Bill Koch League (BKL)
Bill Koch Youth Ski League (BKL) Programs are fun, learn-to-ski programs geared towards children ages 5-10. The emphasis will be on fostering a love for the sport and enjoying winter in the Roaring Fork Valley. This program serves as a foundation for nordic skills and will focus on classic skiing only.
Children will develop basic motor skills invaluable to their future athletic involvement. Skills such as coordination, agility, and balance will be taught through a variety of games and activities. As children progress through the BKL Programs, they will learn teamwork, sportsmanship, fair play, and other essential habits common among successful adolescents.
Pre-Devo & Devo Team
Pre-Devo introduces skate skiing and provides the option for a few local competitions. Athletes are not required to race, but those that wish to are supported in doing so.
Development Programs are for athletes who want to participate in nordic skiing on a seasonal basis. Athletes will build a strong foundation in their sport, working through thoughtful progressions to build skills and have fun.
Competitive U16 - U20 Teams
Competitive Programs are designed for competitive athletes. Nordic skiing is their passion. They want the highest level of opportunity – working with the most experienced coaches, having the most hands-on equipment recommendations, travelling to the highest level of competition for their age group. They want to give skiing their all; they are fully committed and excited to invest a significant amount of time and energy year round in pursuit of becoming the very best nordic skier that they can be!