Camps

SARS Training Camps

In addition to SARS winter programs, we provide optional race training camps in the summer and fall for the highly competitive and goal-oriented athlete seeking more on hill time. The summer camps are typically geared more towards technical skill development while camps in the fall intend to prepare the athlete for the competition season.

Specific details for the individual camps such as camp content and age eligible athletes can be found under the Camps menu at the top of the page. For those seeking any additional information or have a specific question about one of the SARS camps, please reach out to one of the SARS head coaches.

Fall Camp #1 - Big Sky

Location:  Big Sky, Montana

Dates:

  • Arrival 11/17/2021 (skiing: 11/18 – 11/24)
  • Return home the 24th  following training

The first team meeting is mandatory and will be in the Huntley Lodge commons area at 7:00 pm Mtn time by the fireplace.      

Age eligibility: Second Year U10 and older (born in 2012 or older)

  • U12 and under athletes are encouraged to stay with family
  • U14 and older athletes are encouraged to stay with the team
  • U14 and under athletes will be in one training group and the U16 and older athletes will be in another.

Lodging – The team is staying in the Huntley Lodge (hotel rooms) with two athletes per room.  U12 and under athletes are encouraged to stay with parents but may stay with the team upon PD approval.  U12 parents are able to stay in the Huntley with their child (see price options below).  U12 families are also able to stay off campus at a modified price – see below.

Meals: No dinner will be provided on the arrival day (11/17).   Eat prior to the team meeting.  All athletes lodging with the team will be eating three meals per day at the Resort.  U12 and under athletes staying off campus with parents will have the option for a full-meal plan or a lunch-only provided.  This is per our training contract with Big Sky Resort.

Transportation- SARS is “planning” to provide limited transportation to and from Big Sky this season.

  • Athletes that opt to ride in the vans are expected to arrive without any flu / cold/ COVID like symptoms.
  • It is also expected that athletes planning to utilize team travel must knowingly not have been exposed to COVID in the week prior to departure
  • If your child shows up with any cold like symptoms, they will not be permitted to ride in the team vans.
  • Facial coverings will be required while riding in the confined space of team vans.
  • Departure home will be following training on November 24th (approximately 1:00 pm local time).
  • Those not planning to ride with the team must arrive by 7:00 pm local time for a team meeting in the Huntley Lobby.

Camp Content:  GS and Slalom – Seven days on snow – training four hours per day.  On some days training sessions will be straight through, while on other days it may be broken into two separate two hour blocks.

Pricing / Options:

  • $1,750 – Full Camp price includes lift tickets, training space, 3 meals per day, lodging, coaches’ expenses, and coach travel. All athletes staying in the Huntley (whether in a room with parent or teammate) are on the full meal plan
  • $1,410 – Off Campus lodging price includes lift tickets, training space, 3 meals per day, coaches’ expenses, and coach travel
  • $1,280 – Off Campus Camp price (no lodging, breakfast or dinner *U12 and Under only). Lift tickets, training space, lunch, coaches’ expenses, and coach travel.  No breakfast, dinner, or athlete lodging is included at this price.
  • $350 – Parent price – Staying in the Huntley with your athlete. Lodging only, does not include the meal plan.

Please note that Big Sky has race training only occurring November 18th – November 24th.  This means no public skiing.  For those of you parents that plan on being over there throughout the week, plan accordingly. 

2021 SARS Fall Camp COVID – 19 related rules:

  • Facial coverings required for van travel.
  • Athletes are not to enter any hotel rooms other than their own. Indoor socialization will take place in hotel common spaces
  • Extracurricular activities such as dryland and tuning session will be conducted in groups
  • While in the meal hall you will be required to eat with your group.
  • Should your child develop cold / flu/ COVID symptoms during the camp, you may be expected to come and pick them up.

Fall Camp #2 - Panorama

NOTE: Athletes wishing to participate in session #2 are highly encouraged to participate in session #1.  Session #2 is a continuation of session #1 and for a narrower age range (U14 and older only). 

Program details

Location: Panorama, British Columbia

Dates:

  • Dec. 2nd – 7th,  2021  (skiing Dec. 3-7 for five days on snow), or a three-day option,
  • Dec. 2nd – 5th, 2021 (skiing Dec. 3-5 for three days on snow)

SARS Athlete Eligibility:

  • U14, U16, and FIS Team only
  • Having previously participated in session #1 is highly recommended

Departure:  Dec. 2nd at 3:00pm – Van transportation for team departs from SARS office in Sandpoint.

