Arctic Valley Ski Team

The Arctic Valley Ski Team is the ski racing development arm of the Anchorage Ski Club. The 2019 ski season was the first in nearly 20 years the Anchorage Ski Club hosted a race team and the inaugural 21st-century team qualified several athletes for regional and divisional races...and more importantly, we had FUN!



Development Team Head Coach - Ray Leroy

Ray has over 20 years of FIS racing experience and 15 years of coaching and training at an elite level in multiple extreme sports. He has an uncanny ability to connect with our athletes and bring out the best in them. Ray loves passing on his knowledge of alpine racing!





Mighty Mite Head Coach - Dan Allard

Dan retired from the Army after 28 years of service. He served with USSOCOM and 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) as a Special Operator and Mountaineering Program Manage where he lead special operations ski and mountain training in both the US and Europe. His ski and mountaineering training culminated with qualification as a Heeres Bergfuhrer (International Mountain Guide). He has have been instructing and coaching skiers for 27 years and has two daughters on the development team.

Program Options


AVST (Arctic Valley Ski Team) (U-12, U-14, U-16, U-19)

5 - Days per week program $3,000

* Includes a individual season pass to Arctic Valley
* Wed/ Thurs / Fri at Hillberg or Hilltop, Sat / Sun at Arctic Valley
* Full-Time development coach assigned
* Dryland starts in November (until on snow)
* Sprongo video analysis
* Traveling coach assigned for division races
* Team jacket included
* Personalized race equipment fitting and assistance
* USSA license required

2 - Day Program - Sat/Sun Only - $2000

* Includes a individual season pass to Arctic Valley.
* Hourly or Volunteer coach assigned with direction from the development team coach.
* Wed/Thur/Friday training available for a daily rate - $40/ day
* Team Jacket included
* USSA license required

Mid-Week Gate Training Th/Fr nights - $500.00

* U12 and older
* Hourly or Volunteer coach assigned with direction from the development team coach.
* USSA license required

Arctic Valley Mighty Mites Ages 7-14 $300

* Saturday Session: 11:00am to 3:00pm (Weather Permitting)
* Volunteer coaches
* Must be able to ride the Arctic Valley T-bar to above tower 3
* Heavy focus on ***structured*** free-skiing
* Courses and drills set to help athletes become better skiers and build fundamentals
* Anchorage Youth Ski League (YSL) race series is highly suggested participating.
* YSL Race Fees Included.  (days there will not be a coaching at AV)

AV Rope Tow Warriors Ages 4-6

* 3 Weekends in January 2020 $300 (Dates TBD)
* Includes Daily Ticket for participating Parent.
* The goal is to get them past tower three so they can be a Mighty Mite.
* Volunteer Coaches.
* Parent must be on skis, We will teach you how to teach your kids to ski!


We are a volunteer-based program. Interested in helping?

  • Paid Coaches (with ski racing experience) 2 days per week
  • Volunteer Coaches (with or without ski racing experience) 1-2 days per week
  • Parent Coaches (no racing experience needed, just a love to ski) flexible days
  • Volunteers In General (Lodge Moms/Dads, Admin, Parent liaisons) flexible days

More details will be available later this summer, we look forward to seeing you on the hill!

Jason Woodward
Anchorage Ski Club Board Member