Programs

OVST Program Descriptions

2017-18

Please contact Gordon Perry OVST Director at gperry@ovwsf.org or 801.396.5507 for pricing and to get started with your registration for all programs other than Snowbasin/OVST Alpine Devo and Snowstars programs (for these programs please contact Snowbasin directly at snowbasin.com 

 

SNOWBASIN/OVST Co-Op Programs

SNOWSTARS  

AGES 5-6 - $ TBD

This full season program will focus on skill development FUN and friendship. SnowStars will get a jump-start and be able to progress to the Alpine Devo program with confidence!

Dates: 14 Saturdays Beginning December 9, 2017

Times: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (Meet next to the John Paul Express Quad behind the Learning Center)

Cost: $TBD Price includes 14 weeks of professional coaching, Child Season Pass & official team jacket

To be in the SnowStar program your child must be able to get on and off the Little Cat lift by themselves and easily ski the Little Cat terrain back to the base. This program is not for children who have never skied.

 
 

ALPINE DEVO

AGES 7-12

If your child is the type who looks for adventure and excitement, sign them up for the Snowbasin/OVST Alpine Devo (Alpine Development), Snowbasin Resort’s ski program for kids ages 7-12.

This developmental program will help your child improve their on-mountain skills, meet new friends and introduce them to the exciting world of racing. This 14 week all-day program for skiers* will be run by Snowbasin Resort’s Snow Sports department in cooperation with Ogden Valley Ski Team paralleling its standards with the US Ski and Snowboard development system. Participants will improve their skills and enjoy learning to race in a fun, team environment. Both All-Mountain and Race oriented groupings and curriculum will be provided so we can meet the individual needs of our aspiring athletes. Each skier will be matched with a group for the season and each group will have its own coach. Participants will progress through a list of skills with varying difficulty including: stance and balance, timing and coordination, edging and pressure control and steering and carving.

Dates: 14 Saturdays Beginning December 9, 2017

Times: 9:00am to 3:00pm (Meet next to the John Paul Express Quad behind the Learning Center)

Cost: $1099 (includes 14 weeks of professional coaching, Season Pass, OVST Membership & official Ski Team jacket and lunch)

 

OVST DEVO Race Team

add on to Alpine Devo

Devo Race Team – In addition to the Saturday Alpine Devo this will Include Sunday training and 1 evening training session per week. This program will offer opportunity for athletes to race at USSA events YSL and/or South Series. Athletes receive a DEVO RACE TEAM jacket. Participation in Saturday Alpine Devo is required with no exceptions. This program is a stepping-stone to the OVST athletic programs and is only a 1 yr. program. Athletes will be required to progress to either U10, U12 or U14 south Series Team after 1 season on DEVO Race Team. USSA competitors license required. Contact Gordon for more details and to register.

 

OVST Big Mountain & All-Girls Big Mt. Team

Ages 10-18

 

Athletes will learn to ski big mountain terrain and will have the option to compete in local big mountain events.  Athletes need to be intermediate all-mountain skiers. Athletes will work on fundamental skiing skills in an all mountain environment with experienced coaches and Big Mt skiers. Mountain safety and snow safety awareness will be stressed and reinforced thought out the season.

New for 2017-18 will be a U12 Big Mountain team aimed at athletes who have successfully been involved in the OVST/Snowbasin Co-Op program (formally All-Stars now Alpine Devo).

OVST Girl’s Big Mountain Free skiing 

For the 2017-18 season, OVST is introducing a new opportunity for girls age 12 and up to get explore Snowbasin’s world-class alpine playground. Led by longtime race coach and internationally experienced Big Mountain free skier and guide Nicole Pelletier, this will be a high-energy, creative and FUN way for girls to get together and mix it up on the mountain in a non-competitive and low pressure setting. With a big focus on the fundamentals of proper all-mountain technique, terrain and line assessment, steep-skiing skill building, and a whole lot of FUN, we are excited to provide a new structured environment from which girls can have a great time while growing their confidence for a lifelong love the skiing!  

