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1 ASPEN VALLEY SKI & SNOWBOARD CLUB team program guide

2 Olympic silver-medalist Alex Ferreira leads a ski parade down Aspen Mountain upon his return home from PyeongChang. Photo: Matt Power

3 Dear AVSC Families, I am very excited to share the program guide for winter ! Whether you are a returning athlete or new to our community, we are eager to welcome you for a great season. We look forward to working together to build off of last winter s success. There were US Ski & Snowboard Team nominations, RevTour overall wins, and World Junior invites. There were also lots of first turns, first 360s, first away competitions, and an immense amount of growth at every level in between. Finally, it s impossible to discuss 2018 without mentioning how incredibly proud we are to have been represented in PyeongChang by nine AVSC alumni in the Olympics and by twelve alumni and athletes in the Paralympics. Moving forward, we are excited for colder weather! In the meantime, our athletes have been working hard in our summer programs, gaining air awareness on the trampolines and at Buttermilk Glacier, perfecting technique on rollerskis, and building strength in the gym. Some have travelled far afield to chase snow in New Zealand, Australia, and Argentina. Others are taking advantage of our outdoor playground by trail running and mountain biking up and down the Roaring Fork Valley. Our staff is excited to help translate that hard work to success, and have a lot of fun while doing it! As you look through the program guide and navigate registration, please do not hesitate to reach out to the program directors with any questions. Their contact information is listed at the bottom of their respective pages. Here s to a great winter full of challenge, growth, success, and FUN! Best, our mission The mission of the Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club is to provide all youth in the greater Roaring Fork Valley the opportunity to excel as athletes and as people through winter sports. our values Commitment, Teamwork, and Integrity Mark Godomsky Executive Director Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club thank you to our sponsors METROPOLITAN+DISTRICT AVSC WOULD LIKE TO THANK FIVE TREES. THE FIVE TREES LIFT IS A PRIVATE LIFT OWNED BY THE FIVE TREES METROPOLITAN DISTRICT. AVSC, OUR ATHLETES, AND OUR SUPPORTERS WISH TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT USE OF THIS LIFT IS FUNDED IN LARGE PART BY CONTRIBUTIONS FROM FIVE TREES. THANK YOU!

4 Scholarships are available for all team programs based on need. Athletes applying for a scholarship must submit registration and scholarship application by the early registration deadline (September 12 th, 2018). Scholarship applications can be found online at A $100 - $600 deposit (dependent on program) is required to apply for a scholarship. Post-graduate athletes are not eligible for scholarships. Aspen Skiing Company (ASC) Ski Passes are not included in the program fees. Athletes must be enrolled as participants in an AVSC program prior to purchasing a pass. Upon completion of your online registration, you will receive an confirmation from AVSC. This confirmation is your ASC pass voucher. Paper pass vouchers are available in the AVSC Administrative Office. Bring the voucher and your child to any open ASC ticket office beginning in August to complete your pass purchase. Early bird pricing on ASC passes ends on November 16, Parent Work Deposits (PWD) are part of all Team programs and must be paid at the time of registration. The PWD program is designed to engage our parents in what we do and give them chances to interact with our staff and athletes on a different level. Parents who work off their PWD are reimbursed up to 100% of the deposit at a rate of $15/hour. All hours will be tracked by the AVSC Office Manager and must be approved by an AVSC Director. Reimbursements will be distributed prior to July 30, Deposits: A $100 - $600 deposit (dependent on program) will be required at registration for all participants applying for a scholarship or requesting a payment plan. Fee payment/payment plans: Team program fees are to be paid in full prior to the first day of training, or a payment plan must be established. Payment plan installments will begin the first day of the month following your registration (or the first day of the month after a scholarship is awarded) and end on March 1 st, Any deposits made will be applied against your balance due, and the installments will be spread equally through March 1 st. A $50.00 processing fee (per family) will be applied in January to all payment plans (including those awarded scholarships). Athlete Accounts: All AVSC Team participants are required to have a signed incidental policy form with a credit/debit card or echeck on file. No exceptions. Incidental travel charges will be charged per AVSC incidental policy. Declined Payments: A $25 fee will be assessed for any payment transaction which is declined. Your child s participation may be suspended unless payment arrangements are made within seven (7) days. Academic Expectations: All student athletes must maintain at least a C average in each of their classes to be able to miss school for training, travel or competition. Athletes are also expected to fulfill all requirements outlined by their teachers for work missed and attend all study halls designated by AVSC staff members. Athletes new to AVSC may be granted early season pricing past the deadline (at the discretion of their Program Director). Program fees will be determined based on the following: Prior to January 15th - full early season price, on or after January 15th - 25% discount on early season pricing. Refund Policy: 100% Refunds are permitted prior to the program start date. Once the program start date has passed, refunds are only available for documented medical reasons (that result in season-ending injury) or family relocation. Refunds are determined by the following: Prior to January 1-50%, Between January 1 and February 1-25%, After February 1 - No Refund. Any season pass discounted through enrollment in AVSC will be voided upon withdrawal. All refunds are subject to a $100 processing fee. Participation: AVSC reserves the right to suspend or expel athletes who do not follow the AVSC athlete code of conduct, who cause disruptions, or who create an atmosphere that is not conducive to learning. Program fees will not be refunded and any outstanding payments will be the responsibility of the family. registration & scholarship deadlines SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE + EARLY SEASON PRICING FOR ALL PROGRAMS: September 12 th and before REGULAR SEASON PRICING FOR ALL PROGRAMS: September 13 th and after to register, visit and click register online! Note: Athletes cannot participate in dryland until they are enrolled. Early season pricing reflects a 10% discount off of regular season pricing.

