Alpine Development Programs

Thank you for your interest in the Alpine Development Programs (ADP) with the Snowbasin Ski Team.  The ADP includes Devo Mini, Devo, Devo+, and Devo Weekday Training.

Below, you will find program descriptions and options within the Devo programs, including a name change of “Snow Stars” to “Devo Mini”.  Be sure to fill out the Intent to Participate Form if you plan on registering for the 2022-2023 season.  This will allow us to notify you in advance of open registration.

When you register for a program be sure to Subscribe to Program Communication for the 2022-2023 season.  This will allow us to communicate with you about Devo programs during the season.

If the program descriptions, informational links, equipment recommendations, or answers to Frequently Asked Questions below did not address your concern, please contact:

Andrew “Rocky” Rockenfield
Alpine Development Director
rocky@snowbasinskiteam.org

 

Devo Mini

Devo Mini, formerly known as “Snow Stars” is our Introductory Team Program.  This 11-week half-day program for skiers focuses on Safety, Skill Development, Friendship, and FUN for ages 5-6.  Each participant will be matched to a Team based on ability level and assigned a Team Coach for the season.  If your young athlete is skiing the mountain with confidence, we have a team that will challenge them.  Devo Mini’s love to move, explore and learn by doing.  Our coaches will help your athlete increase proficiency for skiing all mountain with the family and prepare them to ultimately join the Alpine Development Team with confidence!

Athlete Age: 5-6

Dates: Saturdays for 11 Sessions from December through March . Dates will be announced November 2022.

Times: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Required Athlete Experience:  Participants must at least be comfortable skiing terrain off Littlecat Express before starting the program.

Program Includes:

  • 11 Saturday Sessions with a Professional Coach
  • SSEF Team Jacket
  • Devo Team Races and Events Hosted at Snowbasin

Cost: $TBD (includes $50 Work Deposit)

A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve a team spot and current pricing.  Prices will go up by $100 after August 31st and again after September 31st. Full tuition due by Nov 1st.  A 3% processing fee will be automatically charged to all credit card payments or a $2.50 processing fee for all eChecks.

 


Devo

Our Devo Team offers an introduction to all-mountain skiing and Alpine Ski Racing to our youngest athletes.  This 11-week full-day program for skiers emphasizes safety, ski improvement, team building and fun exploring the mountain!  Each athlete is matched to a team based on ability level and assigned a coach for the season.

The curriculum is based on the US Ski Team Alpine Training System and Professional Ski Instructors of America Fundamentals.  Athletes will be challenged with ability-appropriate progressions, tasks, and drills of increasing difficulty throughout the season.

Athlete Age: 7-15

Dates: Saturdays for 11 Sessions from December through March. Dates will be announced November 2022.

Times: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Required Athlete Experience:

  • Participants must be comfortable skiing terrain off Wildcat Express before starting the program.
  • Be able to manage their own equipment both on and off the hill.
  • Must be able to load and unload the chairlift independently or ask for assistance from the lift attendant.

Program Includes:

  • 11 Saturday Sessions with a Professional Coach
  • SSEF Team Jacket
  • Devo Team Races and Events Hosted at Snowbasin

Cost: $TBD (includes $50 Work Deposit)

A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve a team spot and current pricing.  Prices will go up by $100 after August 31st and again after September 31st. Full tuition due by Nov 1st.  A 3% processing fee will be automatically charged to all credit card payments or a $2.50 processing fee for all eChecks.



Devo+

Devo+ runs on Sunday and focuses on advanced gate training and big mountain skiing through a combination of progressions, tasks, and directed free skiing.  Athletes will get mileage on more challenging terrain and run exclusive team race courses. Devo+ is best suited for athletes who want additional training, advanced development, or are considering a future transition to the Snowbasin Ski Team (SST) Freeride or Alpine Race Programs.

To qualify for Devo+, athletes must be a confident parallel skier on Blue Terrain, have the ability to ride any lift at Snowbasin unassisted, and have the recommendation of their coach.  For new athletes, please read the “Skills Assessment” segment below.

