Youth Racing Programs
When your kids have a need for speed, putting them into one of New Hampshire's racing programs will certainly satisfy. And with groups for all ages and abilities, you'll be able to find the program that fits them best.
Please note: this information is for the previous season. We will update for 2021-22 as the season gets closer.
Attitash Mountain Resort
R.A.D. PROGRAM Rad Stands For Racing & Development - Kids Ages 6-12
An introductory junior development program for those children interested in learning about ski racing. Intermediate to advanced skiing skills required. Program follows basic philosophies of USSA (United States Ski Association) and NHARA (New Hampshire Alpine Racing Association).
- Make it fun
- Create an environment for success
- Building strong skills
- Using and managing different terrain
- Introducing gate training activities, equipment and disciplines
- Promoting competition and sportsmanship
- Building coach/athlete/parent relationships
Bretton Woods maintains race courses for recreational fun, training and competitive teams. Bretton Woods is also home to a Competition Center for aspiring junior racers.
2022-2023 Season Information
Saturdays and Sundays: November 26, 2022 - March 12, 2023
Daily: December 27, 2022 - January 1, 2023 & January 16, 2023
Daily: February 20 - 24 & February 27 - March 3, 2023
U8 "LITTLE RIPPERS" PROGRAM
6-7 years old prior to 12/31/22
Skiers in our Little Rippers program will enjoy learning with our energetic and caring coaches. The emphasis of this program is on fun, ski fundamentals, learning safety rules and mountain exploration.
8-9 years old prior to 12/31/22
Our U10 skiers get a fun-focused introduction into the wonderfully rewarding world of racing. With our experienced race staff, we put an emphasis on fun and safety while developing good skiing habits, navigating gates and racing strategy that lay the groundwork for years of successful racing.
10-11 years old prior to 12/31/22
Building on previous progression with an emphasis on ski fundamentals, our U12 program introduces changing terrain challenges and solutions, identifying and choosing the best line of approach and tactics for Giant Slalom and Slalom, as well as race preparation routine.
12-13 years old prior to 12/31/22
The U14 program is set up to maintain a healthy mix of free-skiing, drills, and gate training. As with all our programs at any level, there's an emphasis on fun, safety, and understanding ski fundamentals. This program studies the tactics of GS/SL and race prep routines.
14-17 years old prior to 12/31/22
Will continue to build on the above with more varied terrain and longer course settings while working on specific goals and needs with an introduction to SG event.
EDGE 2 EDGE RACERS PROGRAM
Ages 15 and up
The Bretton Woods Edge 2 Edge Racers is just like our weekend-long Alpine Competition team except you can choose between Saturday or Sunday! Between school, indoor sports, and other extra-curricular activities, when our little racers grow into not-so-little teenagers, the Edge 2 Edge program is designed to keep up with your teens development. The program allows participants to compete in NHARA and USSA sanctioned events, training every day during vacation and holiday periods. All the great benefits are included with only half the commitment to fit into a fast-paced schedule.
For more program information, visit the Competition Center online or please call 603-278-3320.
Join us for fun year-round activities at Bretton Woods!
The Mission of the Franconia Ski Club is to impart the joys of skiing and the life-long lessons of healthy competition to the children of its broad and open membership. The club achieves its mission by providing thoughtful, caring and professional instruction in skiing and ski racing and by supporting and sponsoring all levels of NHARA and USSA Junior racing.More >
Cranmore Mountain Resort
Cranmore’s Race Team is a program children who show a strong interest in ski racing and have the skills to match. In this program children will master basic skills needed for race courses along with the understanding or rules and regulations.More >
Our multi-week race programs are sure to bring out the best in your athlete with a specialized coaching staff that is consistent week-to-week, custom race training plans and a focus on what it takes to race well on USSA courses. If you want an athlete to be the best ski racer they can be, the Race Program is your answer. Offering U8-U10, U12-U14, U16-U19, and Freestyle Competition programs.
