Alpine Programs


Athlete Pipeline Philosophy And Implementation

  • Win at every level of international competition.
  • Design a clear path for achievement in the sport of alpine ski racing.
  • Raise the level of achievement in our sport by doing a better job with content, and racer management.
  • Encourage multi-discipline athlete development opportunities.
  • Integrate the country into one system by empowering academies, clubs, programs and regions to develop athletes.
  • Identify the talented coaches and athletes in the country, develop and retain them.
  • Create an American system that provides sustained success in the sport of alpine ski racing.

U.S. Ski Team

The U.S. Ski Team is the sport's national team, consisting of A, B and C teams nominated annually. The objective of the U.S. Ski Team is to field teams that are capable of national and international success. This success is measured by winning at the Olympic, World Championship, World Cup, World Junior Championship, Europa Cup and NorAm Cup events. Click here for more information.


U.S. Development Team

The Development Team operates under the guidance of the U.S. Ski Team, representing the pinnacle of the junior development pipeline. Like the A, B and C teams, the D team is also nominated annually. The purpose of the Development Team is to field a team that is best in the world at the junior level. Click here for more information.


National Training Group

The National Training Group supports junior athletes by providing training and pace at the highest level to support the development of the top regional junior athletes. Learn more here.



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2014 Winter Games

The 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, are coming up quickly. Get the latest information on selection criteria, Sochi preparation and more here.