Programs

2021-2022 TEAM AFTON PROGRAMS INFO.

Below are detailed descriptions of Team Afton’s  programs. The "U" designation refers to an age grouping. Example: U12 is an athlete who is 10 or 11 as of 12/31. For the upcoming season U12s will be born in 2009 or 2010. U19 is "under 19" and ranges from 16-18 years of age (as of Dec. 31 in the competition season). 

The age-specific programs appear under programs, or in the drop-down menu on your mobile platform.

Program fees do not include season pass.  Please contact Afton Alps to purchase your pass.

TEAM AFTON Pandemic/COVID-19 statement:

Team Afton is committed to making this ski season work amidst the circumstances brought on by the Coronavirus and COVID-19 and any other challenges that arise. Our 2020-2021 season was one of our best ever even with the restrictions and adjustments.  We are engaged with local, regional, and national authorities, as well as National and International governing bodies of our sport and will deliver a program that considers the safety of society, our participants, and our staff. 

Selecting Your Program

*Supplemental training options available. Call to discuss unique programming needs.

See below for details on all programs. All programs can be purchased via an installment plan.

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2021-2022 PROGRAM

Development Team  / High School Team

The Development and High School program is currently full for the 2021-2022 season. We may open more spots so please signup on our waitlist

A training-only program designed for athletes seeking to improve their ski racing by training with Team Afton while focusing on racing (and additional training) with development / Afton ARC and High School Teams.

Ages: 6 to 20+ (all programs)

What to Expect

  • A season-long program 
  • Opportunity to participate in optional dryland training
  • Choose up to 2 nights of training per week
  • Training is available Monday through Thursday evenings throughout the season
  • Priority placement in December holiday camp (additional fee)
  • Weekend training opportunities at Afton Alps and other ski areas as snow conditions and hill capacity allow
  • Target of 65-75+ hours on on-snow training per season
  • A positive, supportive, team environment with focused input from expert coaches.Our development team and high school team options do not contain their own race schedule. Participants in this program are typically supplementing their training / racing in the Afton ARC program or High School programs. This is a "training-only" program
  • Dryland training is offered beginning in mid-September or early October and runs through mid-November. Additional fees may apply for certain programs coordinated with third parties

Skill Level: Intermediate or above skiers able to ski or ride comfortably and in control on all hills at Afton Alps.

Training: 

  • 2 nights per week (select from Mon. - Thurs.); starting when conditions allow (typically December). Training typically held 6-8pm or 6:30-8:30pm.
  • 1 day of weekend training when hill space and conditions allow typically offered Sunday afternoon / evening from 3-8pm at Afton, and occasionally on Saturdays at other ski areas.
  • When weekend training is not available, participants can train an additional night during the week, if desired.

For more detail on calendars, we are using Team Snap – check out your specific calendar. For further calendar detail, check out: https://www.teamafton.com/calendar/

Pricing for Development & High School Teams  by Age Group 2021-22:

  • Development Team (YOB 2009 and younger)
    $775.00
    REGISTER
  • High School Team (YOB 2008 and older):
    $1,075.00
    REGISTER
  • U.S. Ski & Snowboard general membership (approx. $30) is required for all participants (our team insurance is through US Ski & Snowboard and requires all participants to be members) and must be purchased separately at https://my.usskiandsnowboard.org

Registration Deadline:  7 days prior to the start of the program; must be enrolled to participate in Dryland training.

If you have any questions please email info@teamafton.com or call Program Director Tony Olin: 612-819-0186

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2021-2022 PROGRAM - Rising Stars

An entry level Team Afton program

A unique program for emerging racers who want to train regularly and race a limited schedule of 4 U.S. Ski & Snowboard Association races during the year. This is the right bridge for a younger skier ready to step-up from the ARC program run by the Afton Alps ski school, but not yet ready to commit to the full Race Team.

 

What to Expect

  • Program includes 5-day Holiday Camp and up to two nights per week (including our Rising Stars designated night of Wednesday)
  • Approximately 90-110 hours of on-snow training / racing per season.
  • 4 US Ski & Snowboard race days consisting of a GS and SL race most days. (coaching included; lift tickets and entry fees are extra).
  • A positive, supportive, team environment with focused input from expert coaches.
  • Dryland training begins October and runs through mid-November. Additional fees may apply.

Ages: 6 to 11 (age as of December 31, 2021; born 2010-2015 for next season

Skill Level: Strong intermediate or above skiers able to ski comfortably and in control on all hills at Afton Alps.

Training: 

  • Wednesday night dedicated Rising Stars training (arrive 5:30pm; ski with program director beginning at 6pm; gate training from 6:30-8:30pm)
  • 1 additional night per week (select from Mon., Tues., Thurs.); starting when conditions allow (typically December). 
  • Training typically held 6:30-8:30pm other than Wednesday night special schedule.
  • 1 day of weekend training when hill space and conditions allow typically offered Sunday afternoon / evening from 3-8pm at Afton, and occasionally on Saturdays at other ski areas.
  • In weeks when weekend training is not available, participants can train an additional night during the week, if desired.

