BSF Alpine Youth Ski League
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The Youth Ski League (recommended for, but not limited to, ages 5-12) is an eight-week program designed for beginner- to intermediate-level skiers who have had some formal or informal instruction. Youth Ski League provides an introduction to the fun sport of skiing and the fundamentals of ski racing while exploring Bridger Bowl's incredible terrain. (Note: Participant must be able and willing to ski mid-mountain and above.)
- 2013 Program starts January 19-20, 2013 and runs for 8 weekends (until March 9-10)
- Ski from 9am-2pm (Lunch 11-11:30am at Deer Park Chalet)
- Saturday and/or Sunday options
- USSA license not required
- Races in season for YSLT Athletes, $10.00 per start. Race dates for 2013 are Feb. 9 and March 3.
- Helmets required
- Parent/volunteer assistance with races is limited, needed, and encouraged and is a great place for parents to learn about ski racing.
- Cost: 2 Days - $475, 1 Day - $375
- Please scroll down for more details!
YSL Christmas Camp:
- 2013-2014 season camp dates TBD
- Ski from 9am-2pm (Lunch 11-11:30am)
- Check-in 8:30-8:45am in the Jim Bridger Lodge Cafeteria (Above the Rental Shop)
- Camp Goals: Reintroduction to the Fundamentals of Skiing & Tons of Fun
- Daily Schedule and Goals to be Provided Prior to Camp Start Date
BSF YSLT Director/Head Coach
Welcome Parents and Athletes to Bridger Ski Foundation's Alpine Youth Ski League
We are so excited to begin the 2013 YSLT Season and can't wait to see you all - new and returning. This really couldn't be possible without the support and commitment from you all. So thank you from everyone here at BSF and we look forward to working and playing with all of you this season.
Here is some valuable information regarding the YSLT Program for 2013:
The program runs for 8 consecutive weekends from 9am-2pm, unless weather becomes an issue. If we miss a day or two, we will make it up at the tail end of the scheduled season. The BSF hotline and this website will be updated frequently, so if it's below zero degrees, look for a cancellation email OR www.bridgerskifoundation.org for updated information. We will most likely cancel YSL if the temperatures are that low.
Participant Standards: Recommended, but not limited to, ages 5-12. Some formal or informal instruction - participant must be able and willing to ski mid-mountain and above. Note: We do NOT provide Equipment, Daily Lift Ticket, or Lunch, but do let us know if you need assistance with the aforementioned.
On the first weekend: We ask that all parents and athletes please sign in with us between 8:15am and 8:45am at the Jim Bridger Lodge. Check-in is located in the upstairs cafeteria of the Jim Bridger Lodge (above the rental shop). If you don’t see us, then you’re probably in the wrong place. Please do not go directly to the lift. Come check in with us first. This way we can make sure all of your registration and release forms are complete and we can connect you with your coaches and give each athlete a nametag.
The Daily Schedule:
After checking in (the first weekend only): Skiers will meet at the Powder Park lift area (coaches will usher kids to the gathering area as close to 9am as possible). On the first weekend we will work and ski together to find the appropriate groupings for your athletes (be aware there may be some shuffling throughout the first days to make appropriate placements). Placement for your child is vital to us and may take a couple of ski runs for us to evaluate your children effectively. Note: Groups are generally assembled with similar skiing technical skills and coaching agenda. It is not guaranteed that friends will be paired up, but we will try to accommodate if skiing ability and goals are similar.
*The following weeks of the program, YSLT coaches will meet with their group at 8:45am at the Powder Park Quad and then dropped off with parent’s slope-side of the Jim Bridger Lodge at 2pm.
Lunch 11:00-11:30am: We roughly break for lunch at this time (depending on crowds and conditions). Lunch is at the mid-mountain Deer Park Lodge usually upstairs and coaches will supervise the kids at lunch. Parents are welcome to join in, but we ask that parents join the group upstairs rather than removing your child to downstairs or to another location as we all like to eat together. This is a great time to bond as a team and get to know each other better.
Your children will be released from the program at 2:00 p.m. slope-side outside of Jim Bridger Lodge: If parents are not present to pick up children upon release, please make sure you communicate with Kate or one of the other coaches to let them know exactly where you will meet them after we release them.
Equipment, Health Concerns and Other Recommendations:
Mandatory and Recommended Equipment, Etc: Please have your children fed (a warm, substantial breakfast is recommended) fully dressed, and ready for a full day of skiing. Appropriate ski clothing is important in Montana, so please have your child dressed in proper ski clothing and prepared for our variable weather. For safety purposes, we require your child to wear a helmet. Poles are also required. So please let us know prior to the ski day if you need help finding a helmet or poles and we will be glad to assist you. If you could also have each child bring a small back pack with a water bottle, extra set of gloves, neck gator, extra goggles if possible, sun block, extra layer of clothing, spare change in case of emergency, bagged, healthy, nutritious lunch, and a snack. (Snacks of apples, dried fruit, jerky, carrot sticks, nuts, granola, raisins, string cheese and some granola bars are great ways to go).
On ski days: If you could put Chap Stick, hand and toe warmers, tissues, etc., in your child's ski jacket pocket; this will help us take care of your child's needs. Backpacks will be taken up the Powder Park lift and dropped off outside in our team area by the timing shack at the top of Virginia City.
Health & Diet Conditions & Concerns: While we will have an copy of each participants medical release form, noting any serious medical and/or dietary conditions, we may not know everything. So if you could let us know personally if there are any major (or even minor) concerns, then we can follow your direction while working with you in providing the best environment for your child.
Races: We have 2 scheduled Fun Races this year - one on Saturday and one on Sunday (USSA Licenses NOT Required). The dates for these races are Saturday, February 9th and Sunday, March 3rd - costing $10 each (not included in registration fees). Both events will take place on Hanton’s Hallow (Under former Dear Park Lift). While races are not mandatory, they are highly recommended. It is important to note that we will not have coaches available to ski with non-racers on competition days. If your child does not want to participate, please let Kate or their coach know to make other arrangements. Experience has shown that 99% of those who participate, even reluctant little ones, enjoy each race as it is meant to be an all-inclusive fun race!
As always, please feel free to contact me with any questions about the program. And if we don’t hear from you, we’ll see you in January. We have an awesome season to look forward to and tons of Safety, Fun, and Learning for all YSLT Athletes!!!
*If you have any questions or concerns you may contact myself, Kate Mcfee. Jason Moore, BSF Alpine Program Director and Roger Bay, Head Coach, are also available for questions and concerns.
Kate Mcfee, BSF Alpine Youth Ski League Team Director