This program emphasizes ski racing technique and tactics while continuing to develop basic skiing skills. Groups split their time between all-mountain skiing, drills, and gate training. Free skiing will continue to be critical for technical development. Athletes will develop the technical and tactical skills for Super G, Giant Slalom, and Slalom. This program includes weekly on-snow video sessions.

Athletes will often be arranged in groups of 5-7 athletes per coach to facilitate a productive learning environment, groups are dynamic but are generally based on skill, speed, and social needs. U14 athletes are encouraged to participate in dryland training and in team summer and fall camps. Included in the program cost is a SSEF Team Jacket, 8 Weeks of Pre-Season Dryland Training (Sept-Nov) &  a day Holiday Camp.

Athlete Age: 12 &13  (2010- 2011 for seasonal year 2023-24)

U16s and older racers may participate as a U14 if they have more than 200 USS&S points and declare to race as U14 prior to Dec 1.  A U16+ racers is NOT eligible to race in OPEN Series if they declare as a U14 racer for the season.

Program Includes:

  • SSEF Team Jacket stipend of $150
  • Dryland 1x week for 8 weeks Sept – Nov
  • Holiday Camp – tentative Dec 22 and Dec 26-29th
  • On-snow training, Sun Valley Pre-Season Camp & Resort Opening – April Snowcup
    • 5/6 Day Team (Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday – Thursday will be day off for 5 day week athletes)
    • 4 Day Team (2 Weekdays Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday, Sat & Sun)
    • 3 Day Team (1 Weekday Tuesday, Wednesday or 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 (additional lane fee & lift ticket expense per athlete)
    • Training at Nordic T, W & Fri (as conditions permit, Nordic season pass required)
    • 6 Days Week Option available as an Alpine/Freeride Combo (see below)
  • Coaching at IMD U14Q Series Races (NOT INCLUDED: race starts, lift tickets & coach travel race expenses)

Skill Development Focus:

Continued development of all around skiing skills and fundamentals, including big mountain skiing and mountain safety, but with an increasing emphasis on racing technique & tactics, drills and gate training. U14 athletes will incorporate the technical and tactical elements of Super G, Giant Slalom, and Slalom. They will race Divisionally in all 3 disciplines.

Competition Schedule:

Cost (2023-22 Pricing)

5/6 Day Team (Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
$6000 (includes $400 Work Deposit)

4 Day Team (2 Weekdays Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday, Sat & Sun)
$5600 (includes $400 Work Deposit)

3 Day Team (1 Weekday Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday, Sat & Sun)
$5415 (includes $300 Work Deposit)

2 Day Weekend Team  – Weekend Sat & Sun
$4870 (includes $300 Work Deposit)

1 Day Team  – Sat or Sun
$3500 (includes $200 Work Deposit)

W or F Alpine 1/2 Day Add-on 
$675 (includes $100 Work Deposit)

T, Th or F Freeride 1/2 Day Add-on  (T/Th must have Freeride Coach approval before registering.)
$675 (includes $100 Work Deposit)


ALPINE/FREERIDE COMBO TEAM (birth years 2010-2013

6 Day Team (T/Th/Sat = Freerde; W/F/Sun = Alpine)
$6000 (includes $400 Work Deposit)   

5 Day Team (T/1 & 3rd Fridays/Sat = Freeride; W/2nd & 4th Fridays/Sun = Alpine;)
$5400 (includes $400 Work Deposit)   

4 Day Team (T or Th/Sat = Freeride; W or F/Sun = Alpine)
$4750 (includes $400 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 30th. 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.


Additional Expenses & Explanations

Ski Passes & UOP Lane Fees
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.

Additional Lane Fees at UOP will be assess per athlete as accrued.

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

  • June & July Snowbird Camps
  • Parisi Speed Camp Punch Pass Special – Contact Craig@snownasinskiteam.org
  • Anderson Cove Camping Retreat – Sept 8-10th – Check TeamSnap for details
  • Dryland Training starts in Sept – Check TeamSnap
  • Ice Skating Optional Training @ Ice Sheet – Sept thru Nov
  • Colorado Loveland Camp Nov 9-12, 2023
  • Thanksgiving Camp – Sun Valley Nov 20-23, 2023


  • Recommended Skis: 5 pairs – SLx2, GS, Freeride ski, and SG
  • Boots
  • 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
  • Ski Socks
  • Gloves/mittens
  • Ski pants w/zipper on side
  • Bag to fit: boots and all soft goods including helmet, goggles, gloves, snack, water, sunscreen, hand warmers & extra layers. Backpacks should be easily carried by athletes on their own.

Parent – Athlete Orientation
Mandatory Parent – Athlete Orientation Meeting, October @ TBD.  Location announced in Team Snap

The parent athlete orientation will include training schedules, equipment, race calendar athlete handbook and more.

Recommended Summer Skiing
10 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 & additional lane fee costs TBA)
  • Early Loads at Snowbasin, days and times TBD
  • Training is NOT required 5 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

U14 athletes are encouraged to compete in 10-20 race days per winter.  Athletes, with the assistance of our SSEF Program Director & Coaching Staff, will have the ability to customize their alpine race experience to their individual skill & desired commitment level.

U14 ~ IMD Series Race Plan is designed for our 5 days/wk full time participants that have had prior success in the South Series.


Click here to see the LIVE Intermountain Division Race Schedule

At this age, athletes have the choice to travel with the team (as van spots allow) or be accompanied by a parent/guardian in order to travel to races. The choice to travel to races is up to each individual and is not a prerequisite for participation in the program.

Second year U14s are eligible to participate in OPEN races.

First year U14s and/or Second year U14s can be selected or eligible to participate in special Regional “Project” events.

For U14s, there is also the possibility of being on the IMD South Series Ski Team instead of the U14 Qualifiers based on the coaches recommendations and if they have greater than 300+ national points.

Speed events (SG) will be gender split races. Consult your coach for more details to ensure what days each gender will be skiing

All race details will be updated and communicated via TeamSnap.

* Sean Nurse, Wes Barron & Snowcup – Intermountain Cup Open Series – 2nd year U14’s only

** U14 Western Region Championships – must qualify

** Tri-Division Championships – must qualify

*** IMD Finals – for all who don’t qualify for Western Regionals or Tri-Division Champs

**** IMD Spring Fling for 1st year U14s & 2nd year U14s that are not going to Snowcup

SSEF Parent/Athlete Handbook

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