The Alpine Racing Team is affiliated with the United States Ski Association (USSA) and is committed to developing young athletes whose success in the race program goes hand-in-hand with their ability to ski in all terrain in all conditions. Our coaching system, PMTS Racer Development, is a proven movement-based system used to train World Cup athletes in both technical and speed events. Our USSA team is given exclusive access to Welch Village's outstanding terrain, which offers more vertical than other local ski areas and has a long history of producing elite ski racers.
Staffed by experienced and PMTS accredited coaches, our program is for alpine athletes 11-18 years old who are active in USSA, D-Team or high school racers motivated to improve and take their skiing to the next level.
2015/16 Training Schedule
Welch Alpine Team Members train via the Full Race Academy Training Program on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from 6-8pm. Welch Alpine Team Members will also be given exclusive access to several Sunday morning training sessions, dates TBD.
The USSA Team trains in our Race Academy training program 2 evening per week beginning in early December. Training takes place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings in the months of December, February, and March. Due to the high number of high school races on those evenings in the month of January, the USSA team will train on Monday and Wednesday evenings for the month of January ONLY. All evening trainings are 6-8pm.
Sunday morning trainings will take place from 9am-noon on all weekends when the team is not at a race.
2015/16 Race Schedule
The Welch Village USSA Racing Program provides coaching at these races in 2015/16:
Fall Dryland training, boot fitting, and alignment assessments
Holiday Race Camp
Spring Race Camp
Head Coach - Brianna Berg
Green Level PMTS Race Coach accredited. Brianna is a former USSA and college-level race athlete and has extensive coaching experience with is a former high school alpine head coach. If you have any questions about our USSA program, please email Brianna Berg.
Assistant Coach & Alignment Technician - Ryan Nordell
Ryan is a Blue Accredited PMTS coach and certified Skier Alignment Center tech.