ALPINE RACE TEAM
AN ELITE ALPINE SKI RACE PROGRAM
FOR SKIERS AGES 8+
USSS (US Ski & Snowboard) Alpine Ski Race team, competing in the Connecticut Youth Ski League/Tri-State League
The Mohawk Mountain Alpine Race Team is an elite alpine ski race program for children, age 8 and up. We have U10, U12, U14, U16 and U18+ age groups. Membership on the team is by invitation only, and is based on a number of factors, including a skier’s “AAA Rating” and the unique needs of the team from season to season.
AAA is an assessment of Ability, Attitude and Attendance. A significant number of our team members have come through Mohawk Mountain’s Interclub and DSquad race development programs, giving the Mohawk Mountain Alpine Race Team coaches an opportunity to assess them. Competitive tryouts occur every year in February.
Race Team is a demanding program, requiring significant commitment of time and resources. Members of the Race Team are expected to attend every weekend practice, and optional weekday practices whenever possible. Practice begins in December (weather permitting), and the season can extend into mid March for racers who qualify for post-season competition. Travel for competition to other ski areas is a necessity, as is membership with USSS, Tri-State and CYSL.
The rewards of membership are also significant! Race Team members receive outstanding coaching, resulting in marked improvements from season to season. Team members forge friendships with teammates and coaches that last lifetimes, and learn to compete at the highest level while displaying unrivaled sportsmanship.
Race Team MEMBERS WHO HAVE RECEIVED AN OFFICIAL TEAM INVITATION MAY BUY TODAY!
ALPINE RACE TEAM ELIGIBILITY
Race Team members must be age 8 or older as of December 31st, 2022, birth years 2005 through 2014. Membership is by invitation only. There are two ways to receive an invitation:
1) Returning racers should register online beginning at 7:00 am on August 1st, 2022. Returning racers must register before 7:00 am on August 8th, 2022 to retain their automatic invitation. If a returning racer fails to complete their registration by 7:00 am on August 8th, 2022, their invitation will be revoked.
2) New members of the team will receive emailed invitations from Mohawk Mountain Alpine Race Team coaching staff in mid-August with details of how to register.
2022/23 Registration begins on August 1st, 2022 at 7:00 am EST, exclusively at www.mohawkmtn.com. All Race Team registrations must be completed no later than August 8th, 2022 at 7:00 am or invitations to join the team will be revoked. In the Fall you will receive an informational packet, which will include information about schedules, required equipment, USSS/CYSL/Tri-State registration information, etc. Please be sure to provide us with accurate email addresses, as email from MMARTinfo@mohawkmtn.com or firstname.lastname@example.org will be the primary form of communication for all race team information.
WHO SHOULD REGISTER FOR RACE TEAM?
MEMBERS OF 2021-2022 RACE TEAM. If your child was a member in good standing of the 2021-2022 Race Team, you may register for the race team. You must register between 7:00 a.m. on August 1st, 2022 and 7:00 a.m. on August 8th, 2022 to guarantee a team spot. If you fail to register by 7:00 a.m. on August 8th, 2022 you will forfeit your spot on the team, and it will be offered to a new participant.
If you do not meet the criteria, please do not register for Race Team. If you have questions about eligibility, please contact our office at (860) 672-6100 or email Andy Raybould, Snowsports Director at email@example.com
mm ALPINE RACE TEAM IS UNDER THE DIRECTION OF Andy Raybould, Director, Snowsports Discovery Center at Mohawk Mountain, tHE HEAD COACH IS TIM RUH.
As Head Coach, Tim provides effective leadership over athlete & coach recruitment, coaches education & training, the athletes training curriculum and team communications. Tim has college level ski racing experience and has coached both high schools and the MMART for several seasons. Tim is a certified USSS alpine coach and race official.
Racers are required to maintain membership in USSS, Tri-State Alpine Ski Racing Association, and Connecticut Youth Ski League. Links for registration and renewals are supplied in the fall.
Parents or guardians must be no more than 20 minutes away from Mohawk Mountain and be able to drop what they are doing when the program is in session.