Alpine Ski Racing (USSA)

Since 1972, Sunlight Ski Team has offered quality ski race programs for kids from ages 7 through 17, from beginning racer to future Olympic, US Ski Team, or collegiate racers. With great past and present success in producing high level athletes in the Rocky Mountain/Central Division and beyond, Sunlight remains a participation-based team with an emphasis on learning, improving, and enjoying a lifetime of skiing and sport over pure race results.

All volunteers and coaches are registered with US Ski and Snowboard, undergo background screening, and are trained and tested in the USOC SafeSport program.

Programs range from part time, two days per week, to  full-time Age Class and Ability programs that train and race 9 months/year. We have athletes ranging from just enjoying running gates to top Rocky Mountain Division and National competitors. If you don’t see an exact fit for your athlete, feel free to contact us to perhaps create a  custom schedule.

Work Deposit

A work deposit is required for all programs, based on the athlete’s contact days. Pre-approved work can include hosting races, race and protection preparation, and construction or maintenance help.

Since 1972, Sunlight Ski Team has offered quality ski race programs for kids from ages 7 through 17, from beginning racer to future US Ski Team or collegiate racer. With great past and present success in producing high level athletes in the Rocky Mountain/Central Division and beyond, Sunlight remains a participation-based team with an emphasis on learning, improving, and enjoying a lifetime of skiing and sport over pure race results.

The Youth Ski League

The Youth Ski League (YSL) team is designed for the racer who wants more coaching and contact days than the traditional Buddy Werner program, yet isn’t ready to commit to the full Ski Team program. Skiers aged 8 to 16 years meet with ski team coaches all day on Saturdays and Sunday mornings or will race in several away USSA YSL races on Sundays. Skiers are instructed in athletic, physical, tactical, and mental aspects of ski racing and team participation with an emphasis on learning slalom, giant slalom, and SkillsQuest.

All volunteers and coaches are registered with US Ski and Snowboard, undergo background screening, and are trained and tested in the USOC SafeSport program.

Schedule permitting, YSL may also elect to enter Roaring Fork Valley Series races (with Aspen and Powderhorn).

YSL and Part-Time racers may add December Camp ($400). and/or Big Wednesday after school program for an additional fee ($300).

Requires work deposit. Includes coaching at Sunlight and away races. Does not include Sunlight pass or Travel fees.

2019-20 Early Registration Price $825 (Until 12/1/20)Price $875

Dec 26 – Mar 28 (Sunday, Saturday)
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Ages 8-16

Meeting Dates:
Saturday and Half Sunday
December 28 through March 15, 2020.
From: Dec 26, 2020 to Mar 28, 2021
Each Sunday: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Each Saturday: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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Age Class

The Age Class program is for ages 10-14. Athletes meet weekends and up to 2 weekdays depending on their age for SL, GS, SG, and SkillsQuest training. Races may include select USSA SYNC, Age Class Open races, Championships, and Spring races, as well as RFVS and local YSL.

Full Time includes dryland and early season training, December Camp, and Spring races.

Dryland begins September 13, Early-season training begins late-October (FT) Sunlight on-snow training begins Early December 7, 2019. The season ends April 12 at the Loveland Derby slalom races.
All volunteers and coaches are registered with US Ski and Snowboard, undergo background screening, and are trained and tested in the USOC SafeSport program.

*Requires work deposit.

*All program fees are cover training at Sunlight and coaching throughout the program season. Travel fees and Sunlight lift passes are not included in program fees.

2020-21 Pricing:

Enter- Add Decenber Camp to 2 days/week or YSL Program- $400

Enter 2-days/week (Sat, Sun) $1,180

Enter 3-days/week  (Sat, Sun, Wed) (for Full time u10/12, Part Time U14+)$1,670

Enter 4-days/week  (Tues or Thurs, Wed, Sat., Sun)(for Full Time U14/16+) $2,105

Part Time may add Big Wednesday $300, or December Camp $400

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U16 Program

Ability Program (15 yrs and older)

U16 racers (born 2003 and older) compete in the SYNC racing series supported by US Ski and Snowboard. 2002 DOB and older may also compete in FIS races. Athletes may choose to train on weekends only, add Wednesdays after school, or full-time 4 days/week.

Dryland Training begins in mid-September. From late November through March, team members have the opportunity to train both weekend days, after school Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and/or Thursdays: during Christmas vacation, and some additional school holidays. Depending on local snow conditions, Full time racers may choose to travel to early season training before Sunlight Resort opens to have more time on snow before racing begins.  Races begin in  December, and concludes with the Rocky/Central junior champs, Garner Games, and finally the Loveland Derby in April
DH training or racing will not be available.
All volunteers and coaches are registered with US Ski and Snowboard, undergo background screening, and are trained and tested in the USOC SafeSport program.

2020-21 Pricing

Enter 2-days/week (Part Time) $1,180

Enter 3-days/week (Part Time) $1,670

Enter 4-days/week (Full Time U14/16+) $2,105

Part Time may add Big Wednesday $300, or December Camp $400

Register

 

 

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