Pre-Development Team / Buddy Werner


(For alpine skiers ages 6-12 )

The PRC Buddy Werner (BW)/Pre-Development Team is a Sunday program that has been the mainstay and success of Powderhorn Racing Club over the last 30+ years.  The program will cater to the younger and less experienced athlete who wants to improve their all-around skiing skills while providing an introduction to youth ski racing.  This is the entry level program offered by Powderhorn Racing Club.

Participants should be Mountain 4 skiers capable of skiing all green runs at Powderhorn Mountain, stoping, getting up without assistance, and can comfortable link wedge turns.

If your child can not comfortable ski all green runs at Powderhorn then they are not ready for this program.

Each participant will be placed in a group of similar age and ability for their coached lesson. The lessons will vary from week to week with the emphasis on fun and improving skills and technique.

Parental Volunteer Duties and Responsibilities are an important way for families to get involved with the club.


Ski Start/End Dates 2015:  January 4; 11; 18; 25; February 1; 8; 15; 22—

Buddy Werner State Race:  February 28-March 1, 2015 held at Beaver Creek (additional coaching fees will be required for all athletes attending this event).

Meeting Times:  9:00-3:00

Video Analysis: 1 time during the program

Goal Setting:  January 18, 2015 coach, athlete and parent meeting

Evaluations: February 22, 2015 written/meeting with coach, athlete and parent(s)


9:00 Meet coaches hillside

9:20—12:00 On hill skiing

12:00—12:30 Lunch/Snack

12:30—2:45 On hill free ski and/or gate training

3:00 Athlete pick-up


Minimum requirements:

1) All participants must be able to load on and off of a chairlift and poma, without parental assistance.

2) Children will need alpine skiing equipment and ski passes or lift tickets to Powderhorn Ski Resort.

3) Helmets are required.

4) Parents are responsible for their children during the lunch break.


$325.00 prior to December 10, 2014  EARLY SEASON Pricing

$350.00 after December 10, 2014 REGULAR SEASON PRICING


           Christmas Camp: $150.00 Must enroll NLT December 22, 2015

Have Questions?

Contact Jay Christianson, Development Team Director, via email at:

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PRC BW Pre-Development Team Packet (210.2 KiB, 102 downloads)

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