USSA 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 during the season.
The high school crossover program mirrors the U.S. Ski & Snowboard program for High School athletes who will be training or racing with their school during the mid-week training.
|Before Dec. 1st||After Dec. 1st|
U10 - For athletes ages 8-9 as of December 31st (birth year 2008 and 2009)
|U12 - For athletes ages 10-11 as of December 31st (birth year 2007 and 2006)||$825||$925||BUY NOW|
U14 - For athletes ages 12-13 as of December 31st (birth year 2004 and 2005)
U16 - For athletes ages 14-15 as of December 31st (birth year 2002 and 2003)
U19 - For athletes ages 16-18 as of December 31st (birth years 1999, 2000, and 2001)
U21 - For athletes ages 19-20 as of December 31st (birth years 1997 and 1998)
|High School Crossover Program||$575||$575||BUY NOW|
*Program fees do not include a season pass.
**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 may also join Skylands Ski Club at SkylandsSki.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
Schedule coming soon!
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.
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 16th 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 South Lodge race room at South Peak.
Please note that throughout the season there will be competition events. These events are not included in the program and 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
|Through October 31st||Through November 31st||After Dec 1st||Link|
|Youth All Access (Ages 7-18)||$279||$369||$449||BUY NOW|
|Young Adult All Access (Ages 19-29)||$279||$369||$449||BUY NOW|
|Adult All Access (Age 30-64)||$309||$399||$479||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. Athletes will be returned to the race room for lunch which will not be provided. 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.