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Utah is a winter playground, and we plan on playing outside all winter. Brighton Ski Area will be our weekend destination this year. We have chosen Brighton Ski Area because of its proximity and terrain for our snow sports programs.

Wasatch Academy Private Ski Area

Our Wasatch Academy ski hill along with our Snowcat are amazing assets. The ability to build a private terrain park along with perfectly groomed trails for all skill levels gives our snow sports program a real advantage. Beginners can expect perfectly groomed snow and gentle slopes for learning. Intermediate riders can expect an intermediate terrain park with features to help develop their riding skills in a safe and calculated environment. Advanced riders will appreciate the rails and jumps built explicitly for them. Students enrolled in the Competition and Recreation Programs can expect two sessions on our private hill weekly.


Our staff is dedicated to the growth and success of each rider’s individual goals. No score board exists in snow sports, and we identify success with each rider on an individual basis. Wasatch Academy’s snow sports program offers beginner to pro coaching. All riders can expect a level of personal coaching that is going to help them become interdependent on and o the hill.

Competition Program

The Competition Program is a traveling team that will spend multiple weekends at different resorts with the option of competing in USASA or IFSA events. If you are not a competitor, don’t worry! We still want to invite you to choose the Competition Program. Expect several additional weekends riding at Brighton Ski Area as well. This program starts in the second quarter with pre-season training, which includes trampoline and foam pit sessions at Snogression. Pre-season conditioning also includes cardio, gym, and yoga classes. After the Winter Holiday break, we begin riding at the resorts. The competitive season starts with practices at Brighton Ski Area. Coaches will work with each competitor to make sure they are ready and confident.

The competition team will work with the coaching staff to identify potential competition venues they feel confident about competing in. The Competition Team is the ambassador of the snow sports program on and off campus.

The Brighton Program

The Brighton Program is designed for riders who do not want to compete but still want a healthy amount of ride time. Students who are a beginner to advanced riders will appreciate lots of time to just ride! This program starts in the second quarter with pre-season cardio and gym workouts and yoga classes. After Winter Holiday break we begin the on-snow riding season. Friday after school we go to Brighton Ski Area for the weekend. Expect night skiing Friday night and day skiing Saturday into Sunday, with the option of night skiing Saturday night. We will stay at the Wasatch Mountain Club Lodge Friday and Saturday nights. Chaperones and additional staff will help with The Brighton Program.

Beginner Program

The Beginner Program takes advantage of our private ski hill. You can expect a safe, worry-free experience that gets you ready to ride the ski resort with confidence. The goal is to provide students with two early season lessons on our private ski hill. This gives them the opportunity to decide if they would like to upgrade to the Recreation Program. The beginner program also includes a season pass to Brighton Ski Resort, and snow sports equipment rentals. You can also always choose to ride with the Weekender

The program, and of course additional ski lessons are also available for purchase at Brighton Ski Resort.

The Weekender

Enjoy a season pass to Brighton Ski Resort and a shuttle to the resort every Saturday during the third quarter.

All programs prices include the season pass.

Competition and Recreation Programs will all participate in weekly ski sessions at our private Wasatch Academy Ski Hill. Students can enroll anytime!

Beginners can upgrade to the Recreation Program anytime.

Early enrollment is appreciated!