The Ski Academy of Connecticut Racing Program is under the direction of Chandler Brill is a three-time US Ski Team member and finalist at the Junior World Championships. Chandler is also a level three PSIA Alpine instructor and a level 300 U.S. Ski Association coach and is now taking registrations to the Ski Academy of Connecticut for the 2020 race season.
Candidates will undergo an assessment of proficiency, attitude and commitment. Race Team is a demanding program, requiring significant commitment of time and resources. Members of the team are expected to attend every weekend practice, and optional weekday practices whenever possible. Practice begins in January, and the season can extend into March for racers who qualify for post-season competition. Travel for competition to other ski resorts is a necessity, as is membership in United States Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA), TSASRA and CYSL.
The rewards of membership are significant! Team members receive outstanding coaching, resulting in significant improvements from season to season. Team members forge friendships with teammates and coaches that last a life time and learn to compete at the highest level while displaying unrivaled sportsmanship. All families who sign their child up will be asked to volunteer some time to help with racing events at Powder Ridge. Some of the volunteer positions will be gate keeping, timing, course maintenance, scoring, and registration.
- Race Team members must be age 8 or older as of January 1, 2020.
- Candidates should have previous racing experience and/or be able to maintain open stance parallel or dynamic parallel turns down any race course set on blue terrain.
Program fee is $1,200. participation requires the additional purchase of Powder Ridge season pass. Parents are responsible for association dues, race registration fees and travel costs.
Racers are required to maintain membership in USSA, TSASRA, and CYSL. Links for registration and renewals are supplied on your registration confirmation.