Additional costs may be associated with competitions due to extra days on snow. Team Jacket included.

Reduced rate season pass is not included.  USSA general membership required at www.ussa.org

 

OVST U10/U12 South Series Team

U10 - Ages 8-9

U12 - Ages 10-11

Comprised of 8-9 year-old athletes for U10 and 10-11year old athletes for U12. This program is organized to teach fundamental skiing skills and ski racing technique to young athletes. Emphasis is placed on free skiing in all variety of snow and terrain at Snowbasin while practicing balance, edging, body position and other essential technical elements, all while learning mountain safety and always having fun! Racing emphasis will be predominantly on modern giant slalom and slalom technique with an introduction to Super G. Athletes will work with a team of coaches dedicated to the South Series group. For training purposes athletes will often be arranged in groups of approximately 5-7 athletes per coach to facilitate a productive learning environment, groups are dynamic but are generally based on skill, speed, and social needs.

Skill Development Focus

All-Mountain Safety; developing a consistent balanced athletic position on skis; proper weight distribution on skis; having a consistent stance while maintaining balanced athletic position on skis; learning timing, balance, upper body discipline and/or upper-lower body separation, and upper body stability through the use of a single pole plant; and tactical elements of a Giant Slalom & Slalom courses.

Races

U10 and U12 athletes will be encouraged to compete in 8-18 races (race days) per winter.  OVST will travel with athletes to USSA sanctioned races within the Intermountain Division (South Series).  The U10 and U12 athletes will compete together in one race series, but in their own age groups.  At this age athlete must be accompanied by a parent/guardian in order to travel to races. U10/U12 athletes will be selected based on South Series results for Intermountain Championships.

Pre-Season Dryland

Parisi at the Club – Ogden Athletic Club (additional fees apply)

June through November

Monday and Wednesday, Time TBA

On Snow

Late November Thru IMD Champs Late March (depending on conditions)

Saturday and Sunday at Snowbasin (possible Nordic Valley sessions)

Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Nordic Valley (4pm-6pm)

U10/U12 Program Fee

See attached payment options

License

USSA: $50 (required for USSA/IMD events)

IMD: $20 (required for USSA/IMD events)

Summer and Fall Camps

We will be offering early season pre-season training for U10s/U12s, details/cost TBD.

Race Travel Expenses

Local travel to Wasatch front ski areas including Snowbasin and possibly Championships and finals.

Ski Passes

Athletes need a Snowbasin and Nordic Valley season pass. Pass prices are not included in program fees and must be purchased directly through both resorts.  

Season pass rates for OVST athletes are the best-offered prices available.

Work Deposit

There is a work deposit commitment with this program.  See attached document

Equipment

Recommended 2 pairs of race skis (GS/SL), 1 pair of free skis.

Manufacturer’s Equipment Night (new gear) – Sept -TBD @ Alpine Sports in Ogden

Snowbasin Ski Swap (used gear) – Legacy Event Center Oct

Team Meeting

Mandatory Parent - Athlete Orientation Night: Early October @ TBD

Recommended Summer/Fall Skiing

5-10 days

 

U14 Series Team

Ages 12-13

Comprised of 12-13-year-old athletes, the U14 Program emphasizes ski racing technique and tactics while continuing to develop basic technical skills. Groups split their time between all-mountain skiing, drills, and gate training. Free skiing will continue to be a critical avenue for delivery and practice of fundamental skiing skills, and technical development. Athletes will develop the technical and tactical skills of Super G, Giant Slalom, and Slalom.  This program includes weekly on-snow video sessions. For training purposes 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 dry land training and on team summer and fall camps, details to follow.

 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 ski racing technique & tactics, drills, & gate training, and increased racing. U14 athletes will incorporate the technical and tactical elements of Super G, Giant Slalom, and Slalom and race Divisionally in all 3 events. 

