Alpine Ski Team

The Leavenworth Winter Sports Club Alpine Ski Team is structured for kids aged 7-16.

General Program Information

The 8-week program is designed for skiers who want to improve on their ski racing abilities and experience what ski racing has to offer.

As a program our primary focus is that each kid learn the important life skills of independence, discipline, work ethic, how to fail, how to succeed, commitment, team work, sportsmanship, and goal setting.

On the snow our goal is to ensure all participants understand the fundamentals of skiing, can navigate slalom and giant slalom courses, and be able to handle any terrain the mountain may offer.

The program also offers kids the opportunity to try out the Nordic Ski Jump and perfect the skill of ski jumping.

Practices

We practice 2 days a week at the Leavenworth Ski Hill or Stevens Pass

Wednesday 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Friday 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Saturday TBD.

Our schedule is set to compliment the Nordic Ski Program and most of the kids participate in both programs.

Coaching

The program includes coaching at the Loup Loup and the Bakke Cup 3 Way Race at the Ski Hill for a total possible 14 training days and 3 race days (snow conditions may impact some years). Some racers may choose to race in other local and regional races including Mission Ridge and Stevens Pass.

Our coaching is parent driven and volunteer. Fortunately our little community of Leavenworth has an abundance of talent and enthusiasm.

Ability

  • Kids must be avid skiers who can handle a variety of conditions and situations.
  • Ability requirements need to be met by each individual racer to participate in the program.
  • Coaches will determine if the child has the general skiing ability and focus to participate safely on the race course.
  • If the child determined not to be ready for the Alpine Ski Team, a refund of the difference will of course be offered.

Kids can come a long way in a few weeks of skiing. If your child can make it to the top of the big tow (with poles) unassisted then they are most likely ready for the team.

Competition

At Race events, the LWSC Alpine Racers will compete by age and gender brackets against skiers from all over the NW.

A few of the top level LWSC Alpine racers may compete in the a variety of local and regional races. They will represent the team and have coaches/parents interested in helping to assure them positive support.

Most of the LWSC Alpine Racers will only compete in the Wolf Chase Race at Loup Loup and the races at the Leavenworth Ski Hill. These two events are perfectly suited for first time and younger racers.

Parent Commitment

Parent participation is essential to insure that LWSC Alpine Team continues its tradition of fun racing for all involved. All parents are expected to volunteer to work a minimum of two 2-hour days/evenings per season for each racer in our program. Volunteer help is needed on and off the snow. Please ask what you can do to help.

Fees & Registration

2016 Alpine Ski Team - $80.00

Please register prior to the December 15 cut-off. Last year we did have to limit team size after the 12/15 cut-off date.

Fees cover coaching and team apparel. Additional fees include extra team apparel (optional), race weekend costs, race fees, and any equipment needs. 

A LWSC Ski Pass (Membership) is required.

Practice begins just after the New Year.

Questions

Please contact the Alpine Team Head Coach

Rob Fallon
alpinecoach@skileavenworth.com
T 509-679-2350