Pricing:

Rising Stars (YOB 2010 and younger)
$1,325.00

U.S. Ski & Snowboard competition membership is required and must be purchased separately at https://my.usskiandsnowboard.org

This program is limited to support for 4 races. There is an additional, per race, coaching fee of $75/race so participants wanting more racing experience should join our Full Race Team. Please call to discuss options.

Team Afton will recommend a 4 race schedule for Rising Stars once the U.S.  Ski & Snowboard Association race schedule is announced in our region (Region 1) at www.skifast.com

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Limited Enrollment: register early
Registration Deadline:  7 days prior to the start of the program; must be enrolled to participate in Dryland training.

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2021-2022 PROGRAM Team Afton - Racing

Program for U8, U10, U12, U14 (YOB 2008-2015)

Our Team Afton Full Race Program is our most popular program and is the right program for athletes wanting to achieve their full potential this season and beyond. We maximize training and racing opportunities during the season while also providing the flexibility needed so our athletes can balance competitive ski racing with other activities.

What to Expect

  • Our full training and race program tailored to athletes by individual and age level
  • Program includes 5-day Holiday Camp
  • Training up to four nights per week (Monday - Thursday) with training starting as soon as snow conditions allow (typically mid-December) and continuing into March
  • Weekend training when hill space and conditions allow typically offered Sunday afternoon / evening from 3-8pm at Afton, and occasionally on Saturdays at other ski areas.
  • Approximately 120-160 hours of on-snow training / racing per season.
  • Racing in the season long, Minnesota Planet Cup (visit www.skifast.com to learn more), and other regional races (coaching included; lift tickets, entry, and racing association fees are extra)
  • Opportunities to qualify in and compete in regional championships in the Central Division and the Junior Championships in Colorado.
  • A positive, supportive, team environment with focused input from expert coaches.
  • Dryland training begins October and runs through mid-November. Additional fees may apply.

Ages: 6 - 13 

Skill Level: Strong intermediate or above skiers able to ski comfortably and in control on all hills at Afton Alps.

Race Team Pricing by Age Group 2021-2022:

  • U8-U10-U12 (YOB 2010 and younger)
    $1,895.00
    REGISTER
  • U14 (YOB 2008-2009)
    $2,350.00
    REGISTER
  • Additional advanced practices may be offered at an additional fee during the season.

U.S. Ski & Snowboard competition membership is required and must be purchased separately at https://my.usskiandsnowboard.org

Team Afton will recommend a race schedule for each group of athletes once the U.S.  Ski & Snowboard Association race schedule is announced in our region (Region 1) at www.skifast.com. Participants will also need a Region 1 membership.

Registration Deadline:  7 days prior to the start of the program; must be enrolled to participate in Dryland training. 

If you have any questions please email  info@teamafton.com or call Program Director Tony Olin: 612-819-0186

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2021-2022 PROGRAM Team Afton - Racing

Program for U16-U21 (YOB 2007 or older)

Our Team Afton Full Race Program is our most popular program and is the right program for athletes wanting to achieve their full potential this season and beyond. We maximize training and racing opportunities during the season while also providing the flexibility needed so our athletes can balance competitive ski racing with other activities. U18 and older athletes can compete in multiple levels of competition including in FIS races which are the most competitive races offered in the Central Division. Athletes at the U16 and above level can also work with the Program Director to seek opportunities to compete in other Regions during the season. These opportunities are typically in Colorado, but they can occur in Canada, Far West, and Eastern States as well.

What to Expect

  • Our full training and race program tailored to athletes by individual and age level
  • Program includes 5-day Holiday Camp
  • Training up to four nights per week (Monday - Thursday) with training starting as soon as snow conditions allow (typically mid-December) and continuing into March
  • Weekend training when hill space and conditions allow typically offered Sunday afternoon / evening from 3-8pm at Afton, and occasionally on Saturdays at other ski areas.
  • Approximately 120+ hours of on-snow training per season.
  • Racing in the season long, Minnesota Planet Cup (visit www.skifast.com to learn more), and other regional races (coaching included; lift tickets, entry, and racing association fees are extra)
  • Opportunities to qualify in and compete in regional championships in the Central Division and the Junior Championships in Colorado.
  • A positive, supportive, team environment with focused input from expert coaches.
  • Dryland training begins October and runs through mid-November. Additional fees may apply.

Ages: 14 to 20+ 

Skill Level: Strong intermediate or above skiers able to ski comfortably and in control on all hills at Afton Alps.

Pricing:

  • $2,800.00
    REGISTER
  • Pricing includes access to our FIS program; there are no additional fees to compete at the FIS level though there may be additional fees for coach travel to events outside of Minnesota.
  • Additional advanced practices may be offered at an additional fee during the season.

U.S. Ski & Snowboard competition membership is required and must be purchased separately at https://my.usskiandsnowboard.org

Team Afton will recommend a race schedule for each group of athletes once the U.S.  Ski & Snowboard Association race schedule is announced in our region (Region 1) at www.skifast.com. Participants will also need a Region 1 membership.

Registration Deadline:  7 days prior to the start of the program; must be enrolled to participate in Dryland training. 

If you have any questions please email info@teamafton.com or call Program Director Tony Olin: 612-819-0186

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