Big Sky Pre-Season Race Camp

BSSEF is hosting a members-only, Alpine race camp at Big Sky Resort before lifts open to the general public. The camp is open to Buddy Werner U10 and older athletes. Registration includes training lane fees, coaching fees, and lunch.

Pricing assumes you have lodging and a Big Sky season pass. If you need help with lodging and/or lift tickets, check the relevant boxes below, and we’ll be in touch.

The basic camp is for 5 days and costs $575. A 6-day option is available to U14 and older athletes at a cost of $685.

The emphasis of the camp will be developing athletic stance and movement required in Alpine ski racing. Time will be spent on improving basic techniques and tactics with free skiing and drills. New skills will be performed in technical drill courses, gate training, and race simulation.

Masters racers have a separate camp, which is open to non-members.

Early Season Masters Race Camp


The team’s meeting place is directly below the Summit Hotel clock tower. Athletes should be ready to go at 8:45 AM in order to board the lift promptly at 9:00 AM.

With appropriate clothing, kids can ski and train in below zero weather. Sometimes, however, the start of training will be delayed in order to allow the temperature to rise a bit. In all cases, coaches will bring kids into the lodge for warm-ups as necessary. As always, check the TeamReach app for the latest updates regarding training.

A hard-ear race helmet, a pair of four-buckle boots that fit well and aren’t too stiff, and a single pair of multi-event race skis are initially sufficient. Is a speed suit a necessity for your 8-year-old?  Not really…but she will probably want one after she competes in her first few races. The bad news is that kids grow out of speed suits almost instantly. The good news is that there is, as a consequence, a thriving second-hand market. See the equipment page for more information.