( For alpine skiers ages 5-14 )

The PRC Buddy Werner (BW)/Pre-Development Team is a Saturday 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 blue runs at Powderhorn Mountain, stopping, getting up without assistance, and can comfortably link wedge turns.

If your child is not comfortable skiing all green runs at Powderhorn, 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 2017:  January 7, 14, 21 (Race Day), 28 / February 4 (Race Day), 11, 18, 25 (Race Day) (Medals Awarded)

Buddy Werner State Race:  March 4th and 5th, 2017 held at Sunlight Mountain Resort (additional coaching fees will be required for all athletes attending this event).

Meeting Times:  9:30-3:30

Video Analysis: 1 time during the program


9:20 Meet coaches hillside

9:30—12:00 On hill skiing

12:00—1:00 Lunch/Snack

1:00—3:15 On hill free ski and/or gate training

3:30 Athlete pick-up


Minimum requirements:

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

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

**Ask us about help getting your athlete geared up.**

3) Helmets are required.

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


$325.00 prior to December 6, 2016  EARLY SEASON PRICING

$350.00 after December 6, 2016 REGULAR SEASON PRICING


Mailing Address: Powderhorn Racing Club, PO Box 532, Grand Junction, CO 81502

Christmas Camp: Dec. 21-23, 2016  OR  Dec. 28-30, 2016

$125.00 With Buddy Werner Registration

$150.00 Stand alone Christmas Camp payment


Have Questions?

Contact Carolyn Farrow, Buddy Werner Chair, via email at:

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PRC BW Pre-Development Team Packet (1.4 MiB, 39 downloads)