ABILITY (U16) ALPINE SKI TEAM
Loveland Ski Club’s Ability (U16) Ski Racing program is aimed at High School athletes. This program has a heavy focus in ski racing and is designed for the high school aged athlete who is seeking to balance ski racing and school. Two training options are available to work with your schedule: Full Time or Weekend.
On-Snow: November 2023 - April 2024
Ages U16 (2008-2009 birth years)
The Ability program provides dedicated athletes with the tools for personal success at USSS races in Colorado. At this level, athletes compete in Slalom, Giant Slalom, Downhill, and Super G, as appropriate. Using all the terrain Loveland has to offer, LSC's dedicated training venues, and LSC's unparalleled access to early season race venue training, tools are provided to help each athlete reach their personal best as the level of competition increases.
Athletes should be comfortable skiing all terrain at Loveland Ski Area. Athletes should have age and discipline appropriate race equipment. Proper equipment care becomes important at this level: from strapping and protecting skis, to ensuring that skis are in proper condition. Athletes will be provided tuning education and resources from their coaches.
Our Ability (U16) program offers either Full Time (5x week) or Weekend (Sat. & Sun.) commitments, based on the athlete's schedule and preference. Friday drop-in days are available for Weekend athletes, at an added cost.
FULL TIME Season Tuition (5x week): Starting at $9,000
Weekend season tuition (Sat & sun): Starting at $7,000
WORK DEPOSIT: $500 What is this?
Loveland Season Pass
Team Jacket Lease
for the Season
Coach to Athlete Ratio
Fall Team Activities
Access to our sports nutritionist
at an additional cost
in the off season
Learning to explore the mountain, always under the close supervision of a coach
ADVANCED Skill Development
Age Class Athletes will be guided through a progressively more challenging battery of drills designed to hone learned skills while developing new skills that will help them success in and out of the race course. These progressions are designed around the Loveland Ski Club Method of Progression.
As each athlete grows in skill and ability, they will be exposed to a variety of more challenging snow conditions, lessons and drills, and terrain. This includes bumps, steeps, harder snow conditions, deeper snow, open glades, upper mountain terrain, and limited gate training.
The success of the Age Class Team is rooted in the extensive use of the terrain all over the mountain. It’s fair to say the mountain is our greatest teacher, and exposure to steeper runs, faster groomers, bumps, jumps, glades, and steeps keeps the learning and fun factors high.
Gate Training and Racing
Athletes will be exposed to a broad range of training courses which include brushes, stubbie gates, dye lines, as well as age appropriate height slalom, and giant slalom gates. This immersion into gated training is designed to fuse the athletes developing skills with the strategy and tactics required to be a successful ski racer.