2016-2017 Program Offerings

Mad Alpine offers a variety of programs for those that are new to ski racing all the way up to high intensity elite athlete programs. We have a program and a clear development track for almost anyone interested in this fun, lifelong sport. Not sure where to start? Please reach out to us and we will be more than happy to help you find where you or your athlete best fit.

With all programs your athlete will receive:

  • A high level of support from a professional experienced coaching staff. All coaches are registered USSA coaches that have been background checked and are continually seeking education to improve their coaching skills.
  • A low athlete to coach ratio at training and races
  • Video analysis throughout the season
  • Timed training runs throughout the season (exception of Mountain Explorers)
  • Goal setting assistance and individual track planning available in both fall and spring
  • 8 week comprehensive dryland training program
  • Mad Alpine water bottle!

 WE LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU THIS SEASON!


Mountain Explorers (Introduction to Ski Racing, Ages 5-8)

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 work 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 and be comfortable skiing down blue trails.

Program Cost: $100 and includes the following:

  • Includes one on snow sessions per week in January and February (8 week program total).
    • Training will take place on Thursdays 5-7PM at Tyrol Basin.
  • This is primarily a training program but this is a great age for athletes to start racing as well! If your athlete is interested and ready to try one (or a couple) ski racing event(s) during the season, we are happy to work with your family to find a good fit. We also highly encourage kids to try Nastar races at Tyrol Basin on the weekends. Nastar provides a fun, low-pressure race environment that is a great introduction to ski racing.
  • Athletes that enjoy this program may be interested in trying our Wisconsin Junior Racing program in the future.
  • Helmets are mandatory. We are happy to help with equipment questions!

Wisconsin Junior Racing Team (Ages 5-18)

New to Mad Alpine for 2016-2017! We are excited to announce that we are now part of Wisconsin Junior Racing, which provides athletes with an opportunity to compete in a fun, local, recreational league. This group will focus on skill development, speed acquisition and of course having fun! The program is open to athletes ages 5-18.  

We recommend this program as a great development step for U6-U12 athletes who are looking to get involved in ski racing. Many athletes in this program will transition into USSA racing and/or high school racing in the coming years so this program really focuses on refining skills, increasing their comfort with speed and getting athletes comfortable skiing against competition.

This is also a great program for high school athletes that are looking for a place to compete outside of high school racing with Mad Alpine. Many of the top Milwaukee area high school athletes complete in WJR so this is a great opportunity to see your competition prior to Wisconsin High School State.

Program Cost: $375 and includes the following:

  • Includes two on snow sessions per week starting in December and ending in March (start & end dates dependent on snow/training availability).
    • Training will take place on Tuesdays 5-7PM and Thursdays 5-7PM at Tyrol Basin.
    • Includes coaching at our local Tyrol Basin Holiday Camp.
    • Additional training opportunities during the season will be announced when available. Additional fees may apply for coaching at these add-on events.
  • Includes coaching at all WJR races, which are scheduled for 6 Saturdays in January and February (1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11).
  • Includes coaching at local open races Mad Alpine attends as a team. This schedule will be finalized fall of 2016.
  • Includes coaching at the USSA Brule Finale in March, which is a great opportunity for athletes to try USSA racing. This is always a fun event for the athletes and we highly encourage attendance.
  • There is also an end of season banquet for WJR athletes usually scheduled for the end of February. Details to come.
  • High School athletes that participate in this program will also receive coaching support at High School State Championships held in LaCrosse each February.
  • Includes your registration fee of $35 to WJR. Mad Alpine will pay this registration fee directly.

USSA U8-U12 Team (Ages 6-11)

This is our entry USSA program for athletes in the U8, U10 or U12 age groups. The program includes a balance of free skiing, skills development, and gate training at a progression appropriate for this age group and each athletes individual ability level.  Athletes will have the opportunity to train multiple disciplines (SL & GS primarily) throughout the season all led by a strong coaching staff. We will work with each family early season to develop a race schedule that best fits the athlete as it could include a mixture of USSA and WJR competitions.

