Is your child looking to improve their skiing skills? Is your child interested in learning about ski racing? If so, this is a great group for you! The focus is on having fun on the mountain while helping each child develop into stronger skiers. The evenings will be spent skiing together as a group with a low athlete to coach ratio. Athletes will working on drills to develop a strong foundation and eventually will progress into running ski race courses. This program runs one evening a week. Participants must be able to ride the chair lift (although we can help them get onto the lift if needed) and be comfortable skiing down green trails.
We have three session options available.
Mountain Explorers, Team Reindeer - Sunday afternoons Noon-1:30PM at Tyrol Basin
Mountain Explorers, Team Polar Bear - Tuesday evenings 5:30-7:00PM at Tyrol Basin
Mountain Explorers, Team Penguin - Thursday evenings 5:30-7:00PM at Tyrol Basin
Mountain Explorers, Team Arctic Fox - Includes Sundays (Noon-1:30PM) and Tuesdays (5:30-7:00PM) at Tyrol Basin
Mountain Explorers, Team Snowy Owls - Includes Sundays (Noon-1:30PM) and Thursdays (5:30-7:00PM) at Tyrol Basin
Mountain Explorers, Team Snow Leopards - Includes Tuesday (5:30-7:00PM) and Thursday (5:30-7:00PM) at Tyrol Basin
Programs runs for 9 weeks. First week begins on the week of December 30th and ends the last week of February (last Thursday is 2/28). The full calendar is published on the Mad Alpine Calendar.
A high level of support from a professional experienced coaching staff. All coaches are registered USSA (United States Ski Association) coaches that have been background checked and are continually seeking education to improve their coaching skills.
A low athlete to coach ratio.
Athletes that enjoy this program may be interested in trying our Wisconsin Junior Racing program in the coming season(s).
Helmets are mandatory. For help with equipment, please see parent resource section.
If your child is comfortable skiing on own down blue trails but still needs chair lift assistance, please contact us and we can discuss if this program is the right fit.
Program cost: One session per week $200 for the season and two sessions per week $375 for the season (+$20 US Ski & Snowboard Membership Fee, see note below)
All Mad Alpine members (no matter what program) are required to have a license with US Ski & Snowboard. For Mountain Explorers you are required to have a "General Membership" of $20. The USSA General Membership provides benefits including insurance and discounts. Please sign up for the USSA membership prior to signing up for Mad Alpine. Register here.
Helmets are required to be worn each session.
Lift tickets and ski equipment are not included in the program. You can purchase a daily lift ticket or a season pass directly through Tyrol Basin.