49° North Alpine Ski Team (FAST)
Program Director & Head Coach: Darren Stutzke
509-935-6649 ext. 633
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FAST Race Training Programs
Our alpine racing team focuses on fun and fundamental skill development for the beginner to advanced racer, ages 5 and up. Program training provides the athletes with a mix of gate running and directed free skiing from December to the beginning of April.
49° North race programs are about more than just winning races. Team goals go beyond the slopes with a focus on helping each athlete develop self-confidence, pride in accomplishment and an understanding of commitment and follow-through. Our coaches are dedicated to developing skiers with versatility, all-around athleticism and the ability to adapt tactically, both in and out of a racecourse. Family involvement is a key element to the success of our race programs. Parents' participation in hosting events and fundraisers make this an affordable and fun opportunity for the whole family. From the family here at 49° North, we hope to see you soon!
Youth Ski League (YSL) Race Programs
As a member of the Youth Ski League and the United States Ski Association, FAST athletes have an opportunity to compete in a variety of events with other YSL club racers with the Inland Northwest. Athletes are able to experience different mountains from all over the Inland Northwest.
FAST (49° North Alpine Ski Team) was created to give young skiers in the Inland Northwest an opportunity to participate in the exciting sport of ski racing. Our alpine team focuses on fundamental skiing skills in a fun environment and encourages athletes to become lifetime skiers. Program Dates December 5, 2015 - April 2, 2016.
Two Day Training
Designed for skiers ready for a season of racing in the YSL on Saturdays
and Sundays throughout the winter season. Athletes divide their time between
directed-skiing with coaches and race training. The two day skiers challenge
themselves through skiing expert terrain in all conditions while also learning
race specific techniques and tactics. The Two Day YSL Race Training
Program provides 39 days of coaching.
Program Price: $949
One Day Training
Skiers focus on skill acquisition through direct free-skiing and race training.
Training is one day per week, on Saturdays. The One Day
YSL Race Training provides 22 days of coaching.
Program Price: $799
Junior Training Programs
A great way to transition and go beyond the Youth Ski League Team, this training program focuses on cutting edge skill development. Athletes have the opportunity to compete in multiple regional USSA and YSL events. Cost for coach's lodging, food, and transportation during the regular FAST year are to be shared by participating athletes at USSA events. Additionally, coach's wages are shared for races after March. USSA competitor's license is required of all Junior level athletes. Program Dates: December 5, 2015 - April 2, 2016.
Three Day Elite Team
Includes afternoon training on Fridays from 1:00pm to closing. Three Day Elite
athletes will receive over 50 days of training and coaching.
Program Cost: $1,099
Two Day Training
Saturdays and Sundays. Two Day athletes will receive 39 days of training
Program Cost: $999
Whether the skier is in town only for the Holiday Season, wants to jump-start their ski year, or is trying FAST for the first time, Holiday Camp is a great introduction to the FAST experience. The focus is on skill development with some gate training and ends with a team fun race and prizes. It is a great opportunity for new athletes to try ski racing. Camp Dates: December 28, 2015 - January 2, 2016. Camp Price: $199 for training camp and coaching. Holiday Camp is included if you signed up in any of our training programs.
Holiday Race Academy
December 27, 2015 through January 1, 2016. The Holiday Race Academy is a unique training opportunity that is held each year during the holiday break. The Race Academy is geared to athletes currently in a race program that want to take their race development to the next level. It is a supplement to the on-snow coaching that athletes receive during our holiday race camp.
Athletes will stay at the Chewelah Peak Learning Center across from the mountain. The price includes all meals and transportation between the Mountain and the Learning Center during their stay.
We will have evening video review sessions, break out sessions on tactics and techniques, and a tuning clinic the night before the Holiday Camp Race.