Our Season: Program Overview
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) who are motivated to develop strong fundamental skills that will help them become better skiers and to have fun. Skiers may also elect to compete in United States Ski & Snowboard Association (USSA) sanctioned races.
The MSC season takes places over three training phases, which include dryland training, early season training, and regular season training (and races for those electing to compete).
Athletes will participate in training sessions that focus on introducing them to the movements and exercises aimed at improving general movement skills and physical qualities that will help support them during their development on the hill. The activities may include some of the following : general warm-ups, agility training, hiking, and biking. Club membership and USSA membership are required to participate in fall dryland training.
- November 5th 9-10:30am - 54 Creek Road Fields
- November 12th 10:45-11:45am - Rikert Nordic Center
Early Season Training
With limited terrain open at the Snow Bowl, it allows the club to focus these sessions on building community within the club, goal setting, transitioning to snow, and performing drills focused on foundational skill development.
2022-2023 Schedule (conditions permitting):
- Saturday, December 17th 9am-12:30pm
- Saturday, December 31st 9am-12:30pm - Bagels & Buddies session with Middlebury College Alpine Ski Team
Regular Season Training
Full day training sessions focus on continued skill development with the goal of building competent, technical all mountain skiers and racers. All athletes will do this through gate training, drills, and all mountain skiing with coaching support from our professional coaches. The MSC is hoping to add a few Sunday morning sessions to introduce freeride and freestyle skiing to our athletes. These dates will be announced later.
- Saturdays, January 7th - March 25th 9am-2:30pm
USSA Racing: Athletes between 7-18 years-old are eligible to and elect to race will participate in their respective age races (i.e., U8, U10, U12, U14, U16, U18) as scheduled through Vermont Alpine Racing Association (VARA) and the Mid-Vermont Council (MVC). Schedule will be posted here when announced.
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 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.