Training Session

May through November

Strength, Speed and Agility Training

3 times a week at Ogden Athletic Club (additional fees apply)

Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday, 6:30 pm

Late November through March

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays @ Nordic Valley (Please inquire about OVST’s Snowcrest Jr. High School Academy option)

Saturdays, 8:45am@ Snowbasin

Sundays, 8:45 @ Snowbasin

Summer and Fall Camps

We will be offering summer and early season training for U14s, details/cost tbd.

Licenses

USSA: $75 (required for USSA/IMD events)

IMD: $50 (required for USSA/IMD events) ($65 after October 15th)

 Races

U14 athletes will be encouraged to compete in 10-20 races (race days) per winter.

OVST will travel with U14 athletes to this series, which includes a Regional Championship in March. U 14 athletes will have the opportunity to travel to races as a team and without the accompaniment of a parent/guardian. 13-year-old athletes will also be eligible for IMD Open Series races.

The choice to travel to races is up to the individual athlete/family, and is not a pre-requisite for participation in the program.

Race Travel Expenses

Head coach will meet with athlete and parents in the fall to discuss season goals, race schedule and estimated costs for travel

Ski Passes

Athletes need a Snowbasin and Nordic Valley season pass. Pass prices are not included in program fees and must be purchased directly through both resorts. 

Season pass rates for OVST athletes are the best-offered prices available.

 Work Deposit

There is a work deposit commitment with this program.  Learn more about the work deposit program see attached document.

Equipment

Recommended 2-3 pairs of race skis (SG/GS/SL), 1 pair of free skis.

Manufacturer’s Equipment Night (new gear) – Sept -TBD @ Alpine Sports in Ogden

Snowbasin Ski Swap (used gear) – Legacy Event Center Oct

Team Meeting

Mandatory Parent - Athlete Orientation Night: Early November @ TBD

Each Team will meet as a group (Coaches, Parents, & athletes) prior to the ski season to discuss the training schedule, equipment, the race calendar and more.

Recommended Summer Skiing

10 days

 

OVST U16 IMC Team

Ages 14-15

The U16 team is comprised of motivated 14-15-year-old athletes who compete in local and regional USSA events at a level appropriate to their desire and ability. The U16 program features a great deal of individual attention and is tailored to offer maximum opportunity and progression for athletes through regular conditioning, on-snow training, technical discussion, and video analysis. Participation in dryland conditioning in the Fall is expected for U16 athletes. At the U16 level the emphasis is on the technical and tactical aspects of all-mountain skiing and racing. Groups split their time between all-mountain skiing, technical drills, gate training, goal setting, speed event skiing (Super-G, DH), and, as always, having fun! 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.

Skill Development Focus

All-mountain skiing; hill safety; skiing with a consistent stance width while maintaining a dynamic balanced athletic position, proper weight distribution between skis; utilizing effective pole plants for timing, balance, and upper body stability; utilizing a parallel lower leg stance to create dynamic balance & power; and developing tactical proficiency in Super G (and Downhill), Giant Slalom and Slalom. Increased focus on competition and racing, while continuing to develop a lifelong passion and mastery of the sport of skiing.

 Races

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

Within the Intermountain Division the U16 group will compete in Division-wide races. OVST will travel with U16 athletes to appropriate races, which includes a Regional Championship in March. The U16 race schedule can be tailored to fit individual athletes. U16 athletes are expected to travel to races as a team.

Pre-Season Dryland

May through November

Strength, Speed and Agility Training

3 times a week at Ogden Athletic Club Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday, 6:30 pm (additional fees apply)

Plus, optional Ascension Strength Training (some weekend team outings tba)

On Snow

Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays, 3:00-6:00pm @ Nordic Valley

Saturdays 8:45am-3pm @ Snowbasin

Sundays 8:45am-3pm @ Snowbasin

License

USSA: $150 ($175 after October 15th)

IMD: $50 ($65 after October 15th)

Ski Passes

Athletes need a Snowbasin and Nordic Valley season pass. Pass prices are not included in program fees and must be purchased directly through both resorts. 

