This program is designed to help competitors develop their skiing skills to their fullest potential. All aspects of competitive skiing will be covered, including physical conditioning, technical and tactical development and equipment preparation education, etc. Participants will compete in U16 races and the scored SYNC series. This program requires a special class schedule with the school. Families should request a skier schedule. Check with your school counselor for details. On-snow training begins in late October with trips to Loveland or Copper Mountain. The U16 age group is for skiers born in 2007 and 2008.
Eligibility requirement: New athletes to the SSWSC must first apply and contact Alpine Program Director Tyler Shepherd (email) prior to registration. Athletes are expected to participate in pre-season dryland training and/or a fall sport, and participate in RMD and regional races.
Alpine PG/FIS/U16 Application: NEW SKIERS TO SSWSC APPLY HERE
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 SYNC Series, RMD qualification events, U16 Championships/ Council Cup and spring races.
Licensing requirements: U.S. Ski & Snowboard competitor membership required. Renewal deadline is October 15.
2022/23 DATES, TIMES, and LOCATIONS:
Dryland Training: Monday-Friday 4:00-6:00pm at Howelsen Hill starting August 24th
On Snow Training: Mid-November through April 9
Tuesday-Friday 1:00-4:00pm at Howelsen Hill or Steamboat Resort
Saturday 8:30am-3:00pm at Steamboat Resort
Sunday 8:30am-3:00pm at Steamboat Resort
*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.2022/23 PROGRAM FEE: $9,900, plus $600 refundable work deposit
2022/23 PROGRAM FEE:
RESIDENT*: $9,900, plus $600 refundable work deposit
NON-RESIDENT: $12,375, plus $600 refundable work deposit
*Full-time residents of Routt or Moffat County, or full-time participants of SSWSC for two years or more (see Member Handbook for full details on resident fees)
Check out all the SSWSC’s scholarship opportunities, including the one-step EZ Program Fee Scholarship, HERE!
For more information on the SSWSC work deposit program click here.
Email Ben Brown, Alpine Technical Director and U16 Head Coach