Return: Dec. 5th and Dec. 7th   – After training, van transportation for team departs from Panorama and returns to SARS office in Sandpoint at roughly 6:00pm.

Camp Content:  SG, GS, & SL race preparation.

Camp Leader: Jamie Landwehr (208) 946-7859

Staff:  Jamie Landwehr, Ted McNamara, TBD, TBD.

Housing: Upper Village Condos in Panorama (ski-in ski-out)

Meals:  All participants and staff will be on the dinner-only meal plan.  Please bring your own breakfast, lunch, and snacks.  We will stop on the way up Thursday night for a quick dinner along the way.

Travel Documentation & Preparation:

  • Passports are required for athletes 16 and older traveling with SARS across the Canadian border. Please check to make sure that your child’s passport is current.
  • Minors age 15 and under do not need passports to enter Canada by land or sea. They will need their birth certificate if they do not have a passport, however.
  • Additionally, each athlete, under the age of eighteen, is required to have the Authorization to Travel – Canada (download by clicking on link to the left) signed by each parent and a notary.

2021 COVID Related Travel to Canada Instructions

COVID-19 Vaccination – REQUIRED

For all athletes 12 years old and up, vaccination is required – with the last dose having been administered at least 14 days prior to travel. You must bring the physical vaccination card (should show dates for both shots)

Negative COVID-19 Test no sooner than 72 hours from arrival to Canada – REQUIRED

    • Must be a PCR test (rapid/antigen tests will not be accepted) – a list of approved tests can be found HERE
    • Schedule a test via Walgreens drive through (free) or other location
    • Make sure to bring a paper copy of the results with you.

ArriveCAN App – REQUIRED 

    • Download the ArriveCAN App here.
    • Cannot complete until within 72 hours of trip (this should be time stamped)

Camp Cost

  • 5 day option- $1,075
  • 3 day option- $645

2021 Fall Camp #2 Pano Registration

Register early as space is limited. Be sure your SARS athlete meets age eligibility requirements before registering for this camp. Registration deadline is November 1, 2021. Non-SARS athletes, please contact Program Director, Jamie Landwehr (208-946-7859) prior to registering for this camp.
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  • Program Waivers/Agreements

    Please read each waiver/agreement below carefully. These are contracts and by selecting "Yes" and by registering through the SARS website you are agreeing to conduct this transaction by electronic means as set forth in the Idaho Uniform Electronic Transactions Act. By completing electronic signature fields, you are indicating that it is an electronic signature and an act attributable to you.

  • Agreement to Assume Risk of Injury

    I have become a member of or have enrolled my child as a participant or competitor in Schweitzer Alpine Racing School, hereafter referred to as the Racing Association. I understand skiing and snowboarding involves risk of injury due to causes including, but not limited to, loss of control or falling, contact with unexpected or expected snow conditions, contact with objects, and whether above or below snow surface: Variations in terrain, surface or subsurface snow or ice conditions; bare spots, rocks, trees or other forms of forest growth or debris, lift towers or components thereof; utility poles, racing gates constructed of bamboo, fiberglass or other materials, and snow grooming equipment. With knowledge and appreciation of the risk of injury I nevertheless desire to become a member of or enroll myself or my minor child in ski or snowboard instructional program or racing event knowing for myself or for my child that it is each skiers or boarders sole and individual responsibility to know the range of his or her own ability to negotiate any slope or trail, to ski or board within the limits of his or her own ability, to maintain reasonable control of speed and course at all times while skiing and boarding, to heed all posted warnings, to ski or board only in an area designated by the ski area operator and to refrain from acting in a manner which may cause or contribute to the injury of anyone. Individually, and/or as a parent, I hereby agree to release from liability and indemnify and hold harmless the Racing Association, its agents, successors, assigns, owners, employees, members, officers, directors and landowners including, but not limited to, the persons mentioned, from and all claims and liabilities, including costs and attorneys fees, or harm, injury or damage arising out of or in connection with my participation or the participation of any minor child entrusted to my care in the programs or activities of the Racing Association, whether or not caused by the negligence of the Racing Association, its agents successors, owners employees, members, officers, directors and landowners from any and all claims and liabilities, including attorneys fees for any trial or appeal, arising out of or in connection with my participation by me or my family, estate, heirs or assigns. I understand that this may have been caused by the negligence of the parties referred to hereinabove.

    This agreement includes participation in any and all other team functions. By accepting the terms, it is an authorization for the Ski Team Coach or Assistant Coach to arrange for necessary medical treatment he or she deems necessary for my child in case of an accident.



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