BV Ski & Snowboard Teams Descriptions

This page contains a detailed description of each ski team that we are offering this season. 

 

Ski Team Programs


Mini Runners: $390 Buy Online Now

This entry level program is designed for our youngest skiers, ages 3 – 5 years old (must be 5 on or before Dec. 8, 2018) and features a unique curriculum designed specifically for these young skiers to learn fundamental skiing skills, how to be a team member, and to experience the joy of being in the winter environment. 

In this program/team, kids will learn to put their skis on and off, to safely load and unload the lifts, to move around on their skis and boots and learn the most basic fundamentals of skiing so each skier can continue to explore the mountain, their own physical abilities, and their goals on the hill. Stance, balance, edge and ski control will at the top of the list of things for the kids to learn. Fun, however, tops the list! These young skiers will be with coaches specifically chosen for their ability to teach important lessons and skills while making it so much that the kids will want to be out there every chance they get!

The half-day instructional time is just the right length for this age group and participants will benefit from weekly skiing or riding just like the older kids do in our award winning full-day Ridge Runner program. Mini Runners will maximize their learning through creative and fun lesson plans, group consistency and season-long continuity. 

Dates coincide with the full-day Ridge Runners and Ridge Rider programs. This program is designed for beginner skiers only. Saturday and Sunday Mornings from 9:00am - 12:00pm.

  • For skiers ages 3-5
  • Choose Saturday OR Sunday
  • This programs will run every weekend from December 15 & 16, 2018 through March 23 & 24, 2019, providing for 15 total days. There are no scheduled off-weekends. 
  • The daily lessons run from 9:30am - Noon
  • For more information contact skischool@boltonvalley.com 


Ridge Runners: $690 Buy Online Now

Bolton Valley's extremely popular, weekend, season-long instructional programs is the Ridge Runners. This program is for families who choose to ski every Saturday OR Sunday. It is designed for young skiers of all skill levels and will focus on building a strong fundamental base in order to enjoy a lifetime of skiing. 

The goal of Ridge Runners is to give each young athlete the freedom to explore the many aspects of skiing he/she may be drawn to. Kids will learn the fundamentals of solid ski technique and will have the freedom to ski all the terrain BV has to offer, to race, and to shred the parks. As they advance in their skills and through the program, they will then have the opportunities to move on to the Freeride Team or the Race Team. Lastly, and really most importantly, we want to foster a life-long love of skiing; as a sport, as a source of family fun, and as a source of individual challenge and reward.

Beginners will learn the to utilize their equipment, to safely navigate the mountain, and to progress in skiing with strong fundamental skills like proper stance, balance on their skis, how to make turns and control speed in appropriate terrain and to have fun! With stronger skiers and as kids progress, they will continue to learn to ski better and continued focus on solid fundamentals which can be applied to all aspects of the skiing experience; from free-skiing to racing to park skiing and beyond. 

Throughout the 2018-2019 season, our goal is have the same coach with the same group of kids. However, periodically the groups may have different coaches who will add their expertise. This will ensure that we are giving our students the best possible Ridge Runner/Rider experience. Both Saturday and Sunday the kids will ski from 9:00am - 2:30pm. Programs do not include lunch.

Parents will receive regular communication throughout the year from our program supervisors. Kids will participate in fun events such as the year-end Cookie Race, freeride events, and the Ice Cream Social & Sundae Party. 

  • For skiers ages 6-10
  • Choose Saturday OR Sunday
  • This program will run every weekend from December 15 & 16, 2018 through March 23 & 24, 2019, providing for 15 total days. There are no scheduled off-weekends.
  • The daily lessons run from 9:30am - 3:00pm
  • Daily $5 healthy lunch option available
  • For more information contact skischool@boltonvalley.com 

Bolton Bombers: $1150 Buy Online Now

The Bolton Bombers is for kids who desire more days on the mountain and want to take their skiing to the next level. The Bolton Bombers is designed for 6-10 year olds to develop strong fundamentals, to have fun, and to develop the fundamental skiing technique to take them where they want to go. Through the year, kids will experience all-mountain freeskiing, racing, and will build the skills and experience base to prepare them to go wherever they want once they graduate this team, whether it’s freeride, racing, or simply a lifetime of fun on the hill. These kids will develop the skills to enjoy a lifelong love of skiing at whatever level they choose to pursue. Team members will learn to ski the groomers, to carve in the gates, they will learn to rip the steeps, the bumps, powder, trees, and wherever their skis take them. 

This is for the dedicated/committed young skiers who want ski at 38 + days a year. By skiing with a well-coached team for 30-40 days a year, kids will progress quickly along the skills progression and become the rippers they all want to be. Simply put, the more they ski, the better they get, and the more fun they will have. This weekends and holidays program will cater to all kids 5-10 years old regardless of their skill level; from those who just to want to ski and have fun to those who aspire to ski at a competitive level in either (or both) racing or freeride skiing. 

Once they hit 10 years old, kids can choose their own path between our Freeride Team, our Race Team, or our Backcountry Touring program. As they get older they can choose their own path and we will provide outstanding options for them to ski with the Bolton Valley Ski and Snowboard Teams for years to come.

