Alpine Racing

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SBA's alpine program is designed for motivated ski racers who wish to pursue ski racing at appropriate USSA and FIS levels. We provide the very best opportunities for each student-athlete to achieve his or her long-term goals, whether that means making the U.S. Ski Team, racing for an NCAA Division I collegiate program or simply skiing to the best of his or her ability during a high school career.

Central to SBA's alpine program are small training groups that promote comprehensive and detailed athlete management. Training and racing schedules are individualized by technique, talent, physical training, on-snow volume and equipment maintenance in order to maximize each student-athlete's potential for success.

Watering the Race Arena

Watering the Race Arena

In addition to regularly scheduled on-snow training at Sugar Bowl Resort, U21s, U19s, and U16s train on snow 30-45 days during the spring, summer and early fall: SBA's on-snow summer training camps at California’s Mammoth Mountain, Oregon’s Mt. Hood, and/or Mt. Bachelor give athletes valuable technical and tactical training prior to the winter competition season.

In addition to summer camps, SBA's alpine racers travel to Colorado or Canada in November for early season training opportunities. The focus of these camps is determined by individual training needs. While some athletes will be preparing for early season Nor-Ams, others will be developing skills on a progression geared for peak races in February and March. Throughout winter, alpine racers train or race five to six days per week. While at Sugar Bowl, the daily training schedule allows time for all facets of alpine ski racing including on-snow training, video analysis, physical recovery and equipment maintenance.

SBA's Alpine Training Facilities Include:

A private race arena at Sugar Bowl Resort accessed by a high-speed quad and outfitted with a cutting edge watering system and dedicated snowmaking equipment.

Multiple full-length Giant Slalom and speed training venues at Sugar Bowl Resort and alternate training venues at neighboring resorts to ensure the appropriate variety in terrain.

The Village Hall, an on-mountain 10,000 square foot building home to Sugar Bowl Ski Team locker room and offices as well as a full kitchen, dining area, restaurant and a multi-purpose great room.

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