Alpine X Program

The Alpine X team is built for athletes who have a foundation in alpine skiing and want to pursue ski cross, alpine and (or) freeride competitions, with ski cross being at the forefront. The team’s training plan will be a combination of alpine ski racing and freeski training. Combining these two types of training opportunities will allow these athletes to learn the necessary skills to be competent and competitive skiers in multiple disciplines, while promoting training variety to keep athletes engaged throughout the season. The program is open to skiers ages U14-U19 who have the desire to train and compete in ski cross, alpine and freeride. Both Full Time and Part Time programs are available. Athletes must have the intent to compete in at least one ski cross, alpine or freeride event this winter to be eligible for the program.

For questions, contact Morgan Haymans at alpinexheadcoach@alyeskaskiclub.com

Program Descriptions

Alpine X Team
U14-U19
Full Time Program

(must be 13 years old by December 31, 2020)

Friday – Sunday | Alyeska Resort
Wednesday – Thursday | Hilltop Ski Area or Alyeska Resort
Program Fee – $2,715

Add-Ons –
U14 – U16 Fall Dryland | Elite Two Day (optional) – $640
U19 Fall Dryland | Elite Two Day and Hillside Two Day (optional) – $960
U14 – U19 Mid-Season Dryland | Elite One Day (optional) – $260

Description:
This program is for athletes who identify skiing as their primary sport. Athletes will have the option to participate in off season dryland training + training on snow 5 days a week with supplemental dryland training all winter long. This program will focus on fundamental skill acquisition, skill refinement and athletic performance at various levels of competition (local/divisional, regional, and national). This group will participate in USSS Alaska Division/USASA Big Alaska Series SX races, the USASA National SX Championship, USSS Alaska Division alpine races and the IFSA Alyeska Junior Freeride Classic. This group may also target USASA Super Series SX events depending on athlete interest. U19 athletes may target FIS Nor-Am SX events depending on athlete interest.
Includes – Thanksgiving Camp, Winter Break Camp, most school in-service days and Spring Break Camp.

Additional Opportunities:
U14 – U16 Athletes
Fall Dryland (Every Tuesday and Thursday Sept. 1 through Dec. 17, 2020 at Elite) and/or Mid-Season Dryland (Every Tues. Jan. 5 – April 6, 2021 at Elite)
U19 Athletes
Fall Dryland (Every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday Sept. 1 through Dec. 18, 2020 at Elite & Hilltop) and/or Mid-Season Dryland (Every Tues. Jan. 5 – April 6, 2021 at Elite)

 

Alpine X Team
U14-U19
Part Time Program

(must be 13 years old by December 31, 2020)

Saturday + Sunday | Alyeska Resort
Program Fee: $2,070

Add-Ons:
U14 – U19 Dryland | Elite Two Day (optional) – $640
U14 – U19 Dryland | Elite One Day Mid-Season (optional) – $260

Friday Training | Alyeska (optional) – $180 

Description:
This program is for athletes who participate in conflicting sports/activities and are more focused on local/divisional competition. Athletes will train on snow 2 days a week (Saturday + Sunday) all winter long and will focus on fundamental skill acquisition (becoming a stronger skier) as well as training and competing in ski cross, alpine and freeride competitions. Athletes will have the option to participate in both off season and in season dryland training. This group will participate in USSS Alaska Division/USASA Big Alaska Series SX races, the USASA National SX Championship, USSS Alaska Division alpine races and the IFSA Alyeska Junior Freeride Classic. This group may also target USASA Super Series SX events and FIS Nor-am SX events depending on athlete interest.
Includes – Thanksgiving Camp, Winter Break Camp, most school in-service days and Spring Break Camp.

Additional Opportunities:
Fall Dryland (Every Tuesday and Thursday Sept. 1 through Dec. 17, 2020 at Elite) and/or Mid-Season Dryland (Every Wed. Jan. 6 – April 7, 2021). Friday Training (Jan. 8 – April 16, 2021)

Licensing

Each discipline an athlete competes in will require separate licenses.

Ski Cross

USASA – For an athlete to compete in Big Alaska Series, Super Series and USASA Nationals they must hold a current USASA membership.
FIS (16+) – For an athlete to compete in FIS U.S. Revolution Tour and North American Cup races, they must hold a US Ski and Snowboard Freeskiing membership and a FIS Freestyle license.

Alpine

USSS Alaska Division – For an athlete to compete in Alaska Division alpine races they must hold a current USSS Alpine membership.
FIS (16+) – For an athlete to compete in FIS alpine races they must hold a current USSS Alpine membership and a FIS Alpine license.
Note – FIS licenses are purchased through US Ski and Snowboard. 

If an athlete competes in both FIS ski cross and FIS alpine racing, they will only pay one USSS membership fee. However, this must be arranged with USSS in order to hold a dual membership. 

Freeride

IFSA – For an athlete to compete in IFSA Freeride competitions they must hold a current IFSA membership.

Our Coaches

Morgan Haymans, Head Coach

I grew up ski racing for Alyeska Ski Club and came up through the Mighty Mite, Devos and Juniors programs. I competed in alpine until I graduated from high school, racing at the FIS/USSS level. I skied in college for Western State Colorado University and competed in freeride and ski cross competitions. I competed at the 4* FWQ level in freeride and have won a sickbird award. In ski cross, I was an USCSA All-American all four years in college, and I represented the United States at the 2015 World University Games.  After graduating, I continued racing ski cross and competed at the Nor-Am, Europa Cup and US Grand Prix level. I finished 3rd Overall in the SX Nor-Am standings in 2016 and was the 2017 USASA SX National Champion. I am excited to be back home in Alaska and coaching for Alyeska Ski Club. I am looking forward to working with athletes to help improve their fundamentals/skills and making them stronger skiers.

ASC Alpine X - photo courtesy of Jennifer Aist.

Photo courtesy of Jennifer Aist.