Alpine Programs

The primary goals of Team Breck Sports Club Intro to Alpine, YSL Competition team, Age Class and Ability Programs is to cultivate a lifelong passion for the sport of skiing, and athletes; to develop the technical and tactical skill to achieve the goals of the individual skier while developing life skills.

Alpine Programs will emphasize skill development through free skiing in a variety of winter environments while emphasizing the tactical part of ski racing. This exposure and mileage in and out of gates becomes the foundation for all future development and success as an alpine ski racer. We define success at each age group by increased individual improvement. The younger age groups focus on fun and the development of basic fundamental athletic skills, strength, technique and stamina. In the U16 and older programs athletes begin to optimize specific sport skills and fitness toward competing in their sport.

 

A Season Pass must be purchased to participate in the program (additional fees apply).

Contact Alpine Director, Heidi Armstrong with questions alpinetbk@teambrecksportsclub.com

Intro to Alpine Team

Age U8, U10, U12 and U14 (6-13)

 

Price:

Early bird: $2,500

After August 1st: $2,600

Intro to Alpine Team is designed for athletes wanting to grow their alpine skills.

This program is approximately 50% skiing skill development, introduction to SkillsQuest and alpine race training, and 50% all mountain skills. Emphasis is placed on the technical fundamentals of skiing that apply to all types of alpine skiing.

Fundamental skills including balance, edging, and body position will be taught, as well as the introduction of the tactical fundamentals of racing.  Participants are expected to put on their own ski equipment, and ski at an intermediate level, demonstrate personal reasonability and appropriate maturity. Racing introduction will focus predominantly on modern giant slalom and slalom technique.  Athletes must be able to comfortably ski Black Terrain while confidently linking parallel turns.

This is a non-competitive team. However, the athletes will have the opportunity to participate in any TBK Cup events.

Dates:  December 2nd – March 30, 2024

Training Days: Saturdays

Time: Sat - 8:30am – 2:30pm

Competition: TBK CUP events (not mandatory)

Evaluations: Each athlete will receive a mid and end of season evaluation. Athletes will also participate in video analysis and goal setting throughout the season.

Mountain: Breckenridge Ski Resort

Pass: You must purchase a minimum of an Epic Local Pass.  Pass prices are not included in program fees and must be purchased directly through Vail Resorts. Purchase early for best pricing.

Meeting Place: Base of Peak 9

Parking for team drop off is in the skier drop-off in the Beaver Run Parking Lot (main skier parking lot).

Please DO NOT park / drop off in the Beaver Run bus loop (this is drive through drop off. Cars can not be left unattended while you walk your athlete over to meet their coaches).

Alpine YSL Compeition Team

Age U10, U12, U14, U16 (7-15)

This program is perfect for the Middle and High School Racers wanting to get some more time in gates! 

Price:

Early bird: $2,900

After August 1st: $3,000

 

 

The Alpine YSL Competition Team  is designed for athletes wanting to grow their alpine race skills.

This program is approximately 70% skiing skill development, introduction to SkillsQuest and alpine race training, and 30% all mountain skills. Emphasis is placed on the technical fundamentals of skiing that apply to all types of alpine skiing.

Fundamental skills including balance, edging, and body position will be taught, as well as the introduction of the tactical fundamentals of racing.  Participants are expected to put on their own ski equipment, and ski at an intermediate level, demonstrate personal reasonability and appropriate maturity. Racing will focus predominantly on modern giant slalom and slalom technique.  Athletes must be able to comfortably ski Black Terrain while confidently linking parallel turns.

This is a competitive team and the races range from local Summit County races in Breckenridge, Keystone and Copper to Sunlight, Winter Park, Eldora, Ski Cooper, Vail, Beaver Creek and Loveland.

Dates:  December 2nd – March 31st, 2024

Training Days: Saturdays and ½ day Sundays

Time: Sat - 8:30am – 2:30pm and Sun – 8:30am – 12:30pm

Competition: Yes, USSS Competitor License required – Races on Sundays

Evaluations: Each athlete will receive a mid and end of season evaluation. Athletes will also participate in video analysis and goal setting throughout the season.

