WINTER PARK COMPETITION CENTER FULLTIME ACADEMY
ALPINE TEAM APPLICATION DEADLINE IS JULY 15th, 2017
Admittance to the Winter Park Competition Center (WPCC) Fulltime Academy is through an application process. Commitment and attitude are the most important attributes we're looking for; with dedication and a positive outlook, skiing performance will take care of itself. If you are interested in enrolling in the WPCC Fulltime Academy program, please contact Mike Bowman, Alpine Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the last few seasons:
-Nelson Oxley competed in the first National Junior Championships in Sugarloaf, Maine. -Andrea Arnold won the Overall Smartwool Series Title in 2014.
-Andrea Arnold attended the Junior World Championships in 2015 and was named to the CZE National Team. In the 2015/2016 season Andrea race at the 2016 Youth Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway.
-James Lahrman represented Winter Park and the USA at the CanAm races in Sugarloaf, Maine.
-Nelson Oxley raced at U16 Nationals, earning top 5 in the overall.
-Several U14s and U16s represented Winter Park at their Regional Championships.
-Taylor Grauer was named to the University of New Mexico NCAA Team and Tori McVicker was named to the University of Alaska NCAA Team.
-Sean Horner was named to the NCAA All-American Team.
-Chris Acosta was named to the NCAA All-American Team 5 times.
-Storm Klomhaus, Clara Hathorne and Adam Freeman were invited to the USSA Team Academy.
The Winter Park Competition Center (WPCC) Fulltime Academy program has consistently developed members of the United States Ski Team, Junior World Championships competitors, NCAA All-Americans and numerous Junior Olympic medalists.
The WPCC Fulltime Academy is a year-around highly intensive program dedicated to the serious, motivated and experienced racer. Our program offers a forum where dedicated athletes can achieve their highest aspirations in sport; while at the same time not forgetting our program philosophy of “to achieve ones’ highest potential as an athlete, person, and competitor”. The team trains regularly September through April with several optional summer camps and projects both on and off snow. Participants also take part in supervised dryland sessions throughout the entire year.
Winter training takes place in the afternoons on Tuesdays through Thursdays, and all day Fridays through Sundays. (East Grand Middle School students train the aforementioned days except for Wednesdays.) Middle school and high school athletes enroll in the East Grand School District or alternative education programs where schedules are arranged for core classes to take place in the morning, and student/athletes are transported to the ski area at lunch time for afternoon training. East Grand is on a 4-day school week, so skiers have a full day of training on Friday - it doesn't get any better!
Post graduate athletes will have the opportunity to train on weekday mornings for more individually focused sessions. On-snow training in Colorado begins in late October off-site and the first weekend of November at Winter Park. Training takes place mainly on our FIS homologated race trails, but we have access to a variety of venues all over the mountain to simulate other venue’s environments.
Deadline to submit the application for the Team Academy is July 15th. Written notification of your status in the WPCC Academy will be emailed back to you by July 25th.
Deadline to register for the WPCC Academy is Aug. 1st with a 50% deposit. The remaining 50% of program fees will be due by Oct. 1st.
Late applications and registrations will be considered on a case-by-case basis. There will be $100 late fee for registrations received after Aug 1st.
DATES: October 31, 2017 thru April 8, 2018
Thanksgiving Camp November 21 & 22
Alpine Holiday Camp, December 27th - 31st.
COST: Middle School (U14) (5 day FT program) $4250* Price does not include season pass
High School (U16 and Up) (6 day FT program, extra travel + pick up) $4950* Price does not include season pass
Post Graduate (6 day FT, extra travel, am and pm training available) $5050* Price does not include season pass
*Fees include Thanksgiving Camp, Alpine Holiday Camp, Access to Grand Park Rec Center for Competition Center guided fitness activities, Sports Science program and directed workouts during the week*
There is an additional work deposit fee of $400 which is refunded upon completion of volunteer work hours. Click here for details.
Team Jacket for the 17-18 season - Limited Inventory - Enroll Now to secure your size!
WPCC Fulltime Academy Team Resources and Manuals (Currently being updated for 17-18 season)
We recognize that many of our athletes come from the Front Range and we are committed to providing sensible additional optional programming for our weekend athletes who are unable to make the commitment to our Alpine Team Academy. This year we are in negotiations with the areas closest to the Front Range. We will update this page and send info to our members when we know all the details of the optional programming on the Front Range.