FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

When Does Training Start?

We train or race from November 11, 2017 through March 24, 2018 on Saturdays and Sundays at the Sipapu Ski Resort. Sipapu offers a great variety of terrain and the flexibility to set up training courses in different areas of the mountain.

How Much Does It Cost?

Depending on the program tuition ranges from $600 for first year junior racers to $1,150 for our Competitive Program. Please ask us about Financial Aid. We have a generous amount of funding for available. Learn more >

What Does The Program Include?

The program includes alpine ski race training on all scheduled training days from 9am–3pm. Depending on ability you will train basic to competitive ski racing skills & techniques. Coaching is provided at all team participating races. Your membership includes the ability to purchase a discounted season pass for the Sipapu ski area. Learn more >

How Do I Register?

Click Here To Go To Our Online Registration

  • A completed online registration and full tuition payment is required prior to participating in team sponsored training.
  • Ski team athletes are required to have a completed liability waiver and medical release form submitted prior to participating at any team sponsored events.
  • All ski team athletes are required to have an up-to-date membership with U.S. Ski & Snowboard.
  • Season passes for the Sipapu Ski area are required. Junior passes are reasonably priced, and discounts are available to team members if purchased prior to or at the annual ski swap.

Does The Ski Team Offer Financial Aid?

Yes, we provide Financial Aid to any deserving athlete of any age who is interested in training with us. Learn more >

What Kind Of Equipment Do I Need To Provide?

SKIS–race skis if you have them. If you don’t, don’t worry, our coaches will help you select the right equipment depending on your ability.

SKI BOOTS–regular ski boots or race boots, depending on ability.

HELMET–for beginners regular ski helmet or race helmets are sufficient; all competitive skiers U14 and older are required to have FIS approved helmets in all U.S. Siki & Snowboard Giant Slalom, Super G and Downhill competitions. U14 and older competitors whose helmets are not in compliance will not be permitted to start. Before the winter season begins, check for the FIS RH 2013 logo to make sure your helmet is in compliance.

GLOVES–regular ski gloves or race gloves, depending on ability.

POLES–regular ski poles or race poles, depending on ability.

BACKPACK–a backpack with additional layers to ensure you can handle the temperatures at the summit during the coldest winter months. Pack a lunch, snack and something to drink (may be in a thermos), too.

Advanced ski racers have to comply with 2017/2018 U.S Ski & Snowboard & FIS Race Equipment Requirements.

Will I Have To Become A Member Of The U.S. Ski & Snowboard Association?

All members of the Santa Fe Ski Team will be required to hold a U.S. Ski & Snowboard Association membership. Please visit my.uusa.org to sign-up or renew new membership. If you do not intend to race in a U.S. Ski & Snowboard sanctioned event this season, you may choose the Alpine General Member option.

What else do I need to know about becoming a member of the Santa Fe Ski Team?

Please don’t miss to familiarize yourselves with the Ski Team’s Parent & Athlete Guide. In this document you will find general rules of conduct and helpful information regarding training, and race days.