5 They say it takes a village to raise a child, but when it comes to giving 2,300 local children access to winter sports programming and providing over $1.25 million dollars in scholarships and subsidies, it truly takes a valley. Through the support of our generous donors and sponsors, Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club is able to subsidize our programs in an effort to make skiing and snowboarding affordable to all children in the Roaring Fork Valley. Please contact Miah Wheeler to learn about the many ways you can support AVSC. Miah can be reached via at or phone at i would have never been able to be on the ski team without your help and i never forget that when i am out there pushing myself to ski through tough terrain and race against kids who don t have to worry about affording if they can ski or not. you make me feel like I had a chance to be fast like those kids too! Av s c scholarship recipient ADAPTIVE PROGRAMS AVSC Adaptive is a unique full-time training program for athletes in the Paralympic Alpine skiing pipeline. AVSC Adaptive is the first Paralympic Adaptive Program to integrate with a current USSA Club to create a high-level competition program. AVSC recruits, trains, develops, and supports the best adaptive ski racers in the country. Athletes compete in national and international events, including the Paralympics and World Championships. NATIONAL TEAM: Registration fee: $5000 on or before September 12 th ; $5,560 after September 13 th DEVELOPMENT TEAM: Registration fee: $6,000 on or before September 12 th ; $6,670 after September 13 th QUESTIONS? CONTACT TIM EMLING ADAPTIVE PROGRAM DIRECTOR

