The Solitude Race Team is a comprehensive race training program for skiers ages 6 through 16+. Our skilled roster of professional coaches are certified under U.S. Ski & Snowboard and PSIA, and each is dedicated to fostering well-rounded athletes. Race Team staff emphasize skill development and gate training to enhance the fundamentals and skills of high-performance skiing while helping athletes understand and display sportsmanship, teamwork, and mountain etiquette. Teams are organized in age-based groups, U8 to U16+, and participate in races from Youth Ski League up to U16 Championships. The U.S. Ski & Snowboard Alpine Training System and SkillsQuest are key parts of our coaching regimen.

All participants must be able to ski intermediate (blue) terrain with skidded parallel turns and pole plants. Skills will be assessed in early December.

Participants are expected to compete in U.S. Ski & Snowboard competitions in the region and are required to provide their own travel to competitions. On competition days, Solitude coaches will meet athletes and parents at the race venue. Some competitions will require additional fees, which will be billed separately. A U.S. Ski & Snowboard membership is also required and is available for purchase on their website.

A minimum of two training sessions per week is recommended (one weekend day, plus an additional weekend day, weekday, or weeknight). Need help choosing the best sessions for your skier? Email us at smrskischool@solitudemountain.com.


Minimum training commitment and skis recommended per age as of December 31, 2021:
U16+ (ages 14-15+): 4-5 training days (SL, GS, and SG skis)
U14 Qualifier Team (ages 12-13): 4-5 training days (SL, GS, and SG skis)
South Series Team (ages 8-11): 3-5 training days (SL and GS skis)
YSL Team (ages 7-11): 1-2 training days (1 pair of race, combi, or SL skis)

Weekend Training 21/22
Program* Dates and Training Schedule** Training Time*** Preseason Rate *** Rate After November 1, 2021
Saturday OnlyLate November to mid-AprilEarly and late season
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Mid-season
8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
$1,900$2,200
Sunday OnlyLate November to mid-AprilEarly and late season
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Mid-season
8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
$1,900$2,200
Saturday and SundayLate November to mid-AprilEarly and late season
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Mid-season
8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
$3,250$3,500
* 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.




Supplemental Training 21/22
ProgramDates and Training ScheduleTraining TimeRate
Additional Full-Day at SolitudeEarly December to mid-March
Fridays at Solitude
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.$1,100
Additional Half-Day at SolitudeEarly December to mid-March
Fridays at Solitude
1:00 to 4:00 p.m.$600
Night training at Brighton Resort (U8-U12 only)Early January to mid-March
Tuesday nights at Brighton Resort
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
$400
Night training at Utah Olympic ParkEarly January to mid-March
Tuesday and Thursday Night at UOP
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
$800

Solitude race team and Brighton ski team train together at Brighton Resort and Utah Olympic Park (UOP) on scheduled evenings to enhance training. This offering runs from January into March. This partnership provides a unique opportunity to experience a variety of terrain and to train with a wider network of athletes. U8 - U12 athletes train at Brighton on Tuesday evenings, Older athletes train Tuesday and Thursday at UOP.
Friday full-day training is available between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Friday afternoon training is available between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Private race coaching is available upon request; please call for pricing and availability.
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.