FAST 5’s

FAST 5’s is our introduction to racing program meant for skiers who will next year be racing on the U8 team. Previous skiing experience is a must as these little racers need to be able to run the entire mountain. The Fast 5's program will focus on the skills of skiing and technical fundamentals. The focus will be on balance and stance through directed free skiing. The athletes will learn basic race fundamentals along with skiing safety and proper mountain etiquette. The program includes all-mountain skiing, introduction to gate training and ski racing. While the FAST 5’s cannot race, they can forerun if we feel conditions are appropriate, and we will also have them racing the ski school races, as well as at our family fun ski day at the conclusion of the season. The FAST 5’s will not have training on a day of a YSL race, we will set up a pre-determined schedule. All athletes must have an Alpine Youth USSA membership and a seasons pass to Brighton Resort. The FAST 5’s is a team for really advanced 5 year olds that need more support than ski school to advance their skills and get them ready for racing and more fun on the mountain. 

Ages: 5 year olds. U8 age category (2012 birth year) USSA Membership. Alpine Youth
Equipment required: Approved competition helmet, properly fitted, front buckle ski boots,
all-mountain ski with sharp edges, poles. Training Days: Saturdays Dec 2 - Feb 17 9:00 – 3:00
Cost: $850. Brighton day or season passes sold separately through Brighton Ski Resort.


Mighty Mites

YSL U8’s. This program will focus on the skills of skiing and technical fundamentals. The focus will be on balance and stance through directed free skiing. The athletes will learn basic race fundamentals along with skiing safety and proper mountain etiquette. The program includes all-mountain skiing, introduction to gate training and ski racing. These athletes are encouraged to compete in the Youth Ski League races, which include one race at our home mountain. There are three Saturday races and one full weekend of races, totaling 5 race starts. All athletes must have an Alpine Youth USSA membership and a seasons pass to Brighton Resort. The Mighty Mites are invited to attend preseason dryland training to get to know the team and the coaches, but it is not required.

Ages: 6-7. U8 (DOB 2011+) USSA Membership. Alpine Youth Equipment required: Approved competition helmet, properly fitted, front buckle ski boots, all-mountain or race ski with sharp edges, poles, team jacket*. Training Days: Saturdays Dec 2 - Mar 17 9:00 – 3:00 Cost: $1250 (includes YSL race fees). Brighton day or season passes sold separately through Brighton Ski Resort.


Youth Ski League (YSL)

Open for U8’s – U12’s. This training option will focus on the skills of skiing and ski racing, while continuing to build the technical fundamental skills needed to succeed. The coaches will use USSA’s SkillsQuest to measure and encourage the athletes to continue to work on balance, stance, edge pressure, etc. Our YSL team will train both on Saturdays and Tuesday nights, under the lights at Brighton, and will compete at all of the YSL races during the season. Please note that U8s may only train on Tuesday nights if accompanied by an adult while on the mountain. The team members may decide to try a fun South Series at the end of the season with coach’s recommendation. All athletes must have an Alpine Youth USSA membership and a seasons pass to Brighton Resort. All athletes are encouraged to attend fall dryland training to get ready for the upcoming season, unless they are involved in other sports and staying fit and flexible.

Ages: 7+ (U8 - U12) USSA Membership: Alpine Youth Equipment required: Approved competition helmet, properly fitted ski boots, combo race ski (for short and long radius turns), poles, team jacket
Training Days (2 per week): Saturdays Dec 5 - Mar 12 9:00 – 3:00 and Tuesday nights 5:00 – 8:00 PM + Holiday Camp Cost: $1800 (includes YSL race fees). Brighton day or season passes sold separately through Brighton Ski Resort.


South Series

This age option is open for U10’s- U14 which continues our focus on the skills and fundamentals of skiing and ski racing. U10s may only join the South Series teams by invitation only from the Program Director. This team will increase their time on snow, training hard for the longer, more technical courses of the South Series race calendar. Races are two day events, and there are six qualifiers throughout the season for the Intermountain Championships for the U10 and U12 age group. South Series racers will train on a three or four day training schedule. This is the perfect team for new U14 racers, or those that need a little more training before making the jump to the more competitive IMD series. All athletes are encouraged to attend fall dryland training to get ready for the upcoming season, unless they are involved in other sports and staying fit and flexible.

Ages: 9-13 (U10 - U14) USSA Membership: Alpine Youth Equipment required: Approved competition helmet, properly fitted ski boots, combo race ski (for short and long radius turns), poles, chin, pole and shin guards (for slalom), team jacket Optional equipment: Slalom Skis, GS Skis, Speed Suit (with zip-off warm up pants). Training Days (3 per week): Saturdays and Sundays (or Thursday night at Utah Olympic Park) 9:00 – 3:00, Tuesday nights 5:00 – 8:00 PM, Holiday Camp Cost: $2350 (includes race fees). Training Days (4 per week): Saturdays and Sundays 9:00 – 3:00, Tuesday nights 5:00 – 8:00 PM, Thursday night at UOP, and Holiday Camp Cost: $2800. Please note this option requires an additional Utah Olympic Park season pass at $110 (includes race fees). Brighton day or season passes sold separately through Brighton Ski Resort.


South Series/IMD

New this season will be an additional training option for U12’ and U14’s. Athletes will training Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday nights and Thursday night at the Utah Olympic Park in Park City. This ‘team’ will also attend local IMD U14 series races. This team will increase their time on snow, training hard for the longer, more technical courses of the South Series race calendar. Races are two-day events, and there are six qualifiers throughout the season for the Intermountain Championships for the U12 age group. This is the perfect team for U14 racers, or those that need a little more training or want to race in the competitive IMD series. All athletes are encouraged attend fall dryland training to get ready for the upcoming season, unless they are involved in other sports and staying fit and flexible.

Ages: 10+ USSA Membership: Alpine Youth Equipment required: Approved competition helmet, properly fitted ski boots, combo race ski (for short and long radius turns), poles, and shin guards (for slalom), team jacket Optional equipment: Slalom Skis, GS Skis, Speed Suit (with zip-off warm up pants). Training Days (3 per week): Saturdays and Sundays (or Thursday night at Utah Olympic Park) 9:00 – 3:00, Tuesday nights 5:00 – 8:00 PM, Holiday Camp Cost: $2350 (includes race fees). Training Days (4 per week): Saturdays and Sundays 9:00 – 3:00, Tuesday nights 5:00 – 8:00 PM, Thursday night at UOP, and Holiday Camp Cost: $2800 Please note this option requires an additional Utah Olympic Park season pass at $110. Brighton day or season passes sold separately through Brighton Ski Resort.


All athletes and teams require the purchase of Brighton day or season passes - sold separately through Brighton Ski Resort, USSA Membership and proper equipment.