Dear Team Summit Alpine Ski Racing Devo, Age Class and Ability Parents; All Ability Athletes; Alpine SRD, Age Class and Ability Coaches:
Happy Fall! The leaves are showing their first signs of turning and winter is just around the corner!
These regular Alpine Updates contain much program information including upcoming events and activities for all Alpine Program participants and staff. Please take the time to read this information carefully and act on any requests as quickly as possible.
Please refer to the Alpine Page of the Team Summit Website: https://teamsummit.org/Alpine. Here you will find program specific information regarding general training schedules, required passes, training locations, recommended equipment and much more. Find the drop-down for program calendars, equipment, passes, etc. for detailed information in all areas.
Season pass information from each of our partner resorts is being compiled. Once we have final pass information, the administrative team will communicate that to all Alpine membership.
All calendaring of training and competition events, team communications, IM and program alerts utilize Playmetrics. The Ability and Age Class Team rosters and calendars are updated through the start of on-snow training on October 20. Ski Racing Devo (SRD) and Ski Racing Comp (SRC) rosters and calendars will be updated in advance of on-snow training that begins on December 2.
US Ski and Snowboard (USSS), Rocky Mountain Division (RMD) Competition Calendars for all programs and age groups are nearly finalized. The RMD webpage is your source for the race calendars, race announcements qualification procedures and other sport information: https://usskiandsnowboard.org/sport-programs/regions-divisions/rocky-central-alpine-region/rocky-alpine-division-calendar
Between the Team Summit and RMD websites, these updates and communications from your Head Coaches and the Playmetrics calendars, all of the information you need to be organized for the season is available for you. If questions remain, please reach out to the appropriate contact as indicated below.
Please read on below for important information!
In This Update:
- Colorado Competition Council Equipment Ordering September 16, 17!
- Equipment Information
- US Ski & Snowboard (USSS) Development Camps This Fall
- Financial Aid Application Deadline September 30
TEAM SUMMIT COLORADO
Contacts for your Head Coach and Administration:
Membership Services: firstname.lastname@example.org
Academic Services: email@example.com
Athletic Trainers: firstname.lastname@example.org
Colorado Competition Council Equipment Ordering September 16, 17!
The Fifth Annual Colorado Competition Council Equipment Session is being held at Silverthorne Elementary School next weekend, September 16 and 17 from 9AM-4PM daily. This is the opportunity for Team Summit Alpine racers to order new equipment at special racer pricing.
Representatives from most of the racing hardgoods and softgoods manufacturers and race focused retailers will be present to help you with your equipment decisions, sizing and get you set up with everything you need to compete this winter. Most hardgoods will be special order. Smaller items and soft goods can often be purchased on site and taken home.
Team Summit Head Age Class Coach Jared Hedges and Ability Coach and Equipment Coordinator Heath Colon will be present on Sunday from 10AM to 1PM to help any Ability, Age Class, Ski Racing Devo and Ski Racing Comp families with their equipment questions.
More information, list of vendors and directions can be found here:
Members can also order directly from Team Summit’s partners Podium Sports in Frisco and Racer’s Edge in Breckenridge at any time by visiting or contacting the stores.
Recommendations for the equipment that each racer should have is found on the Team Summit Alpine page:https://teamsummit.org/Alpine. Scroll down to the respective program and click on the “Equipment” drop-down.
Important equipment selection, sizing and maintenance information is summarized in a two page document revised annually: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1c0xASjf5mhn9Xq263yQtE3rmIHifEYL8/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=101737236662125019540&rtpof=true&sd=true
You can view 2023-24 manufacturer’s catalogs, information about sponsorship programs and sizing charts here:https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1KMhY9imk81gWbog3bUAvuf9mqdpeWytS?usp=sharing
The Rossignol racing catalog has a comprehensive sizing chart based on age and weight that we use as the guideline for all sizing regardless of brand. This is your best resource for making sizing decisions for ski length and boot flex.
Any additional help that you may need please contact the following coaches:
Ability: Heath Colon – Assistant Coach/Equipment Manager email@example.com
Age Class: Jared Hedges – Head Age Class Coach firstname.lastname@example.org
Ski Racing Devo/Comp: Samantha Streletsky – Head Devo Coach email@example.com
US Ski & Snowboard (USSS) Development Camps This Fall
There are a number of USSS and RMD Development Camps scheduled throughout the fall. Some camps are by qualification/invitation and others are open to a specific age group. It is recommended that invited athletes attend whenever possible.
Due to the significant numbers of international teams who will be training in Copper this Fall, access to the speed venue will be limited. These FIS AND U16 camps will fill up quickly SAVE THE DATES AND LOOK FOR THE INVITES TO REGISTER: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1A9VLHVa9IgBlaArc9RevHTn-U_RDdYIh/view?usp=sharing
A U14 speed camp is tentatively planned in Aspen on December 4, 5. More information TBA.
Financial Aid Application Deadline September 30
Team Summit provides financial aid to help with the cost of program fees for those who need support. Application deadline for 2023-24 winter programs is September 30.
Team Summit has a new application for financial aid administered by a third party. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.