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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 2011-2013. 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: October 13, 20, 27; November 9, 10 (optional).

On Snow Training:

  • Weekends (Saturday) at MRG starting December 28 from 9:00am to 2:00pm

Program Fee:

  • Saturday Only Program: $475 per athlete if paid in full by October 15th, 2019. $530 per athlete if paid after October 15th, 2019.
  • Full Program: $800 per athlete if paid in full by October 15th, 2019. $900 per athlete if paid after October 15th, 2019.

MRSC Club Membership: $150/family (before 10/15/19), $200 after 10/15/2019.

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). Athletes in one day U8, U10 or HS do not count towards the race worker bond

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”.

Registration will open in September

Register for U8s


U10 Program

For 8 and 9 Year Old Skiers

The U10 Program is for skiers born between 2010, and 2011. 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: October 13, 20, 27; November 9, 10 (optional).

On Snow Training Full Program:

  • Weekends (Saturday/Sunday) at MRG (when it opens) from 8:30am to 2:30pm
  • Weekdays (Wednesday at Bolton, Thursday at Bolton, Friday at MRG)
  • Holiday Winter Camp at MRG from 9am to 2:00pm
  • February Vacation at MRG

On Snow Training Saturday Only Program:

  • Saturdays at MRG (when it opens) from 8:30am to 2:30pm
  • Holiday Winter Camp at MRG from 9am to 2:00pm ($150 additional fee)
  • February Vacation at MRG ($ 150 additional fee)

Program Fee:

  • Full Program: $850 per athlete if paid in full by October 15th, 2019. $925 per athlete if paid after October 15th, 2019
  • Saturday Only Program: $600 per athlete if paid in full by October 15th, 2019. $625 per athlete if paid after October 15th, 2019.

MRSC Club Membership: $150/family (before 10/15/19), $200 after 10/15/2019.

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 U10 full program only). Athletes in one day U8, U10 or HS do not count towards the race worker bond

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”.

Registration will open in September

Register for U10s


U12 Program

For 10 and 11 Year Old Skiers

The U12 Program is for skiers born between 2008 and 2009. 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: October 13, 20, 27; November 9, 10. Other days may be published.

On Snow Training:

  • Weekends (Saturday/Sunday) at MRG from 8:30am to 2:30pm
  • Weekdays (Wednesday at Bolton, Thursday at Bolton, Friday at MRG)
  • Holiday Winter Camp at MRG from 9am to 2:00pm
  • February Vacation at MRG.

Program Fee:

  • Full Program: $905 per athlete if paid in full by October 15th, 2019. $975 per athlete if paid after October 15th, 2019.

MRSC Club Membership: $150/family (before 10/15/19), $200 after 10/15/2019.

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). Athletes in one day U8, U10 or HS do not count towards the race worker bond

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.

Registration will open in September

Register for U12s


U14 Program

For 12 and 13 Year Old Skiers

The U14 Program (born in 2006 or 2007) 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: October 13, 20, 27; November 9, 10. Additional days may be published.

On Snow Training:

  • Weekends (Saturday/Sunday) at MRG from 8:30am to 2:30pm
  • Weekdays (Wednesday at Bolton, Thursday at Bolton, Friday at MRG
  • Holiday Winter Camp at MRG from 9am to 2:00pm
  • February Vacation at MRG

Program Fee:

  • $1,020 per athlete if paid in full by October 15th, 2019. $1,085 per athlete if paid after October 15th, 2019

MRSC Club Membership: $150/family (before 10/15/19, $200 after 10/15/19).

VARA Membership:    $55 per athlete if paid in full by October 15th, 2019.

$65 per athlete if paid after October 15th, 2019.

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. Athletes in one day U8, U10 or HS do not count towards the race worker bond.

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.

Registration will open in September

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. Roughly 15-20 training sessions throughout the season.

Program Fee:

  • $202.86 ($417.86  including pass) per athlete if paid in full by October 15th, 2019 ($535 per athlete if paid after October 15th, 2019).

MRSC Club Membership: $150/family (before 10/15/19, $200 after 10/15/19).

Ski Passes: Each athlete must purchase a Full Teen HS Racer Pass.

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.

Registration will open in September

Register for HS Program