Mighty Mites Program Overview

For children between the ages of 7-13, Alyeska Mighty Mites teaches the fundamentals of alpine ski racing as well as promotes self-confidence, a sense of accomplishment and sportsmanship. Mighty Mites captures the balance between racing and free skiing, offering races throughout the season, opportunities to train gates, as well as ample time to explore the entire mountain with their coach and group. Whether a child has an Olympic goal, or just wants to have fun, Mighty Mites provides the foundation for a lifelong love of skiing.

Mighty Mites

  • Sundays | Alyeska Resort | 7-13 years old on Dec 31, 2016
  • Program Cost - $250
  • 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. AlyeskaMightyMites.org
  • Additional Opportunities – Winter Break Camp $100, Spring Break Camp $100, Hilltop Wed Training $190
  • AlyeskaMightyMites.org

Mighty Mites + Devos

  • Saturdays | Alyeska Resort | 8-14 years old on Dec 31, 2016 | Devos
  • Sundays | Alyeska Resort | 7-13 years old on Dec 31, 2016 | Mighty Mites
  • Program Cost - $575
  • Recommendation – Recommended for U10 and U12 athletes looking for the benefits of both programs.
  • Additional Opportunities – Winter Break Camp $100, Spring Break Camp $100, Hilltop Wed Training $190
  • AlyeskaMightyMites.org

New Participant Lottery Draw Process:

Given the popularity of this program we have had to institute a maximum capacity to preserve the program’s quality. Based on management of ski races, free skiing, and volunteer coaches, we have determined 200 participants is an appropriate cap. The Alyeska Ski Resort also requested we institute a cap of 200.

This season we will institute a Lottery Process for new AMM participants. The intent of the process is to provide transparency, support family involvement, encourage coaching commitments and ensure we maximize the program capacity. Children must be between ages 7-13 as of December 31, 2016.

The following is the priority group status for drawing new potential participants:

  • Siblings of returning Alyeska Ski Club participants.
  • Current ASC Coaches’ children or grandchildren.
  • New potential participants.
    • New potential participant’s siblings:
      • If more than one sibling of a family register as new participants, they are all entered into the program when one is drawn. This preserves family participation in the program.

    New potential participants not drawn in the Lottery Process will be encouraged to participate in other Alyeska Ski Club programs.

    If a new potential participant does not meet the ski tryout requirements, another participant will be randomly drawn pursuant to the above priority group status and notified by email to attend Tryouts.

For more information about the Mighty Mite program please visit their website: http://www.alyeskamightymites.org