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The Alpine Racing Program is a training-only program on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, from 6-8 p.m., from early December through early March. Staffed by experienced coaches, our program is for alpine athletes 11-18 years old who are active USSA, D-Team or high school racers motivated to improve and take their skiing to a higher level. To ensure low coach-athlete ratios and the highest quality instruction, the roster for this program is limited to 15-20 athletes. Some preferences is given to returning athletes and exceptionally motivated younger athletes will be considered on an individual basis.
This program is affiliated with USSA and is committed to developing young athletes who have strong skiing fundamentals, and whose success in the race course goes hand-in-hand with their ability to ski all terrain in all conditions. Our approach is based on a proven system that creates the basics for mastery in both technical and speed events. Welch Village's terrain offers more vertical and varied terrain than other local ski areas which is a perfect fit for an elite racing program.
Tuesday and Wednesday Evening Training - $495
December Training - $125
Includes: 4 sessions of training from 9am-11am on Dec. 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th.
*Please contact our coach Bill Sonnega if you are interested in this program.
Bill Sonnega, Head Coach
Bill has a longstanding relationship with ski racing at Welch Village. Bill has been head coach of the Northfield High School Alpine Team, on the coaching staff of the Welch Village D-Team, active in NASTAR racing and assisted with other ski racing programs and events at the area. Bill is an accomplished on-hill coach, and brings substantial leadership experience to this program from his work at St. Olaf College where he directs the Media and Film program. At Welch Village, Bill is committed to building a team of talented coaches, competitive athletes and supportive parents in a family-friendly environment.