6 PRE-DEVO (age 6-9; must be in 1 st grade or higher) This program is a bridge between our recreational program, Aspen Supports Kids, and our Alpine or Freestyle programs. Pre- Devo is not required before entering into Alpine or Freestyle U-10 two- or three-day programs. Pre-Devo is a one-day per week commitment. It teaches mountain safety, lots of all-mountain and basic freestyle fundamentals, and introduces racing a well-rounded experience for young skiers. Skiers are encouraged to enter 2-3 fun-focused local competitions at no additional cost. Athletes should be a level 6 or higher. On-snow training dates: Sundays December 2nd March 17th plus two Saturdays (December 1st skill evaluation; March 16th Triple Crown) (18 days) Program Fee: $1,385 until September 12 th ; $1,540 on or after September 13 th ; Additional Parent Work Deposit of $120 U10 (age 7-9; birth years ) This program is a great introduction to ski racing through skiing moguls, powder, and steeps in addition to Slalom and Giant Slalom gate training. Weekend athletes spend about 25% of their on-snow time training gates. The 3-day program has an increased focus on racing and gate training and race-specific drills. All U10s must be a level 7 skier or higher and be able to ride the lift by themselves. Athletes are encouraged to enter 2-3 fun-focused local competitions at no additional cost. Both the weekend and 3-day programs include Holiday Camp (Dec ). Spring Break Camp can be added for an additional cost. U10 WEEKEND: On-snow training December 1 st March 24 th ; primarily weekends (35 days) Program Fee: $2,430 until September 12 th ; $2,700 on or after September 13 th ; Additional Parent Work Deposit of $300 U10 3-DAY Dryland training: Tues., Wed., Thurs. after school November 1 st 28 th (no training Thanksgiving week) On-snow training December 1 st March 24 th ; primarily weekends + Wednesdays after school (50 days) Program Fee: $3,025 until September 12 th ; $3,365 on or after September 13 th ; Additional Parent Work Deposit of $300 U12 (age ; birth years ) This program is a great introduction to ski racing through skiing moguls, powder, and steeps in addition to some Slalom and Giant Slalom gate training. Weekend athletes spend about 25% of their on-snow time training gates. The 3- and 5-day programs have an increased focus on racing and gate training and race-specific drills. U12s must be a level 8 skier or higher and able to ride the lift by themselves. Athletes are encouraged to enter 2-3 fun-focused local competitions at no additional cost. The weekend, 3-day, and 5-day programs all include Holiday Camp (Dec ). Spring Break Camp is included for 5-day athletes and can be added for an additional cost for weekend and 3-day athletes. U12 WEEKEND: On-snow training December 1 st March 24 th ; primarily weekends (35 days) Program Fee: $2,430 until September 12 th ; $2,700 on or after September 13 th ; Additional Parent Work Deposit of $300 U12 3-DAY Dryland training: Tues., Wed., Thurs. after school November 1 st 28 th (no training Thanksgiving week) On-snow training December 1 st March 24 th ; primarily weekends + Wednesdays after school (50 days) Program Fee: $3,025 until September 12 th ; $3,365 on or after September 13 th ; Additional Parent Work Deposit of $300 U12 5-DAY Dryland training: October 1 st November 16 th, Mon. Fri. after school On-snow training November 17 th April 7 th (100 days) Program Fee: $3,800 until September 12 th ; $4,225 on or after September 13 th ; Additional Parent Work Deposit of $300 IT S MORE THAN A SKI CLUB IT S A BUILDING BLOCK FOR YOUNG LIVES. ANDY MILL, OLYMPIAN QUESTIONS? CONTACT ALICE BLACK ALPINE PROGRAM DIRECTOR

7 U14 (Age ; birth years ) U14 athletes continue to build a strong technical base and learn to excel in all aspects of skiing, from freeskiing steeps and powder to to top-level racing. The 3-day and 5-day programs include Holiday Camp (Dec ). Spring Break Camp is included for 5-day athletes and can be added for an additional cost for 3-day athletes. U14 3-DAY: Dryland November 1 st 28 th Tues., Wed., Thurs. after school (off Thanksgiving week) On-snow training December 1 st March 24 th ; primarily weekends + Wednesdays after school (50 days) Program Fee: $3,025 until September 12 th ; $3,365 on or after September 13 th Additional Parent Work Deposit of $300 U14 5-DAY: Dryland September 4 th November 16 th, Mon. Fri. after school On-snow training November 17 th April 7 th ; primarily weekends + Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays after school (100 days) Program Fee: $4,225 until September 12 th ; $4,695 on or after September 13 th Additional Parent Work Deposit of $405 U16 (age ; birth years ) The U16 program offers more extensive conditioning programs as well as discipline-specific onsnow training and all-mountain directed freeskiing. The 3-day and 5-day programs include Holiday Camp (Dec ). Spring Break Camp is included for 5-day athletes and can be added for an additional cost for 3-day athletes. U16 3-DAY: Dryland training: November 1 st 28 th Tues., Wed., Thurs. after school (no training Thanksgiving week) On-snow training December 1 st March 24 th ; primarily weekends + Wednesdays after school (50 days) Program Fee: $3,200 until September 12 th ; $3,560 on or after September 13 th Additional Parent Work Deposit of $300 U16 5-DAY: Dryland training July 1 st November 16 th (Mon. Fri.) On-snow training November 17 th April 7 th ; primarily weekends + Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays after school (100 days) Program Fee: $5,325 until September 12 th ; $5,920 on or after September 13 th Additional Parent Work Deposit of $495 U19 (age 16-18; birth years ) This high-level FIS group trains year-round. We provide a comprehensive progression to help each athlete achieve his or her athletic and academic goals. Dryland training July 1 st November 16 th (Mon. Fri.) On-snow training November 17 th April 14 th (120 days) Program Fee: $6,850 until September 12 th ; $7,615 on or after September 13 th Additional Parent Work Deposit of $600 POST-GRADUATE This year-round program is for athletes who have graduated from high school and are pursuing competition on the FIS/FISU and NorAm circuits. PG Athletes will normally train in the morning session on-hill and have organized conditioning sessions in the afternoon with occasional doublesessions on snow. Please note that even if you are still working towards a high school diploma, if you train with the post-graduate athletes, you will be considered part of this group. Program Fee: $13,000 until September 12th; $14,445 on or after September 13th HIGH SCHOOL TEAMS In cooperation with the Aspen School District and Colorado Rocky Mountain School, AVSC operates training and competition programs for high school athletes. Athletes should sign up for these programs directly through their schools. QUESTIONS? CONTACT ALICE BLACK ALPINE PROGRAM DIRECTOR

