Alpine X (Ski Cross) 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-U18/U21 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-U18/U21 
Full Time Program

(must be 12 years old by December 31, 2022)

Friday – Sunday | Alyeska Resort
Wednesday – Thursday | Hilltop Ski Area or Alyeska Resort
Program Fee – $3,800 

Add-Ons –
U14 – Fall Dryland | Elite and Hillside Three Day (optional) – $540

U16 – Fall Dryland | Elite and Hillside Four Day (optional) – $780

U18/U21 – Fall Dryland | Elite and Hillside Five Day (optional) – $942

U14 – U18/U21 Mid-Season Dryland | Elite One Day (optional) – $308

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 Futures Tour/regional 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 Athletes
Fall Dryland (Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday September 7 through November 14, 2022 at Elite and Hilltop) and/or Mid-Season Dryland (Every Thursday December 1 – April 6, 2023 at Elite)

U16 Athletes

Fall Dryland (Every Tuesday through Friday September 6 through November 14, 2022 at Elite and Hilltop) and/or Mid-Season Dryland (Every Tuesday December 6 – April 4, 2023 at Elite)

U18/U21 Athletes
Fall Dryland (Every Monday through Friday September 6 through November 16, 2022 at Elite & Hilltop) and/or Mid-Season Dryland (Every Tuesday December 6 – April 4, 2023 at Elite)

 

Alpine X Team
U14-U18/U21
Part Time Program

(must be 12 years old by December 31, 2022)

Saturday + Sunday | Alyeska Resort
Program Fee: $2,920

Add-Ons:
U14 – U18/U21 – Fall Dryland | Elite and Hillside Two Day (optional) – $340

Friday Training | Alyeska (optional) – $360 

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 Futures Tour/regional 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:
U14 – U18/U21 Athletes Fall Dryland (Every Wednesday and Friday September 7 through November 11, 2022 at Elite and Hillside)

Friday Training (Every Fri. Dec. 9 – April 7, 2023)

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 USASA Futures 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. I came up through the Mighty Mite, Devos and Juniors programs. I competed in alpine until I graduated from high school, racing at the FIS/USSA level. I skied in college for Western State Colorado University and competed in freeride and ski cross. I competed at the 4* FWQ level in freeride and 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 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. In 2017, I was the USASA National Champion.  My final year racing I became World Cup eligible before I suffered a career ending injury. I am excited to be back home in Alaska and stay involved in skiing. I am looking forward to working with athletes to help them improve their fundamentals/skills in and outside the race course.

Hudson Moe

Hudson Moe | Coach

Hudson Moe grew up in Alaska, spending a short time racing with the Alyeska Ski Club. He later moved to Jackson Hole Wyoming and continued to compete with the Jackson Hole Ski and Snowboard Club participating in their racing and freeride teams concurrently. In 2011, shortly after graduating from high school, Hudson enlisted in the U.S. Army. During his time in the service, aside from flying on and repairing helicopters, Hudson developed a deep interest in optimizing human performance, mind and body, in austere environments. In 2019, Hudson transitioned into civilian life, spending a year post service contracting for the DOD overseas. He is now a full-time student pursuing degrees in Biology and English. Hudson will be working with both the Juniors and Alpine X programs this season.

Nick Crews

Nick Crews | Assistant Coach

Nick grew up skiing in Girdwood, first as a Mighty Mite before racing in the Alyeska Ski Club Juniors program through high school. He began backcountry skiing in the Girdwood and Turnagain Pass areas and now has 10 seasons of backcountry and avalanche experience throughout the Rocky Mountain West. During his time at Colorado College studying Computer Science, Nick worked for the school’s Outdoor Education Program and has logged hundreds of hours leading and instructing backcountry skiing and rock climbing. He also has many hundreds of hours of experience as a professional STEM tutor for high school and college students. Nick has his Avy 2 certification, several certifications as a rock climbing instructor, and is an [expired] WFR. Nick is excited to share his knowledge of skiing, the mountains, and responsible recreation with the Alyeska Ski Club community!

ASC Alpine X - photo courtesy of Jennifer Aist.

Photo courtesy of Jennifer Aist.