Alpine Racing Program
SBA's alpine program is designed for motivated ski racers who wish to pursue ski racing at appropriate USSA or FIS levels. Our primary goal is to provide the very best opportunities for each student-athlete to achieve his/her long term goals whether that be making the United States Ski Team, racing for an NCAA Division I collegiate program, or simply skiing to the best of his/her ability during their high school career.
Central to SBA's alpine program are low athlete to coach ratios that allow for comprehensive and detailed athlete management. Training and racing schedules are individualized for technique, talent, physical training, on-snow volume, and equipment maintenance in order to maximize each student-athlete's potential for success. It is Sugar Bowl Academy's intent to train ski racers to their highest potential and to provide as intense a regimen as is necessary to reach their highest goals in the sport.
In addition to regularly scheduled on snow training at Sugar Bowl Resort, J1s, J2s, and J3s train on snow 25 -- 55 days during the spring, summer, and early fall. SBA's on-snow summer training camps in Mammoth Mountain in California, Mt. Hood, Oregon, and with our partners at the Treble Cone Race Academy in New Zealand provide athletes with valuable technical and tactical training prior to the winter competition season. In addition to summer camps, SBA's alpine racers travel to Colorado in October and 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. During the winter, alpine racers train or race 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.
During the winter, alpine racers train or race 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