  • For skiers ages 6-10
  • Includes Saturday AND Sunday and includes holiday training days during Christmas and Presidents' weeks
  • This program will run every weekend, from December 15 & 16, 2018 through March 23 & 24, 2019, providing for 38 total days. There are no scheduled off-weekends.
  • The daily lessons run from 9:30 am - 3:00pm
  • Daily $5 healthy lunch option available
  • For more information contact skischool@boltonvalley.com 

 

BV Freeride Team: $1150 Buy Online Now

The Bolton Valley Freeride Team is available to skiers ages 10 to 18. This program is for kids that want to ski hard and hone their skills to ski at their highest level. This team is for also for all the kids who like to ski for the pure fun and challenge inherent to our favorite sport and the winter environment. All participants will learn to ski the whole mountain with poise, confidence and individual flair; to ski all conditions and terrain from bumps, to steeps, to trees and cliffs, and  will develop park skills as well. Athletes will learn to vary turn shape and speed to handle the most challenging conditions in Vermont and beyond. 

Athletes should exhibit an aptitude towards Big Mountain free-skiing, have strong fundamental skiing skills (ability to ski confidently on a steep groomer), a basic understanding of the alpine environment, and the ability to assess and discuss ski lines, hazards, and other factors related to skiing any mountain’s most challenging terrain. Skiers must be strong all-mountain skiers. 

Top level Freeride athletes will have the opportunity to compete regionally in the Ski the East Tour, nationally in the IFSA Series, as well as at BV Big Mountain Cup events. Coaches will attend competitions and races with a minimum of three athletes.

  • For skiers ages 10-18
  • Includes Saturday AND Sunday and includes holiday training days during Christmas and Presidents' weeks. 
  • This program will run every weekend, from December 15 & 16, 2018 through March 23 & 24, 2019, providing for 38 total days. There are no scheduled off-weekends. 
  • The daily lessons run from 9:30am - 3:00pm
  • A Saturday OR Sunday only option is available for $690
  • For more information contact skischool@boltonvalley.com 

BV Race Team: $1150 Buy Online Now

It’s back! After many seasons without a junior race team, BV will bring back a competitive race program to further develop the racing skills for our young athletes. For the race driven team members, our athletes will have the opportunity to race on the USSA and VARA circuits. Coaches will attend competitions and races with a minimum of three athletes.

The BV race team is geared for kids who want to pursue racing at a recreational or competitive level. Our race specialty coaches will promote and coach strong freeskiing skills as well as focus on more specific race techniques and strategies. 

The BV Race Team focuses on race specific skill development, with gate training and free skiing drills, as well as video analysis. Our experienced coaches will use proven training methodology and materials to provide the best training and development opportunities for our athletes. Athletes will have the opportunity to compete at the divisional, regional, and national level based on ability and qualification.

  • For skiers ages 10-18
  • Includes Saturday AND Sunday and includes holiday training days during Christmas and Presidents' weeks. 
  • This program will run every weekend, from December 15 & 16, 2018 through March 23 & 24, 2019, providing for 38 total days. There are no scheduled off-weekends. 
  • The daily lessons run from 9:30am - 3:00pm
  • For more information contact skischool@boltonvalley.com  

Snowboard Team Programs

Mini Riders: $390 Buy Online Now

This entry level program is designed for our youngest riders and features a specially designed curriculum for these young rippers. The half-day instructional time is just the right length for this age group and participants will benefit from weekly riding just like the older kids do on our full-day Snowboard Junior Team. Mini Riders will maximize their learning through group consistency and continuity. 

  • For riders ages 3-5
  • Choose Saturday OR Sunday
  • These programs will run every weekend from December 15 & 16, 2018 through March 23 & 24, 2019, providing for 15 total days. There are no scheduled off-weekends. 
  • The daily lessons run from 9:30am - Noon
  • For more information contact skischool@boltonvalley.com

Junior Snowboard Team: $690 Buy Online Now

The program is staffed by Bolton Valley's top snowboard coaches, which allows for strong instructional relationships, familiarity and increased on-snow confidence. The Junior Snowboard Team groups will progress and learn as a cohesive unit in groups of 8-10 students. Kids will participate in fun events such as the year-end Cookie Race and the Ice Cream Social & Sundae Party.

Team members will learn to ride the whole mountain and handle whatever conditions the mountain has to offer and have fun doing it! This program will provide athletes with a skills base to allow them to advance to our Snowboard Team and challenge themselves at whatever level they choose.

  • For riders ages 6-10
  • Choose Saturday OR Sunday. 
  • These programs will run every weekend from December 15 & 16, 2018 through March 23 & 24, 2019, providing for 15 total days. There are no scheduled off-weekends. 
  • The daily lessons run from 9:30am -3:00pm
  • Daily $5 heatlthy lunch option available
  • Participate in both Saturday AND Sunday for $1150.
  • For more information contact skischool@boltonvalley.com

Snowboard Team: $1150 Buy Online Now

This team is for all the kids who like to be on the mountain for the pure fun and challenge inherent to all-mountain riding.  Participants will learn to ride the whole mountain with poise, confidence, and individual flair, to ride in all conditions and on all terrain from steeps, to trees and cliffs, to the terrain park. Prior to enrolling on the Snowboard Team, athletes must be strong all-mountain riders and should exhibit an aptitude towards big mountain free-riding, have strong fundamental riding skills, an understanding of the alpine environment, and the ability to assess and discuss lines, hazards, and other factors related to riding any mountain’s most challenging terrain.

  • For riders ages 10-18
  • Includes Saturday AND Sunday and includes holiday training days during Christmas and Presidents' weeks. 
  • This program will run every weekend, from December 15 & 16, 2018 through March 23 & 24, 2019, providing for 38 total days. There are no scheduled off-weekends. 
  • The daily lessons run from 9:30am - 3:00pm
  • Participate in just Saturday OR Sunday for $690.
  • For more information contact skischool@boltonvalley.com