Alpine U16 Full-Time Teams | YOB 2008-2009

Athletes on the U16 Teams train for their focus race series, the Sync Cup, with opportunities for out-of-division racing for qualified athletes. Travel to away races will be organized by staff, and athletes will be expected to travel as a team. Athletes can expect regular video access and review, as well as strength and conditioning screenings. An informational meeting will be conducted so that parents and athletes are able to meet their coaches, be introduced to the training and race calendar, and develop an understanding of their program. Families can expect regular communication.

On-Snow Training Dates: generally late October, when conditions allow, through mid-May as calendared

On-Snow Days: generally five days per week as calendared

Pre- and Post-Season Prep Periods: SSCV looks to maximize time on snow in Colorado as early as late October through as late as mid-June, depending on available terrain. An additional fee may be accessed.

Training and race schedules are planned well in advance, but may change due to weather and other considerations. The U16 Calendar will be posted. Parents and athletes will be updated via email communication.

Group training/skiing on Vail Mountain may be restricted to the Golden Peak Competition Arena in 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 during this period.

Conditioning Days: Generally three to four days per week depending on the time of year as calendared. U16 athletes are expected to remain very active, participating in conditioning activities as calendared. General ski conditioning is provided by the U16 staff and strength & conditioning staff.

Video: athletes can expect regular video access and review.

Goal Setting: athlete/coach generated by November 15


  • Evaluations: mid-season and end-of-season
  • Sports Med: injury assessment only/assess return to snow

Technical Services Support: available as an additional option (not included in program fees); click here to learn more.

Sport Pipeline: Sync Series, Rocky Central Championships, National Performance Series and U16 Nationals

Program Fees:

Non-Resident Fee: $20,510, plus $100 Club Membership

Colorado Resident Fee: $17,810, plus $100 Club Membership

**SSCV Program Fees include only regular season on-snow training at Vail and Beaver Creek (and for snowboard, freeski park & pipe and freeride 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. Please see Terms & Conditions for more information on the SSCV financial policy and pricing. To inquire about available financial aid, click here.

Volunteer Point Requirement: 160 points

**You are required to volunteer each season to earn the stated number of points. If your family has more than one athlete, your points will be that of the athlete with the higher balance. Please see Terms & Conditions for additional details related to the volunteer requirement.

Uniform Program: Full-time athletes are required to wear an SSCV uniform. Uniform details and purchase instructions coming soon.