8 PRE-DEVO (age 6-9; must be in 1 st grade or higher) This program is a bridge between our recreational program, Aspen Supports Kids, and our Alpine or Freestyle programs. Pre- Devo is not required before entering into Alpine or Freestyle U-10 two or three-day programs. Pre-Devo is a one-day program. It teaches mountain safety, lots of all-mountain and basic freestyle fundamentals, and introduces racing a well-rounded experience for young skiers. Skiers are encouraged to enter 2-3 fun-focused local competitions at no additional cost. Athletes should be a level 6 or higher. On-snow training dates: Sundays December 2nd March 17th plus two Saturdays (December 1st skill evaluation; March 16th Triple Crown) (18 days) Program Fee: $1,385 until September 12 th ; $1,540 on or after September 13 th ; Additional Parent Work Deposit of $120 DEVO U10 (age 7-9) Get started with an introduction to all elements of freestyle: big mountain, moguls, terrain parks and halfpipe. Athletes will participate in lots of all-mountain directed freeskiing; learn about goal setting and mountain safety; develop foundational skills for moguls, halfpipe, jumps, rails, progressions, and more! Athletes will have the opportunity to compete in 4 intra-club competitions (at no cost), and may have the opportunity (based on skill level) to compete in USSA, USASA, and IFSA competitions. 3-Day athletes will have the opportunity to participate in dryland training (trampolines, agility, balance, coordination & core strength) and ski on Wednesday afternoons with late lifts. DEVO U10 2-DAY (WEEKEND): On-snow training December 1 st March 17 th ; primarily weekends (35 days) Program Fee: $2,430 until September 12 th ; $2,700 on or after September 13 th ; Additional Parent Work Deposit of $300 DEVO U10 3-DAY: Dryland training: Mon., Wed., Sat. starting October 15 th On-snow training December 1 st March 17 th ; weekends + Wednesdays after school (50 days) Program Fee: $3,025 until September 12 th ; $3,365 on or after September 13 th ; Additional Parent Work Deposit of $300 DEVO (age 10-12) Athletes will participate in lots of all-mountain directed freeskiing with the option to train and compete in a discipline of choice (moguls, big mountain, halfpipe, and terrain park) or do a combination of all four. Skiers can compete in discipline-specific local and regional competitions (USSA, USASA, and IFSA). Skiers will focus on all mountain safety, goal setting, physical conditioning, and technical and tactical skill development in a team environment. 3-Day athletes will have the opportunity to participate in dryland training (trampolines, agility, balance, coordination & core strength) and ski on Wednesday afternoons with late lifts. DEVO DAY (WEEKEND): On-snow training December 1 st March 17 th ; primarily weekends (35 days) Program Fee: $2,525 until September 12 th ; $2,810 on or after September 13 th ; Additional Parent Work Deposit of $300 DEVO DAY: Dryland training: Mon., Wed., Sun. from October 23 rd November 20 th (in Aspen and Basalt) On-snow training December 2 nd March 21 st ; weekends + Wednesdays after school (50 days) Program Fee: $3,125 until September 12 th ; $3,475 on or after September 13 th ; Additional Parent Work Deposit of $300 TEAM WEEKEND (age 12+) This program is designed for skiers age 12 and older who are looking for a weekend-only commitment with no pre-season dryland training. Skiers can select Moguls, Pipe and Park, Big Mountain or Combo (combo is a cross between all freestyle disciplines) as areas of focus. Regardless of focus area, all athletes will participate in lots of all-mountain freeskiing, goal setting, and technical and tactical skill development in a team environment. On-snow training December 8 th March 17 th ; weekends only (30 days) Program Fee: $2,430 until September 12 th ; $2,700 on or after September 13 th ; Additional Parent Work Deposit of $300 Note: Additional charges apply for team travel QUESTIONS? CONTACT ERIC KNIGHT FREESTYLE PROGRAM DIRECTOR

