Mt. Mansfield Winter Academy

Combining academic excellence with athletic success


Races & Competitions

The MMSC Alpine Racing programs accommodate a wide range of athletes from seven-year-olds to high school and postgraduates. Their programs are designed to provide a stimulating and enjoyable opportunity to become excellent skiers, help them reach their potential as competitors, and most importantly foster a life-long love of the sport while teaching athletes the values of teamwork and sportsmanship.

MMSC athletes compete against other clubs around the northeast. MMSC athletes traveling to other resort competitions are responsible for individual competition entry fees, travel expenses and all incidentals. These competition expenses are not covered by MMSC coaching fees. Competition fees at Stowe events are also not covered. Athletes have the option of traveling with MMSC coaches in Club-owned vans to competitions. Athletes who choose to travel with MMSC split the cost of travel expenses evenly among their fellow travel companions.

U14 Program (ages 12 – 13)
As the athletes begin to grow and gain confidence, their skills and techniques are further refined and shaped. This program is designed to continue to improve basic skiing fundamentals through free skiing, drills, and gate training. Prior racing experience is not required to participate with this group, but strong skiing skills are. While there is a substantial amount of free skiing, this is a race oriented program. Depending upon snow and weather conditions, athletes are introduced to Super G (SG) racing. VARA estalishes a schedule of five or six interclub races throughout Northern Vermont and athlete results are ranked with the top racers advancing to the Vermont State and other regional competitions. Typical equipment needs for this age group include a helmet, GS suit, SL gate protection and correctly sized SL and GS skis; back protection is encouraged. VARA and USSA licenses are required. The program meets Saturdays and Sundays from late November to late March. Additional training is available during the Christmas and February school vacation weeks and on Friday afternoons from January to mid March. Tutorial and Academy training is also available.

 

U16 Program (ages 14 – 15)
Athletes in the (U16) Program have typically been skiing for many years and by all accounts are expert skiers. Most (but not all) have been racing for a number of years as well. Coaches continue to provide technical freeskiing and an increased focus on gate training, video analysis and technique specific drills is provided. Depending upon snow and weather conditions athletes are introduced to Super G (SG) racing. VARA establishes a schedule of four Northern Vermont District interclub races, and the athletes’ results are ranked with the top racers advancing to the Vermont State and other regional competitions. Other “open” races are often attended. Typical equipment needs for this age group include a helmet, GS suit, gate protection and correctly sized SL and GS skis; back protection is highly encouraged for training and racing. VARA and USSA licenses are required. The program meets Saturdays and Sundays from late November to late March. Additional training is available during the Christmas and February school vacation weeks and on Friday afternoons from January to mid March. Tutorial and Academy training is also available.

 

U18 Program (ages 16 – 17) , U21 Program (ages 18 – 20), Post Grad Program (18+)
These are MMSC’s full-time MMWA high school athletes who have been skiing and racing for years. The goals of these athletes range from Olympic and National Team ambitions to skiing collegiately, and all have an underlying desire to improving their rankings. Athletes typically are “on-snow” training and racing six days per week. The program provides high level technical coaching in SL, GS and SG with low athlete to coach ratios. Depending upon desire, Downhill (DH) is introduced. Strength training and video analysis are integral pieces of the program. U18s participate in multi-state USSA and FIS race series. VARA and USSA licenses are required; FIS licenses are required for entry into FIS races.
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