USSA RACING: A COMPETITION PROGRAM FOR AGES 7-17
NOTE: the Vermont Alpine Racing Association (VARA) and the Mid-Vermont Council (MVC) are still in the process of constructing a race schedule for the 2020-2021 season. It is unclear when, where and how many races will be available for any age group at this point. As a result of this uncertainty, we're asking all athletes to sign-up for an Alpine Membership.
Athletes will be 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 Alpine Program, 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, and carpooling is encouraged.
The coaching fees include 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.
Participants must have all equipment on and be ready to ski at the designated group time.
Licenses: Both a USSA license and a VARA license are required to compete in USSA sanctioned races. (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 1 Volunteer Work days 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.