9 team 1 - LOCAL & REGIONAL TRAVEL COMPS (age 11+) Team program athletes choose a discipline in which to train and compete: Moguls, Halfpipe, Slopestyle, Big Mountain or a combination of disciplines. Athletes focus on goal setting, physical conditioning, and technical and tactical skill development in a team environment while working towards qualifying for USSA Jr. Nationals, Nationals, USASA Nationals, IFSA Jr. Nationals and beyond. When signing up, please pick your discipline (Pipe & Park, Moguls, Big Mountain, or Combo). Dryland: 4 days/week (Tues., Wed., Thurs., Sun.) starting September 18 th On-snow training from mountain opening until March 17 th (4 days/week) Program Fee: $4,150 until September 12 th ; $4,615 on or after September 13 th ; Additional Parent Work Deposit of $405 team 2 NATIONAL TRAVEL COMPS (age 12+) This program is an invitational team for AVSC s highest level mogul / big mountain / park skiers. Athletes focus on goal setting, physical conditioning, and technical and tactical skill development in a team environment while working towards qualifying for USSA Jr. Nationals, Nationals, USASA Nationals, IFSA Jr. Nationals and beyond. The season starts earlier and continues longer than that of Team 1. Team 2 is designed for athletes in higher level competitions with smaller training groups. When signing up, please pick your discipline (Pipe & Park, Moguls, Big Mountain, or Combo). Dryland: 4 days/week (Tues., Wed., Thurs., Sun.) beginning September 4 th On-snow training from mountain opening until April 14 th (5 days/week) Program Fee: $5,225 until September 12 th ; $5,810 on or after September 13 th ; Additional Parent Work Deposit of $600 telemark (age 10+) Whether you want to learn the fundamentals, improve your telemark skills, or compete, telemark has it all! Athletes will ski steeps, bumps, big mountain, terrain park, and more. This program is open to those with no prior telemark experience. 3-Day athletes will have the opportunity to participate in dryland training and ski on Wednesday afternoons with late lifts. We have limited telemark equipment available to borrow for the season. TELE 1-DAY: On-snow training December 1 st March 16 th ; Saturdays only (15 days) Program Fee: $1,025 until September 12 th ; $1,140 on or after September 13th; Additional Parent Work Deposit of $120 TELE 3-DAY: Dryland: 3 days a week (Wed., Sat. Sun.) beginning October 15 th On-snow training December 1 st March 17 th Program Fee: $2,835 until September 12 th ; $3,150 on or after September 13th ; Additional Parent Work Deposit of $300 THE COACHES NOT ONLY TAUGHT ME THE FUNDAMENTALS OF SKIING, BUT, OFF THE HILL, THEY TAUGHT ME HOW TO BE A QUALITY PERSON TO RESPECT EVERYONE AND RESPECT THE MOUNTAINS. Alex ferreira, us ski team member 2018 olympic silver medalist, men s halfpipe QUESTIONS? CONTACT ERIC KNIGHT FREESTYLE PROGRAM DIRECTOR

