VARA Mid-Vermont Council Racing Team
COMPETITION PROGRAM FOR AGES 7-17
Racers wishing to ski in competitive races throughout the region will join our Racing Team. Skiers are placed in racer categories of U8/U10 (under 10), U12 , U14, and U16/U18. Younger skiers may be quite new to racing, but should be skilled, independent, all-mountain skiers. Older racers have generally grown in our club or another. Many of our current racers have skied previously in our Development Program (now Mountain Team), but some talented athletes have entered directly into a full racing program. The MVC Council Racing Team skis at away and home races. Travel is required, though car-pooling is encouraged.
Coaching fee includes fall dry-land sessions, participation in any and all weekend and weekday training opportunities, including holiday camps. Competition licenses and race entry fees are additional.
Racing Team program day is from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM.
Participants must have all equipment on and be ready to ski at 8:30 AM.
2017-18 Season Coaching Fees:
(age as of 12/31/17)
U8/U10 - $375 before Oct. 31 / $425 after Oct. 31
U12 - $375 before Oct. 31 / $425 after Oct. 31
U14 - $425 before Oct. 31 / $475 after Oct. 31
U16 - $600 before Oct. 31 / $650 after Oct. 31
MSC Family Membership: A family membership ($100) is required for all participants. Your family membership covers the first child and any additional children.
Licenses: Both a USSA license and a VARA license are required. (Cost is based on age.)
Season Pass: A season pass at the Middlebury College Snow Bowl is required.
Race Work Days: Racing Team families must volunteer for 4 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 $400 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 Ticket Sales: Racing Team families must sell 4 Big Draw Raffle Tickets before our first drawing in December.
Holiday Week Camps: Racing Team membership includes participation in both Christmas and February break weekday camps.
Racing 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.