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Junior Race Program

The Mad River Glen Junior Race Program is the season-long racing program for skiers ages 6-18 run by the  Mad River Glen Race Department. Our program is dedicated to providing quality training and competition experiences to skiers. Our programs are offered by age group. To learn more about our age group programs, please select from the following options or scroll down.

U8 Program (for 6 & 7 year olds)
U10 Program (for 8 & 9 year olds)
U12 Program (for 10 & 11 year olds)
U14 Program (for 12, 13 year olds)
HS Program (for 14-18 year olds)


 

U8 Program

For 6 and 7 Year Old Skiers

Our U8 Program is offered in Saturday only or full program formats and is designed for skiers born in 2010-2012. For skiers in the Saturday only program, they meet each week on Saturdays from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM.  For those who choose the full program, training is on Saturday, Sunday, and the option to attend week day and holiday training.The Program serves as an informal introduction to racing with emphasis on having fun and acquiring basic racing skills. MRSC family membership is required. Skiers in this program compete in fun races at MRG and have the option (with USSA/VARA membership) to participate in select VARA Northern Vermont Council races.

Fall Conditioning: Select Sundays beginning November 11th, 1-3pm (optional).

On Snow Training:

  • Weekends (Saturday) at MRG starting December 29 from 9:00am to 2:00pm

Program Fee:

  • Saturday Only Program: $430 per athlete if paid in full by October 15th, 2018. $530 per athlete if paid after October 15th, 2018.
  • Full Program: $800 per athlete if paid in full by October 15th, 2018. $900 per athlete if paid after October 15th, 2018.

MRSC Club Membership: $150/family (before 10/15/18), $200 after 10/15/2018.

VARA Membership:    $35 per athlete (only needed if the athlete will attend races)

USSA Membership:     $25 per athlete (only needed if the athlete will attend races)

Race Worker Bond: Refundable $300 for the first athlete in the Junior Race Program, $450 for two or more athletes (for U8 full program only)

Ski Passes: Each athlete is responsible for his or her own season pass or lift ticket.

Equipment: One pair of mountain skis, poles, helmet with “hard ears”.

Register for U8s


 

U10 Program

For 8 and 9 Year Old Skiers

The U10 Program is for skiers born between 2009, and 2010. The full program meets Saturday and Sunday, 8:30-2:30; additional training sessions are encouraged but optional. A Saturday only option is available.  Athletes focus on skill acquisition and technique development while skiing all over the mountain. Athletes will spend 80% out of the course, with 20% reserved for training and racing. U10s race and train both Giant Slalom and Panel Slalom disciplines. MRSC membership is required for all program participants.  USSA, and VARA memberships are required for full program athletes. Saturday skiers in this program compete in fun races at MRG while full program athletes will race in VARA Northern Vermont Council races as well as fun races at MRG.

Fall Conditioning: Select Sundays beginning November 11th, 1-3pm (optional).

On Snow Training Full Program:

  • Weekends (Saturday/Sunday) at MRG (when it opens) from 8:30am to 2:30pm
  • Holiday Winter Camp 2 at MRG from 9am to 2:00pm
  • February Vacation at MRG from 9am-2pm.

On Snow Training Saturday Only Program:

  • Saturdays at MRG (when it opens) from 8:30am to 2:30pm
  • Holiday Winter Camp 2 at MRG from 9am to 2:00pm (additional fee)
  • February Vacation at MRG from 9am-2pm. (additional fee)

Program Fee:

  • Full Program: $850 per athlete if paid in full by October 15th, 2018. $950 per athlete if paid after October 15th, 2018
  • Saturday Only Program: $430 per athlete if paid in full by October 15th, 2018. $530 per athlete if paid after October 15th, 2018.

MRSC Club Membership: $150/family (before 10/15/18, $200 after 10/15/18).

VARA Membership:    $55 per athlete if paid in full by October 15th, 2018.

$65 per athlete if paid after October 15th, 2018.

USSA Membership:     $25 per athlete

Race Worker Bond: Refundable $300 for the first athlete, $450 for two or more athletes (for U10 full program only)

Ski Passes: Each athlete is responsible for his or her own season pass or lift ticket.

Equipment: One pair of race skis, one pair of mountain skis, poles, helmet with “hard ears”.

Register for U10s


 

U12 Program

For 10 and 11 Year Old Skiers

The U12 Program is for skiers born between 2007 and 2008. The Program meets Saturday and Sunday, 8:30-3:00; attending additional training sessions are encouraged but are optional.  Athletes focus on skill acquisition and technique development in a fun, fast-pace environment. Athletes are expected to formally practice balance, body position, edging. 65-70% of an athletes time will be spend skiing outside of race/training courses; 30-35% will be reserved for gate training.  U12s race and train both Giant Slalom and Slalom disciplines.

