For 16, 17, & 18 year olds by December 31, 2020


This program has been designed to encourage athletes to continue to develop skills and continue to compete and progress to a higher level. Strengthening the skills and techniques of ski racing and freeskiing in varied terrain and conditions as well as gate training will be offered daily. Athletes in U19 are invited to enroll in DPSEF on-snow camps in fall and spring at locations such as Mammoth and Mt. Hood for further skill development. 

Athletes moving into U19 are encouraged to fully participate in FarWest competition

Competition ranges from local races in the Tahoe Basin to races across the country. There are many opportunities to travel to races out of state and even international. This age group is significantly more competing than U19 if athletes are looking for more race opportunities. Also, this age group can be kept local racing at high-level races in the Tahoe Basin. 

All athletes interested in racing must register and maintain a US Ski and Snowboard membership for the season. (Not included with DPSEF registration)


2-Day (Weekends and Holidays)

Full-Time 5-Day (Wednesday - Sunday) 

December 10 – April 12 

Wednesday – Friday: 1-4PM / Saturday & Sunday: 9AM-3PM 

We ski during school breaks, including Holiday Break and New Year’s, MLK and President’s weekend and February Break. During these periods, schedules are often adjusted to "early load" 7:30AM – 1:00PM.

Equipment Required

Skis, helmets, poles, protective gear, hard ear helmet, boots, proper winter clothing. Athletes should have at least one pair of SL skis and one pair of GS skis that are within current USSA specifications for competition. Must have a FIS approved helmet, shin guards, pole guards, SL face bar. Optional to have a speed suit and extra pairs of skis.

Training Plan 

Drills and Gates / Freeskiing / Learning Center & Dryland Training

Athletes should expect to have a variety of drills, full length, and fundamental courses. Specific event training days and prep block training is typical. Typical training at DP is SL and GS. Speed race (SG and downhill) training locally at other resorts may be set up.

Video analysis is often used by coaches. 


USSA Races occur 5-6 weekends per season, hosted team race volunteering opportunities, team celebrations.

Meet the U19 Coaches

U19 TEAM 2020-2021 SEASON PRICING Early Bird (thru Aug. 31) Regular Pricing (begins Sept. 1)
2-Day (Weekends & Holiday) $3500 $3800
5-Day (Wednesday - Sunday) $4400 $4850