10 BILL KOCH YOUTH SKI LEAGUE (FORMERLY BASE CAMP) Bill Koch, aka Kochie, is America s first cross country skier Olympic medalist (1976). He emerged from the hills around Putney, Vermont to become a World Cup Champion. In addition to his international results, Bill was well known for fun and innovation. Often referred to as the father of skate skiing, Kochie helped popularize the technique in the early 80's leading to his bronze medal in the 1982 world championships. When he was not helping create a new technique or racing in Europe, Kochie was often seen skiing though the back woods and pastures, jumping and just playing on his skis! When he retired from world cup skiing, USSA honored Bill by forming the Bill Koch Ski League (BKL) to introduce America s children to Nordic skiing and the joy of going fast on skis. AVSC ran this program in the 80's and early 90's. The name change from Base Camp back to Bill Koch Youth Ski League is an attempt to acknowledge Kochie and his innovative, fun-loving spirit. Our BKL programs are fun, learn-to-ski programs geared towards children ages The emphasis will be on fostering a love for the sport and enjoying winter in the Roaring Fork Valley. Children will develop basic motor skills invaluable to their future athletic involvement. Skills such as coordination, agility, and balance will be taught through a variety of games and activities. As children progress through the Bill Koch League programs, they will learn teamwork, sportsmanship, fair play, and other essential habits common among successful adolescents. aspen - bill koch youth ski league programs: ONE DAY MONDAY (AGE 5-9) November 26 th March 4 th ; Mondays 3:30-5:00pm (no practice over winter break) Program Fee: $360 until November 2 nd ; $400 on or after November 3 rd ONE DAY WEDNESDAY (AGE 5-9) November 28 th March 4 th ; Wednesdays 2:30-4:00pm (no practice over winter break) Program Fee: $360 until November 2 nd ; $400 on or after November 3 rd TWO DAYS MONDAY + THURSDAY (AGE 8-11) November 26 th March 4 th ; Mondays and Thursdays 3:30-5:00pm (no practice over winter break) Program Fee: $600 until November 2 nd ; $670 on or after November 3 rd spring gulch (carbondale) - bill koch youth ski league programs: ONE DAY TUESDAY (AGE 5-9) November 27 th March 4 th ; Tuesdays 4:00-5:30pm (no practice over winter break) Program Fee: $315 until November 2 nd ; $350 on or after November 3 rd ONE DAY THURSDAY (AGE 5-9) November 29 th March 4 th ; Thursdays 4:00-5:30pm (no practice over winter break) Program Fee: $315 until November 2 nd ; $350 on or after November 3 rd TWO DAYS TUESDAY + THURSDAY (AGE 8-11) November 27 th March 4 th ; Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:00-5:30pm (no practice over winter break) Program Fee: $495 until November 2 nd ; $550 on or after November 3 rd bill koch youth ski league early pricing deadline and scholarship deadline: november 2 nd QUESTIONS? CONTACT AUGUST TEAGUE NORDIC PROGRAM DIRECTOR

