One & Two-Day Mountain Team
NON-COMPETITIVE PROGRAM FOR AGES 6 - 15
The Mountain Team program is for driven intermediate and advanced skiers ages 6 to 15 who are not sure if competitive racing is for them - but want to ski a lot, have fun and perhaps test the waters of ski racing. The program features a team environment, with tons of mileage, skill-building, and an appropriate mix of gate training and free skiing with coaches. During the winter, Mountain Team skiers will have opportunities to race at the Snow Bowl as determined by age and interest.
Prerequisites for the Mountain Team are: the ability to ski any terrain at the Snow Bowl, can ride the lift on their own, and be independent during lunch and inside breaks. Mountain Team skiers can handle their own equipment, clothing, and eating needs. Coaches are always available to help, but athletes need to be self-advocates.
Coaching fee includes participation in dry-land sessions in the fall and participation in a one- or two-day weekend program. Holiday camp is offered a la carte in 2017-18.
New for 2017-18: Mountain Team will be a 12 Week Session Starting January 6th, 2018.
We have changed the on-snow starting date for Mountain Team this year to ensure that more of the mountain is open before we start skiing together! Mountain Team program will begin on Saturday, January 6th and run for 12 consecutive weeks. There is no Christmas Break camp for Mountain Team this year, but if you would like to get some instruction on-snow, the Snow Bowl Snow School offers organized lessons during break week.
Mountain Team program day is from 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM.
Participants must have all equipment on and be ready to ski at 9:30 AM.
Late Arrival Policy: Parents of children arriving to the Snow Bowl after the designated start time are responsible for locating their children's group on the mountain so they can officially join the group and ski with their specific coach. Under no circumstances will the Middlebury Ski Club be responsible for participants who arrive late and ski on their own, whether they are trying to find their group or not. Late arrivals may not be left in the lodge with another Club coach with the expectation that the participant will be connected with his/her group. If there is any question, the participant will be asked to wait in the lodge to catch up with their group when they come in for a break or at lunch time. The easiest way to avoid this situation is to arrive on time and with enough time to put on equipment!
2017-18 Saturday Mountain Team: $175 before Oct. 31 / $225 after Oct. 31
(you must choose either a Saturday or a Sunday for the season)
2017-18 Two-Day Mountain Team: $300 before Oct. 31 / $350 after Oct. 31
MSC Family Membership: A family membership ($100) is required for all families. Your family membership covers the first child and any additional children.
Licenses: A USSA Alpine Club Participant license is required. ($15)
Season Pass: A season pass at the Middlebury College Snow Bowl is required.
Race Work Days: Saturday Mountain Team families must volunteer for 1 race work day, and Two-Day Mountain Team families must volunteer for 2 race work days. Volunteering is what keeps our coaching and program fees low and we believe that parent involvement creates a stronger club. If you are unwilling to volunteer for race-work days, you may opt-out of the volunteer commitment for a $300 fee. If weekend volunteering or the opt-out charge is a hardship for your family, please speak with us about other ways to help the club throughout the season.
Big Draw Raffle Tickets: Saturday Mountain Team families must sell 1 Big Draw Raffle Ticket, and Two-Day Mountain Team families must sell 2 Big Draw Raffle Tickets.
Holiday Week Camps: New in 2017-18, our February break holiday camp will be offered a la carte to all Mountain Team members for $125 for the week (Mon-Fri.) There will be no Christmas camp for Mountain Team this year, but if you would like to get some instruction on-snow, the Snow Bowl Snow School offers organized lessons during break week. If you would like to ski with the club during both holiday breaks and early season, you may want to consider joining the Race Team. There is no option to select only the Holiday Week Camps without a Mountain Team or Racing Team membership.
Mountain Team Registration 2017-18
The Middlebury Ski Club
The mission of the Middlebury Ski Club is to promote alpine skiing and to support the development of ski racers of all ages and abilities.
The Middlebury Ski Club is a non-profit organization based in Middlebury, Vermont, USA.