Team Overview

The Alpine U14 Home Team’s mission is to help young skiers develop strong fundamental skills, learn to be part of a team, gain a joy and passion for skiing in a fun and challenging team environment. Our experienced coaches focus on progressive skill acquisition, knowledge of the skier’s responsibility code, respect for the mountain and having fun. This team is for skiers who wish to explore racing, a blend of racing and all-mountain skill development, or are committed to competitive racing. This team can be used as a stepping stone into the Competitive Alpine Teams. Athletes have the chance to train gates and can compete in all Cheeso Home Series events, Arkoosh Cup, Kindercup & Gary Black Jr Races, but the focus is on freeskiing and skill development. Athletes can expect to gain knowledge in many areas including general alpine racing, introduction to World Cup Ski Racing, equipment care, ski racing specific technique and tactics, technical fundamentals, activation and warmup, alpine racing protocol and etiquette, and all-mountain safety.

No Dryland Training Offered

On Snow, In Season Training
December 17 – March 26
Three days per week

  • December 17-18, 21-22, 28-29
  • Tuesdays starting January 3, 2 – 4 p.m.
  • Saturdays starting January 7, 12 – 4 p.m.
  • Sundays starting January 8, 12 – 4 p.m.
Pass & Membership:
  • Must purchase SVSEF/Blaine County Student Season Pass through Sun Valley Company for 22/23 season.
  • Must purchase General Non-Competitor US Ski & Snowboard Membership.

Year of birth 2009-2010

Total Program Hours:

150-200 hours (8-10 hours per week in-season).

Skill Prerequisites:
  • Must have fundamental skills to ski anywhere/everywhere on the mountain.
  • This program will include a wide variety of skill levels, but athletes must have the inherent desire to learn to be a better skier.
  • Must be independent; able to conduct oneself appropriately when unaccompanied.
  • Must be able to care for and maintain all ski equipment.
  • Responsible and accountable for hydration, nutrition, and proper layering for any weather.
  • Respect teammates, coaches, parents, and all all mountain employees at all times.
  • Complete knowledge of Mountain Safety Policies.


Boots: Must be properly fit (size/flex) and in excellent working condition.

Protection: Slalom protection (pole, chin, and shin guards), and hard-eared helmet required. Back protection may be recommended.


U14 athletes are NOT supervised for periods of time and MAY be required to take breaks, eat lunch, ski to race course, and/or load chairs unaccompanied.

Travel & Competitions:
  • Primary race series: Cheeso Cup Series
  • Athletes will compete in the Cheeso Cup Home Series Race Program, with additional home race offerings (Arkoosh Cup, Kindercup, Gary Black Jr. Memorial Race).
  • Required to attend parent orientation.
  • Must actively communicate needs of athlete including planned absences and injuries.
  • Must register for competitions in a timely manner per team communication.
  • Must complete Team Agreement (Code of Conduct).
  • Must remain actively engaged with team communication method(s) and check schedule/updates regularly.

Sport: Alpine Skiing
Age: Year of birth 2009-2010
Ability Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Enrollment Limit: 13
Price: $2,800
  • Must purchase SVSEF/Blaine County Student Season Pass through Sun Valley Company for 22/23 Season.
  • Not eligible for multi-team discount.
Team Jackets & SVSEF Apparel:
  • SVSEF works with Sturtevant’s on ordering Team Jackets. Visit the SVSEF online store for further information in the fall.
  • Select SVSEF apparel and accessories are available through the online store.
Team Placement:
  • Participants may be required to switch to a more appropriate program, if available, at the discretion of Head Coaches and Program Director.
  • At Junior Program Director’s discretion, athletes may have the opportunity to transfer to U14 Travel Team.
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