Mountain: Breckenridge Ski Resort

Pass: You must purchase a minimum of an Epic Local Pass.  Pass prices are not included in program fees and must be purchased directly through Vail Resorts. Purchase early for best pricing.

Athletes will also have the opportunity to participate in early season conditioning, skiing and late season training at Arapahoe Basin (additional fees and lift access apply)

Meeting Place: Base of Peak 9

Parking for team drop off is in the skier drop-off in the Beaver Run Parking Lot (main skier parking lot).

Please DO NOT park / drop off in the Beaver Run bus loop (this is drive through drop off. Cars can not be left unattended while you walk your athlete over to meet their coaches).

Alpine Age Class

Age U12, U14

Birth Year - 2010, 2011, 2012 or 2013

Weekend Price:

Early bird: $4,450

After August 1st: $4,650

Full-Time Price:

Early bird: $5,695

After August 1st: $5,895

The Age Class Program is designed for athletes who want to pursue a competitive racing program within the US Ski & Snowboard Age Class race system. The Age Class team participates in the Rocky Mountain USSS Age Class races. Race ages are U12 and U14.  U14’s also enter the Junior Championship qualifying ladder, and can participate in Scored events in RMD; coach advised. Coaching will focus on ski techniques and race tactics utilizing drills and free skiing with an emphasis on gate training.

The USSS athletes lead coach will recommend race event participation based on skill level, physical fitness, safety and how appropriate the event is for the athlete’s racing development. Athletes and parents may decline to participate in any event. Physical conditioning will be offered as an important part of ski racing for both injury prevention and performance enhancement.

Dates: Early September- Late May

Training Days:

Weekends - Saturday and Sunday

Full Time - 3 Weekdays &  Saturday, Sunday

Competition: Yes, USSS  License required 

Mountain: Breckenridge Ski Resort

Pass:  You must purchase a minimum of an Epic Local Pass.  Pass prices are not included in program fees and must be purchased directly through Vail Resorts. Purchase early for best pricing.

Athletes will also have the opportunity to participate in early and late season training at Arapahoe Basin (additional fees (weekend) and lift access apply)

  • Dryland conditioning takes place September - November on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings. Conditioning is included in the full-time program, and Sat mornings for the weekend program; weekend athletes can purchase the conditioning punch pass for weekday conditioning. 
    • Rec Center pass is required for all athletes attending conditioning.  
  • Early Season for full time athletes, begins end of October (TBD/ Snow Dependent) at A-Basin* and all programs start early November. 
  • Full Time athletes train 5 Days a Week Training Program (3 weekdays, Sat/Sun), Dec. Holiday Camp, select holidays, all race days, including conditioning and early season skiing Sept 8 - Nov 10 and spring training. 
  • Weekend Athletes train  Sat/Sun, Dec. Holiday Camp, Select Holidays (MLK, President's**), All Races Days. **Includes all school district spring break and other winter break opportunities, depending on training schedules. Friday training opportunities with a punch card purchase.

Alpine Ability

 

U16 Weekend Price:

Birth Year 2008 or 2009

Early bird: $5,500

After August 1st: $5,700

 

U16 Full-Time Price:

Birth Year 2008 or 2009

Early bird: $6,995

After August 1st: $7,100

 

U19+ Weekend Price:

Birth Year 2005, 2006 or 2007

Early bird: $5,500

After August 1st: $5,700

 

U19+ Full-Time Price:

Birth Year 2005, 2006 or 2007

Early bird: $7,295

After August 1st: $7,495

Team Breckenridge Sports Club Ability Program is designed for the athlete who wants to pursue their competitive racing program within FIS and USSA.  The U16 Ability Program participates in the US Ski & Snowboard Scored race system. U16 race ages for birth years 2007-2008. 