Season pass rates for OVST athletes are the best-offered prices available.

Work Deposit

There is a work deposit commitment with this program.  Learn more about the work deposit program see attached document.

 Equipment

Recommended 3 pairs of race skis (SG/GS/SL), 1 pair of free skis.

Manufacturer’s Equipment Night (new gear) – Sept -TBD @ Alpine Sports in Ogden

Snowbasin Ski Swap (used gear) – Legacy Event Center Oct

Team Meeting

Mandatory Parent - Athlete Orientation Night: Early November @ TBD

Each Team will meet as a group (Coaches, Parents, & athletes) prior to the ski season to discuss the training schedule, equipment, the race calendar and more.

Recommended Summer Skiing

10-20 days

 

U19/FIS Team

Comprised of 16-18-year-old High School students (U19), and Post Graduate 18-20-year-old racers (U21), motivated U21 and U19 athletes work with a team of dedicated coaches that will employ at their discretion a unique combination of conditioning, big mountain free-skiing, and world class gate training on a consistent surface that only OVST can deliver. Our goal is advancing each individual's skiing and racing skills to maximize their athletic potential, and to help build the discipline, drive, and determination for them to succeed in whatever arena they choose after ski racing. This program covers all aspects of competitive racing, training, and conditioning. FIS program will train in the afternoons, with an early release from their respective schools. Those athletes not academically eligible for early release will train with the U 16 team and travel with the FIS team. Preseason dryland training is mandatory for FIS participants. Athletes will compete locally, regionally, and nationally at a level appropriate to their desire and ability, including NorAm, FIS, and USSA events.

Skill Development Focus

Hill safety; exhibiting a dynamic athletic balance and position in all terrain and conditions; exhibiting consistent width stance while maintaining dynamic balanced athletic position; skiing with weight distributed over the outside ski in all terrain and events; utilizing a double and single pole plant for timing, balance and upper body stability in all terrain types; utilizing a parallel lower leg stance to create dynamic balance and generate power in all conditions and courses; applying GS, SL and Super G tactics and learning the basic

fundamentals of downhill elements. Skill Development Focus Points: This program has consistent winning record of each individual's skill advancement at every level. Thanks to an exceptionally low athlete/coach ratio, OVST offers a high quality individual improvement focused program that delivers a curriculum covering fundamentals such as on hill safety through development of advanced skills for speed events.

Races

FIS athletes will be encouraged to compete in 20-35 races per winter.

Within the Intermountain Division and the Western Region there are many USSA and FIS racing opportunities for athletes in this group. The individual race schedules will be tailored to fit each athlete. FIS athletes are expected to travel to races as a team and without the accompaniment of a parent/guardian.

Training Session

August 5th - April 13th

Pre-Season Dryland

Each athlete will meet with Gordon to determine best schedule and training program that includes OAC, Ascension and additional cardio program. (Additional fees apply)

On Snow

Tuesdays-Fridays, @ Nordic and Snowbasin

Saturdays, 8:45am-3pm @ Snowbasin

Sundays, 8:45am-3pm @ Snowbasin

License

FIS: $85 (regular license, $155 after August 15th)

USSA: $150 ($175 after October 15th)

IMD: $50 ($65 after October 15th)

 Race Travel Expenses

Based on travel schedule and number of competitions entered, to be discussed with coaches.

Ski Passes

Athletes need a Snowbasin and Nordic Valley season pass. Pass prices are not included in program fees and must be purchased directly through both resorts. 

Season pass rates for OVST athletes are the best-offered prices available. Purchase date and cost to be determined later this summer

Work Deposit

There is a work deposit commitment with this program.  Learn more about the work deposit program see attached document.

 Team Meeting

FIS Meetings: Coaches will set up meetings to meet with athletes individually.

Recommended Summer/Fall Skiing:

20-30 days