*AS OF JANUARY 1st , 2023 SWATeam will not accept any new member under the age of 7. Children ages 7-11 must have exceptional skiing skills to be accepted in our RACING program which will be assessed during their "on-the-snow evaluation and try out" for the team.
NEW MEMBER REQUESTS:
JANUARY 1, 2023 UPDATE.
BEFORE you complete the "Contact Us" form, please read all the information we've provided about SWATeam on the Facts, Questions, Answers page. Most questions new families ask are already answered there.
All new requests for athletes to be evaluated to join SWATeam received after JANUARY 1, 2023 will be added to the waiting list for the 2024-2025 season unless your athlete has previous SLALOM & GIANT SLALOM ski racing experience through a club or team. (Does not include participation in NASTAR or occasional recreational racing.) There are currently 33 names on our waiting list for the 2024-2025 season! We are unable to add any more to that year.
SWATeam will contact you via the number or email you provide on the "Contact Us" form in late January 2024 or early February 2024 to schedule your athlete for an on-the-snow skiing skills test with one of our coaches at Alpine Valley Resort to evaluate their skiing skills.
SWATeam's minimum age requirement to join our team is 7 years of age by December 31, 2024 to try out for the team. There will be a fee (TBD) required for your athlete to be evaluated on their skiing skills. If your athlete makes the team, that fee will be deducted from the SWATeam program your athlete enrolls in. If your athlete does not have an Alpine Valley season pass, you will be required to purchase a lift ticket for the evaluation.
SWATeam is looking for proficient skiers who are making controlled parallel turns down all runs at Alpine Valley Resort and ski at least 3-5 times a week.
IF your athlete[s] are still skiing in a wedge, we recommend you enroll them in ski school programs first.