Fall Camp

XLR8 ALPINE RACING TEAM

2018 EPIC FALL CAMP

NOVEMBER 23-28

XLR8 Alpine Racing’s EPIC Fall Camp will be flying out to Denver the morning of Friday, November 23and returning the evening on Wednesday, November 28.  When we arrive in Denver, we will drive up to our own private lodge at the Easter Seals Rocky Mountain Village in Empire, CO.  We have stayed here before and the place was GREAT!  The food was awesome and we will have our own lodge that sleeps 45!

During our stay, we will ski Saturday through Wednesday morning at Loveland Ski Club.  We will work on Slalom and Giant Slalom mechanics.  As always, racers will be placed into small groups based on skill level.  We will have approximately a 4:1 ratio of racers to coaches.  No other camp has a 4:1 ratio.  Training lanes are at the world famous Loveland Ski Club!!!

That’s right!  We will be working on our mechanics and running some gates at Loveland’s own Loveland Ski Club!  This is the home of our friend and mentor, John Hale, former U.S. Ski Team Coach and current Executive Director of Racing at Loveland Ski Club.  This is also a favourite training venue for World Cup Skiers from around the World, including Mikaela Shiffrin.  Loveland Ski Club offers the best early season training condition available.  Lanes are wider and on most of our training days, we will have an entire run to ourselves.  This will allow us an incredibly safe and productive training venue.

The camp is $1,850.00 for the 6 days.*  (AIRFARE NOT INCLUDED)  All transportation, lodging, meals, coaching, lane fees, and lift tickets are included.  We will require a $500.00 Deposit to hold your spot.  Once accepted, we will require the Balance of $1,350.00 to be paid in full by Monday, October 31, 2016.  Spots are given out based on when we receive your Application with Deposit.

Your Child’s safety is our number one concern.  This is a huge responsibility that we take extremely seriously.  This is why we are using an application process.  Your racer needs to be a self-sufficient young person.  They must be fully capable and willing to get themselves ready for the day’s activities without assistance.  Keep track of and carrying their own daily ski equipment and conduct themselves in a positive and mature manner.  These requirements help to ensure a positive and safe experience for all.

Email Brian Lovejoy:  blxlr8@att.net


WHO IS CAMP FOR?

XLR8 Alpine Racing’s EPIC Fall Camp is an amazing jump start to the ski racing season.  It will be a fun and exciting experience for any young Racer who loves racing and wants to be the best skier they can be.  They will also have the added benefits of being in one of the most beautiful places on earth and sharing the experience with their peers.  This is the kind of thing that your child will remember for a lifetime.

It is common for mature Racers as young as 10 and 11 years old to attend race camps.  Many times parents are amazed by the personal growth that can occur given a little independence within this very structured setting.  Coaches will be there 24-hours a day looking out for the safety and well being of every young person in our care.  Your child’s safety is our primary responsibility.  I cannot begin to tell you how seriously we take this.  All Racers will be issued Camp ID cards to be carried with them at all times.  When we are not skiing in race lanes, we will be working on our mechanics, focusing on race training.  There will be no tree skiing, jumping or terrain parks.  Our Racers will be with their coaches constantly when we are on the mountain or travelling.

When we are at the Loveland Ski Club, we will be in the middle of a professional world-class training venue for serious Racers only.  Lanes are separated by a painted line in the snow, no fences or any type of structure.  Lanes are approximately three cat-tracks wide.  There will be World Cup racers all around us, skiing at 30 to 40+ miles an hour.  We will have 1 coach for every 4 athletes keeping a tight rein on our young Racers to keep them out of harm’s way.  Only Racers and coaches are allowed in Loveland Ski Club venue.  These are just a few of the rules we have in order to live up to our number one responsibility, your child’s safety and well-being.

FYI: Loveland Ski Club is not open to the public!!!

Racers who are accepted into the Fall Race Camp will be responsible for their own belongings and equipment (i.e. keeping track of, loading and unloading and maintaining, etc.) Our athletes will be expected to conduct themselves as young men and young woman, being respectful to all people we interact with, to follow the rules of race camp, to be on time for all camp activities and to lend a hand in all activities as a team member. Due to the terrain, advanced skiing skills are a must.

Fall Race Camp is for Racers who have reached a level of maturity that allows them to be self-sufficient under non-emergency situations.  If we have children with us who are not fully capable and willing to take care of their responsibilities, it takes away from the other team members experience and can even endanger other team members.  If a coach must help a child with their basic responsibilities, that coach will be unable to give the appropriate attention to the other three racers in his or her charge.  At a World Cup training facility, the results could be catastrophic.

If you believe your young racer can independently live up to these responsibilities, they are a good candidate for the XLR8 Apline Racing Epic Fall Camp.  Please know that we will keep them safe and they will truly have the experience of a lifetime!

If you are interested in sending your Racer to the XLR8 Apline Racing Epic Fall Camp, please request information ASAP.

Email Brian Lovejoy:  blxlr8@att.net


FORMS

LOVELAND SKI CLUB ON-LINE WAIVER FORM (2018)