Prepare for racing in one of the finest racing programs in the East. The Mount Southington Race Team, a youth racing academy, gives the young skier the opportunity to enter the world of competitive alpine skiing. This Program is designed to be fun while helping young people develop physically, psychologically and socially. Staffed by our finest instructors, this Program is held at our Jerry Donovan Alpine Training Center.
The goal of our Race Team Program is to prepare the young skier for future racing competition. Each skier is placed in a class based upon age where the emphasis is not race results but achieving performance skills. These skills are achieved by the skiers and coaches working closely together throughout the season.
The Mount Southington Race Team Program is open to skiers 8 to 20 years old who are serious about developing their skills and are able to ride a chairlift independently. Training begins the third Saturday in November regardless of whether Mount Southington ski area is open. Once the area opens, the race team hits the slopes every Thursday from 6:30-9:00pm, Saturday and Sunday (excluding holidays) from 8:30am-1:30pm when skiers are not racing. Special training hours are provided during school breaks, and though training ends the last weekend in February, training will be provided for any skier who qualifies for a championship series. Membership on the Race Team includes an unrestricted season pass, training by our highly qualified coaches, the Parents’ Association Fee and access to the terrain parks. Please register early - we accept a limited number of participants. The pre-season racing program discount ends October 23, 2014.
For the young racer 6 to 7 years old we have the Developmental Team. The Develpmental Team is the stepping stone to our full racing program at the JDAC Training Facility. Training takes place Saturday and Sunday (excluding holidays) from 8:30am-1:30pm.
It's not just training, it's fun. Come with a friend. Meet new people. Join the team — The Mount Southington Race Team. Click here for The Mount Southington Race Team Packet.
THE FOLLOWING FORMS ARE NEEDED TO JOIN THE RACE TEAM:
Seven Divisions according to age:
U21: 18-20 years old
U18: 16-17 years old
U16: 14-15 years old
U14: 12-13 years old
U12: 10-11 years old
U10: 8-9 years old
U8 Developmental Team: 6-7 years old
Race Registration for U10, U12 and U14 is online at www.alpinereg.com. Racers should be at the ski area by 7:30am on race days.
You can find the Mount Southington Race Team Schedules for U16-U21 on the Tri-State Alpine Racing Association website www.tristateskiracing.org.
For the U10-U14 Mount Southington Race Team Schedules please visit the CYSL website www.cysl.org.