Youth programs are a top priority for Bear Valley. The Mountain’s Team programs are designed to foster a love for snow sports, develop ski/snowboard athletes, encourage a healthy lifestyle and enrich the child/family experience. To aid in increasing attention to team members, Bear Valley has enlisted our Administrative Specialist, Alison Nilsen, to support registration, scheduling, communication, class organization on practice days and events. If you are interested in the program, please contact Alison by email.
Our staff is made up of PSIA Instructors, ex-racers and coaches with years of experiences. Athletes will be put into a group based on ability.
All Mountain Team
(Age 13 -18)
All Mountain Team $599.00
(team fee only, (lift ticket/pass sold seperately)
The All Mountain Team was piloted in 2009 with great success. This unique program is designed for teenagers that want to take their skiing to whole new level. As the name implies, the All Mountain Team experiences nearly every type of skiing. A typical weekend for an All Mountain member may involve groomed trails, moguls, trees, ungroomed lower mountain, steeps, the terrain park and even a run or two through a race course. We decide where we ski based solely on the day’s conditions – exploring and taking advantage of everything Bear Valley has to offer. Of course, the coaches are working to refine technique and build the confidence needed to ski all terrain, all conditions. Our goal: Experts for Life.
Tryouts are required for the teams and space is limited.
Attendence is REQUIRED opening weekend so that groups can be formed. This is necessary to avoid ongoing shuffling of participants between groups, provide consistency and improve the overall experience.
Training is tentatively set to begin Dec 18 – 19 and will be every other weekend throughout the season. Dates include: Jan 15-16, Jan 29-10, Feb 12-13, Feb 26-27, Mar 12-13, and Mar 26-27. Morning training at 9:00am to 11:00am, Afternoon training 12:00pm to 2:00pm.
- Christmas Camp: This training is part of the team’s program. The 4.5 Day Camp runs from Dec 27-31. Monday-Thursday are FULL Days, Friday will be a half day, morning only.
- Devo-Challenge and the End of the Season Party: will be scheduled on the last training weekend, tentatively March 26-27.
- Please make every effort to have your child ready to ski or snowboard and meet outside on the sun deck at least 10 minutes before training start time. This will be the departure and return area for the program.
All training takes place for 2 hours in the AM and 2 hours in the PM.
- Morning training will start at 9:00am sharp. Afternoon training will start at 12:00pm sharp.
*** PLEASE make every effort to have your child on the snow, at west end of the sun deck with all gear on and ready to go at least 10 minutes before training starts. This will be the departure and return area for your young athlete. The coaches and teams cannot wait for late arrivals, so it is important to be out on time.
Bear Valley Sports Education Foundation (BVSEF)
- BVSEF is a not-for profit organization dedicated to the support of Bear Valley’s snowsports athletes. Its membership is made up of parents and volunteers, such as yourselves, whose children are involved in the snowsports programs at Bear Valley.
- All families will need to register on the Bear Valley Sports Education Foundation website at www.bvsef.org. This is a free site with your team membership, but does require a password to access. This is the main form of communication that will be used by Bear Valley and its coaches to keep you updated on your child’s ski program throughout the ski season. If you have not already registered, PLEASE DO SO AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!
- Individuals and families who are not Team members may register on the website as an Associate Member for $25.00/yr or other supporting donations.
- To help keep the cost down on your child’s skiing program, all Team parents will be asked to sign up to volunteer their time at the events that take place at Bear Valley throughout the season. Bear Valley CANNOT put on these events without our parent help. The events that we support by our volunteerism include:
- The Rasmussen Classic Slalom Race (USSA Far-West J4-J5) takes place this season at Bear Valley January 8-9. This is the main fundraising event that BVSEF puts on each season to support the Devo and Race programs. All Devo and Race parents should plan on volunteering for this event.
- Devo Challenge –End of the season race for all Devo participants.
- Auction and Fund raising events, such as our Silent Auction and Casino Night. (Date to be announced) The Casino Monte Carlo Night is a Bear Valley Search and Rescue event that sometimes shares proceeds with Bear Valley Snowsports Education Foundation.
- End of the season Slush Cup family race on May 1, 2011.
As in all youth sports programs, we need parent volunteers for all of these events. Remember, because of the efforts of BVSEF and our parent volunteers, Bear Valley is able to keep costs reasonable for the ski programs and all of our young skiers.