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.

Places high value on instilling essential life values that transcend the slopes, such as, personal responsibility, respect (for self and others), discipline, character, leadership, accountability, commitment, courage, perseverance and initiative.

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

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

Alpine YSL Compeition Team

Age U8, U10, U12, U14, U16 (6-15)

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

Price: 

Part-time:

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Full-time:

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Are you ready to take your skiing skills to the next level? Our Alpine YSL Competition Team is tailored for athletes looking to enhance their alpine skiing abilities. This program offers a comprehensive approach, focusing on a blend of skiing skill development, introduction to SkillsQuest, alpine race training, and all-mountain skills.

Here’s what you can expect:

- 70% Skiing Skill Development: Master the technical fundamentals for all types of alpine skiing. From balance and edging to body position, we’ll sharpen your skills to elevate your performance on the slopes.

- Introduction to SkillsQuest & alpine race training:  tactical fundamentals of racing and sharpen your competitive edge with specialized training designed to unleash your full potential on the race course.

- 30% All-Mountain Skills: Enhance your versatility as a skier by developing proficiency across various terrains and conditions, preparing you for any challenge that comes your way.

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.

YSL Comp not only focuses on technical skills but also places high value on instilling essential life values that transcend the slopes, such as, personal responsibility, respect (for self and others), discipline, character, leadership, accountability, commitment, courage, perseverance and initiative.

Dates:  December 7th – March 23rd, 2025

Training Days:

Part-time: Sundays 8:30-2:30

Full-time: Saturdays (8:30-2:30) and ½ day Sundays (8:30-12:30)

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 - 2011, 2012, 2013 or 2014

Weekend Price:

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Full-Time Price:

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Our Age Class Program is tailor-made for athletes eager to compete in the challenging realm of US Ski & Snowboard Age Class races, specifically within the Rocky Mountain USSS circuit.

Here's what you can expect from our program:

The program caters to athletes in the U12 and U14 age groups, providing a competitive platform for young skiers to showcase their talent and determination on the slopes.

U14 participants will have the chance to enter the Junior Championship qualifying ladder, opening up avenues for growth and recognition within the skiing community. Coaches will guide U14 skiers on participating in Scored events in RMD, offering valuable insights and strategic advice.

Our experienced coaches are dedicated to sharpening your ski techniques and race tactics through a combination of targeted drills, free skiing sessions, and intensive gate training. Expect personalized guidance aimed at enhancing your skills both on and off the racecourse.

Embark on a thrilling journey of skill development, camaraderie, and competitive spirit with our Age Class Program. Elevate your skiing prowess under expert guidance while forging unforgettable memories on the snow-covered slopes!

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.

Age Class not only focuses on technical skills but also places high value on instilling essential life values that transcend the slopes, such as, personal responsibility, respect (for self and others), discipline, character, leadership, accountability, commitment, courage, perseverance and initiative.

Dates: Early September- Late May

Training Days:

Weekends - Saturday and Sunday

Full Time - 3 Weekdays- Monday, Wednesday, Friday,  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 2009 or 2010

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U16 Full-Time Price:

Birth Year 2009 or 2010

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U19+ Weekend Price:

Birth Year 2006, 2007 or 2008

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U19+ Full-Time Price:

Birth Year 2006, 2007 or 2008

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Ready to take your skiing to the next level? Our Ability Program is tailored for athletes like you who are passionate about competitive racing within the FIS and USSA circuits.

What to Expect:

U16

Geared towards athletes in the U16 age group, born between 2009-2010, our program dives into the US Ski & Snowboard Scored race system. Get ready to push your limits and showcase your skills on the slopes with a focus on honing your racing techniques.

U19+

For seasoned athletes looking to excel in FIS, FIS NGR, and RC Championship races, our U19+ team is where you want to be. Based on individual qualifications and coaching staff recommendations, you'll receive personalized training that emphasizes ski techniques, race tactics, and mental preparedness.

Our experienced coaching staff is dedicated to helping you reach your full potential as a competitive racer. Whether you're aiming for precision in ski techniques or strategic prowess in race tactics, we've got your back every step of the way.

Ability not only focuses on technical skills but also places high value on instilling essential life values that transcend the slopes, such as, personal responsibility, respect (for self and others), discipline, character, leadership, accountability, commitment, courage, perseverance and initiative.

Dates: Early September- Late May

Training Days:

Weekends: Saturday, Sunday

Full Time: 3 Weekdays, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 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 US 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.

Registration Opens June 1st