( For alpine skiers ages 6-13 )

The PRC Buddy Werner (BW)/Pre-Development Team this year will be a Sunday program that has been the mainstay and success of Powderhorn Racing Club over the last 30+ years.  The program will cater to the younger and less experienced athlete who wants to improve their all-around skiing skills while providing an introduction to youth ski racing.  This is the entry level program offered by Powderhorn Racing Club.

Participants should be Mountain 4 skiers capable of skiing blue runs at Powderhorn Mountain, stopping, getting up without assistance, and can comfortably link wedge turns.

If your child is not comfortable skiing all green runs at Powderhorn, they are not ready for this program.

Each participant will be placed in a group of similar age and ability for their coached lesson. The lessons will vary from week to week with the emphasis on fun and improving skills and technique.

Parental Volunteer Duties and Responsibilities are an important way for families to get involved with the club.


Ski Start/End Dates 2023-2024 Season:  January 7th. 8 Sundays 

Buddy Werner State Race:
March 3rd, 2024 held at Sunlight Mountain Resort
(additional coaching fees will be required for all athletes attending this event).

Meeting Times:


Meet coaches hillside

9:20—12:00 On hill skiing

12:00—1:00 Lunch/Snack

1:00—3:00 On hill free ski and/or gate training

3:00 Athlete pick-up

Race Schedule:

Jan. 21: BW Race 1
Feb. 11: BW Race 2

Minimum requirements:

1) All participants must be able to load on and off of a chairlift, without parental assistance.

2) Children will need alpine skiing equipment and ski passes or lift tickets to Powderhorn Ski Resort.

**Ask us about help getting your athlete geared up.**

3) Helmets are required.

4) Parents are responsible for their children during the lunch break.




Price increase to $475.00 after Dec. 1st.

Christmas Camp: Dec. 27-29, 2023

This is an additional opportunity to get in some extra training for the season or to try out the program for anyone who may be curious but is not ready to commit.  It will be set up similarly to the season with groups broken up into ability levels and is a great way to get comfortable on the slopes again after a long break.  This is a separate purchase and program from the Buddy Werner season so make sure to sign up for both if you want to get an edge on the competition!!

$150.00 Stand alone Christmas Camp payment


Have Questions?

Contact Carolyn Farrow, Buddy Werner Chair, via email at:


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