US Ski & Snowboard Alpine Development Program:
The alpine development program is open to young skiers who wish to race competitively. This is our most race-oriented program with emphasis on advanced skills and race tactics. U.S. Ski & Snowboard coaches work closely with athletes to develop fundamentals and race techniques U.S. Ski & Snowboard Skills Quest program, guided free skiing, and gate training. Athletes in this program train at Mountain Creek but race at various ski resorts around New Jersey and New England area during the season.
U10 - For athletes ages 8-9 as of December 31st (birth year 2009 and 2010)
|U12 - For athletes ages 10-11 as of December 31st (birth year 2008 and 2007)||$975||Buy Now|
U14 - For athletes ages 12-13 as of December 31st (birth year 2005 and 2006)
U16 - For athletes ages 14-15 as of December 31st (birth year 2003 and 2004)
U19 - For athletes ages 16-18 as of December 31st (birth years 2000, 2001, and 2002)
U21 - For athletes ages 19-20 as of December 31st (birth years 1998 and 1999)
*Program fees do not include a season pass. Racing pass prices for youth and race participants and for parents and guardians are available below.
**U.S. Ski & Snowboard/NJSRA membership is necessary if the athlete intends to compete in any race events. Athletes can register to become a member of U.S. Ski & Snowboard and NJSRA by going to my.USSA.org and clicking on “Become/Renew a member." NJSRA membership is included in U.S. Ski & Snowboard payments made online. Athletes are required to join Mountain Creek Ski Racing Club at MCSkiRacing.com.
*** Each competition has an additional fee that covers the venue and lift tickets. This varies by competition and will be outlined after program registration on AdminSkiRacing.com
The Mountain Creek Alpine Development Programs are designed following U.S. Ski & Snowboard guidelines to develop the skiing techniques and racing tactics for young athletes. Athletes are expected to begin the program as established skiers comfortable skiing on all terrain. For athletes who are not sure if they meet the minimum requirements, please contact the race department for an evaluation at 973-864-8026.
Athletes receive training by U.S. Ski & Snowboard certified coaching staff. Mountain Creek coaches instruct athletes to become both great skiers and great ski racers. Training includes guided free skiing, technical terrain drills, race-specific tactical training, video review, and coaching during competitions. Additionally, Mountain Creek periodically hosts clinics on other topics related to skiing, ski tuning, equipment management and others as they become available.
The U.S. Ski & Snowboard program runs from December 15th to March 11th. Training occurs Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm and weekends from 8:00am-2:30pm. This program is based out of the Racing Room at South Peak.
Please note that throughout the season there will be competition events. If your racer is not competing in those events, training may not be available on those dates.
Racing Passes & Waiver
Participation in all Race Programs requires either a valid lift ticket or season pass. As a frequent visitor to Mountain Creek for training and racing, the All Access Season Pass is by far the best value. If either you or your child is enrolled in a Mountain Creek Race Program, you automatically qualify for a discount on your Season Pass at a special rate.
Racing Pass Rates
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|Youth All Access (Ages 7-18)||$229.99||Buy Now|
|Young Adult All Access (Ages 19-29)||$289.99||Buy Now|
|Adult All Access (Age 30-64)||$379.99||Buy Now|
|Senior All Access (Ages 65-72)||$289.99||&Buy Now|
|Youth Value Pass (Ages 7-18)||$199.99||Buy Now|
|Young Adult Value Pass (Ages 19-29)||$279.99||Buy Now|
|Adult Value Pass||$349.99||Buy Now|
|Senior Value Pass||$279.99||Buy Now|
Terms and Conditions
The purchase of a season pass with your race program must comply with the same regulations as All Access Season Pass members. All passholders must complete an annual liability waiver and supply a pass photo to process your season pass order. Passes are available when purchasing your racing program.
Acceptance into the program is not final until approved by a coach after the first weekend. Training may not be available on race days as coaches travel to these events to coach racers. Races are not included in the purchase price and athletes must be members of U.S. Ski & Snowboard to enter these competitions. Details are located at NJSRA.org, the state ski racing governing body.
If you have questions that are not answered here, please email MCRacing@MountainCreek.com to speak with one of our race department staff.