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 2017/18 season. We will update for 2018/19 as the season gets closer.
The Black Mountain Alpine Ski Teamis committed to providing each athlete the skills and fundamentals needed to reach each individual potential. Our goal is to have each athlete develop a lifelong passion for skiing.
The Bretton Woods Race Team is an Alpine ski racing club competing in NHARA and USSA sanctioned events. The program runs every weekend and during school vacations through March 15th, 2020 and features team gatherings, awards, and camaraderie both on and off the slopes. The program helps develop strong, fundamental skiing skills in a fun and safe environment. Five levels provide ample learning experiences for all skier types ages 6 to 18.
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.
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.
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.
Gunstock Mountain Resort
Gunstock Ski Club(GSC) views skiing as a life long sport. Their primary goal is to foster a love of skiing within athletes, and in the process, their athletes learn how to ski race. GSC is a USSA and NHARA sanctioned race-training program for athletes age 6 to 20. Training takes place out of their clubhouse facility at Gunstock Mountain Resort.
Gunstock Freestyle Academy (GFA) is a non-profit seasonal coaching program for young individuals wanting to improve their freestyle skiing or riding skills. They offer intimate small group coaching while also working individually with each rider. They establish a plan for the season and work to help each athlete achieve their specific goals.
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,
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 www.nhara.org) based on age and ability and this program travels to other mountains to compete against local race clubs at time throughout the winter.
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 diverseCoaching Staffis dedicated to our athletes and their families – we are a team first and foremost. Plainly said – we like to go fast and have fun!
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.
Mount Sunapee Resort
The Mount Sunapee Alpine Program, recently named US Ski & Snowboard Development Club of the Year, includes the following programs: Alpine Racing, Freestyle, Snowboard, and Development. In each program, we will work to provide a clear path of skill development. The coaching staff will build off of the athlete’s current skills, and as the athlete improves more complex movement patterns will be taught.
Athletes will work on developing skills based on their age and ability. We will provide each athlete with the opportunity to excel and enjoy skiing or boarding in a fun, safe and honest environment. We recognize that each athlete is unique, and we strive to teach them to reach their own potential. This is achieved through various learning stages and techniques.
Our program supports and follows 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. Skill development is a complex interaction between the athlete’s inherent physical and, psychological abilities and physical age at any particular development stage. The US Ski & Snowboard Alpine/Freestyle Training System (ATS) is a guide to athlete age-appropriate development.
The Pats Peak Ski Team includes an enrolled membership of over 75 families with approximately 100 children ages 7-18 participating in all levels of ski racing.
The team funds a professional staff which provides on-hill coaching and racing support for four levels of ski competition and training.
Ragged Mountain Resort
Ragged Mountain Ski Team (RMST) is aUnited Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA)affiliated ski team, based at Ragged Mountain Resort in Danbury, New Hampshire. Ragged Mountain Ski Team 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. RMST does this by providing a professional staff with regular training on appropriate, quality terrain, in a fun, healthy, family-friendly, environment that promotes teamwork, sportsmanship and confidence. 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.
Waterville Valley Resort
With its roots as one of the oldest ski clubs in the country, Waterville Valley Black and Blue Trail Smashers/Ski Education Foundation has evolved into the Northeast’s premier Snowsports training and competition center.We live our motto ofPioneering Snowsports and Cultivating Tomorrow’s Leaders.
The Whaleback Adult Race League is a series of dual slalom competitions, open to skiers & riders. You will be placed in a league based on the results of your team’s time trials which occur the first week. The racing begins at 7pm each week.
Teams of four people will race each week (one team member must be of the opposite sex). If a member of your team is unable to make it, a substitute may be used. This is a head-to-head race, with teams racing side-by-side each week.
Teams have the opportunity to accumulate a maximum of 10 points per night (winning each race and having the fastest male/female times). Prizes are awarded weekly thanks to our Sponsors.
SCHEDULE:Racing begins January 16th and concludes March 12th. There is no racing President’s week (February 20). Time trials will be held Thursday January 16th at 7PM - arrive by 6 PM to get checked in.
Registration fee includes customized 2020 Thursday Night Race League bibs with your team name (if registered by 12/2/2019)!
**NEW for 2019-2020** Due to popular demand we have added a night of gate training. Every Wed night starting 1/15/20 - 3/11/20 a dual slalom course will be set up for training from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm from the Ginny Hut. Come practice your turns and get warmed up for Thursday nights! Fee: $75 (purchased during registration with code TNRL)/ $100 (purchased separately).