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Give your kids a fun time on the slopes for multiple weeks this season! Snowbasin's instructors provide a fun and educational environment for your kids for multiple weeks. Snowbasin offers a variety of programs to fit each kid and their goals. Our award-winning Snow Sports School inspires children to actively learn skiing and snowboarding in a fun and safe environment. Children are grouped by age and ability. Dedicated instructors will tailor lessons around the needs and abilities of each student through the program. Littlecats and Wildcats programs are multi-week programs for shorter parts of the season. If you are looking for a full-season and skill development focused program for your kids, please check out the Devo, Devo+ and Snow Stars programs below. 

Registration for the Alpine Development Programs (ADP) is now available for the 2020-2021 season. Wildcats and Littlecats will go on sale sometime in the fall. 

ADP includes Devo, Devo+, and Snow Stars Ski Teams.  Each of our Ski Team Programs provides mountain safety, fun, skill development, and incredible season-long experiences.  Athletes are matched with other athletes of similar ability and assigned a Coach for the season.  Our highly trained Coaches work to develop fundamental skills and help inspire a lifelong passion for the mountain experience.  Learn more about each program below, and check out the FAQ Section at the bottom of this page, which answers many commonly asked questions.

If you sign your kids up for Devo, Devo+ or Snow Stars be in the know with regular communication and Information for the 2020-2021 Season by subscribing below.  Subscribe to this NEW list even if you have been subscribed in previous seasons. 

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  • Devo

     
  • The Alpine Development Team ‘Devo’ is Snowbasin Resort’s Premiere Ski Team Program.  This 12-week full-day program for skiers is run by Snowbasin Resort’s Snow Sports Department in cooperation with the Snowbasin Ski Team.  Each participant will be matched to a Team based on ability level, assigned a Team Coach for the season and develop skills in the exciting worlds of All-Mountain Skiing and Racing.  Program emphasis is on Safety, Ski Improvement, Team Building and a lot of FUN exploring the mountain!  The curriculum is based on the US Ski Team Alpine Training System and Professional Ski Instructors of America Fundamentals.  Athletes will be challenged with ability-appropriate progressions, tasks, and drills of increasing difficulty throughout the season.  Program price includes Snowbasin Premier Youth Season Pass, NASTAR Season Pass, Official Ski Team Jacket, 12-Weeks of Professional Coaching, Lunch at any of our Lodges and Expedited Lift-Line Privileges.  Youth GS skis or narrow underfoot all-mountain skis are recommended

    Dates: Saturdays for 12 Sessions.  December 12, 2020, through March 20, 2021 (NO Session Dec. 26, Feb. 6 or Feb. 13)

    Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm 

    Cost: $1249

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  • Devo+

     
  • Devo+ is our Sunday Devo Program for athletes who are ready to take that next step in their skills and is an additional product found in the e-store when registering for Devo above.   Devo+ focuses on advanced gate training and big mountain skiing through a combination of progressions, tasks, and directed free skiing.  Athletes will get mileage on more challenging terrain and running exclusive team race courses.  Coached by our most highly certified coaches, this program has limited openings.  Devo+ is best suited for athletes who want additional training, advanced development or are transitioning to the Snowbasin Ski Team (SST) Big Mountain or Race Team Tracks.  Not sure which SST Track to pursue?  This program will help your athlete decide.  Devo+ runs Sundays from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm and mirrors the same weekends Devo is in session.  To qualify for Devo+, athletes must be enrolled in Saturday Devo, be a confident parallel skier on Blue Terrain and have the ability to ride any lift at Snowbasin, unassisted.  Program price includes 12 Additional Weeks of Professional Coaching, Lunch at any of our Lodges and Expedited Lift-Line Privileges.