For the past 20 years, the Ford Sayre Alpine Racing Development Program (DEVO) has given enthusiastic young skiers the ability reach the next level in the sport by emulating the technique of the best skiers on the hill. All DEVO skiers become proficient enough to have a lifetime of fun in the sport, whether or not they choose to move on to competition as they grow older and stronger.More >
Gunstock Mountain Resort
Gunstock works closely with the oldest organized ski club in NH, the Gunstock Ski Club(GSC), to offer a wide variety of opportunities for young skiers, ages 6 to 18, promoting individual, as well as team competition. Racing is organized within the guidelines of the New Hampshire Alpine Racing Association (NHARA). Training takes place out of their clubhouse facility at Gunstock Mountain Resort.
Gunstock Outdoor Center
Gunstock Nordic Association (GNA) promotes Nordic skiing and ski jumping by providing quality coaching and top-notch facilities—all in a safe, respectful and encouraging environment. GNA hosts local, state, and national competitions and skiers compete in Nordic events throughout New England during the winter months.More >
King Pine's weekend training program is for skiers ages 8-15, who are dedicated to improving their alpine skiing and racing skills. Skiers compete in USSA races sponsored by NHARA (New Hampshire Alpine Racing Association) based on age and ability and this program travels to other mountains to compete against local race clubs at time throughout the winter.More >
Loon Mountain Resort
Loon Race Team is committed to creating a fun and safe learning environment in which alpine athletes can explore their true potential. LRT is committed to creating a team of ski racers that are well rounded kids and athletes. Our large and diverse Coaching Staff is dedicated to our athletes and their families – we are a team first and foremost. Plainly said – we like to go fast and have fun!More >
McIntyre Ski Area
The McIntyre Ski Team offers an instructional ski race program for children, ages 6 to 13. The program is designed to improve overall skiing within a racing environment. As a member of the ski team, racers will learn the basic fundamentals of skiing and apply these skills to racing. As athletes progress through the program and begin to master the skills of racing, they are exposed to the tactics of ski racing.More >
The Mount Sunapee Alpine Program includes Alpine Racing, Freestyle, Development, Race Development and Snowboard Development.
Our programs support and follow the philosophies of the US Ski & Snowboard Alpine/Freestyle/USASA snowboard competencies. These philosophies address physical and psychological factors which, in turn, address all aspects of athletic development.More >
Pats Peak Ski Team is an independent club that works closely with Pats Peak, training young athletes from 6 to 18+. PPST works under the guide of US Ski & Snowboard and NHARA (NH Alpine Racing Association). Training is mostly on weekends, with night and holiday training also available.
Ragged Mountain Resort
Ragged Mountain Ski Team (RMST) is a United Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) affiliated ski team. RMST is a weekend based Alpine ski program that strives to provide the best opportunity for young athletes of all ages, backgrounds and commitment levels, the chance to enjoy and achieve excellence in alpine skiing and racing. We coach our athletes to become great skiers first, with a broad fundamental skill base while fostering a love for their sport. With a solid foundation of skills and love of sport, RMST athletes will find a lifetime of skiing and racing enjoyment.More >
Waterville Valley Resort
Rare Focus Program is a specialized group for 9 –12 year old skiers who have an interest in developing fundamental racing skills and drills along with solid, all-mountain skiing. Expect to ski the whole mountain, ski frequent NASTAR runs, do race drills, and learn race tactics. This program includes a NASTAR Season Pass. This group will have a limited number of participants and must meet an ability standard. Serious racers / competitors should consider the Waterville Valley BBTS program.More >
The Wildcat Ski Team is an independent competitive alpine racing team and a member of the United States Ski and Snowboard Association, the governing body of the U.S. Ski Team. We specialize in alpine race training for youth athletes at the U8, U10, U12 and U14 age levels. We also offer a training option designed for the high school alpine racer.
Our goal is to nurture a love of skiing, provide a fun and challenging mountain experience, and to teach the fundamentals of ski and race technique.
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