Fall Conditioning: Select Sundays beginning November 11th, 1-3pm. Other days may be published.

On Snow Training:

  • Weekends (Saturday/Sunday) at MRG from 8:30am to 3:00pm
  • Weekdays (Friday) at MRG from 1:30pm to 3:30
  • Winter Camp 1 at Sunday River (additional cost)
  • Holiday Winter Camp 2 at MRG from 9am to 2:00pm
  • February Vacation at MRG from 9am-2pm.

Program Fee:

  • Full Program: $875 per athlete if paid in full by October 15th, 2018. $975 per athlete if paid after October 15th, 2018.

MRSC Club Membership: $150/family (before 10/15/18), $200 if after 10/15/18.

VARA Membership:    $55 per athlete if paid in full by October 15th, 2018.

$65 per athlete if paid after October 15th, 2018.

USSA Membership:     $50 per athlete

Race Worker Bond: Refundable $300 for the first athlete in the Junior Race Program, $450 for two or more athletes

Ski Passes: Each athlete is responsible for his or her own season pass or lift ticket.

Equipment: two pair of race skis (slalom and giant slalom), one pair of mountain skis, poles, helmet with “hard ears” and slalom guards.

Register for U12s


 

 

U14 Program

For 12 and 13 Year Old Skiers

The U14 Program (born in 2005 or 2006) is focused on complete, well-rounded athletes, who are at home in the trees, bumps or on a GS course. At this level, athletes refine their technique and begin to apply tactics to their technical approach to ski racing. Individual athletes should show respect for their equipment and have general understanding of how to care for and maintain their tune. Roughly 55-65% of an athlete’s time will be spent skiing on the mountain; 35-45% will be in formal training/race courses. Athletes train and compete in Super G, Giant Slalom and Slalom. USSA and VARA memberships are required

Fall Conditioning: Select Sundays beginning November 11th, 1-3pm. Additional dates may be published.

On Snow Training:

  • Weekends (Saturday/Sunday) at MRG from 8:30am to 3:00pm
  • Weekdays (Friday) at MRG from 1:30pm to 3:30
  • Winter Camp 1 at Sunday River (additional cost)
  • Holiday Winter Camp 2 at MRG from 9am to 2:00pm
  • February Vacation at MRG from 9am-2pm.

Program Fee:

  • $985 per athlete if paid in full by October 15th, 2018. $1085 per athlete if paid after October 15th, 2018,

MRSC Club Membership: $150/family (before 10/15/18, $200 after 10/15/18).

VARA Membership:    $55 per athlete if paid in full by October 15th, 2018.

$65 per athlete if paid after October 15th, 2018.

USSA Membership:     $75 per athlete

Race Worker Bond: Refundable $300 for the first athlete in the Junior Race Program, $450 for two or more athletes

Ski Passes: Each athlete is responsible for his or her own season pass or lift ticket.

Equipment: Two pair of race skis (slalom and giant slalom), one pair of mountain skis, poles, slalom guards and a helmet that complies with new FIS standards. Helmets must bear a CE mark and conform to recognized and appropriate standards such as CEH.Din 1077, ASTM F2040, SNELL S98 or RS 98.

Register for U14s


 

HS Program

For 14-18 Year Old Skiers

The HS Training Program provides athletes the opportunity to continue training or augment their HS training with our Saturday & Sunday or just Sunday only programs. Roughly half of an athlete’s time will be spent completing drill exercises while the other half will be formal gate training. Athletes are not required to join USSA or VARA but should join MRSC.

On Snow Training:

  • Weekends (Saturday and or Sunday) at MRG from 10:00am to 2:00pm, Schedule may fluctuate depending on HS race schedules.

Program Fee:

  • 2 day Programs: $775 per athlete if paid in full by October 15th, 2018 (Saturday & Sunday Program. $875 per athlete if paid after October 15th , 2018
  • 1 day Program: Saturday or Sunday: $425 per athlete if paid in full by October 15th, 2018 ($535 per athlete if paid after October 15th, 2018)

MRSC Club Membership: $150/family (before 10/15/18, $200 after 10/15/18).

Race Worker Bond: Refundable $300 for the first athlete in the Junior Race Program, $450 for two or more athletes. (for 2 Day Program HS racers only)

Ski Passes: Each athlete is responsible for his or her own season pass or lift ticket.

Equipment: Two pair of race skis (slalom and giant slalom), one pair of mountain skis, poles, slalom guards and a helmet with hard ears.

Critical Mass Requirement: MRG Race Program requires that the HS Training Program meet a “Critical Mass” criteria in order for the program to be offered. Athletes will be notified and refunds issued after December 1 if the criteria is not met.

Register for HS Program