11 DEVO ASPEN (u14 & u12; born ) Based out of Aspen (AVSC Clubhouse & Aspen High School Trails), this program bridges the Bill Koch Youth Ski League and the National Comp team. It is designed for athletes of all ability levels. Skiers will continue to focus on fundamentals and fun, and will be introduced to racing and goal setting practices. Dryland & on-snow training: Mon., Wed., Fri. November 5 th March 3 rd (plus some weekends) Program Fee: $1,495 until September 12 th ; $1,665 on or after September 13 th ; Additional Parent Work Deposit of $255 DEVO SPRING GULCH (u14 & u12; born ) Based out of Carbondale (Spring Gulch Trails), this program bridges the Bill Koch Youth Ski League and the National Comp team. It is designed for athletes of all ability levels. Skiers will continue to focus on fundamentals and fun, and will be introduced to racing and goal setting practices. Dryland & on-snow training: Mon., Tues., Thurs. November 5 th March 3 rd (plus some weekends) Program Fee: $1,495 until September 12 th ; $1,665 on or after September 13 th ; Additional Parent Work Deposit of $255 HIGH SCHOOL ASPEN (must be in high school) Based out of Aspen (AVSC Clubhouse & Aspen High School Trails). The AHS Team is geared toward high school athletes with a focus on training, skills, racing, and fun. Athletes of all abilities are welcome in this program. AHS skiers must participate in all CHSAA races. Note: there will be limited training over winter break due to CHSAA rules. Dryland & on-snow training: November 12 th - February 24 th 4 days a week (and several weekends) Program Fee: $1,495 until November 2 nd ; $1,665 on or after November 3 rd ; Additional Parent Work Deposit of $255 Note: High school athletic fees and CHSSA race costs are now included in the cost of this program! HIGH SCHOOL SPRING GULCH (must be in high school) Based out of Carbondale (Spring Gulch Trails). Athletes will represent Aspen at all CHSAA races and AVSC at all other races. This team is geared towards high school athletes with a focus on training, skills, racing, and fun. Athletes of all abilities are welcome in this program. Skiers must participate in all CHSAA races. Note: there will be limited training over winter break due to CHSAA rules. Dryland & on-snow training: November 12 th - February 24 th 4 days a week (and several weekends) Program Fee: $1,495 until November 2 nd ; $1,665 on or after November 3 rd ; Additional Parent Work Deposit of $255 Note: High school athletic fees and CHSSA race costs are now included in the cost of this program! NATIONAL COMP (u16 / u18 / u20; born ) The National Comp team is a year-round training and racing program for experienced Nordic skiers who have excellent work ethic and a desire to pursue excellence in Nordic skiing. All National Comp athletes are expected to compete in all Rocky Mountain Nordic (RMN), Junior National Qualifier races, and participate in summer dryland training as often as possible. The National Comp team training program is designed to help athletes reach the highest possible levels of competition. National Comp Team athletes will receive an individualized and periodized year-round training plan. Character, sportsmanship, work ethic, leadership, and inclusion will be an important part of the curriculum. Dryland & on-snow training (year round except spring): Athletes will train 6 days a week; days will vary Program Fee: $4,000 until September 12 th ; $4,445 on or after September 13 th ; Additional Parent Work Deposit of $330 Note: High school athletic fees and CHSAA race costs are now included in the cost of this program! QUESTIONS? CONTACT AUGUST TEAGUE NORDIC PROGRAM DIRECTOR

12 PRE-DEVO (1 st grade 10 years old) This program is a bridge between our recreational program, Aspen Supports Kids, and our Snowboard program. Pre-Devo is not required before entering into Devo 1 or Devo 2. Pre-Devo focuses on basic foundational skills, mountain safety, team building, and an introduction to all disciplines of snowboarding (halfpipe, slopestyle, boardercross, and racing). Throughout the season, athletes will have the opportunity to participate in 2-3 fun-focused competitions. On-snow training dates: Dec 2, 8, 15, 16; Jan. 5, 6, 12, 19, 20; Feb. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 23, 24; March 2, 3 (18 days) Program Fee: $1,385 until September 12 th ; $1,540 on or after September 13 th ; Additional Parent Work Deposit of $120 devo 1 (age 8-12) Experience more riding in a team environment with this program. Devo 1 emphasizes fundamental riding skills, mountain awareness, and positive team spirit. Learn free-riding, basic racing, boardercross, terrain park, and halfpipe skills. Athletes will have the opportunity to complete in all disciplines in local competitions. 2-DAY (WEEKEND): On-snow training December 1 st March 17 th ; primarily weekends (35 days) Program Fee: $2,430 until September 12 th ; $2,700 on or after September 13 th ; Additional Parent Work Deposit of $300 devo 2 (age 8-12) Step it up to the next level! Alpine, freestyle, big mountain, and boardercross techniques, tactics, and strategies are all covered. Goal setting, visualization techniques, training, and competition are all a part of this program. Athletes compete in USASA series events and may qualify for USASA nationals. 3-DAY: Dryland training: Tues., Wed., Thurs. November 1 st November 29 th ; No training Thanksgiving week On-snow training December 1 st March 24 th ; weekends + Wednesdays after school (50 days) Program Fee: $3,025 until September 12 th ; $3,365 on or after September 13 th ; Additional Parent Work Deposit of $300 team 1 LOCAL AND REGIONAL TRAVEL COMPS (age 11+) The Team 1 program is for riders with a commitment to regional and national level goals. AVSC s experienced coaches will help athletes set goals and meet with them to evaluate their progress throughout the season. On-snow training emphasizes technique, tactics, strategy, and mental readiness. Winter training is held on weekdays, weekends, and holidays. Dryland training: September 17 th November 16 th (4 days / week) On-snow training from mountain opening until March 24 th (5 days / week) Program Fee: $4,150 until September 12 th ; $4,615 on or after September 13 th ; Additional Parent Work Deposit of $405 team 2 NATIONAL TRAVEL COMPS (age 11+) This program is designed for riders with a commitment to regional, national, World Cup and Olympic level goals. On-snow training emphasizes technique, tactics, strategy, mental readiness, and structured goal setting. It creates the opportunity to fully realize your potential as an athlete and community member through amazing travel options and contests all over the world. Winter training is held on weekdays, weekends and holidays. Dryland TBA specialized programs developed for each athlete On-snow training from mountain opening until April 14 th Program Fee: $5,225 until September 12 th ; $5,810 on or after September 13 th ; Additional Parent Work Deposit of $600 QUESTIONS? CONTACT JASON COOK SNOWBOARD PROGRAM DIRECTOR