Devo+ runs Sundays from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm and mirrors the same weekends Devo is in session. Athletes do not have to be registered to the Devo program to participate in Devo+.  Can race in up to two Devo races

Athlete Age: 7-15

Dates: Sundays for 11 Sessions from December through March. Dates will be announced November 2022.

Times: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Required Athlete Experience:

  • Coach Recommendation.
  • Participants must be confident parallel skiers on Blue Terrain.
  • Be able to manage their own equipment both on and off the hill.
  • Must have the ability to load and unload all chairlifts independently.

Program Includes:

  • 11 Sunday Sessions with a Professional Coach
  • SSEF Team Jacket
  • Devo Team Races and Events Hosted at Snowbasin

Cost: $TBD (includes $50 Work Deposit)

A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve a team spot and current pricing.  Prices will go up by $100 after August 31st and again after September 31st. Full tuition due by Nov 1st.  A 3% processing fee will be automatically charged to all credit card payments or a $2.50 processing fee for all eChecks.

 


Devo Weekday Training

Devo Weekday Training is an add-on to Devo or Devo+ for those athletes who would like to get additional training during the week.  You can choose to train with the Alpine Race or Freeride Team on Friday afternoons.

Athlete Age: 7-15

Dates: Fridays for 11 Sessions from December through March. Dates will be announced November 2022.

Times: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Required Athlete Experience:

  • Coach Recommendation.
  • Participants must be confident parallel skiers on Blue Terrain.
  • Be able to manage their own equipment both on and off the hill.
  • Must have the ability to load and unload all chairlifts independently.

Program Includes:

  • 11 Weekday Sessions with a Professional Coach

Cost: $TBD (includes $100 Work Deposit)

A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve a team spot and current pricing.  Prices will go up by $100 after August 31st and again after September 31st. Full tuition due by Nov 1st.  A 3% processing fee will be automatically charged to all credit card payments or a $2.50 processing fee for all eChecks.

Frequently Asked Questions

Equipment Recommendations

Work Deposit Information

Additional Expenses & Information

Skill Assessment
Skills Assessment for “Recommendation Only” programs can be obtained by contacting our Alpine Development Director, Andrew “Rocky” Rockenfield at rocky@snowbasinskiteam.org

Season Passes
Season passes are NOT included in the price of the program.

U.S. Ski & Snowboard (USSS) Membership

  • Not required for Devo Team Races.
  • USSS Competitor Membership Required for USSS sanctioned races.
  • Register on the US Ski & Snowboard website after July 1, 2022 –  www.ussa.org/membership

Race Expenses 

  • Optional YSL Races & Finals require additional race venue lift tickets, race entry fee & race approved helmet.
  • Lift Tickets for race venues are NOT included.
  • Estimated Travel Costs: $100-$500 per race depending on location, staffing, etc.
  • IMD Champs and IMD Finals race fees are NOT included in tuition & will be determined by what the athlete qualifies to attend.
  • Race expenses will be due no later than 2 weeks prior to the event, payable thru ssef.skiclubpro.com.

Work Deposit
Refundable with volunteer days or donated to the SSEF Scholarship Fund.

Optional Add-ons

  • May & June Local Camps.
  • Dryland options for additional days &/or programming options.
  • Devo+ Team: Trains 11 Sundays, with coach recommendation.
  • Transition Team: Trains 11 Friday afternoons, with coach permission.
  • Holiday Camp Add-on: 3, 5 or 7 days, with coach permission.

Parent Welcome Night

Parent Welcome Night: Date/Time TBD

Coming Soon

Devo athletes will compete in Snowbasin home races.  Schedule to be released soon.

WE WANT YOU!

The Snowbasin Sport Education Foundation  is committed to a culture of family participation, team building, social gatherings while supporting our youth through winter sport development.

There will be many opportunities for parents to be involved with events and competitions (especially to work off your work deposit obligation).  We need help with races, freeride competitions, club fundraisers and individual team  activities such as coordination of team tents at races etc.

Our Ski & Snowboard Swap will be held end of October and will be the first big event for the team! Sign ups to help are coming soon!

We look forward to meeting all of you and hope you will join our Club!