Stevens Pass Alpine Club (SPAC) is an alpine ski team located at Stevens Pass Ski Area located at the crest of the Cascades. SPAC has offered race programs for skiers dating back to the 1950’s. Currently we offer programs that accommodate skiers from around six years old through young adults. Our athletes participate in local, regional, national and international events.
SPAC provides a fun and safe training environment in a variety of training venues; new athletes are able to develop fundamental ski and race skills, and our more experienced athletes are able to refine and improve their technique and tactics. SPAC also spends time outside of the gates free skiing the entire mountain with their coaches. One of the additional benefits of participating in SPAC race programs is that athletes become exceptional all mountain free skiers.
Many of our athletes race and train at a very proficient level, however, we only have a few basic skill requirements for those skiers new to racing. If the athlete can ski intermediate terrain, load the lift without help, and put their gear back on when they fall, they have the necessary skills to participate. SPAC also has a dedicated, experienced and current coaching staff that is committed to helping all of our athlete’s ski and race to their potential.
Five SPAC racers had some great results at the USCSA National Championships in Sun Valley, ID
USCSA Team Awards:
3rd Place Team in GS, SL and Overall 3rd place team & Presidents Cup Trophy Winner: St. Olaf (Katie Ulvestad, Lisa Koetke)
7th in SL, 8th in GS and 7th Place Team Overall-Rensselaer Polytechnic "RPI" (Paul Koetke)
8th in SL, 8th in GS - College of Idaho (Eleanor Tansley)
2nd Place Team in Dual Slalom: St. Olaf (Katie Ulvestad)
3rd Place Team in Dual Slalom: College of Idaho (Eleanor Tansley)
Individual Accomplishments for SPAC Athletes:
Katie Ulvestad (St. Olaf College)-4th in Slalom (1st Team All American), 15th in GS (2nd Team All Am.), and 7th Overall (2nd Team All Am)
Paul Koetke (RPI) -12th in GS (2nd Team All Am.), 16th in SL and 10th Overall Combined (2nd Team All Am)
Morgan Duffy (U of Washington)-1st in Individual Dual Slalom, 16th in GS, 4th in Skier Cross
Eleanor Tansley (College of Idaho)-8th in Skier Cross
Bantam Cup Race at White Pass, WA
Last weekend Tyler Larson won both sl and gs races for U12 boys along with winning the overall perpetual Bantam Cup trophy (beating all the U-14's). Lots of past and current U.S. Ski Team member names on trophy along with past SPAC athletes (Colby Granstrom, Evan Weiss, and Kyle Hall).
Alisa Alonichava just missed the podium in both events by placing 6th (U-10 girls), and Kyle Larson placed 6th in the G.S (U-10 boys). Great showing by SPAC racers!
Another great year at Wolf Chase for Stevens Pass Skiers!!!!
- Zac Holton - U10 Men - 2nd Place
- Kristopher Westman - U14 Men - 1st Place
- Bode Maurer - U10 Men - 1st Place
- Maia Forsythe - U14 Women - 2nd Place
- Kristopher Westman - U14 Men - 2nd Place
- Men - Kristopher Westman - SPAC
- Women - Claire Wallis - LOUP
Kris joins a distingished list of SPAC athletes as Wolf Chase overall winners: Carson Lyon, James Eik, Max Surdyk, Lucas Trent, and SPAC alum Colby Granstrom and Carl Skerlong