|Kodiak All-Mountain Team||4-5 Years old||Ski & Snowboard|
|Youth All-Mountain Team||6-17 Years Old||Ski & Snowboard|
|Adult All-Mountain Team||18+ Years Old||Ski & Snowboard|
Kodiak Team: This team is a ski and snowboard development program for children 4-5 years of age that are at a minimum a strong beginner level with successful chairlift loading and unloading experience. Kodiak Team members train for 2 hours per day on Saturdays and Sundays, every other weekend, including a holiday training camp
between Christmas and New Year’s. This schedule allows parents who are snow enthusiasts an opportunity to get a few hours of skiing or boarding while their kids are safe and learning new skills in a team environment. Parents are also welcome to join training, especially early in the season, to provide additional support for the chairlift loading and unloading procedure. For effective instruction, student/coach ratios are from 3-4:1.
Youth All-Mountain Teams (Ski & Snowboard): All-Mountain Teams are for skiers and riders between 6-17 years of age who are excited to improve their ski/boarding technique in a team setting. All-Mountain Teams train four hours per day on Saturdays and Sundays, every other weekend, including a holiday training camp between Christmas and New Year’s. Participants work on a variety of skill development in all snow conditions and terrain, building skills and confidence under the direction of a professional instructor. The emphasis is on having fun while developing mountain safety and teamwork skills. Team members will also be introduced to Freestyle features and elements, skier/boarder cross-course techniques, and running gates. All-Mountain Teams require a minimum skill level of advanced-beginner to intermediate skiing or riding ability and all members must be capable of riding a chairlift without assistance.
Adult All-Mountain Teams (Ski & Snowboard): The Adult All-Mountain Team is the best and most affordable way to improve your skiing and riding technique in a friendly and supportive environment. Open to strong beginner through advanced skiers, teams focus on improving specific skills with Bear Valley’s professional and friendly coaching staff. Adult All-Mountain Teams train two hours per day on Saturdays and Sundays, every other weekend, including a holiday training camp between Christmas and New Year’s. Participants work on a variety of skill development in all snow conditions and terrain, building skills and confidence under the direction of a professional instructor. The emphasis is on having fun while developing mountain safety and teamwork skills.
|Development Race Ski Team||6+||Ski|
|Youth All-Mountain Team||6+||Ski|
Development Race Ski Team: The Development Race Team is for skiers aged 6-13, who are considering ski racing while enjoying the Mountain and improving their technique. Development Race Teams train four hours per day on Saturdays and Sundays, every other weekend, including a holiday training camp between Christmas and New Year’s. An important component of this program is the introduction to the technical skills needed to transition to the Bear Valley Race Team. The program includes drills, free skiing, race techniques and an introduction to giant slalom and
slalom race courses, while emphasizing skill development in all snow conditions and terrain in a safe and confidence building environment. This team requires a minimum skill level of intermediate skiing; athletes that are not at this level will be referred back to the All-Mountain Team. Development Race Team members may race in the Central Series and Far West races at Bear Valley and other resorts with the agreement of the Head Race Team Coach.
Race Team: This is a competitive ski race team for strong intermediate to advanced skier athletes aged 6-13 years old who are looking to improve their racing skills, have a passion for racing, and are ready to compete at a top level. Ideal for committed young athletes that want to train and compete with the support of a solid team and enthusiastic coaches, the team trains for four hours each day during every weekend of the winter season and includes a holiday training camp between Christmas and New Year’s. The Race Team participates in Bear Valley’s Rasmussen Classic race and travels to other Central Sierra resorts for 3 other races during the season along with the Championships typically hosted in Lake Tahoe or Mammoth Mountain. The focus of this team is on developing fundamental technical skills to improve racing technique. This team requires a minimum skill level of intermediate skiing. More information is available in the Race Team Handbook.
2023/24 Training Days & Times
Team Orientation & Welcome Meeting – ALL Teams
Kodiak and Adult All-Mountain Teams train from 9:15-11:30 each scheduled day.
All other teams train from 9:30-11:30 and 12:30-2:30 each scheduled day.
All-Mountain Teams & Race Development Team:
|Month||Scheduled Training Days|
|December||TBD (one weekend plus Holiday Camp)|
|January||TBD (2 weekends)|
|February||TBD (2 weekends)|
|March||TBD (2 weekends)|
|Month||Scheduled Training Days|
|December||TBD (two weekends plus Holiday Camp)|
|January||Every weekend day *|
|February||Every weekend day *|
|March||Every weekend day *|
*Additional weekdays TBA
In addition to ski clothing, all skiers and boarders need the following equipment:
- Season Pass
- Team Pass
- Helmet (Mandatory)
- Powder cords
The Teams Program has a mandatory team jacket. Ordering details will be sent out over the summer/fall.
Race Team members may want to consider additional equipment which is specified in the Race Team Handbook.