Registration Information

Registration for the Mighty Mite and Devos Programs will open the month of November and close at midnight November 30th. The Registration Links will be active on November 1st. If you have any questions about registration please contact our Program Director, Roberta Carney at mightymitesprogramdirector@alyeskaskiclub.com or devosprogramdirector@alyeskaskiclub.com.

Program information for 2021/2022:

Due to the ongoing concerns with Covid we will continue with our programing adaptions from last season for the safety of all. This includes the start of the older groups at 11:30 am and the younger groups at Noon and no lunch breaks. All groups will be done skiing for the day at 3:00 pm. Further information on use of the Race Training Center will be provided prior to the Season but it’s unlikely it will be open to the public. We await any Alyeska Resort decisions on operations due to the ongoing pandemic. Last Season proved that we could operate successfully under these limitations, and we look forward to providing great programs again this year! Thanks for your patience and support.

This season the starting ages for both the Devos and Mighty Mite programs will be 6 yrs old. This change is dependent upon coaching availability for the younger groups. Additionally, ALL athletes are required to have basic ski skills and be independent from parents for the full program day.

Please Note: The “Mini-Mite” Program for 5yr olds and younger is run independently by the Alyeska Resort’s Learning Center. Please contact the Resort through their Mountain Learning Center for their information. Contact them through their website or at 907-754-2280.

Mighty Mites

Sundays | Alyeska Resort | 6-14 years as of Dec 31, 2021
Registration Fee:  $410 (Includes provision of one ASC athletic face mask, per athlete)
Tuition fees do NOT include a lift ticket for athletes.  Please purchase those from Alyeska Resort.  A direct to lift pass or season pass is recommended to avoid the lines and difficulties each morning at the ticket office.

 

Recommendation:
The goal of the program is to introduce the fundamentals of alpine ski racing to young children. The Mighty Mite Program strives to promote self-confidence, a sense of accomplishment, good sportsmanship and a FUN, positive racing experience for children. Whether a child has an Olympic goal or just wants to have fun, Mighty Mites can provide the foundation for a lifelong love of skiing. Mighty Mites captures the balance between racing and free skiing, offering several races throughout the season, opportunities to train gates, as well as ample time to explore the entire mountain with their coach and group. Please see our web site for more details about eligibility and criteria for enrolling.

AMM Revised Daily Schedule:  Elimination of lunch and a condensed ski period due to lack of indoor facilities for lunch and to reduce close contact of athletes when not skiing. Staggered start time of groups by age to limit crowds at Group Flags. Athletes unable to ski the full period can be returned to the RTC area and Program Director will contact parents.

  • Older Groups: 10 years old and older – Cougars, Rams, Wildcats, Snow Leopards
    • Meet Coaches at 11:30 am and ski until 3:00 pm
  • Younger Groups: 9 years old and younger – Chipmunks, Otters, Beavers, Lynx, Tigers
    • Meet Coaches at Noon and ski until 3:00 pm

Additional Opportunities:
Winter Break Camp $150 (Dec. 27-29, 2021)
Spring Break Camp $150 (March 7-9, 2022)
Hilltop Wed Training $255 (Jan. 5 – March 2, 2022)

Mighty Mites + Devos

Saturdays | Alyeska Resort | 6-14 years old as of Dec 31, 2021 | Devos
Sundays | Alyeska Resort | 6-14 years old as of Dec 31, 2020 | Mighty Mites
Program Cost: $670
Tuition fees do NOT include a lift ticket for athletes.  Please purchase those from Alyeska Resort.  A direct to lift pass or season pass is recommended to avoid the lines and difficulties each morning at the ticket office.

Recommendation:  Recommended for U10 and U12 athletes looking for the benefits of both programs.

Devos Revised Daily Schedule:  Elimination of lunch and a condensed ski period due to lack of indoor facilities for lunch and to reduce close contact of athletes when not skiing. Staggered start time of groups by age to limit crowds at Group Flags. Athletes unable to ski the full period can be returned to the RTC area and Program Director will contact parents.

  • Older Groups: 11 years old and older
    • Meet Coaches at 11:30 am and ski until 3:00 pm
  • Younger Groups: 10 years old and younger
    • Meet Coaches at Noon and ski until 3:00 pm

 

Additional Opportunities:
Winter Break Camp $150 (Dec. 27-29, 2021)
Spring Break Camp $150 (March 7-9, 2022)
Hilltop Wed Training $255 (Jan. 5 – March 2, 2022)

Tail Gunner Program

We have averaged about four Tail Gunners supporting the Mighty Mites Program in the last few seasons.  The Tail Gunners have been a great support to that program and enjoyed their experience.  Therefore, we will continue to offer a limited number of 5-6 spots for each Mighty Mites and Devos program.

Mighty Mite Lottery Process for New Participants

Given the popularity of our recreational ski programs we have had to institute a maximum capacity to preserve the Devos and Mighty Mite Program’s quality. Based on management of the participants and volunteer coaches, we have determined 200 participants is an appropriate cap. The Alyeska Ski Resort also requests we institute a cap of 200 for each program.

This season we will institute a Lottery Process for both new Devos and AMM participants if our returning athletes and interested new applicants significantly exceed 200. The intent of the process is to provide transparency, support family involvement, encourage coaching commitments and ensure we maximize the program capacity. Please see the Lottery Process Inserted below.

Note: We have not had to use the Lottery Process for many years and have no way to anticipate the interest in the programs this season.