West ARC

Summit West Ski Racing Program - Saturdays/Sundays

Led by long-time USSA/FIS delegate Dean Tonkin, the West ARC program concentrates largely on tactical race training (gate training courses). If you're looking for an emphasis on ski race training, West ARC is the way to go! 

Ten weeks! Learn to race while developing a solid foundation for your skiing progression and discover if the Alpine Winter Olympics might be in your future.  We recommend renting or buying a pair of race or carving skis, bindings, boots, poles and a helmet. Contact us for discounts for participating BOTH days.

This program participates in two race events. Athletes are not required to race (small race fee is extra), however, the program does not conduct regular programming on these days. Coaches guide their athletes through the race day.

Age Groups: 6-13 Squad 14-18 Squad 19+ College/Adult Squad

The West ARC teen and adult squads are for amateur and competitive level high school athletes looking to improve their downhill speed and technique, while bashing gates with top level industry pros.

Skiers Only

Ability Levels Blue thru Black - intermediate to expert, levels 5-9
Saturdays Jan 6, 13, 20, 27; Feb 3, 10, 17, 24; Mar 3, 10, 2018
Sundays Jan 7, 14, 21, 28; Feb 4, 11, 18, 25; Mar 4, 11 2018
Start Times 10AM
Lesson Length 4HR (Ends at 3:30PM, 1.5HR lunch break w/family at 12PM)

PRICE: $580-750

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West ARC Assistant Coaches - Saturdays/Sundays

West ARC Assistant Coaches must be enrolled in the West ARC U18 Program as well. This program is an add-on to the West ARC U18 program designed to continue development and open the doors to coaching as an adult. The connections, skills, coaching, and experience gained in this program are not only inspirational and fun, but will look good on your resume and college essays, and will lead towards professional certifications in USSA.  Plus, you will have a distinct advantage in your job interview when you want to come and work for us (or any other mountain). This program is designed to take elite athletes who want to learn what it takes to coach other elite athletes and become professional race coaches.  You will get the insight and tool kit you need to make it happen.

Priority will be given to second year West Coaches Assistant, Central Coaches Assistant, and Alpental Leadership Program Graduates and select athletes out of the West ARC and Alpental ARC U16 programs. Includes Big S Unlimited Season Pass, program attendance required to maintain pass privileges.

Skiers Only - Ages 16 - 17

Ability Levels Blue and Black - Levels 6+
Saturdays Dec 10*,11*, 17*, 18* 2016; Jan 7, 14, 21, 28; Feb 4, 11, 18, 25; Mar 4 2017
Sundays Dec 10*,11*, 17*, 18* 2016; Jan 8, 15, 22, 29; Feb 5, 12, 19, 26; Mar 5 2017
Start Times 8:30AM
Lesson Length 6HR 30MIN

ADD-ON PRICE: $TBD

REGISTRATION FORM

Also required: Season pass release

Uniform Agreement

Release Authorization

*denotes required attendance
Nikwax

Brown Bear Car Wash supports The Summit SnowSports School in creating a life-long love of skiing and snowboarding. For more about Brown Bear or to find a location visit brownbear.com.

Alpental ARC

Alpental Ski Racing Program - Saturdays/Sundays

If you are looking for an all mountain program that uses race focused skill development along with solid, all-round technical on-piste skills, this is your program!​ Developing strong black & double black diamond race inspired all-mountain skiers is the goal of this program mixing in some gate training with lots of technical skiing off the race course too. Ultimately, honing skills for alpine racing and all mountain skiing will be a big focal point for participants. If your child really enjoys skiing with some speed and stays mostly on the groomed, steeper, more difficult trails, this is a great fit for them. Alpental ARC participants can expect to be in the gates (training courses) less than West ARC.

On a typical day, skiers in the Alpental ARC program will do tactical gate training in the morning session and technical freeskiing after lunch. On a powder day, well heck, we just ski powder!

This program participates in two race events. Students are not required to race (small race fee is extra), however, the program does not conduct regular lessons on these days. Coaches guide their students through the race day.

Age Groups: 7-13 Squad 14-18 Squad 19+ College/Adult Squad

Skiers Only

Ability Levels Black - Levels 7+
Saturdays Jan 13, 20, 27; Feb 3, 10, 24; Mar 3, 10, 2018
Sundays Jan 14, 21, 28; Feb 4, 11, 25; Mar 4, 11, 2018
Start Times 9:15AM
Lesson Length 4HR (Ends at 2:45PM, 1.5HR lunch break w/family at 11:15AM)

PRICE: $676

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Alpental ARC Assistant Coaches - Saturdays/Sundays

Alpental ARC Assistant Coaches must be enrolled in the Alpental ARC U18 Program as well. This program is an add-on to the West ARC U18 program designed to continue development and open the doors to coaching as an adult. The connections, skills, coaching, and experience gained in this program are not only inspirational and fun, but will look good on your resume and college essays, and will lead towards professional certifications in USSA.  Plus, you will have a distinct advantage in your job interview when you want to come and work for us (or any other mountain). This program is designed to take elite athletes who want to learn what it takes to coach other elite athletes and become professional race coaches.  You will get the insight and tool kit you need to make it happen.

Priority will be given to second year Alpental Coaches Assistant, Central Coaches Assistant, and Alpental Leadership Program Graduates and select athletes out of the West ARC and Alpental ARC U16 programs. Includes Big S Unlimited Season Pass, program attendance required to maintain pass privileges.

Skiers Only - Ages 16 - 17

Ability Levels Black - Levels 7+
Saturdays Dec 10*,11* 2016; Jan 7*, 8*, 14, 21, 28; Feb 4, 11, 25; Mar 4, 11 2017
Sundays Dec 10*,11* 2016; Jan 7*, 8*, 15, 22, 29; Feb 5, 12, 26; Mar 5, 12 2017
Start Times 8:30AM
Lesson Length 6HR 30MIN

PRICE: $TBD

REGISTRATION FORM

Also required: Season pass release

Uniform Agreement

Release Authorization

*denotes required attendance
Nikwax

Brown Bear Car Wash supports The Summit SnowSports School in creating a life-long love of skiing and snowboarding. For more about Brown Bear or to find a location visit brownbear.com.