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Jr Development Program (Ages 5 - 14)

Pinnacle Junior Development (Jr. Devo) introduces the technical and tactical fundamentals of alpine ski racing. Jr. Devo training includes directed free skiing and skills acquisition through drills, both in and out of gates. This program participates in the Sunday Race Series at Pine Knob and Mt. Holly, and also has the opportunity to complete in the Junior Development Team (JDT) series around the state of Michigan. 

2021-2022 Program Options:

For calendaring and tagging purposes we have color coded the Jr. Devo training groups. 

Training & Races:

Pine Knob / Mt. Holly Programs

4 Day Training Programs

  • Green (Pine Knob and Mt. Holly): $1575
    • Monday – Thursday (Dec 8 – Mar 2)
    • add Saturdays at Alpine for an additional $200
2 Day Training Programs
  • Orange (Pine Knob/Mt. Holly): $995
    • Monday and Wednesday (Dec 8 – Mar 1)
    • add Saturdays at Alpine for an additional $200
  • Blue (Pine Knob/Mt. Holly): $995
    • Tuesday and Thursday (Dec 9 – Mar 2)
    • add Saturdays at Alpine for an additional $200

Alpine Valley Programs

3 Day Training Programs

  • Yellow (Alpine):  $1075
    • Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday (Dec 10 – Mar 2)
    • add Mondays at Pine Knob for an additional $275
2 Day Training Programs
  • Purple (Alpine):  $835
    • Pick 2: Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday (Dec 10 – Mar 2)
    • add Mondays at Pine Knob for an additional $275
  • Red (Alpine): $675
    • Pick 2: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday (Jan 4 – Feb 20)

Practice and Race Information

If a practice for your program is canceled it CANNOT be made up by attending another programs practice. All practices are weather permitting.

  • Practices may be held at all resorts.
    • Traditionally
      • Orange, Blue, and Green Practices:
        • M=Pine Knob, T=Holly, W=Holly, Th=Pine Knob
      • Alpine practices will be held at Alpine. If space allows, some early season practices may be moved to Pine Knob or Mt. Holly if Alpine is not able to host a practice.
  • Calendar can be viewed on Pinnussa.com

Included Races

Racers will have the option to attend both the Sunday Race Series and JDT races. It will be the racers choice on weekends of conflicting events. 

Sunday Race Series

 

This is popular race series where athletes can race in their own age group for single races as well as collect season long “World Cup” points. Weekly prizes and medals are awarded to athletes of all ages. The Sunday Race Series runs for seven weeks beginning at Pine Knob and alternating with Mt. Holly for seven total races. The format is mainly Giant Slalom however there is talk that there may be a race or two of paneled slalom.

  • Race Registration included for all Jr Devo Members. 
  • Lift tickets NOT included. 

JDT Races

The Junior Development Series is a group of races held around Michigan by resorts and their teams. Each race is a little different since the hosting team can decide the discipline and scoring. These races offer a great start for racers to learn how to travel, race on different terrain, and have fun learning how to compete. Athletes are responsible for their personal registration and lift tickets for each race. Pinnacle will have coaches at these races to help support a positive race experience.

  • Race registrations and lift tickets NOT included.
  • Tentative:Races and Dates Included: Timber Ridge, Swiss Valley, Schuss, Bittersweet, Caberfae (2 days)

All Members Must also register for:        

Minimum Ski Experience/Expectations

  • Jr. Devo skiers are expected to be self-sufficient, safe skiers around the resort.
    • Skiers should be able to load and unload the chair on their own
      • If a skier is not able to load and unload on their own, a parent must be responsible for this
    • Skiers should be able to make turns of various sizes and be able to stop on command
    • Skiers should be able to ski all black diamond runs safely at Pine Knob, Mt. Holly, and Alpine Valley
    • Jr Devo racers are NOT required to have a team coat

Pinnacle Jr Devo Registration Process

All teams will have limited spots available. If a team is sold out, a waitlist will be created. We hope to satisfy our waitlist,  however it will depend on number of coaches available and hill space. We expect to have wait list settled by the end of October.

Registration will open using the following schedule: 

  • Wednesday Sept 29, 2021
    • 7:00PM: Green and Yellow
    • 8:15PM: Orange, Blue, Purple, and Red 
  • Payment Options:        
    • Pay in Full
    • Payment Plan
      • 50% Due at registration
      • 25% Nov 5
      • 25% Dec 3

REFUNDS
In general, PRT assumes that when an individual registers for one of our programs, that individual will have an exciting and rewarding experience for the entire season. However, in certain situations an individual may not be able to complete the programs for which payment has been made. For those situations, a refund policy has
been developed. If an individual needs to withdraw from a program for any other reason, the individual may make an application for refund by writing to the Board of Directors of PRT.

 

Non-Refundable
u12 and younger programs including Devo: Membership fees of $100. This includes transferring programs.

Competitive and Development Team Programs
1) A full Base Fee refund minus the fees shown above will be available prior to November 1st or if coaches determine the skier’s ability is not appropriate for Pinnacle’s program

2) After November 1st, pro-rated refunds of Base Fee will be given for the following reasons:
a) Injury or other medical reason
b) Job transfer
c) Coach or club recommendations

Pro/rated refunds of Basic Fee are based on the following dates:
a) Applied for prior to November 30th - 80%
b) Applied for prior to December 31st - 40%
c) Applied for prior to January 31st- 20%
d) After January 31st - no refund.

3) Refunds must be applied for in writing

Communication

1. At the top of this page there are instructions to subscribe to this team. This allows you to receive updates to calendar events and also page updates specific to this team. It is encouraged to sign up for this service.

2. Please follow the instructions below for any groups you would like to receive communication from. Remind is a service our coaches use to send updates through text.

  • Jr. Devo (All): Text the message "@pinn22jd" to the number 81010.
  • Jr Devo Alpine Specific:  text "@av22jd" to the number 81010
  • Jr Devo PKMH Specific: text "@pkmh22jd" to the number 81010
  • JDT Series Specific: text "@par22jd" to the number 81010

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