Groups will freeski on Vail Mountain regularly to build skills and push their limits in the natural environment. Our well-rounded U12 coaches couple extensive guidance with the freedom to explore, understanding that true gains are made when lessons are learned from within. We seek to create a strong team atmosphere so athletes feel supported as they stretch their comfort zones. The ultimate goal of the program is to teach resilient athletes who are passionate about learning how to excel in order to achieve their alpine racing aspirations.

A USSA U12 competitor membership will be required for U12s to race. This will allow them to enter RMD races. Informational meetings will be conducted prior to the first meeting day for parents to meet staff, learn the training and race calendar, and understand details of their child’s program.

Alpine U12 Full-Time 5 Day a Week Program | YOB 2009-2010

The Alpine U12 Full-Time 5 day a week program is designed for athletes born in 2009 and 2010 who want to participate in an advanced racing program and are able to train Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings, as well as Saturday and Sunday all day throughout the season. 

Regular Season On-Snow Dates:  November 23, 2020 to April 1, 2021 

Note: Depending on available terrain. Training may be available before the start date and after the end date of the regular season for an additional fee.

Training Days: 4-5 times per week (athlete management based)

  • Wednesday, Thursday & Friday* mornings
  • All day Saturday & Sunday

                   *Directed Free-ski Friday (PM) (dates TBD) except VSSA athletes when VSSA in session.

Note: Training on Thursdays will alternate between on-hill and skate skiing at Maloit Park.

Note:  In November, U12 athletes may train in the afternoons for optimal hill management. Daily training times depend on training space availability.

Conditioning: Two times per week after school prior to being on snow.

Athletic Calendar:  Available here.

Video: A robust system is available online for video viewing by athletes and parents.

Goal Setting: : Individually with each athlete. Parents are encouraged to participate.

Evaluations

  • Mid-season and end-of-season evaluations will be conducted.
  • Sports Med: Injury assessment only

Technical Services Support: available as an additional option (not included in program fees). Learn more >

Head Coach: Erik Gilbert

Program Fees:

Non-Resident Fee: $10,350

Colorado Resident Fee: $9,040

Plus $100 Membership Fee

See Terms & Conditions for more information on the SSCV financial policy, pricing and volunteer requirements.

To inquire about available financial aid, click here.

Volunteer Point Requirement: 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**

**Contributions of $5,000 or more on an unrestricted basis to SSCV’s Annual Campaign make the volunteer commitment optional. If a family does not complete all of its volunteer obligations during the period from May 1, 2020 through April 30, 2021 they will be required to pay an amount to SSCV by May 30, 2021 equal to 20% of the program fees for each child enrolled at SSCV for the 2020-2021 season.

Uniform program for full-time athletes: Full-time athletes are required to wear an SSCV uniform. If you have an Alpine uniform from the 2018/2019 or 2019/2020 season, you are not required to purchase a new Alpine uniform. To purchase an Alpine uniform, click here and navigate to Ski and Snowboard Club Vail in the USSA Certified Clubs dropdown at the top of the page. Use Password: sscvstore2020

**SSCV Program Fees include only regular season on-snow training at Vail and Beaver Creek (and for snowboard, freeski park and pipe and big mountain athletes at SSCV Summit County training areas and for Nordic athletes within the Vail Valley) and regular season strength and conditioning in the Vail Valley. SSCV Program Fees exclude all other fees and charges, such as but not limited to the following: early season and late season training and transportation fees and charges, all camps, all ski passes and lift tickets at all mountains, all competition entry fees, all travel, room and board charges, all governing body and association fees, all coach expenses during travel, all van fees (other than in state van fees back and forth to training or competition) and all team jackets and apparel.

Alpine U12 Full-Time 3 Day a Week Program | YOB 2010 only

The Alpine U12 Full-Time 3 day a week program is designed for athletes born in 2010 only who want to participate in an advanced racing program but are only able to train Friday mornings (and Friday afternoons when offered), as well as Saturday and Sunday all day throughout the season. Only 2010 year of birth athletes are eligible for this 3 day a week program because the SSCV U12 full-time program is the feeder for the U14 full-time program, and it is important that 2009 year of birth athletes get more time on snow for their athletic development.

Regular Season On-Snow Dates:  November 23, 2020 to April 1, 2021 

Note: Depending on available terrain. Training may be available before the start date and after the end date of the regular season for an additional fee. Friday through Sunday training slots may not be possible during this period with the program’s assigned training schedules.

Training Days: 3 times per week (athlete management based)

  • Friday* mornings
  • All day Saturday & Sunday

                   *Directed Free-ski Friday (PM) (dates TBD) except VSSA athletes when VSSA in session.

Should families wish to participate in Wednesday and Thursday training sessions, they must enroll in the “complete” U12 full-time 5 day/week program as described in the U12 full-time 5 day per week program above.

Note:  In November, U12 athletes may train in the afternoons for optimal hill management. Daily training times depend on training space availability.

Conditioning: Two times per week after school prior to being on snow.

Athletic Calendar:  Available here.

Video: A robust system is available online for video viewing by athletes and parents.

Goal Setting: : Individually with each athlete. Parents are encouraged to participate.

Evaluations

  • Mid-season and end-of-season evaluations will be conducted.
  • Sports Med: Injury assessment only

Technical Services Support: available as an additional option (not included in program fees). Learn more >

Head Coach: Erik Gilbert

Program Fees:

Non-Resident Fee: $8,280

Colorado Resident Fee: $7,232

Plus $100 Membership Fee

See Terms & Conditions for more information on the SSCV financial policy, pricing and volunteer requirements.

To inquire about available financial aid, click here.

Volunteer Point Requirement: 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**

**Contributions of $5,000 or more on an unrestricted basis to SSCV’s Annual Campaign make the volunteer commitment optional. If a family does not complete all of its volunteer obligations during the period from May 1, 2020 through April 30, 2021 they will be required to pay an amount to SSCV by May 30, 2021 equal to 20% of the program fees for each child enrolled at SSCV for the 2020-2021 season.

Uniform program for full-time athletes: Full-time athletes are required to wear an SSCV uniform. If you have an Alpine uniform from the 2018/2019 or 2019/2020 season, you are not required to purchase a new Alpine uniform. To purchase an Alpine uniform, click here and navigate to Ski and Snowboard Club Vail in the USSA Certified Clubs dropdown at the top of the page. Use Password: sscvstore2020

**SSCV Program Fees include only regular season on-snow training at Vail and Beaver Creek (and for snowboard, freeski park and pipe and big mountain athletes at SSCV Summit County training areas and for Nordic athletes within the Vail Valley) and regular season strength and conditioning in the Vail Valley. SSCV Program Fees exclude all other fees and charges, such as but not limited to the following: early season and late season training and transportation fees and charges, all camps, all ski passes and lift tickets at all mountains, all competition entry fees, all travel, room and board charges, all governing body and association fees, all coach expenses during travel, all van fees (other than in state van fees back and forth to training or competition) and all team jackets and apparel.