These are two different areas, race training is for folks who can spend more than the four or five one hour private lessons a season a recreational skier is willing to pay for a make time for. If one lives a six hour drive from a decent hill and gets there a day every second weekend, weather cooperating, race training is no practical.
Having said that, I know of families who uprooted and moved to settle near a desired mountain or race coach. But comparing that to what WTFH was asking is like comparing going to the beach with swim competition training at a swim club.
- Twice a week, in 45 minutes, get to Eldora so I could co-train with the CU Ski Team on a FIS length GS or SL course, primo race conditions guaranteed from early November through late April. And also, ski Vail, A Basin, B ridge, KeyRock, and so forth, in a 1 hour commute on a $400 a year Colorado Pass.
- Get in a road bike training ride, twice a week during the summer, in the world famous Boulder Tuesday/Thursday rides, including but not limited to the Team Chipotle team.
- Get coaching from the coaches and players from the Men's Tennis Team at CU, #19 in the country.
- Go tubing or kayaking in Boulder Creek, 15 minutes from where I work.
- Have two American quarter horses on a 7 acre farm in Berthoud with a 4400 foot square house.
- Swim daily in the Boulder Reservoir, May through September.
- Go to California to bike, play tennis with the Men's Assistant Tennis Coach at Stanford, surf at Pacifica, CA, tour SF on my road bike, every August.
- Spend two weeks on Cape Cod every summer, the ocean where I grew up.
...and so forth, and so forth, and so forth. Any questions?