A COMPETITIVE ALPINE RACE PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN
AGES OF 8 – 13
TEAM MISSION: TO DEVELOP SKILLFUL AND PASSIONATE SKIERS THROUGH FUN TRAINING DAYS AND A COMPETITIVE ALPINE SKI RACING ENVIRONMENT.
The Mohawk Mountain Interclub Team is a competitive alpine race program for children aged 8 to 13 (birth years 2009 to 2014). Excellent coaching will be provided for athletes to hone their Giant Slalom skills and be introduced to the foundations of skiing Slalom. Interclub builds on the fundamental skiing skills developed in the DSquad program, with the expectation that athletes will compete in Interclub races against other ski teams in the Berkshires. This is an exciting opportunity that will provide athletes with a fun racing experience in a competitive environment!
Interclub is a more demanding program than DSquad, requiring an increased commitment of both time and resources. It is expected athletes will attend most of the 14 all-day training sessions and most of the races in the series. Interclub athletes are encouraged to participate in all 3 days of the holiday camp (additional cost) over the winter break to set themselves up for success in the racing season.
Interclub athletes will have the opportunity, along side DSquad and Mountain Division participants, to try out for the Mohawk Mountain Alpine Race Team in the annual tryout in February.
INTERCLUB PROGRAM SCHEDULE & PRICING
Interclub participants must be 8 years old by December 31, 2021 (Birth years 2009 to 2014) with advanced skiing skills at a minimum level 7 (click here to determine your level). All new participants, who have not previously taken part in DSquad, must pass chair lift rookie training prior to program commencement. This involves Interclub participants taking the Arrowhead chair and pulling down the bar independently. Space in Interclub is limited and priority is given first to those who participated in the annual race team try out and were unsuccessful. Any remaining spots will be opened up to those who are skiing at the level 7 or 8 standard.
Interclub registration is on line only through the Children’s Development Programs Lottery from September 1st through September 15th. All Interclub athletes must be registered with US Ski & Snowboard (USSS) and the Tri-State Alpine Ski Racing Association.
WHO SHOULD REGISTER FOR INTERCLUB?
Mohawk Mountain’s Interclub program is primarily aimed at those skiers who possess the skills and motivation to continue to develop as a ski racer in a fun environment, and would like to attend competitive races throughout the winter season. This program would be a great fit for those who have participated in DSquad and were unsuccessful at the race team try out.
7 SESSIONS: SATURDAY MORNINGS FROM JANUARY 7TH – MARCH 4TH
Registration IS through A lottery system (SEE lottery system infographic and lottery FAQ HERE)
excluding January 14th and February 18th FOR MLK WEEKEND & PRESIDENT’S WEEKEND.
Program runs for 3 hrs from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Program fees include a Junior Anytime Season Pass, for the exclusive use of the participant.
No scheduled make up days, unless Hawk Stars is cancelled by Mohawk Mountain due to extreme weather. In this case you would be notified in advanced via email of both the cancellation and the extreme weather make up date. Extreme weather make up dates scheduled for March 11th/12th.
Hawk Stars communications will be sent from firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, please be sure to put both emails in your address book.
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.