13 congratulations to our snowboard + freeskiing athletes, coaches, and program directors on being named ussa clubs of the year in their respective disciplines! Photo: Jason (l) and eric (r) representing avsc at the ussa congress this spring in park city. QUESTIONS? CONTACT JASON COOK SNOWBOARD PROGRAM DIRECTOR

14 Most AVSC athletes, long before they were chasing their dreams in the TEAM programs, started out as a Powder Panda or Aspenaut in our recreational program. AVSC s recreational programs were started in 1989 by Bob Beattie, Brooke Peterson, and Charif Souki. The program originally started as 'Aspen Supports Kids and was later renamed 'Base Camp. We are returning to the program s original name, Aspen Supports Kids, in memory and honor of Bob Beattie, a dear friend to AVSC who passed away in the spring of While the program has grown from 25 kids to 1,600 since the time it was started nearly 30 years ago, the mission has remained the same: accessibility to skiing and snowboarding for local youth. Bob wanted every child to experience skiing regardless of his or her family's financial circumstance. He cared deeply about the success of AVSC and about each and every child in the program. Bob is known globally in the ski community and beyond as a visionary and pioneer. He was on the founding team for the World Cup and the US Ski Team, he started the World Pro Skiing Tour, and he had an incredibly successful career commentating for various outlets, including ABC Sports and ESPN. We will miss Bob tremendously, but his legacy and spirit will live on at AVSC through every child that has learned (or will learn) to ski as a result of his passion and dedication! Bob on his favorite night of the year, Equipment Night, when over 400 athletes receive equipment to use for the season, free of charge, from Four Mountain Sports and Gorsuch. Bob is pictured here with a young athlete picking up her equipment at Gorsuch in December QUESTIONS? CONTACT MEREDITH ELWELL ASPEN SUPPORTS KIDS PROGRAM DIRECTOR

15 CONGRATULATIONS TO AVSC S 2018 OLYMPIANS + PARALYMPIANS ALEX FERREIRA ALICE MCKENNIS ANDREW KURKA CHRIS CORNING EVAN STRONG HAGEN KEARNEY JAKE PATES JAMIE STANTON JOSH ELLIOTT KEITH GABEL KEVIN BURTON LAURIE STEPHENS MELANIE SCHWARTZ MIKE SHEA NOAH HOFFMAN SIMI HAMILTON STEPHEN LAWLER THOMAS WALSH TORIN YATER-WALLACE TYLER WALKER WILEY MAPLE Before they were Olympians Simi (top left), Wiley (top right), Torin (bottom left) and Alex (bottom right) were just local kids who loved to ski. ASPEN VALLEY SKI & SNOWBOARD CLUB

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