ARC is a recreational program that introduces participants aged 7 to 18 to alpine ski racing in a fun and friendly environment. Over the 11 weeks, athletes will improve their fundamental skiing skills while free-skiing and will work on race tactics during gate training. Athletes will participate as part of Team Afton in four Midwest Snowsports Development League (MDSL) race days at Afton or other nearby ski areas.
The program will follow the US Ski and Snowboard Association guidelines for developing alpine ski racers with a balance of free skiing, focused drills and training in gates. USSA Training Systems Overview and USSA Training System Matrix
This program is perfect for the young person who wants to try racing without having to commit to a more intensive USSA program of training and racing or wants to supplement their high school racing program with additional training and coaching.
For a more intensive training experience, Team Afton – ARC members can join Tuesday Night Gate Training. A mix of SL and GS training under the watchful eye of experienced coaches.
To register, please go to AftonAlps.com ARC registration page.