topper Alpine USSA/FIS/Norams Teams - Ski and Snowboard Club Vail - Ski Academies - Alpine Ski Team

2017-2018 U16 Full Time

This team is for qualified athletes who were born in 2002 or 2003, want to pursue an aggressive racing program, and dream of racing for an NCAA school or on the World Cup in the future. As part of a year-round program, athletes begin their training in May preparing for the next ski season. The conditioning component meets 4 times per week beginning June 1, 5 times per week during the fall months and continues on a maintenance program 3 times per week once athletes begin training on snow. The on-snow training occurs Tuesday - Friday mornings and weekends all day beginning Oct. 15.

Athletes on the U16 Team will be training for their focus race series, the Sync Cup, with an opportunity for an out of division race for qualified athletes. Travel to away races will be organized by staff; athletes will be expected to travel as a team. Athletes can expect video 2-3 times per week, and strength and conditioning screenings. Informational meetings will be conducted in the fall for parents and athletes to meet their coaches, learn the training and race calendar, and understand the details of their program. Families can expect monthly communication throughout the season to stay abreast of progress and developments.


AGE: 2002-2003

Head Coach: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Program Details:

  • On-Snow Dates: October 21st (if conditions allow) - April 15, 2018
    • Note: Depending on available terrain, training may be available before start date and after end date for a nominal fee.
  • Ski Days: 6x/week; Tuesday- Friday mornings, Saturday & Sunday. Weekends & holidays as calendared.
    • Training and race schedules are planned ahead of time, but may change slightly due to weather and other considerations.  The U16 FT Calendar will be posted and parents/athletes will be updated via email communication
    • Group training/skiing on Vail Mountain may be restricted to the Golden Peak Competition Arena early season until a substantial portion of the “front side” of Vail Mountain opens to the public. As a result, meeting times for Alpine Programs may be adjusted to afternoons only during this period.
  • Conditioning: U16 Team athletes are expected to remain very active: participating in conditioning activities at least 4 days per week during the summer months (conditioning program provided), 5x per week until skiing starts beginning Sept 1, and 3 X per week during the ski season. General ski conditioning provided by U16 staff. Strength and Conditioning staff available to this group for assessments and screenings.
  • Video: 2-3x/week
  • Goal Setting: by 11/15. Athlete/coach generated.
  • Evaluations:
    • Mid Season: 1/30 (written + meeting with parents and athlete)
    • End of Season: 5/1 (written + meeting with parents and athlete)
  • Sports Med: Injury assessment only/ Assess return to snow
  • Tune Shop Support: Available as an additional option (not included in program fees)

Other Important Dates:

  • September 10, 2017: Fall Spectacular/Equipment Ordering Session, 10am @VSSA
  • October 20-22, 2017: Ski Swap at Dobson Ice Arena
  • October TBA: U16 Parent Meeting @ 5:45pm in VSSA gym.
  • April TBA: U16 Team End of Season Celebration

Drop-Off & Pick-Up:

  • Note: Our drop off and pick up times are staggered by program and designed to alleviate traffic congestion while maximizing age appropriate contact time.  Please adhere to the drop off and pick up policies and times.  If you prefer to escort your child to meet his/her coach, please plan to park elsewhere. There is no parking at SSCV.
  • Drop off times:
    • Weekends and all-day holiday days: Variable. See calendar.
    • Tues-Thurs Mornings: 7:30am
  • Pick up times:
    • Weekends and all-day holiday days: Variable. See calendar.
    • Tues-Thurs Mornings: According to school schedule

Program Fees:

  • Non-Resident Fee: $12,500
  • Colorado Resident Fee: $11,000
  • Plus $100 Membership Fee
  • Please see Terms & Conditions for more Information on pricing
  • 5% Early Enrollment Discount: July 15, 2017 (Payment in Full)
  • To inquire about available financial aid awards, please click here

Volunteer Point Requirement: if paying the CO Resident Fee, you are required to complete the following volunteer points:

  • 160 points
  • **If your family has more than one athlete, your points will be that of the athlete with the higher balance**
  • You can opt out of your volunteer point requirement by paying the non-resident price -or- by joining SSCV’s Leadership Council at the Silver Level. See here for details.

To sign up:

1. Login/sign up for your ‘mySSCV’ account
2. Select ‘Athlete Application’
3. Select season: 2018
4. Select your child and click “Begin Application”
5. On page 1 of application:

    a. Scroll down to “Alpine”
    b. Click “Show Programs”
    c. Select name of program (above)


6. Complete rest of application

To view Tune Shop services, please click here.