Team Mission: To develop whole athletes and passionate skiers through Alpine Ski Racing.
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 U19 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 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 must be age 8 or older as of December 31, 2020, birth years 2002 through 2012. Membership is by invitation only. There are two ways to receive an invitation:
1) Returning racers should register on online beginning at 7:00 am on August 1, 2020. Returning racers must register before 7:00 a.m. on August 8, 2020 to retain their automatic invitation. If a returning racer fails to complete their registration by 7:00 a.m. on August 8, 2020, 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.
RACE TEAM REGISTRATION is online only, beginning at 7:00 a.m. on August 1, 2020. For your convenience, Race Team registration comes with the required junior anytime season pass. Race Team registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. Registration fees are as follows:
- U10 Athletes: $1800
- U12 & U14 Athletes: $1900
- U16 & U19 Athletes: $1950
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.
Registration begins on August 1, 2020 at 7:00 a.m. EST, exclusively at www.mohawkmtn.com. All Race Team registrations must be completed no later than August 8, 2020 at 7:00 a.m. 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 [email protected] or [email protected] will be the primary form of communication for all race team information.
Who should register for Race team?
MEMBERS OF 2019-2020 RACE TEAM. If your child was a member in good standing of the 2019-2020 Race Team, you may register for the race team. You must register between 7:00 a.m. on August 1, 2020 and 7:00 a.m. on August 8, 2020 to guarantee a team spot. If you fail to register by 7:00 a.m. on August 8, 2020 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 protected]
Under the direction of
Director, Snowsports Discovery Center at Mohawk Mountain
Tim Ruh, Head Coach
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.