The Solitude Devo Team is a non-competitive, fundamentals-focused ski and snowboard program designed to prepare skiers and snowboarders ages 6 through 12 for either the Race Team, Freeride Team, or Big Mountain Team. Athletes who want to develop excellent skills in a fun and challenging environment will enjoy this program. Our coaching staff promotes camaraderie, teamwork, and sportsmanship with safety and fun in mind.

Children are grouped by age and ability. All participants must be able to ski or snowboard intermediate (blue) terrain with skidded parallel turns and pole plants. Our coaching staff applies U.S. Ski & Snowboard Alpine Training System, Freeski Training System, SkillsQuest, and PSIA methodologies.

Pass RequirementsAll participants must purchase an Ikon Pass or Solitude Young Adult Pass. Team Solitude members must have passes without blackout days (The Ikon Base Pass, Ikon Base Plus Pass, and Solitude Midweek pass have blackout dates on required training days.
Age RequirementsAges 6-12. Athletes must be 6 years old as of December 31, 2022 (No Exceptions)
Skill Prerequisite

This is not a beginner program. Athletes must have previous skiing experience and be able to:

  • Ski intermediate terrain unassisted.
  • Ride a chairlift unassisted.
  • Turn parallel on intermediate terrain.
  • Glide semi parallel across fall line and on flat terrain.
  • No edgie wedgies, leash/harness or other training aids.
  • Manage themselves in a group environment.
Equipment Requirements
  • One pair of all mountain skis at least nose height, owned or seasonal lease (no rentals) in good condition.
  • Properly fitted boots in size and flex in good working condition.
  • Poles, helmet and goggles required.
ScheduleProgramming begins the second weekend in December and ends the final weekend in March. Practices are held regardless of weather, road conditions, holidays, or business levels.
Participation

Athletes are expected to participate in 65% or more of the offered training. Make up days are not offered for any missed training.

Training Plan

We ski a lot and get mileage! 75-90% coached/directed free skiing, 10-20% coached drills, 5-10% intro to training (gate skiing).

Pick up/Drop OffDrop off and pick up at the Ski and Ride Corral at the base of Easy street Run. Drop off 15 minutes prior to scheduled lift opening time.
Preparedness
  • Dress athletes warmer than you would.
  • Keep small, healthy snacks in pockets.
  • Arrive properly fueled and hydrated.
  • Arrive with a positive attitude and ready to ski in all weather conditions.
LunchLunches are included in Team Solitude tuition.
Parent Requirements
  • Attend parent orientation.
  • Remain on-site during practices and available by phone.
  • Dress athletes appropriately.
  • Complete team agreement (code of conduct).
  • Remain actively engaged with the team communication platform and check schedules and updates frequently.
  • Actively communicate the needs of athletes, including planned absences, illness, and injuries.
CommunicationParents are required to maintain an active account with our chosen communication platform. Instructions and invites will be sent to parent(s) after registration and tuition payment.


Pass RequirementsAll participants must purchase an Ikon Pass or Solitude Young Adult Pass. Team Solitude members must have passes without blackout days (The Ikon Base Pass, Ikon Base Plus Pass, and Solitude Midweek pass have blackout dates on required training days.
Age RequirementsAges 6-12. Athletes must be 6 years old as of December 31, 2022 (No Exceptions)
Skill Prerequisite

This is not a beginner program. Athletes must have previous skiing experience and be able to:

  • Ride intermediate terrain unassisted.
  • Turn both directions, using toe and heel side turns
  • Ride a chairlift unassisted.
  • Manage themselves in a group environment.
Equipment Requirements
  • One pair of all mountain skis at least nose height, owned or seasonal lease (no rentals) in good condition.
  • Properly fitted boots in size and flex in good working condition.
  • Poles, helmet and goggles required.
ScheduleProgramming begins the second weekend in December and ends the final weekend in March. Practices are held regardless of weather, road conditions, holidays, or business levels.
Participation

Athletes are expected to participate in 50% or more of the offered training. Make up days are not offered for any missed training.

Training Plan

We ride a lot and get mileage! 75-90% coached/directed free riding, 10-30% coached drills.

Pick up/Drop OffDrop off and pick up at the Ski and Ride Corral at the base of Easy street Run. Drop off 15 minutes prior to scheduled lift opening time.
Preparedness
  • Dress athletes warmer than you would.
  • Keep small, healthy snacks in pockets.
  • Arrive properly fueled and hydrated.
  • Arrive with a positive attitude and ready to ski in all weather conditions.
LunchLunches are included in Team Solitude tuition.
Parent Requirements
  • Attend parent orientation.
  • Remain on-site during practices and available by phone.
  • Dress athletes appropriately.
  • Complete team agreement (code of conduct).
  • Remain actively engaged with the team communication platform and check schedules and updates frequently.
  • Actively communicate the needs of athletes, including planned absences, illness, and injuries.
CommunicationParents are required to maintain an active account with our chosen communication platform. Instructions and invites will be sent to parent(s) after registration and tuition payment.

Weekend training 22/23

Program

* Dates and training schedule

** Training Time

*** Preseason Rate

*** Rate After October 15, 2022

Saturday Only

Mid-December through mid-March

Early and late season
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Mid-season
8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

$1,680

$1,890

Sunday Only

Mid-December through mid-March

Early and late season
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Mid-season
8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

$1,680

$1,890

Saturday and Sunday

Mid-December through mid-March

Early and late season
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Mid-season
8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

$3,150
$3,465
* Specific program dates determined by conditions and winter season open and close dates. These will be communicated to participants prior to opening day.
** Specific times determined by conditions and lift operating hours. These will be communicated to participants as conditions allow.
*** Tuition includes lunch but does not include a season pass. Team members are required to have an Ikon Pass or Solitude Season pass. Athletes who are Ikon Base Pass holders will need to purchase day passes for Ikon Base Pass blackout dates.
NEED ASSISTANCE?
Contact Solitude Ski & Ride School with any questions and to register by calling 385.282.7155 or by emailing snowsports@solitudemountain.com. Open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.