The Middlebury Ski Club is intended to serve recreational and competitive athletes that are currently intermediate to advanced skiers 6 to 17 years of age (see prerequisites below) who are motivated to develop strong techical all mountain skiing skills that will help them become better skiers and to have fun. Skiers may also elect to compete in United States Ski & Snowboard Association (USSS) sanctioned races. Visit the program overview page for an overview of the club season.
The Middlebury Ski Club offers athletes two training opportunities each week (see schedule page). In general, the athletes will be arranged by USSS age groups (e.g., U8, U10, U12, U14, etc.). This will ensure proper coaching and age specific skill development to ensure a safe and fun skiing environment. The MSC staff reserves the right to evaluate athletes and move athletes accordingly to ensure that each athlete is in a group that appropriately matches their skill while also offering an optimal challenge for their continued skill development.
Prerequisites* for participation in the MSC include:
- The ability to ski ANY terrain at the Snow Bowl - athletes must be able to comfortably ski the Allen top to bottom.
- Athletes must be able to ride the lift on their own without being lifted up AND lower the safety bar.
- Athletes must be able to act independently during lunch and inside breaks.
- Athletes must be able to manage their own equipment and clothing needs. (Coaches are available to help, but athletes must be self-advocates).
*The MSC will evaluate skiers based on the above prerequisites to determine suitability for club participation. The MSC reserves the right to remove an athlete from the club and will suggest appropriate, alternative learning opportunities based on skill level. Other learning opportunities may include a referral to lessons with the Snow School and/or the Snowbowl's season long mountain Explorers program.
Non-racer athletes should be motivated, intermediate, and advanced skiers ages 6 and up who are not sure if competition racing is for them. MSC aims to provide all athletes with a quality learning experience that will develop the skiing skills to become well-rounded, competent, all-mountain skiers.
Racing athletes should be skilled, independent, all mountain skiers ages 7 and up. MSC participates in the Mid-Vermont Council (MVC) and competes at away and home (as the schedule permits) races (carpooling is encouraged). The MSC aims to provide competitive athletes with a training program that will set them up for competitive success and attaining their personal racing-related goals.
2023-24 Program: $450
Licenses: The following membership/licenses are required:
Please note that all skiers need proper equipment to participate. Please see our Equipment Page for information on skis, boots, poles, helmets, and clothing.
Middlebury Snowbowl Season Pass:
The Middlebury College Snowbowl has special pass options to support community access to the mountain:
- Each adult and alumni season pass includes (at time of purchase only) up to two season passes for children who are 12 years old or less as of 11/1/23.
- Each adult and alumni season pass will also include a punch pass good for five full day visits. The “SNOW Share” punch pass is fully transferrable.
All MSC families are required to volunteer for one (1) volunteer workday during the season (e.g., race days, club events, etc.). This family involvement helps create a strong club community and helps to keep our program fees low. If you are unable or unwilling to volunteer, you may opt out of the volunteer commitment for a $50 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. Check out the list of volunteer positions and associated requirements here: Volunteering.
Review all club policies and procedures in the new family handbook (coming soon!).
The Middlebury Ski Club
The Middlebury Ski Club aims to inspire and establish the foundation for lifelong enjoyment of skiing by providing recreational and competitive skiing opportunities that foster skill development, positive social interaction, and personal excellence.
The Middlebury Ski Club is a non-profit organization based in Middlebury, Vermont, USA.