Alpine Training Team

Weekend Youth Program

Learn with the Red Lodge Mountian Training Team

Red Lodge Mountain Alpine Training Team

Click here to reserve your spot on the 2014 team today!  Limited to 100 kids.

The Alpine Training Team program at Red Lodge Mountain is one of the longest running and most successful recreational ski training programs in Montana. Over the years, we have had the pleasure of training hundreds of children, many of which have gone on to see great success in race programs such as the Silver Run Ski Club, while others have chosen to pursue their lifelong love of skiing at a recreational level. Regardless of your child's goals, our coaches will challenge them to the limit of their skill set, whether they are beginner or advanced skiers. And while the Training Team program is not race focused, we will introduce participants to the basic concepts involved in ski racing. Lesson plans are written each week by one of our experienced Training Team coaches, ensuring your child will get a thoughtful and focused lesson.

Red Lodge Mountain only chooses the most qualified and committed instructors to work as coaches for the Training Team program.  Each coach must first and foremost be certified on a national level through the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA), and are further encouraged to obtain a PSIA Children's Specialist credential. Coaches are then required to attend a minimum of two training sessions per month throughout the season in order to ensure your child is learning in a safe, fun, and structured environment.

Please fill out the below form to reserve your child's spot in the Weekend Youth Program.

  • The cost is $359 per student. (Tickets and equipment not included.)
  • All programs run for 9 consecutive saturdays or sundays, beginning January 4 or 5, 2015.
  • No training on February 14 and 15, 2015.
  • If your child needs a Ten Tix (Child = $170/Junior = $330) and/or a JV Team Rental Package (Child = $79/Junior = $119 for the entire program.  Note that you will have to return them each week.) you can purchase them at the mountain.
  • Payment will be due by Monday, December 29, 2014.  If payment isn't made by this date you will loose your reserved spot on the team.  Payment can by made at the Snow Sports Desk, Grizzly Peak Outdoors in downtown Red Lodge or by calling 406-446-2610.
Contact Information
Please choose one of the above 9 week programs. All programs start on the the weekend of January 4 and 5, 2015
Payment for this reservation ($359 per student) is due by Monday, December 29, 2014. If payment isn't made by this date you will loose your reserved spot on the team. Payment can by made at the Snow Sports Desk, Grizzly Peak Outdoors in downtown Red Lodge or by calling 406-446-2610.

For the “Annual” Snowsports Season Policy - 2014-2015

In consideration of myself OR my child being permitted to participate in any way in the SnowSports School activities (”Activity”) of the above named RLM Snowsports, I represent that I do, on behalf of myself OR my child:

  • I acknowledge, agree and represent that I fully understand the nature of snowsports and snowsports school activities, and that I am and my child (if applies) are qualified, in good health, and in proper physical condition to participate in such Activity.

  • I fully understand that (a) SnowSports and SnowSports School activities involve risk and dangers of serious injury, (b) these risks and dangers may be caused by my own (or my child’s) actions or inactions, or the actions of inactions of others participating in the Activity and/or the condition of which the Activity takes place.

  • I hereby agree for myself and my child (if applies) to release, discharge and covenant not to sue, the above listed SnowSports School or its parent organization, its respective administers, directors, owners and lessors or the premises of property on which the Activity takes place (each considered “Releasees” herein), from all liability claims, demands, losses or damages on my account caused or alleged to be caused in whole or in part by the negligence of the “Releasees” or otherwise.

  • I fully accept and assume all such risks and all responsibility for losses, costs and damages I incur as a result of my participation in the Activity. My signature signifies that I fully understand and agree to be bound by this Release and Waiver Agreement, for myself and for my underage child (if applicable), and agree that if any portion of this agreement is held to be invalid the balance, notwithstanding, shall continue in full force and effect.

Todd Daily
Todd began as a ski instructor with Ski Jammers, a private ski school located in Minnesota. He began teaching at Red Lodge Mountain in 2008, and has a PSIA Level II alpine certification and a PSIA Children's Specialist 1 credential. Todd's motivation to instruct comes from his desire to help others come to enjoy skiing as much as he does.

Richard Melville
Richard has been skiing for many years, and got his first experience as a ski instructor while living in Europe, where he taught his children and many of their friends to ski. It was during this time that Richard discovered that he very much enjoyed working with children and seeing them grow from first timers to confident skiers able to ski the entire mountain. Since joining the Red Lodge Mountain team, Richard has earned his PSIA Level I alpine certification and his PSIA Children's Specialist I credential, and is working towards a Level II alpine certification and a Children's Specialist II credential.

Sherrie Nevill
Sherrie is a retired special education teacher who loves to teach through play and exploration, and believes that skiing is the perfect segue for children to learn how to become active learners while exploring their environment. This philosophy has served her well as she has worked as a ski instructor for more than 40 seasons, specializing in lessons for children, women, and individuals with special needs. Sherrie is certified as a PSIA Level III alpine instructor and a PSIA Level III adaptive instructor, she carries a PSIA Children's Specialist 2 credential, and also works as a PSIA area clinician.

Scott Oleson
Scott's first ski experience was at Mammoth Mountain in California while in the fourth grade, and at the age of 16 he was the Jr. National Mogul Champion. Scott has a PSIA Level I certification, and his goal is to ensure children are comfortable with skiing, having fun, and to get them to ski a run that they thought they couldn't. Scott Pisle Scott has worked as a ski instructor at Red Lodge Mountain since 2009, and has been a coach on the Alpine Training Team since 2012. He received his PSIA Level I certification in 2010 and his PSIA Children's Specialist I credential in 2012. Scott enjoys improving children's skiing abilities through games and drills that help to explore the mountain while challenging them to reach new goals.

Curtis Sielaff
Curtis first put on a pair of skis in 1955, and has been in love with the sport ever since. He began his ski instructing career in Michigan in 1969, and soon after moved with his family to Colorado. During this time, Curtis taught ski lessons at Copper Mountain and Breckenridge, becoming a PSIA Level II alpine instructor in 1979. A move to Montana in 1982 led Curtis to Eagle Mount, which provides recreational opportunities to individuals with disabling conditions. Curtis helped run the Eagle Mount program for 19 years, earning his PSIA Level I adaptive instructor certification along the way. In 2008, Curtis began working for Red Lodge Mountain, where his passion for skiing and instructing is delivered in every lesson he teaches, and his underlying goal has been to get families to ski together.

Joe Wolf
Joe is a PSIA certified Level II alpine instructor with a Children's Specialist I credential, and has been instructing at Red Lodge Mountain since 2006. Prior to joining the team at Red Lodge Mountain, Joe gained a wealth of experience by working as a ski instructor for 14 years at numerous resorts, including Lost Trail in Montana, Stevens Pass and White Pass in Washington, and Alyeska in Alaska. Joe is most excited to coach young people to be better skiers, and to share his enthusiasm for the sport.