    Dates: Sundays for 12 Sessions.  December 13, 2020, through March 21, 2021 (NO Session Dec. 27, Feb. 7 or Feb. 14)

    Time: 9:00 am - 2:30 pm 

    Cost: $749

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  • Snow Stars

     
  • Snow Stars is our Introductory Team Program.  This 12-week half-day program for skiers focuses on Safety, Skill Development, Friendship and FUN for ages 5-6.  Each participant will be matched to a Team based on ability level and assigned a Team Coach for the season.  Whether your athlete is learning to ski or already skiing the mountain with confidence, we have a team that will challenge them.  Snow Stars love to move, explore and learn by doing.  Our coaches will help your athlete get a jump-start on skiing with the family and prepare them to ultimately join the Alpine Development Team with confidence!  Program price includes Snowbasin Youth Season Pass, NASTAR Season Pass, Official Ski Team Jacket, 12-Weeks of Professional Coaching and Expedited Lift-Line Privileges.

    Dates: Saturdays for 12 Sessions.  December 12, 2020, through March 20, 2021 (NO Session Dec. 26, Feb. 6 or Feb. 13)

    Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 

    Cost: $699

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  • FAQ For DEVO, DEVO+, Snow Stars

     
  • Alpine Development Programs (ADP) Devo l Devo+ l Snow Stars 

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Q:  I’ve registered for ADP.  How will I receive program information?

    A: We use the e‐mail address you subscribed with to send weekly program communication starting in December. Please verify your address is correct when subscribing. Check junk/spam folders and/or mark rocky@snowbasinskiteam.org as a safe sender.

    Q: I am new to the program and have a lot of questions. How can I get additional information?

    A: Times and dates for ADP Orientation will be announced in late November. This is a chance for you to attend an informational session about the ADP, with a Question and Answer session to follow. We try to coincide ADP Orientation with Team Jacket pickup for convenience.

    Q: If I register for an ADP, will I be refunded for my athlete’s season pass already purchased?

    A: Yes. Register for your ADP of choice, then contact us and we will refund the cost of your athlete’s season pass if you register for an ADP. ADP registration must occur prior to refund.

    Q: What are the dates, times and breaks for ADP?

    A: The dates, times and breaks for each program are listed on the web site at the bottom of the Program description. You will also receive a Season Schedule via program communication in early December.

    Q: Where do I pick up and drop off my athlete?

    A: The Meeting Area is located at Wildflower Meadows, which is the large area in front of the Learning Center. Only adults authorized by parents are allowed to pick up an athlete.

    Q: What if I need to pick up my Athlete early?

    A: You can arrange early pickup with your Team Coach.

    Q: What if I am late to dropoff?

    A: If you are late, please arrange a meeting time and location with your Team Coach.

    Q: What gear do you recommend for my athlete?

    A: We have included “Athlete Gear Recommendations” at the bottom of this FAQ. These are general gear guidelines for most athletes most of the time.

    Q: What type of Team Jacket will my athlete receive?

    A: All athletes will receive a new 20,000+ mm insulated jacket. We work with different manufacturers and colorways may vary. An announcement will be sent in late November providing dates and times for Team Jacket pickup.

    Q: When can I pick up my athlete’s Team Jacket?

    A: An announcement will be sent in late November providing dates and times for Team Jacket pickup.

    Q: Is it Ok if my athlete cannot make all program sessions?

    A: Our programs are like a season pass, come as often as you can, but it is OK if you cannot make every session.

    Q: What Team will my athlete be on?

    A: All athletes are assessed on the first day of the program and placed in the most appropriate group based on skiing ability and age. At times team placement may only be possible based on skiing ability.

    Q: Do you make Team changes?

    A: Sometimes it will be necessary to move athletes to a different Team in order to enhance their experience.

    Q: When and where will my athlete eat lunch?

    A: Coaches and their Teams will decide when and where to eat lunch. Teams can eat at any of our Lodges, any time they choose. Most teams eat before the lunch rush.

    Q: What can my athlete eat for lunch?

