The U16+ team consists of motivated 14 – 18 year old athletes who compete in local and regional USSA events. The U16+ is tailored to offer the most dedicated coaching and attention to our skiers through regular conditioning, on-snow training, technical discussion, and video analysis. Participation in autumn dryland conditioning is expected for U16+ athletes. At the U16 level, the emphasis is on the technical and tactical aspects of racing. Groups split their time between all-mountain skiing, technical drills, gate training, speed event skiing (Super-G). Included in the program cost is a SSEF Team Jacket, 8 Weeks of Pre-Season Dryland Training (Sept-Nov) &  a 7 day Christmas Camp.

New participants wishing to enter the Club at the U16 level must first speak with the Alpine Program Director, as significant skiing experience is expected for this group.

Athlete Ages 14 – 18 (2004 – 2008)

Program Includes:

  • SSEF Team Jacket
  • Dryland 1x week for 8 weeks Sept – Nov
  • Holiday Camp – tentative Dec 23-Dec 30
  • On-snow training, Resort Opening – March
    • 6 Day Team (Tuesday – Sunday)
    • 4 Day Team (2 Weekdays Tues – Friday, Sat & Sun)
    • 3 Day Team (1 Weekday Tues – Friday,  Sat & Sun)
    • 2 Day Weekend Team  – Weekend Sat & Sun
    • 1 Day Team  – Sat or Sun
    • Training at UOP – Tentatively set for Wednesdays once open to local clubs
    • Training at Nordic T, Th & Fri (as conditions permit)
  • Coaching at IMD U16Q & Open Series (travel race expenses not included)

Skill Development Focus
Increased focus on competition and racing while continuing to develop a lifelong passion for skiing. Main focus is on developing tactical proficiency in Super G, giant slalom and slalom, while reinforcing all-mountain skiing, hill safety.

Competition Schedule:

  • IMD U16Q Series, Intermountain Cup
  • IMD Open Series

Cost (2022-23 Pricing)

6 Day Team (Tuesday – Sunday)
$5300 (includes $400 Work Deposit)

4 Day Team (2 Weekdays Tues – Friday, Sat & Sun)
$5125 (includes $400 Work Deposit)

3 Day Team (1 Weekday Tues – Friday,  Sat & Sun)
$4850 (includes $300 Work Deposit)

2 Day Weekend Team  – Weekend Sat & Sun
$4550 (includes $300 Work Deposit)

1 Day Team  – Sat or Sun
$3100 (includes $200 Work Deposit)


U16 athletes will compete in 15-25 races (race days) per winter.

Within the Intermountain Division, the U16 group will compete in Intermountain U16 Qualifier races.

Athletes have the option to travel with parents or as a team to appropriate races.

The U16 race schedule can be tailored to fit individual athletes. There are other race options including U14 Qualifier and Open Races depending on the needs of the athlete and their USSA race point profile. They typical competition schedule options include:

  • IMD Intermountain Cup
  • IMD Open Series
  • WR Projects by invitation

Additional Expenses & Explanations

Ski Passes
Athletes need a Snowbasin, Nordic Valley & UOP season pass. Pass prices are not included in program fees and must be purchased directly through the resorts or venue.

USS&S Membership

Race Expenses (not included in tuition)

  • Race Fees: $20-96/start
  • Lift Tickets for race venues are NOT included
  • Estimated Travel Costs: $200-$800 per race depending on location & staffing
  • Race Expenses will be due NLT 2 weeks prior to the event payable thru ssef.skiclubpro.team
  • WR, Tri-Divisional and IMD Finals race fees are NOT included in tuition & will be determined by what the athlete qualifies to attend

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

Optional Add-ons

  • May & June Camps
  • Beartooth Camp – June 6-10th, if weather permits
  • NACS Mt Hood Summer Camp – at athlete discretion
  • Recommend Keely’s Camp for Girls – https://keelyscamp.com
  • Mountain Biking Camp – Starts June 22 –  Contact Parker@snowbasinskiteam.org
  • Skate Camp – Starts June –  Contact Parker@snowbasinskiteam.org
  • Parisi Speed Camp Punch Pass Special – Contact Craig@snownasinskiteam.org
  • Ice Skating Optional Training @ Ice Sheet – Sept thru Nov
  • Early Nov Camp U14+ = TBD
  • Thanksgiving Camp – #1 Sun Valley or  #2 Colorado Nov 20-23, 2023


  • Recommended 3 pairs of race skis (SG/GS/SL)
  • One pair of All Mountain skis
  • Optional: One pair of Powder skis
  • Helmet – required & race approved
  • Poles 2 pairs:  SL with hand guards and 1 GS
  • Goggles: 1 pair with lens for night light; 1 pair with lens for daylight
  • Speed Suit
  • Tuning equipment
  • Back Protector (optional, but highly recommended for SG)
  • Stealth – padded top used for GS
  • SL Shin guards

Mandatory Parent Athlete Orientation
Mandatory Parent – Athlete Orientation Night: Early November @ TBD

Training schedule, equipment, the race calendar, the team Handbook and more will be discussed.

Recommended Summer Skiing
10-20 days


Ski Season Training

  • On Snow: Resort Opening- March
  • Saturday and Sunday at Snowbasin 9:00 – 3:00.
  • Tuesday thru Friday at Snowbasin (1pm-4pm); Nordic Valley (1pm-4pm conditions permitting) & UOP Wednesday time TBD in December
  • Holiday Camp – tentative Dec 23-Dec 30
  • UOP Training (2 hour blocks, Wednesdays, start date & times TBA)
  • Early Loads at Snowbasin, days and times TBD
  • raining is NOT required 6 days a week, but is offered.

SSEF Training Program is built around the US Ski & Snowboard Training System, which includes:

  • Development Phases
  • Physical Fitness
  • Technical Domains
  • Tactical Domains
  • Equipment Selection & Preparation
  • Mental Training
  • & Competitive Skill Development

For a complete breakdown of each category, please visit – https://usskiandsnowboard.org/sites/default/files/files-resources/files/2017-11/Alpine%20Training%20Systems%2011-16-17.pdf


U16+ IMC Schedule 2022-23
Dec 19-22, 2022 Sean Nurse – 2 GS 2 SL Open Snow King, WY Both Genders
January 7-9, 2023 U16Q – 2 SL 1 GS Snowbird, UT Both Genders
January 26-27, 2023 Wes Barron – 3 SG Open Jackson Hole, WY Men
January 28-29, 2023 Wes Barron – 3 SG Open Jackson Hole, WY Women
February 10-11, 2023 U16Q – 3 SG  Bogus Basin, ID Women
February 12-13, 2023 U16Q – 3 SG Bogus Basin, ID Men
February 24-26, 2023 U16Q – 2 GS 1 SL Sun Valley, ID Both Genders
March 20-23, 2023 U16 Regional Championships * TBA TBA
TBA Tri Divisional Champs * TBA TBA
April 8-11, 2023 Snowcup – 2 GS 2 SL Open Snowbird, UT Both Genders

If the race schedule changes, athletes & parents will be notified thru TeamSnap.


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.

We will be using TeamSnap for all communications (email/text messaging) & schedule updates.  Once you are registered with SSEF, you will receive a Team Snap invitation.  You will have options on how to set up your notifications to suit you and your family.  Check out TeamSnap How-Tos under our Resources Tab.

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

Our Volunteer Tab will have links to sign up for activities that match your preferences.  Additional volunteer opportunities will be communicated via TeamSnap.

We look forward to meeting all of you.  If you have any questions, please email admin@snowbasinskiteam.org