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What is Alpine Ski Racing?

Alpine ski racing is an action-packed sport that mixes speed, agility, balance, coordination, and tactics. The sport consists of four primary events: downhill, super G, giant slalom, and slalom.  Youth alpine ski racing has the following age categories and events:

  • U10 - Giant Slalom and Slalom
  • U12 - Giant Slalom and Slalom
  • U14 - Giant Slalom, Super G, and Slalom
  • U16 - Giant Slalom, Super G, and Slalom
  • U18+ (FIS Age)  - Downhill, Giant Slalom, Super G, and Slalom

We offer a range of comprehensive alpine programs running from 3-6 days to meet the ability needs of all athletes.   New athletes to any program are subject to a ski assessment prior to registration.

Our Purpose

Athletic participation helps our students grow, learn, and enjoy themselves while they use and develop their personal, physical, and intellectual skills.  We value the lessons that are being taught by athletic participation: the pursuit of excellence through personal development and teamwork, ethical and responsible behavior on and off the hill, adherence to rules, leadership and strength of character, and sportsmanship – respect for one’s opponents, acceptance of victory with humility, and acknowledgment of defeat with grace.  The athletic goals of the program are measured by success and development at every level of the USSA divisional, national, and international alpine pipeline in addition to providing all of Park City’s youth with appropriate alpine sports opportunities.

Alpine Ski Programs

Alpine STAFF

Thomas Eckfeldt

Alpine Director

Tommy has spent more than a decade coaching high performance teams, including the U.S. Ski Team World Cup, Europa Cup, Development, and UNI Teams. Tommy also spent four seasons as the head coach of the Province of Ontario Canada Ski Team. He is an accredited level 500 Alpine Coach and also hold certifications from the National Strength and Conditioning Association as well as USA Weight Lifting.

Jason Lance

Alpine JR Director

Jason grew up in Montana where he started his ski endeavors at Red Lodge Mountain. From there he attended the University of Montana; it was at Montana Snowbowl that his coaching career started. In 1995 relocation to Park City stared his Intermountain career with the Park City Ski Education Foundation.

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Jason’s additional coaching positions over the years have included USST Development assistant coach; as well Jason worked on hill safety and preparations for the US Nor Am circuit. Jason was a contracted coach for The Small European Nations, supporting athletes at the Europa Cup and World Cup level in 1999/2000. He continues to serve at various levels for Western Region and is involved in the Athlete Development Committee for IMD. Jason believes that if you are humble and accountable that you can always learn something from those you surround yourself with, as well as being able support to them in return.