Join Team Afton for one of our special training camps. Opportunities listed below. We will have other offerings here throughout the season.
Stay tuned as we update our camp schedule for the 2022-2023 season.
REGISTRATION FOR CAMPS WILL OPEN THE BEGINNING OF OCTOBER.
Team Afton Early Colorado - Early-Nov. 2022 - Updates to follow
We're keen to be hosting our 7th season early season project. This is a U14 and older project (younger skiers may apply – but need approval from program director). Requires parent/guardian to attend for lodging purposes.
RSVP for this camp RSVP for CAMP!
MUST RSVP ASAP! We have determined Nov. 11-14 is the best fit for this 3-4 day DIRECTED FREE-SKI CAMP. The camp is dependent on enrollment (we need a critical mass), thus, we recommend making your plane reservations on Southwest Airlines since their rescheduling policy is the most generous.
RSVP now! All you need to do is get your plane ticket, and figure out your accommodation plan. Return flight should occur NO EARLIER than 5pm on Sunday. If you have any questions, contact TonyO (see info below).
For those of you who are in, we're glad you've committed to this project. It shows an understanding that: you can't just hope or wish to ski better - you have to commit to the time and work that will help make it happen. Sounds like work? It’s more fun when you perform better; so, look at it this way: you're working toward having more fun!
Notes on our trip -
Colorado is firing up winter - snow is not far behind in the mountains. A-Basin opens super early as does Keystone and Loveland Ski Area! We may in fact plan to ski at Vail on it's Gold Peak expansion. Therefore, it will be important to communicate with TonyO on where we are likely to land - as it relates to where we will headquarter (Lodging).
Still, there may be limited snow depth and space to ski. With that in mind, we will focus on directed free skiing, with attention to balance, edging, and technical mastery of body-positioning and pole use. Be prepared for a dominance of SL and short-medium radius GS turns - so it is advisable to bring SL skis, or a short radius GS. Hopefully, you have a pair from last season which might not hurt as bad if you ding a rock here-and-there. We will likely NOT ski any gates - so, if it were particularly bad conditions, you might consider bringing your twin tips, too.
TonyO and Co. (possibly others as needed)
- Thursday: TonyO fly into Denver on the afternoon of Thursday. Athletes should arrive before 7 pm- with parent/guardian in tow.
- Friday – Sunday: directed free-ski at A-Basin, Keystone, Loveland; or VAIL
- Sunday: Ski as long as possible before returning to the airport for evening flight. Do not book return flight before 5pm.
Coaching costs $TBD - covers any coaches travel expenses and coaching fees and coaches ground transportation.
Early Season Colorado Project: REGISTER
Individual costs (estimated/variable) $300+/-. Your lodging needs to be arranged by your family unit; your daily out-of-pocket will include lift tickets and food. Our Epic pass will only work if we ski at Vail Resort properties (Keystone, Breckenridge, possibly Vail). Loveland generally runs about $25-$49 for a racer ticket. We have worked a group rate at A-Basin should we go that route. A-Basin is now IKON. Keystone/Breck are EPIC. Vail may have a special ticket required for the SSCV Expansion - generally $50.
RSVP for this camp RSVP for CAMP! (see above)
MUST RSVP ASAP! Camp is dependent on enrollment (we need a critical mass), thus, we recommend making your plane reservations on Southwest Airlines since their rescheduling policy is the most generous.
ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST BE TEAM AFTON MEMBERS and have all signed Liability Release(s) on file.
We are looking forward to it – let’s go skiing!
Team Afton Alpine Club
PO BOX 309, Afton, MN 55001
Growing Skiers and Champions for Life
Team Afton - Holiday Camp 2022
Registration opens December 5th, 2022
Dec 27-31, 2022
A five-day race training camp designed to boost your performance as you head into the main part of your season. This camp is perfect for racers competing in MSDL (ARC), high school or college racing. A mix of training in SL and GS courses and with free ski skill development under the guidance of our experienced coaching team.
Camp runs 3pm-8pm.
Holiday Camp is included in the cost of Team Afton tuition for Rising Stars and US Ski & Snowboard programs, both training and race teams.
High School Team Afton skiers receive a $100 discount - $199 for the 5 day camp
What to Expect
- 5-days of training including work in GS and SL courses (snow conditions permitting)
- Working with our US Ski & Snowboard coaches on skill development.
- A positive, fun environment that will enhance your race skills.
Ages: 6 to 20+
Skill Level: Strong Intermediate/Advanced
Disciplines: Ski only
Dates: Dec. 27th to 31th.
Times: (subject to change) arv. 3pm-8pm; 3:30 warmup/directed free ski, 4pm gates set
Price: $299 Register
$199 for HS Team Afton
Can only attend 1 or 2 days? Daily Rate: $100 per day, must register by Dec. 23rd at 12pm.
Register early - Space is limited!
Please note: Price does NOT include lift ticket and/or rental equipment
Bring a snack and water to stay hydrated.
Team Afton Spring Training 2023
Want to take your skiing to the next level? Next season starts NOW at Team Afton!
Are you a High Schooler with designs on next season's triumphs? D-Teamer/ARC'er who wants more training this season? Maybe you're simply new to ski racing and want to check-it-out; so let's check it out - your intrigue and enthusiasm are the first ingredients! If you are serious about developing your racing skills and want to get a feel for what goes into USSS training you can join us now. We will hopefully go well into March- who knows, maybe even April! There’s a good chunk of snow-time remaining this season.
When Starting Monday, February 13th, 2023 - end of season
Choose 2 nights per week, 6:30pm - 8:30pm, Sundays 4:30-7:30 when available. Come when you can!
You will be invited to our TeamSnap page for scheduling and updates.
Additional Fee $35 - All participants are required to have a US Ski & Snowboard general membership license. To complete your membership, click this link to create your account: http://myusskiandsnowboard.org
Space is limited to 20 participants
Lift ticket and equipment not included
We do not guarantee training times, weather, or hill space so our schedule is a target and no refunds are offered for schedule adjustments or for an early end to the season.
Afton Alps Ski Team - Team Afton
PO BOX 309, Afton, MN 55001
Growing Skiers and Champions for Life