Buddy Werner


(For alpine skiers ages 5-15 )

The Buddy Werner Program is a recreational racing program, the goal of which is to make participants better skiers. The focus of this program is on fun, skills, etiquette, safety, and an introduction to racing.However, the Buddy Werner Program is not a learn to ski program. Participants should be able to ski down one of the blue runs.

The program runs on Sundays from early January through the end of February. Participants race for individual times, not in a head-to-head competition format. Each participant will have two runs on the racecourse on three Sundays. Races will be held on Wonderbump, starting just above the midway road. Racers will be required to wear their assigned racing bibs for each race (and every training day). Racers may inspect the racecourse, but they cannot ski the racecourse before their race. 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.

Individual awards will be handed out at the end of the day on race days.

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.

Download your Buddy Werner Sign up Form




Get Involved

Volunteer jobs

We are dependent on our parent volunteers to make our program run. When you register your child for the Buddy Werner Program, you will be asked to volunteer a couple of days during the race season. For a listing of jobs, CLICK HERE

Become a Board Member

Buddy Werner is a sub group of the Powderhorn Racing Club. The operations are carried out by a Board of Directors. Each year provides us with new opportunities for growth. If you'd like to become a board member, or participate in fundraising, we would love to hear from you! MORE

Parental Responsibilities

In order for our program to run efficiently we expect the parents to have reviewed their role. For complete list of responsibilities MORE





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