Arctic Valley Ski Team

The Arctic Valley Ski Team is the ski racing and ski education arm of the Anchorage Ski Club. We provide a variety of youth programs for participants ranging from ages 6 to 18 & commitment levels ranging from Multi-day Full Competition to weekly Recreational Ski Programs.

 

 

 

 

AVST Sponsor

Is the premier sponsor of the 2020/2021 Arctic Valley Ski Team!

 

 

Present the inaugural

ARCTIC VALLEY CUP

MARCH 6th & 7th 2021

Click Here for: Arctic Valley CUP U12-U14:

Arctic Valley Cup 2021 Schedule

Click Here for Volunteer opportunities:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4CABA729ABFBC61-arctic

 

Mighty Mite & AVST Programs

 

AV Freeriders

 

  • 1 Day Program - Saturday 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM - $500
  • Fitting for ages 7-14
  • Staffed with experienced Paid and Volunteer Coaches
  • Program operates from 3rd weekend of December to 1st weekend of April
  • Approximately 4 practice days will be at other venues (Alyeska, Skeetawk)
  • Focus is on fundamentals of skiing development, rooted in freeskiing - 90% freeskiing, 10% gate training.
  • Courses and drills are occasionally set to help athletes become better skiers and build fundamentals

 

 

  • It is highly recommended that athletes practice riding the T-Bar and Arctic Valley area before Day 1 of Freeriders practice

 

  • Lift passes and Anchorage Ski Club Membership not included. $75 late fee applied November 15

 

 

Arctic Valley Mighty Mites

 

  • 1 Day Program - Saturday 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM - $350
  • Fitting for ages 7-14
  • Staffed with experienced Paid and Volunteer Coaches
  • Program operates from 1st weekend of January to 1st weekend of April
  • Focus is on fundamentals of skiing development, rooted in ski racing - 50% gate training, 50% free-skiing

 

 

  • It is highly recommended that athletes practice riding the T-Bar and Arctic Valley before Day 1 of Mighty Mites practice
  • Anchorage Youth Ski League (YSL) race participation is highly encouraged - staff will be fully allocated to YSL race days, and there will not be practice at Arctic Valley on these YSL race days

 

  • YSL race fees included. Lift passes and Anchorage Ski Club Membership not included. $75 late fee applied November 15

 

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

2 Day Program - Sat & Sun $1650

 

  • Gate Training at Arctic Valley Saturday & Sunday 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM & 12:30 PM - 3:30PM, respectively
  • An experienced, Full-Time Development Coach is dedicated to the AVST race group
  • Experienced Paid and Volunteer Coaches assigned to assist Full-time Development Coach
  • Video upload and analysis
  • Personalized race equipment sourcing, fitting and tuning education assistance
  • On snow as early as possible, to 2nd weekend of April
  • Focus on Elite level racing technical development - 90% gate training, 10% freeskiing
  • Dryland commences first weekend of October, 2x per week, until on snow

 

  • USSA race license, lift passes and Anchorage Ski Club Membership not included. $75 late fee applied November 15

Wed/Thur/Friday Gate Training available at $40 daily rate, or $500 season rate

  • Mid-week Gate Training is at Hilltop, Hillberg and Alyeska

 

 

Head Coach: Tony Naciuk

Hailing from Edmonton, Alberta, Anthony (Tony) Naciuk started racing at the Edmonton Ski Club's 100ft river valley slope. Weekend trips to the Rockies and a fun, competitive atmosphere helped him develop into an elite racer. After competing on the Alberta Ski Team for 4 years and qualifying for training camps with the Canadian Alpine Ski Team, he made his best move yet - accepting Sparky Anderson's offer to compete for the University of Alaska Anchorage. Over his 4 years as a Student-Athlete, Tony earned many top 10 NCAA finishes, qualified twice for the NCAA Championships and was named Ski Team MVP twice.

Always keeping school a priority he earned honors in his Bachelors of Business Administration, double majoring in Logistics and Finance. Not done with learning, he is studying for the Chartered Financial Analyst Level 1 Test in December.

Tony doesn't slow down in his spare time, pursuing hobbies such as backcountry skiing, mountain biking, rock climbing, weight lifting and hiking.

Tony is enthusiastic and his roots from a small hill in Edmonton will cater to Arctic Valley Ski Team's success!

 

 

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

We need the following:

  • Paid Coaches (with ski racing experience) 2-4 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) 1-2 days per week
  • Volunteers In General (Lodge Moms/Dads, Admin, Parent liaisons) 1-2 days per week

Please let us know if you have any questions!

Luke Clement 907-230-1149

Arctic Valley Ski Team/
Anchorage Ski Club Board Member
avst@arcticvalley.org