Mighty Mites Program

Registration for the Mighty Mite and Devos Program will be held from October 1-31, 2018.

Mighty Mites is a “Love to Ski, Learn to Ski Race” program and try-outs will be held to ensure participants are able to ski all-of-the Mountain from the top of Chair Six.

As an introductory ski race program for ages 7-13, Mighty Mite athletes improve skills and confidence by learning to ski race and free ski the entire mountain within ability groups. Athletes are grouped according to age and ability for the season. Please see our website for information on the program and the Mighty Mite Board/Leadership at alyeskamightymites.com.

Given the popularity of our recreational ski programs we have had to institute a maximum capacity to preserve the Devos and Mighty Mite Program’s quality. Based on management of the participants and volunteer coaches, we have determined 200 participants is an appropriate cap. The Alyeska Ski Resort also requests we institute a cap of 200 for each program.

This season we will institute a Lottery Process for both new Devos and AMM participants if our returning athletes and interested new applicants significantly exceed 200. The intent of the process is to provide transparency, support family involvement, encourage coaching commitments and ensure we maximize the program capacity. Please see the Lottery Process Inserted below.

Program Costs

Mighty Mites

  • Sundays | Alyeska Resort | 7-13 years as of Dec 31, 2018
  • Registration Fee – $350
  • Recommendation – The goal of the program is to introduce the fundamentals of alpine ski racing to young children. The Mighty Mite Program strives to promote self-confidence, a sense of accomplishment, good sportsmanship and a FUN, positive racing experience for children. Whether a child has an Olympic goal or just wants to have fun, Mighty Mites can provide the foundation for a lifelong love of skiing. Mighty Mites captures the balance between racing and free skiing, offering several races throughout the season, opportunities to train gates, as well as ample time to explore the entire mountain with their coach and group. Please see our web site for more details about eligibility and criteria for enrolling.
  • Additional Opportunities – Winter Break Camp $100 (Dec. 26 – 28, 2018), Spring Break Camp $100 (March 13 – 15, 2019), Hilltop Wed Training $255 (Jan. 9 – March 20, 2019 excluding March 13). This training session is for older, independent athletes who can check-in with coaches, follow directions and get themselves to the practice courses all session long.  Individual coaches will not be assigned to groups.

Mighty Mites + Devos

  • Saturdays | Alyeska Resort | 8-14 years old as of Dec 31, 2018 | Devos
  • Sundays | Alyeska Resort | 7-13 years old as of Dec 31, 2018 | Mighty Mites
  • Program Cost – $625
  • Recommendation – Recommended for U10 and U12 athletes looking for the benefits of both programs.
  • Additional Opportunities – Winter Break Camp $100 (Dec. 26 – 28, 2018), Spring Break Camp $100 (March 13 – 15, 2019), Hilltop Wed Training $255 (Jan. 9 – March 20, 2019 excluding March 13). This training session is for older, independent athletes who can check-in with coaches, follow directions and get themselves to the practice courses all session long.  Individual coaches will not be assigned to groups.

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2018/2019 Alyeska Mighty Mite and Devos
Registration Lottery Process

The Alyeska Mighty Mite (AMM) and Devos Programs work to involve as many families as possible in quality, volunteer run, recreational ski programs. Given the popularity of these programs we have had to institute a maximum capacity to preserve both programs quality. Based on management of the participants and volunteer coaches, we have determined 200 participants is an appropriate cap for each program. The Alyeska Ski Resort also requests we institute a cap of 200 for each program.

This season we will institute a Lottery Process for both new AMM and Devos participants. The intent of the process is to provide transparency, support family involvement, encourage coaching commitments and ensure we maximize the programs capacity.

The following are the important components of the process:

  • All potential participants, new and returning, will register during the open registration period and pay fees for each program. Registration questions will capture each applicant’s status. All new applicants to any Alyeska Ski Club (ASC) program will be placed in a pending status until it is determined if a Lottery Draw is required.
  • At the close of the registration period, if the capacity of either program exceeds 200, significantly, the Lottery will be enacted for that program. All new potential participants in pending status will be placed into priority group status as listed below. Names will then be randomly drawn by the system in each category until the program is filled.
  • The following is the priority group status for drawing new potential participants, with notifications done by email:
    1. Siblings of returning ASC participants.
    2. Current Coaches’ children or grandchildren.
    3. Former Athletes in other ASC Ski Programs.
    4. New potential participants & New potential participants’ siblings: If more than one sibling of a family register as new participants, they are all entered into the program when one is drawn. This preserves family participation in the program.
  • New potential participants not drawn in the Lottery Process will be encouraged to participate in other ASC programs and will be notified by email.
  • If a new potential participant does not meet the ski tryout requirements, another participant will be randomly drawn pursuant to the above priority group status and notified by email.
  • Any new potential participants that are not chosen through the Lottery or do not pass the ski tryouts will be fully refunded their registration fees.