Program Cost: $650 and includes the following:

  • Includes a minimum of three on snow sessions per week starting in December and ending in March (start & end dates dependent on snow/training availability).
    • Training will take place Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 5-8PM at Tyrol Basin.
    • Includes coaching at all early season training camps and at the 3-day LaCrosse Holiday Camp or Tyrol Basin Holiday Camp.
    • Additional training opportunities during the season will be announced when available.
  • Includes coaching at all USSA, WJR or local open races as outlined in the Mad Alpine calendar.
  • Includes your registration fee of $35 to WJR. Mad Alpine will pay this registration fee directly.

USSA U14-U19 Program (Ages 12 and up)

The USSA program provides athletes with a strong ski foundation to help them reach their highest potential. The program includes a balance of free skiing, skills development, and gate training. We build a strong foundation with these athletes, help them to find their speed throughout the season, and teach them how to perform at high levels of competition. Athletes will have the opportunity to train multiple disciplines (SL, GS and SG primarily) throughout the season all led by a strong coaching staff.

Program Cost: $1000 and includes the following:

  • Includes a minimum of three on snow sessions per week starting in December and ending in March (start & end dates dependent on snow/training availability).
    • Training will take place Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 5-8PM at Tyrol Basin.
    • Includes coaching at all early season training camps and at the 3-day LaCrosse Holiday Camp.
    • Additional training opportunities during the season will be announced when available.
  • Includes coaching at all USSA races as outlined in the Mad Alpine calendar. Athletes in the group are also welcome to attend and will receive coaching at any WJR or local open races that Mad Alpine attends.
  • U14 and U16 USSA athletes have the opportunity to qualify for the Rocky Central Junior Championship events held in Colorado each March. These are high caliber events that bring top athletes together across our entire division to race head to head. It is truly an experience of a lifetime for those that qualify. Please note that additional fees will apply for coaching at Junior Championship events.
  • Includes your registration fee of $35 to WJR. Mad Alpine will pay this registration fee directly.

FIS Team (U19+ athletes)

The FIS team is designed for our oldest and highest-level athletes who plan to compete in FIS events during the season. The program and coaching is designed to challenge the athletes to help them perform at their best at these high level competitions.

Program Cost: $1,100 and includes the following:

  • Includes a minimum of three on snow sessions per week starting in December and ending in March (start & end dates dependent on snow/training availability).
    • Training will take place Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 5-8PM at Tyrol Basin.
    • Includes coaching at all early season training camps and at the 3-day LaCrosse Holiday Camp.
    • Additional training opportunities during the season will be announced when available.
  • Includes coaching at all FIS and USSA races as outlined in the Mad Alpine schedule. Athletes in the group are also welcome to attend and will receive coaching at any WJR or local open races that Mad Alpine attends.
  • Additional fees may apply for coaching at events outside of the central division; please let your coach know if you are interested in other events at least 30 days prior to the event.

High School Training Program

This program is intended for high school athletes seeking high quality training throughout the season. Athletes have the opportunity to train along side the USSA racers, receive coaching from top certified USSA coaches and ultimately develop into faster ski racers through focused training sessions.

New for this season the high school training program also includes coaching support at all WJR (Wisconsin Junior Racing) races! WJR provides athletes with an opportunity to compete in a fun, local recreational league. This is a great program for high school athletes that are looking for a place to compete outside of high school racing with Mad Alpine. Many of the top Milwaukee area high school athletes complete in WJR so this is a great opportunity to see your competition prior to Wisconsin High School State.

Program Cost: $450 and includes the following:

  • Includes training with the team starting in December and ending in March (start & end dates dependent on snow/training availability)
    • Training will take place Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 5-8PM at Tyrol Basin.
    • Includes coaching at our Tyrol Basin or La Crosse Holiday Camp.
    • Additional training opportunities during the season will be announced when available. Additional fees may apply for coaching at these add-on events.
  • Includes coaching support at High School State Championships held in LaCrosse each March (for those that qualify).
  • Includes coaching at all WJR races, which are scheduled for 6 Saturdays in January and February (1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11).
  • Includes coaching at local open races Mad Alpine attends as a team. This schedule will be finalized fall of 2016.
  • Includes your registration fee of $35 to WJR. Mad Alpine will pay this registration fee directly.