The Ability Class U19+, team participates in FIS, FIS NGR, and RC Championship races based on their individual qualifications and recommendations of the coaching staff. Coaching will focus on ski techniques, race tactics, mental preparation, goal setting, and achievement.

The USSS athletes lead coach will recommend race event participation based on skill level, physical fitness, safety and how appropriate the event is for the athlete’s racing development. Athletes and parents may decline to participate in any event. Physical conditioning will be offered as an important part of ski racing for both injury prevention and performance enhancement. 

Dates: Early September- Late May

Training Days:

Weekends: Saturday, Sunday

Full Time: 3 Weekdays, Saturday, Sunday

All Summit High School Academic Athletes MUST fill out this document prior to the start of the school year

Competition: Yes, USSS License required, U19 athletes will also need current FIS registration.

Mountain: Breckenridge Ski Resort

Pass:  You must purchase a minimum of an Epic Local Pass.  Pass prices are not included in program fees and must be purchased directly through Vail Resorts. Purchase early for best pricing.

Full-Time U16+ should consider the IKON Pass

Athletes will also have the opportunity to participate in early and late season training at Arapahoe Basin (additional fees (weekend) and lift access apply)

  • Athletes must be able to commit to weekend and holiday training as applicable to the age group.
  • Dryland conditioning  takes place September - November on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings. Conditioning is included in the full time program, and Sat mornings for the weekend program; weekend athletes can purchase the conditioning punch pass. 
    • Rec Center pass is required for all athletes attending conditioning.  
  • Early Season for full time athletes, and weekend athletes (daily rate) begins end of October (TBD/ Snow Dependent) at A-Basin* and all programs start early November. 
  • Full Time athletes train 5 Days a Week Training Program (3 weekdays, Sat/Sun), Dec. Holiday Camp, select holidays, all race days, including conditioning and early season skiing early Sept - mid Nov. And spring training camps. 
  • Weekend Athletes train Sat/Sun, Dec. Holiday Camp, Select Holidays (MLK, Presidents**), All Races Days. **Includes all school district spring break and other winter break opportunities, depending on training schedules. Friday training opportunities with a punch card purchase.

 

Drop in Training Opportunities

Contact Alpine Director, Heidi Armstrong for more information

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Important Things to Know...

You must purchase a minimum of an Epic Local Pass.  Pass prices are not included in program fees and must be purchased directly through Vail Resorts. Purchase early for best pricing.

 

Athletes must be able to commit to weekend and holiday training as applicable to the age group.

 

All US Ski & Snowboard racers are required to be current members of both the United States Ski and Snowboard (USSS) and the Rocky Mountain Division (RMD). U19 athletes will also need current FIS registration. Register at www.usskiandsnowboard.org

 

Dryland conditioning takes place September- November.  Conditioning is included in the full-time program, and Sat mornings for the weekend program and Alpine YSL Team; athletes can purchase the conditioning punch pass.  Rec-Center pass is required. 

 

Early Season for full time athletes, weekend athletes and YSL Comp Team (daily rate) begins late October (TBD/ Snow Dependent) at A-Basin*

Academic Athlete:

Team Breck is proud to partner with Summit School District and the Peak School to serve our full time Alpine and Freeride student-athletes. Team Breck believes our athletes are students first and we work with school counselors, athletes and parents to encourage academic success. We provide the most flexibility of any regional ski team, so even our full time athletes can pursue the competitive academic IBDP program at Summit High School.

All Summit Middle and High School, and Snow Peaks student-athletes wishing to ski during the school week must register as "academic athletes" with their counselors. Middle School students can do so at the beginning of the school year, while high school students must register prior to the school year. Students must meet their school's attendance and performance requirements to continue to be released for ski training.

All Summit High School Academic Athletes MUST fill out this document prior to the start of the school year

The Director reserves the right to refund the program fee if the athlete’s skills are not strong enough or have enough experience to take part in the program.

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