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 all Middlebury Ski Club 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 registered Middlebury Ski Club Alpine Program 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.

 

January On-Snow Days

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. Alpine Program members ski with coaches during this period and participate in skills drills to help them become better and more efficient skiers.

Start Date: January 9th, 2021

Schedule: Determined by age group

Regular Season Weekends

ALPINE PROGRAM: During the regular season, 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.

For athletes interested in racing, there may be opportunities to participate in training and races at other mountains. During the 2020-2021 season, the racing opportunities may be limited. Race schedules will depend on an athlete's age and ability

Schedule: To be scheduled via TeamSnap and determined by age group.

Participants must have all equipment on and be ready to ski at their designated time.

USSA Racing Schedule: To be scheduled via TeamSnap and determined by age group. 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.

Spring SkiingĀ (All Athletes)

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".

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