Team Overview

Learn to Alpine Ski and Race (LASAR) is a program that teaches children of all levels of ability the joys of skiing and racing. The objectives for the program include improving skiing and racing technique through progressed turning, balance and body positioning, honing racing skills and developing self-confidence and the ability to work in groups with professional instructors and coaches. Athletes must be 5 years old by January 1, 2023, must have a US. Ski & Snowboard license, and must be able to ride the Poma and ski off of tower 3 at Rotarun.

Due to the popularity of the youth programs at SVSEF we are asking that families sign up for either Baldy-Devo or LASAR. Historically, some families have registered for both. If a family wants to sign up for Baldy-Devo and LASAR, they will be put on a waiting list for LASAR. After registration closes, we will reevaluate the overall registration numbers and determine if/how we can accommodate those who are eager to do both.

The staff at SVSEF is committed to reaching as many young kids as possible who want to explore and enjoy the sport of alpine skiing.

On Snow, In Season Training Schedule

January 6 – Feb 26
Two days per week (Wednesdays and Fridays)
Section A, 3 – 4:20 p.m.
Section B, 4:30 – 5:50 p.m.

Pass & Membership:
  • Must purchase General Non-Competitor US Ski & Snowboard Membership.

Year of birth 2013-2017

Skill Prerequisites:

Must be able to ride the Poma and ski off of tower 3 at Rotarun.


All the equipment that makes for a great day on the ski hill:

  • Always bring a SMILE!
  • Jacket – a warm, weather-proof one, please.
  • Ski Pants for all weather.
  • Mittens and/or warm gloves (p.s. mittens are warmer).
  • Neck Gators/Buffs are great for any day.
  • Positive Attitude to share with your team!
  • Helmet and Goggles that are adjusted and fitting well.
  • Poles with Straps – adjust the length by turning the pole upside down and place your hand under the basket. Your arm should be parallel to the ground.
  • Hand Warmers to keep in your pocket.
  • Boots with good fit and soft flex.
  • Skis*: one pair of carving skis or combi ski (slalom/giant slalom mix). Length should be where the tip of your ski reaches between your chin and forehead when standing on end.
  • Ski Pass – Rotarun Poma Lift access included for all training days. If your kiddo wants to ski all season on non-training days, Rotarun Season Passes are available online at, or apply for a free Rotarun Futures Season Pass through Freddy’s Pass Program!
  • Snack – and remember a snack!

*Watch for pre-season email from the coaches with information about ski equipment lease packages through PK’s Ski & Sports and Sturtevant’s.

p.s. There is no bad weather, only bad clothes!


Alpine LASAR athletes remain with their groups under the supervision of their coach during all training sessions.

Travel & Competitions:

Arkoosh Cup at Rotarun

Sport: Alpine Skiing
Age: Year of birth 2013-2017
Ability Level: Must be able to ride the Poma and ski off of tower 3 at Rotarun.
Enrollment Limit: 50 per session
Athlete-to-Coach Ratio: 6:1
Price: $275
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