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Our Season

An Overview: Months of Fun!

A variety of ski club activities occur from October through March for our athletes. Unless otherwise noted, these activities and schedules apply to both Mountain Team and Racing Team athletes. Approximate schedules and time commitments for each activity are presented below. For the actual schedule, please consult our Calendar.

 

Fall Dryland Training for All

In October and November, coaches and athletes from both the Mountain Team and Racing Team get together for a few hours every weekend to exercise and to get to know one another. The dryland sessions are designed to be fun and to offer some sport-specific exercises that will help athletes develop strength and work on balance and coordination. Weather permitting, these sessions happen outdoors and often include fun games of soccer or an occasional hike. On exceptionally cold or rainy days, dryland sessions are held indoors and include strength and balance training as well as team-building exercises. Club membership and USSA membership are required to participate in fall dryland training.

Schedule: 1-2 hours per weekend, typically Sunday afternoons.

 

December On-Snow Days for Race Team

The staff at the Middlebury College Snow Bowl does an excellent job of getting the mountain open as soon as possible, and as soon as it's open, we're there! Our early season skiing is all about "mileage", that is, skiing as much as possible to get our minds and muscles back in shape for the season. Racing Team members ski with coaches during this period and participate in skills drills to help them become better and more efficient skiers.

Schedule:
Saturdays and Sundays.
Racing Team ONLY: 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM with a break for lunch

Christmas Holiday Camp for Race Team

After a few weekends on snow together, we have the opportunity to spend a lot of time at the Snow Bowl during the Christmas break from school. Our Christmas camp includes exploration of all of the terrain that's open at the Snow Bowl. It is also the time when the Racing Team starts gate-training to prepare for upcoming competitions. All athletes will ski with coaches during this camp.

Schedule: Weekdays and weekends according to school break schedule,
Racing Team: 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM with a break for lunch
We usually take a couple of days off during this period to avoid burn-out.

Note: Christmas Camp is not available for Mountain Team skiers. If you would like to ski with instruction during the December holiday break we suggest joining the Middlebury College Snow School Christmas Camp. 

Regular Season Weekends (All Teams)

MOUNTAIN TEAM: During the regular season, Mountain Team skiers will ski with their coaches every weekend to work on skill development and confidence, and also to have fun! Days may include powder-skiing, tree-skiing, balance and skill drills, and an introduction to skiing gates.

Schedule:
Saturdays and Sundays, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM with a break for lunch
Participants must have all equipment on and be ready to ski at their designated time.

RACING TEAM: During the regular season, Racing Team skiers will participate in a mix of free-skiing and gate-training each day. The regular season also includes races at other mountains. For such races, athletes will be accompanied by a Middlebury Ski Club coach. Race schedules will depend on an athlete's age and ability.

Schedule: Saturdays and Sundays, 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM with a break for lunch. Participants must have all equipment on and be ready to ski at their designated time. Races at other mountains will require travel. Carpooling is encouraged.

February Break Camp (All Teams)

This mid-season camp is a great time for all ski club athletes to spend a week enjoying our mountain and working on their skills. Racing Team athletes will also have gate-training and skill-drill sessions to prepare them for upcoming competitions. All athletes will ski with coaches during this camp.

Schedule: Weekdays and weekends according to school break schedule,
Racing Team: 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM with a break for lunch
Mountain Team: 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM with a break for lunch
We usually take a couple of days off during this period to avoid burn-out.
Participants must have all equipment on and be ready to ski at their designated time.

Note: Weekday Feb Break Camp is included in the tuition fee for Race Team. Mountain Team skiers can add this camp a la carte.

Spring Skiing (All Teams)

Mother nature can be fickle this time of year, but with the sunshine and the long days, we will take advantage of the remainder of the season to finish up any competition and to spend a lot of time skiing together at the Snow Bowl as a club. All club members are welcome to participate in our traditional end of the year race which is a fundraiser for the Quarry Hill School called the "Iguana Cup".

Schedule:
Saturdays and Sundays,
Racing Team: 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM with a break for lunch
Mountain Team: 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM with a break for lunch
Participants must have all equipment on and be ready to ski at their designated time.

End of the Season Potluck and Party

We bid the season adieu by inviting all families, coaches, Snow Bowl staff and ski club board members to celebrate the season's stories and successes.

We ski at the Middlebury College Snow Bowl!

The Middlebury Snow Bowl is located 13 miles east of Middlebury on the scenic route VT-125. Located in the heart of the Green Mountains, the Snow Bowl is easily accessible from Middlebury, Burlington, Boston, and even New York City.From the east, take I-89 to exit 3 onto VT-107 west. After 13 miles, take VT-100 north, then take VT-125 at the junction in Hancock. The Snow Bowl will be on your left just after crossing Middlebury Gap.From the west, take U.S. route 7 to its junction with VT-125, about 4 miles south of Middlebury. Head east on VT-125 for 9 miles, and the Snow Bowl will be on your right just before the top of the Middlebury Gap.

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.

Contact Info

Middlebury Ski Club
P.O. Box 815
Middlebury, VT 05753