Snowboard Home Team

The Snowboard Development Team is for snowboarders ages 9 - 13 years of age, looking for a structured group environment to improve their riding skills. This group will build on fundamental riding skills, safety awareness, team camaraderie and sportsmanship. Participants will explore the entire mountain in a fun and safe learning environment; skiing steeps, bumps, groomers, powder, crud, trees, race courses, rails/boxes, and jumps.

Bogus Basin season passes are not included and must be purchased from Bogus Basin.


Participants must be able to ride at an intermediate level, linking S turns. Specifically, participants must be comfortable riding down the entire Deer Point area and Lower Nugget, Wild Cat, and Paradise runs on the Pine Creek Chair and Nighthawk, Triumph, and War Eagle on the Superior Chair. 

Goals & skills

Team Goals:

  • Build confidence to ride all types of terrain.
  • Introduction of snow sports competition.
  • Create strong peer relationships/group dynamics.
  • Instill respect for people, places, and property 

Skill Development:

  • Off-piste Riding
  • Riding in the terrain park


We meet in front of the Jason Harper Training Center, located between the Pioneer (upper) lodge and the Bitterroot chairlift.

Coaches/Athletes meet at their assigned country flag.

  • 9:25am - Meet at flags(JHTC) boots on ready to go.
  • 9:30 am – Groups leave for morning training
  • 11:45 am -Meet at the flags for a parent-supervised lunch break
  • 12:30 pm - Meet coaches at flags- afternoon training
  • 3:00 pm - Pick up athletes at flags

Coaches Cup Competitions

Athletes will participate in the Coaches Cup Series. This series is designed to expose the groups to the different disciplines of skiing in a friendly competition environment. Events may include, Big Mountain, Slopestyle, Galende Jump, Giant Slalom and Slalom. Participants compete on the same day they train. Saturday athletes compete on Saturday.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a U-Class? 

Your U (Under) Class is the age group that you will compete in. Each U class is specific to age on Dec. 31st:

  • U8 = ages 6-7
  • U10 = ages 8-9
  • U12 = ages 10-11
  • U14 = ages 12-13
  • U16 = ages 14-15

What equipment is needed?

  • Warm Winter jacket
  • Snow pants
  • Base layer
  • Ski Socks
  • Goggles, gloves (two pairs for snowy days), and neck gator. 
  • Snowboard
  • Boots that fit and that are age appropriate
  • A proper helmet that fits
  • Sunscreen that can be permanently located in your child’s jacket.
  • A good backpack to transport all gear to and from the mountain.
  • Bogus Basin Season Pass (not included in BBSEF team fees)


U.S. Ski and Snowboard and the U.S. Center for SafeSport provide many free resources for parents who want to educate themselves and their children on Athlete Safety.

As an example, parents are encouraged to complete the Parent’s Guide to Misconduct in Sports. We also encourage parents to take an age-appropriate SafeSport course from the menu below with their children.

Find These Resources And More Here


This is a Saturday-only program, for riders 9 - 12 years of age, who can ride at an intermediate level.
Tuition $895.00 and limited to 8 athletes.

Training Season Dec. 21 - March 8

9:30 am - 3:00 pm.

There is no training on December 28/29, and February 15/16 (Presidents weekend.)

Core Values

Sportsmanship * Fun * Integrity * Grit * Teamwork

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