    A: We offer a very wide variety of lunch choices at any of our lodges, which should meet every athlete’s taste and need. Lunch also includes a fountain drink of choice, hot chocolate or water.

    Q: Are home lunches Ok?

    A: No. At this time home lunches are not allowed.

    Q: My athlete is a beginner, can they join one of the Ski Teams?

    A: Yes. We have specific teams for beginners in our Snow Stars and Devo Programs. Beginner athletes will be assigned to a Team with other beginners. Devo+ is for experienced athletes only. 

    Q: What if I still have questions?

    A: Prior to the season, please contact Rocky at rocky@snowbasinskiteam.org. During the season, you will be assigned a Team Coach, who can answer your questions. 

    Athlete Gear Recommendations

    Here are some GENERAL gear guidelines for most athletes most of the time. Please understand we are not addressing specific needs for all athletes in all situations, it can vary widely.

    Boots

    The most important piece of gear is COMFORTABLE boots, which are snug like a firm handshake, but not too tight. Toes should lightly brush the front of the boot when standing straight up, but not touch the front of the boot when the ankle is flexed. Toes should freely wiggle up/down and the heel should sit firmly in place in the back of the boot when flexing and extending. Most children can wear a boot without modification. Sometimes it will be necessary to get your athlete a custom fit by a master boot fitter. Again, the most important thing is to make sure the boots are comfortable and will stay dry inside. Discern between a truly uncomfortable boot and a snug new pair of boots your athlete may not be used to wearing.

    Skis

    All‐Mountain Skis on the narrower side or Frontside Carvers work best for most athletes most of the time to develop new skills. GENERAL ski height for beginners is typically from sternum to collarbone. For skiers with some experience, height can be from collarbone to the nose and more advanced skiers between the chin and lower forehead. This can highly vary based on the type of ski, the ability level of athlete, conditions, and intent. We recommend against rockered skis, twin tips, wide skis, or park-specific skis. These skis while fun are not the most conducive for learning new skills.

    Poles

    We recommend against using poles for any new skier under the age of 10. Your coach will recommend when it is time for your athlete to start using them. If your athlete is a confident skier, it is typically good to use poles with proper instruction.

    Other Gear

    The team jacket you will receive is 20,000 mm rated, the highest in the industry for youth jackets. This means the jacket is highly weather resistant. A pair of 10,000 to 20,000 mm rated snow pants is recommended. Insulated, weather-resistant mittens or gloves are advised. A helmet and goggles are REQUIRED. We recommend using layers of clothing for the upper and lower body, such as a base layer and a fleece or down mid-layer as one example. Use more layers on colder days and fewer on warmer days. We highly recommend against wearing two pairs of socks.

    For more specific recommendations, please visit your local ski shop where gear experts can address your athlete's specific needs. Local shops many of our participants use are Alpine Sports and Amer Sports in Ogden and Diamond Peak in Eden.

  • Wildcats

     
  • Wildcats: Ages 7-14

    For a fun and productive way for your kids to spend their Saturdays or Sundays. These programs include 5 weeks of professional coaching and lunch. It is open to all ability levels of skiing and snowboarding. Dates: Saturdays or Sundays, January Session begins 1/9/2021 and 1/10/2021. February Session begins 2/20/2021 and 2/21/2021. The program runs 10:00 am - 3:00 pm and the kids will meet in the Wildflower Meadow beside the Learning Center. Cost is $399 for lessons and lunch or $499 for lessons, lunch and lift tickets.

    On Sale This Fall

  • Littlecats

     
  • Littlecats: Ages 5-6

    Saturday multi-week program for kids ages 5-6. The program is open to all ability levels of skiing. Littlecats runs for 5 weeks starting on 1/09/2021.  Your child will have fun skiing the mountain and making new friends.  Kids meet in the Wildflower Meadow beside the Learning Center. The cost is $449 for lessons, lunch and a lift ticket.

    On Sale This Fall