October 28th, 2020
It is an exciting time of year as the cold and natural snow have us poised to begin our on-snow training. This is what we work for and we are ready.
Here are some updates related to how we will be operating in the COVID environment this season.
One change is this season Team Summit A-Basin passes are only available to athletes and coaches who have Arapahoe Basin as the home mountain for their program. This includes Intro and Devo program athletes signed up for A-Basin as their home mountain, Big Mountain, and Mogul programs. A-Basin does not require reservations for season pass holders. This applies to our athletes and coaches with Team Summit A-Basin passes. Pass vouchers are being processed and will be available soon. Academy athletes will receive those from your coach. All others will have those available when you pick up your coat.
Every athlete is eligible for a Team Summit Copper pass. We are in the process of distributing your pass voucher with priority on comp programs. Copper does not require reservations to be on the mountain. However, they are planning a parking reservations system. There will be a Team Summit parking plan so we don't get shut out of training because we can't find parking, but they haven't finalized those details. Copper is also cranking out snow as fast as mother nature allows. They want to get all of our academy athletes on-snow asap, but they need more terrain.
Keystone & Breckenridge:
We have submitted all of our training plans to our Vail Resorts partners. Reservations will not be necessary for athletes and coaches. We are hustling to get all of our training calendars up-to-date before November 6th. That is the date Vail Resorts has indicated pass holders can make their preseason and priority day reservations. So parents can be ready to reserve your days to align with your athlete's training. Team Summit pass products will be developed in early November and emailed to each member when we receive the voucher numbers. Every Team Summit athlete is eligible for a discounted Epic Local pass. This is actually the norm for Keystone and Breck. We typically don't receive our passes until the last week of November or the first week of December. It is based on how much terrain they are able to open. There is nothing Team Summit can do to speed up that process.
The weather will change, the resorts will open and will have a great season. We can't thank our resort partners enough for making Team Summit a priority in their plans for this season.
At a recent NSAA meeting, someone said, "don't be the reason we lose our season." Everyone's goal is to get the resorts open and keep them open. As we all do our part to follow CDC guidelines we can minimize the spread of COVID and have a great winter at Team Summit.
I Love This Sport,
Team Summit Colorado - Executive Director
"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine
whole athlete I whole team I whole community
0800 Copper Road, #3307
Copper Mountain, CO 80443
48 Uneva Place
Copper Mountain, CO 80443
Phone: 970 968 3080