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The Vail Development Team - DEVO - is a multi session youth ski and snowboard program offered through the Vail Children's Ski & Snowboard School. Devo’s mission is to create lifelong skiers and riders while introducing young athletes to mountain safety and etiquette in a social, team oriented environment. Offerings include Junior, Youth, Teen, Freestyle, Race, All Mountain, and Snowboard. Please continue to the requirements tab below to learn more about each program. 

2014 - 2015 DEVO Products



Vail Junior Development Team is offered for children ages 4 through 8.  The entry level for the Junior Development Team is a solid Mountain 4 skier.   The Vail Youth Development Team is for children ages 8 (3rd grade) through 16.  The skiing requirement to participate in the Youth Development Team program is a level 6.  The snowboarding requirement for Youth Devo is a minimum of level 4.  The Youth DEVO program has many offerings for participants including; all mountain skiing, freestyle development team, all mountain snowboard development team, and alpine racing (must be a level 7 skier and have desire to specialize in racing).  The Vail Teen Development team is for participants ages 13 (8th grade) through 18yrs.  We will need a minimum of 6 participants of similar skiing/riding ability in order to offer the Teen program.  For more detailed information about any of our Development Team Programs, please visit http://www.vaildevo.com/general-information/.  You will have the opportunity to note your child’s interest in the “Special Conditions” text box upon registration.

We will make every effort to accommodate special requests, but reserve the right to make changes for the benefit of all concerned.

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Children age 12 and under must wear a helmet while participating in a ski or snowboard school lesson. Rental helmets are available at our children's ski school locations for your convenience. 

While helmets may reduce or mitigate the severity of some head injuries, their use does not guarantee safety and will not prevent certain injuries. The Resort reminds you that every winter sport participant shares responsibility for his or her safety and for that of others using the ski area facilities. Always show courtesy to others and be aware that there are elements of risk in skiing and snowboarding that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce. Know your ability level and stay within it. Become familiar with and observe “Your Responsibility Code” and share with other skiers the responsibility for a great skiing experience. 

Meeting Schedule

  • Youth DEVO skiers and riders meet their instructors at between 8:40 – 9:00am at the Vail Village parking structure. Pick up time is between 3:15pm – 3:30pm at the base of Golden Peak. 
  • Junior DEVO skiers meet their instructors at 8:40am – 9:00am at the Vail Village parking structure. Pick up is between 3:00- 3:15pm at the base of Golden Peak. 
  • Teen DEVO skiers and riders meet their instructors at 8:40 – 9:00am at the Vail Village parking structure. Pick up is between 3:15- 3:30pm at the base of Golden Peak. 

Please respect our drop off and pick up locations. 
There is no exception to the provided locations.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation.


DEVO participants have lunch with their instructors and lunch is included in the program fee for the junior skiers. Youth participants should plan on buying their lunch; it is not included in the program fee.

14-15 Vail Development Team Calendar

Saturday - Junior and Youth 15 Day Program (includes snowboard for Youth)
December 13, 20
January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
February 7, 21, 28
March 7, 14, 28
April 4, 11

Sunday – Junior and Youth 8 Day Program
December 14
January 4, 11, 18, 25
February 1, 8, 22

Teen Program Saturdays = 10 Day Program
December 13, 20
January 3, 10, 17
February 7, 21, 28
March 7, 14

Race Program - 2 Days Saturday and Sunday - 30 day Program
December 6/7 13/14 20/21
January 3/4 10/11 17/18 24/25 31
February 1 7/8 14/15/ 21/22 28
March 1 7/8 14/15 21/22

YSL Races
January 25 Giant Slalom

February 8 Slalom

February 22 KOMBI

March 8 Slalom

March 21 YSL Championships

March 22 YSL Championships

Click here to download a pdf version of the 2014/15 Calendar

DEVO Coordinators Rob Crawford and Jill Chalfant can be reached during the ski season via email at kdegroat@vailresorts.com or jchalfant@vailresorts.com.

The DEVO phone number is (970) 754-3257

The mailing address: 

Vail Children's Ski and Snowboard School 


P.O. Box 7 (V40) 

Vail CO 81658 


See the latest updates from DEVO this winter on the Vail blog!


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