DASH All-Mountain Ski + Ride Team

Youth Teams Open House / Orientation – Sunday, Nov 17, 2019

Join us at Dodge Ridge on Sunday, November 17 for our Youth Teams Open House and Orientation. Returning Race Team and DASH members are invited along with anyone else interested in signing up for a Youth Team this season. We’ll have coach introductions / Q&A, and a full program rundown. Feel free to send us an email at info@DodgeRidge.com so we can follow-up with finalized event plans as they come out.

Open the link below for the full Open House schedule.


Welcome to the Dodge Ridge Ski Area Youth Teams page. A very exciting and challenging ski season lies ahead for all of us.

My name is Jim Phillips and I am excited to be working with you all as your coach. In the past, I have led groups of athletes in multiple sports including skiing, skateboarding, BMX riding and GoKart racing with many of my athletes accomplishing National and World recognition.

My experience as a professional skateboarder, nationally ranked BMX rider, Professional Freestyle Skier, alpine climber, surfer and rock climber has led me to a unique perspective of what it means to ski the terrain of a mountain. Accomplished all mountain skiers understand that their skiing changes based upon the terrain and conditions and can seamlessly connect these into a flow.

Through cooperative coaching methods, I will work with each of you individually to build a set of tools for skiing different terrain and conditions while being positive ambassadors of Dodge Ridge.



The objectives of this program are to build athletes that are passionate about the mountains, are positive ambassadors of Dodge Ridge and are developing a life-long love of snowsports. This will be accomplished through Cooperative Coaching, terrain-based learning, safety (demonstrating Skier + Rider Responsibility Code), and fun.

The teams will explore a variety of terrain including off-piste and ungroomed conditions. Members will grow and learn by supporting each other, cooperating on team drills, and Identifying how to make strategic decisions on the hill to become more successful skiers. Their knowledge and respect for the mountain makes each team member an ambassador of Dodge Ridge, so while they are learning the mountain, the team will learn and demonstrate the Skier + Rider Responsibility Code.

Youth Team Ski + Ride Programs

Specific Terrain / Skills Addressed

  • Directed Free Skiing
  • Various Racing Disciplines
  • Practicing Drills
  • Running gates as directed by USSA guidelines
  • Variable snow and weather conditions
  • Varying terrain

US Ski and Snowboard Association Certification

For the first time ever, our Race Program will be US Ski and Snowboard Association Certified and recognized as an accredited program and part of the pipeline to the US Ski Team, while maintaining the highest standards as a program.

Dodge Ridge DASH Plus Team Image
DASH - All Mountain Team
Dodge Ridge Race Team Image


For Advanced Skiers, Levels 6 and above
AGES 20 and above

Sessions require a lift ticket or season pass