Youth Ski League (YSL)

Skiers 5-11 years of age improve their skiing through regular race training, directed free-skiing on all of Schweitzer’s trails and terrain, and by attending competitions throughout the Inland Northwest.

All SARS Youth Programs have been designed in alignment with the United States Ski Association (USSA) recommended Alpine Training System.

For information about different programs and tuition, select from the tabs below. Click “Register Now” when you are ready to register for the 2020/2021 ski season.

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Program Options and Pricing

STARS (ages 5-6)

Age Eligibility: Year of Birth (YOB) 2014-2015

Schweitzer Tiny Alpine Racing School (STARS) skiers improve their skiing and racing skills by skiing with enthusiastic and experienced coaches on Saturdays throughout the season. The STARS skier must be a proficient intermediate skier who loves to be challenged by new terrain and is interested in learning skills foundational to ski racing.

STARS athletes will compete in the three Home Series races during the season.

Note: STARS tuition includes the 5-day Holiday Camp.

YSL STARS Saturdays + 5-day Holiday Camp

  • Early Registration (before Oct 15) – $700
  • Regular Registration (after Oct 15) – $770
  • Dates: December 27-31 and every Saturday through the first weekend in April
  • Time: 8:45 – 11:30 and 12:30 – 3:00 (athletes have lunch with their families)

Development 1-Day (age 7 only)

Age Eligibility: Year of Birth (YOB) 2013

The YSL Devolopment program is offered as a way for 7 year old athletes to experience SARS at a lower level of commitment than that required of our two and three day programs. Athletes ski every Saturday throughout the season, focusing on skill acquisition through race training and directed free-skiing with their coaches.

Devolopment 1-day athletes will compete in the SARS Home Series races and may also choose to compete at the Emerald Empire (EEYSL) youth race hosted by SARS . 1-day athletes are not expected to travel to competitions at other venues besides Schweitzer. If you are interested in your child competing in regional races, please sign up for the Competition 2-day or 3-day programs.

Note: Devo 1-day team tuition does not include a SARS team jacket, which are available only for 2-day and 3-day Competition team athletes.

YSL DEVO TEAM 1-Day + 5-day Holiday Camp (YOB 2013 only)

  • Early Registration (Before Oct 15) – $975
  • Regular Registration (After Oct 15) – $1,075
  • Dates: Every Saturday beginning on December 12th through the first weekend in April plus December 27-31 Holiday Camp.

Competition 2-Day (ages 7-11)

Age Eligibility: Year of Birth (YOB) 2009-2013

The SARS Competition Team is designed for skiers ready for a season of racing in the Emerald Empire Youth Ski League (EEYSL). On Saturdays and Sundays throughout the season, the Competition Team divides their time between race training and directed free-skiing with coaches. The two-day skiers are challenging themselves through skiing expert terrain in all conditions while also learning race specific techniques and tactics.

Competition 2-day athletes will participate in the three Home Series races as well as the three EEYSL races, which this year will take place at Schweitzer, Mount Spokane, and Lookout Pass.

Note: Comp Team tuition includes a SARS team jacket and a travel fee to cover transportation to EEYSL races.

YSL COMP TEAM 2-Day + 5-day Holiday Camp

  • Early Registration (Before Oct 15 – includes team jacket) – $1,300.00
  • Regular Registration (After Oct 15 – includes team jacket) – $1,450.00
  • Dates: Every Saturday and Sunday beginning on December 12th through the first weekend in April plus December 27-31 Holiday Camp.

Competition 3-Day (ages 7-11)

Age Eligibility: Year of Birth (YOB) 2008-2012

The SARS YSL Competition 3-Day Team is designed for the SARS athlete who desires a full racing schedule, including championship events, as their goal and focus. On Saturday and Sunday, these athletes may ski with two-day skiers. This program adds Friday training as a more intensive day for young skiers. This program prepares the YSL athlete for the transition to Junior racing by making the skiers comfortable with all terrain and ski conditions in conjunction with having more race training time.

Comp 3-day athletes will participate in the three Home Series races as well as the three EEYSL races, which this year will take place at Schweitzer, Mount Spokane, and Lookout Pass.

Note: Comp Team tuition includes a SARS team jacket and a travel fee to cover transportation to EEYSL races.

YSL COMP TEAM 3-Day + 5-day Holiday Camp

  • Early Registration (Before Oct 15) (Team Jacket) – $1,500.00
  • Regular Registration (After Oct 15) (Team Jacket) – $1,650.00
  • Dates: Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday beginning on December 12th through the first weekend in April plus December 27-31 Holiday Camp.