• A Race Development Program for skiers ages 6-15
  • Curriculum designed to hone the skills of advanced skiers
  • 4.5 hour sessions, including lunch in The Perch with D-Squad coaches and peers
  • Saturdays and Sundays from 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

The Mohawk Mountain Development Squad is a race program designed to give kids aged 6-15 the opportunity to build on the fundamental skills of skiing.  Participants will ski Saturday and Sunday, and the season will culminate with a race following the finish of the regular program.  Racers join through an open registration process over the summer. 

Though not a USSA program, kids will learn the fundamentals of racing while continuing to build on strong skiing skills.  Most days will be spent free skiing, with time spent focused on race specific skills, including gate drills.  All participants will have the opportunity to race in two races during the season (one offsite at Thunder Ridge, and one hosted by Mohawk Mountain at the end of the program in March, with invitations to Thunder Ridge and Mt. Southington development programs to participate.)

Whether hoping to join the Alpine Race Team, or just looking for an opportunity to race with a lower commitment level, the Development Squad is a perfect place to hone any athlete's skills while having fun in the winter outdoors. D-Squad registration fees include an anytime season pass.

LUNCH BUNCH: Lunch break has been incorporated into the program and has been reduced to a 1/2 hour. Program participants will spend their half hour lunch break in The Perch with their program instructors and peers.  D-Squad members can choose to purchase the LUNCH BUNCH (program-length commitment), or can provide their own lunch.

For those providing their own lunch, your bag lunch must be clearly labelled, and delivered to The Perch, no later than 11:00 a.m., where it will be refrigerated until being delivered to your child.  Hot and cold beverages will be available for purchase, as well as candy, cookies and chips.  Click here to read all about our LUNCH BUNCH!

Program Eligibility

Participants must be 6 years old by December 31, 2016 in order to be eligible for D-Squad. All registrants must be able to ski the entire mountain with confidence and use the chairlifts without assistance (including pulling the bar down) in order to be eligible for a spot on D-Squad. Participants must be skiing parallel, with poles, and be ready to try racing gates on Arrowhead.

Program Details


  • Registration through lottery system (Click here to read about the lottery system - Lottery FAQ)
  • Saturdays and Sundays for 7 weeks (January 7th – March 5th excluding January 14th/15th and February 18th/19th)
  • Program runs 9:30 am - 2:00 pm with a half hour lunch break, supervised by program coaches in The Perch.
  • Fees include an Anytime Season Pass

Program Cost: $1429.99


Lottery registration will begin on August 1st, 2016 at 7:00 a.m. only at mohawkmtn.com

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