MIDDLEBURY SKI CLUB ALPINE PROGRAM:
NON-COMPETITIVE PROGRAM FOR AGES 6 AND UP
The Alpine program is for driven intermediate and advanced skiers ages 6 and up 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, Alpine Program skiers will have opportunities to race at the Snow Bowl as determined by age and interest.
Prerequisites for the Alpine Program 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. Alpine Program 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 on snow participation.
New for 2020-21: Members of the Middlebury Ski Club Alpine Program will be grouped by USSA age groups. This will ensure proper coaching and age specific skill development to ensure a safe and fun skiing environment. Who doesn’t love to ski with friends?!
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!
2020-21 Alpine Program: $195 before Nov. 15th / $225 after Nov. 15th
Licenses: A USSA Alpine Club Participant license is required. ($30)
Season Pass: A season pass at the Middlebury College Snow Bowl is required.
Volunteer Days: Alpine Program families must volunteer for 1 Volunteer Work Day during the season. Volunteering is what keeps our coaching and program fees low and we believe that parent involvement creates a stronger club. Most of the volunteer opportunities coincide with race days, but occasionally there are non-race related volunteer days. If you are 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.
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.