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 such as 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.
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Athletes interested in pursuing a more competitive track of Ski Racing than our YSL program. This age level of training is about experiential, learning to discovery. They will be introduced to the broader racing community within NJSRA and they compete against other local mountains in the U.S. Ski & Snowboard sanctioned events. This group will have midweek training available to them in addition to the Weekend Training Curriculum.
Terrain: Tactics are learned through self-discovery by skiing around the mountain and adapting to different terrain. Athletes will continue drill course focus around skill development.
Equipment: 1 Pair of Skis, Alpine Race Helmet. Race Suit and Equipment Padding is optional and not needed.
Athletes at this age level begin to Perform training exercises that facilitate overall skill development and goal achievement. Racers will Perform in competitions to further develop skills, engage with others and achieve personal and progression goals. This group will have midweek training available to them in addition to the Weekend Training Curriculum.
Terrain: Gaining comfort in applying various tactics in order to ski terrain using different strategies to achieve differing results.
Equipment: 1 Pair of Skis per discipline is recommended but not required. Alpine Race Helmet required. Race Suit and Equipment Padding is at racer/coach preference and not required. Back protectors are also recommended but are not required.
U14 – U19
Athletes that are more serious ski racers who are dedicated to the sport of Ski Racing. These groups will have midweek training available to them in addition to the Weekend Training Curriculum.
Equipment: 1 Pair of SL Skis, 1 Pair of GS Skis, FIS Approved Alpine Race Helmet. Race Suit and Equipment Padding is recommended. Back protectors are also recommended but are not required.
Training Schedule For All US Ski & Snowboard Programs:
Saturday & Sunday: 8am - 2pm
Tuesday & Thursday: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Price For All US Ski & Snowboard Programs:
*Price includes $100 Mountain Creek Racing Ski Club U.S. Ski & Snowboard Program Fee.
All U10 – U19 Athletes are required to be a member in good standing with NJSRA and U.S. Ski & Snowboard.
- 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.
- 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
Race training will begin when Mountain Creek South Peak opens.
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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Coming Fall 2020
*Racing pass rates will increase starting November 1
If you have questions that are not answered here, please email MCRacing@MountainCreek.com to speak with one of our race department staff.
Waivers will be collected during the first week of training in the Race Office.