The ELEV8 Development program is designed to introduce young skiers to a race program, all mountain skiing, and skiing fundamentals. The ELVE8 Development program is a fun approach to free skiing, drills, and skills. Participants must be self-sufficient and should be able to ride the lift alone, put on their own equipment, and ski parallel down intermediate terrain. The emphasis of the development group is learning fundamental skiing skills, lots of skiing, and fun. This group can participate in ski races during the season, but travel to other venues is not required. Participants should have 1-pair for current model skis and properly fitted boots.
Athletes will train on Saturday and Sundays from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Development program - for athletes 6 and older - $450.00
Athletes can advance to the competition program based on coach’s discretion.
The ELEV8 Competition program is designed to continue development of the athletes’ basic skiing fundamentals through free skiing, drill work, drill courses, gate training, and video analysis. Strong skiing skills are a prerequisite with an emphasis on the ability to carve. At this level, there is an increase in teaching race tactics and competition but basic skiing fundamentals and free skiing will continue to be the primary focus.
Athletes will train on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00-8:30pm and Saturday and Sundays from 8:30am to 2:30pm. There will be pre and post season opportunities for interested or qualified athletes.
Athletes are expected to enter the program as established skiers comfortable on most terrain. The National Winter Activity Center follows all U.S. Ski & Snowboard guidelines.
Program Pricing includes U.S. Ski & Snowboard certified coaching, lift access, and meals.
U10 & U12 Program - for athletes ages 8-11 - $1000.00
U14 & U16 Program – for athletes 12-15 -$1150.00
U19 & U21 Program – for athletes 16-20 - $1200.00
The ELEV8 FIS Regional Team is for qualified athletes who were born in 2000 or earlier, are starting the season with 140 or lower U.S. Ski & Snowboard points, want to pursue an aggressive racing program, and dream of racing for an NCAA school or on the World Cup in the future. Athletes can expect intense gate training and drills, video analysis, access to strength and conditioning training. 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. Travel to away races will be organized by staff; athletes will be expected to travel as a team.
Athletes are expected to provide their own equipment, including helmets which are mandatory for all training and racing events. Athletes must follow U.S. Ski & Snowboard regulations and guidelines. Please refer to the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Alpine Equipment Guide Handbook.