A staple program at Loveland Ski Club, the Development Team has been the foundation for athlete development longer than most can remember. Its focus is clear… teach critical skills all over the mountain while ensuring each young athlete is having a blast.
SATURDAY TEAM: EVERY SAT. 12/9-4/6
SUNDAY TEAM: EVERY SUN. 12/10-4/7
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The Development Team is a one-year, entry-level program, designed to help your young athlete become an independent and confident skier in varying terrain, over most of the mountain.
It’s a fun immersion into season-long skill development and programming. An introduction to more advanced terrain as is appropriate, to challenge athletes to improve. D-Team athletes are also introduced to a ski racing environment.
At least one year of ski lessons in a traditional ski school environment is recommended prior to enrollment. Athletes must know how to ride a chairlift and be able to ski in a self-sufficient manner on green runs. In the event of a fall, an athlete must be able to stand back up on their own. If an athlete is not tall enough to load the lift on their own, we ask that a parent accompany them.
Athletes are given the skills to successfully move to either Alpine Race Programming or All-Mountain Programming upon completion.
Season Tuition: $2,350
WORK DEPOSIT: $200 What is this?
Loveland Season Pass
Team Bib Loan
for the Season
Seasonal Equipment Loan.
Equipment can be exchanged as your child grows.
Coach to Athlete Ratio
Learning to explore the mountain, always under the close supervision of a coach
Athletes will be guided through a continuous progression of drills which are designed to help them advance their skills while skiing all over the mountain. Teaching 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 Development 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. As athletes become more comfortable and experienced, they will have the opportunitiy to ski steeper runs, bumps, small jumps, glades, and high alpine terrain keeps the learning and fun factors high.
Limited Gate Training
While the Development Team is not a race focused program, athletes will be provided opportunity to tain in the race venue and occasionally in brush courses and GS gates.