical development, equipment preparation education, mental skills training, video analysis, performance planning, and more. Participants will compete in U.S. Ski & Snowboard and FIS level competitions in the Rocky Mountain Division and may include out-of-division racing as qualified. Individual goal setting will be used to direct a yearlong training plan to help these racers reach their goals.

In the summer, athletes participate in directed and supervised summer strength and conditioning as part of a comprehensive year-round alpine program. This program is designed to give ski racers off-season guidance and coaching in off-snow preparation for winter training and establish a strong strength and conditioning base for higher-intensity training in the fall. Strong and well-conditioned ski racers are able to maintain their technique and a fast racing line in progressively more difficult situations, recover more quickly from long on-snow training and competition days, and decrease the chance of injury. Coaching will focus on proper movement patterns, emphasizing a full range of motion.

Requirements
  • Eligibility Requirement: Completed application, signed commitment contract, deposit, and acceptance into the program. Contact Tyler Shepherd, Alpine Program Director prior to enrollment. Space is limited in this program.
  • Alpine PG/FIS/U16 Application: NEW SKIERS TO SSWSC APPLY HERE BEFORE ENROLLING
  • Equipment Requirements: Skiers should have and consistently maintain Super G, GS and slalom skis, properly fitted ski boots, helmet, goggles with UV lenses, speed suit, back protector, slalom pole guards, and shin guards. Helmets must have a FIS approved sticker. Downhill skis recommended.
  • Season pass information: Must have ski passes to Howelsen Hill and to Steamboat Ski Resort (full Ikon pass recommended).
  • Competition information: Participation in regional FIS racing, national championship events and qualifiers, FIS-U and NorAm events (as qualified), and spring races.
  • Licensing Requirements: U.S Ski & Snowboard and FIS license required. FIS registration deadline is August 15. Late fee applies after this date.
Training Schedule

2024-2025 DATES, TIMES, and LOCATIONS:

SPRING/SUMMER SESSIONS:
May 6 - 31
Steamboat Springs High School (SSHS) Athletes
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 1-2:30 at Howelsen Hill

Steamboat Mountain School (SMS) Athletes
Monday: 4-6 p.m. at Steamboat Mountain School
Tuesday, Thursday Friday: 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Steamboat Mountain School

June 1 - August 16
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 6:30-8:30 a.m.

FALL/WINTER SESSIONS: Detailed schedule will be updated July 1, 2024

Dryland Training: Starting late August, five days/week.

On Snow Training: Late October through mid-April, six days/week.

Prior to mid-November, training takes place in Summit County. Additional training fees apply. Late April and May weekend training sessions will be offered based on snow conditions at Loveland, Winter Park or other nearby areas at an additional cost. Out-of-region competitions may run past April 15.

2024-2025 Program Fee

Residents and non-residents are required to pay an additional $450 refundable work deposit.

Scholarships are based on a two-step EZ Competitive Program Scholarship.

  • Resident Requirements: To be eligible for the resident program fee, athletes must be full-time residents of Routt or Moffat County or full-time participants of SSWSC for two years or more. See the Member Handbook for full details on resident fees. Find the Residency Status Policy HERE.
  • Required Work Deposit: Residents and non-residents are required to pay an additional $450 refundable work deposit. For more information on the SSWSC work deposit program CLICK HERE.
  • Scholarships: Check out all SSWSC’s scholarship opportunities, including the two-step EZ Competitive Program Scholarship and Winter Program Fee Scholarship HERE. Non-residents are not eligible for EZ Scholarships but may apply for the Winter Program Fee Scholarship.

 

Questions?
Email Tyler Shepherd, Alpine Program Director

Steamboat Mountain School

Steamboat Mountain School: For decades, numerous SSWSC student-athletes have attended Steamboat Mountain School—an independent college-preparatory school with day and boarding opportunities. SSWSC partners with SMS offering a coordinated and world-class educational and athletic experience.

For more details about Steamboat Mountain School and its collaboration with the SSWSC, visit the SMS website or email Pearson Alspach, Upper School Director of Admissions.