The Best Pre-Season Training
It's SO Good!
Copper, Colorado is North America’s premier fall training site and home of the country's best November snow. The U.S. Ski Team trains alongside U.S. Elite daily. The Copper Mountain base area sits at an elevation of 9712'. Early season snow isn't a problem this high up!
Time To Get Ready
The Copper Thanksgiving Camp will prepare you for the race season with six intense days of skiing and training. The competitive atmosphere, daily training, video, and private training lanes create the perfect early season training camp.
If needed, U.S. Elite athletes may receive the privilege of using a special ‘line cutting’ pass on the busy days that allows for more skiing and more time training. This all-inclusive training camp is set up for athletes who want to get the most out of their camp and leave fired up & ready to race. Another cool thing we do!
More Cool Stuff
We pay attention to the small details. We have training lanes that are age-specific. We have our own private lunch room at the base of Copper. We bring a house mom/nurse to help our campers feel more at home. We have a private coach-bus to get everyone up to Copper from Denver. We have cool U.S. Ski Team guest speakers. We are all-inclusive! We have fun every day!
Spaces are limited and registration closes when camp is full. Copper Thanksgiving Camp is another all-inclusive U.S. Elite Camp! Camp includes all skiing, coaching, daily training, daily fitness/recovery program, breakfast, lunch, dinner (the day-camper option does not include breakfast or dinner), video analysis, private bus transportation from Denver Airport to Copper Resort, and back* on designated travel days, in-depth coaches evaluation and fun!
*Denver bus transportation is included for Boarding Athletes. Day Camper families may join the U.S. Elite private bus for an additional fee. If traveling separate from the group flight (within approved 'window'), please confirm itinerary with camp office before booking any Unaccompanied Minor travel. Thanks!
Copper Mountain Fall Race Prep
Copper Thanksgiving Camp
Nov. 23-30, 2019
U.S. Elite Camps provides kids with an opportunity to be a part of a fun, safe, and professional ski racing camp. The camps are truly unique, as we blend the highest level of ski racing instruction and training with a more traditional camp feel. We only hire professionals and we focus on age appropriate training and coaching. We are a family and we are a team.
Boarding Camper: The Full Boarding Camper option is designed for athletes 12-18 years of age. Campers will have 6 full days of skiing* and training with lodging in the center of the Copper Village. The all-inclusive tuition includes transportation to/from Denver International Airport on the designated travel days (Nov. 23 & 30).
Day Camper: The Day Camper option is designed for athletes 8-18 years of age who stay with family in the evening and ski with the camp all day. Everything is included except for breakfast, dinner and a bed! Campers will have 6 full days of skiing, training, and fun. If you can't come for the entire camp, pick and choose your days! The six ski days are Nov. 24-29.
Boarding Camper all-inclusive Tuition: $2795.00
Day Camper Tuition: $305/day
Saturday Nov. 23, 2019 (Arrival Day)
Sun-Fri Nov. 24-29, 2019 (Training Days)
Saturday Nov. 30, 2019 (Departure Day)
*weather permitting ~ although we have never lost a day in 13 years!
Day Camp Options
Travel With A Chaperone
The team at U.S. Elite Camps have coach-chaperoned group flights from the Boston/Hartford area and the New York City area (depending on demand) to Denver so campers travel with coaches door to door! It's a great way to meet other kids at camp and it makes the trip a bit easier on the parents!
U.S. Elite's traditional Thanksgiving Dinner and Awards Banquet is a fun highlight of the week. Day camper families, athletes, coaches, and guests all gather for this annual festive holiday dinner. We meet all special dietary needs!
Typical Daily Schedule
6:15am Wake-up and warm-up
(optional fitness warm up session)
8:30 On-snow Session-1
12:30p On-snow Session-2
4:00 Fun & Recovery Fitness
(Snow sports, wallyball, yoga)
5:30 Dinner for Boarding Campers
7:00 Meeting/*video analysis/ski tuning/Guest speakers
*Day campers watch video at Breakfast
8:30 Relax and prep for next day
9:00 Lights out/all quiet
All times are subject to change depending on daily training schedule
Professional coaches offering individualized attention to teach the "whole progression"
of ski racing to each athlete