Registrations are processed in the order they are received. Registrations must be completed no later than Nov. 28, 2018. Once we have received and verified your registration you will receive an informational packet from the coaches, which will include information about schedules, required equipment, USSA, TSARRA and CYSL registration information, etc. Email will be the primary form of communication for all race team information.
Who should register for Race team?
The coaches/instructors at Powder Ridge Ski Area will conduct an on snow evaluation on each athlete based on their maturity, technical ability, racing and competition experience to see if the athlete is appropriate for the team. In the event that there are no spots available or if your child does not meet the evaluation criteria, they will keep their position in our Developmental Program, on the Race Team track. By registering your child via our website you are agreeing to these terms and conditions.
Download the Powder Ridge Race Team Code of Conduct.
Tri-State USSA Team (U18-U16)
This Tri-State Team is a competitive alpine program set in a fun and challenging environment. It’s also for racers that are thinking about taking racing to the next level. You will have a bigger commitment to the program and will be traveling on weekends throughout the tri-state circuit. Alpine Team focuses on the foundation techniques and skills for all-mountain skiing through a combination of gate training, free skiing and on-snow drill work.
CYSL Team (U14-U10)
The (Connecticut Youth Ski League) CYSL Team Program is a competitive alpine racing program set in a fun and challenging environment. This program focuses on developing ski racing skills while continuing to develop a passion for the sport of skiing. Coaches will have specific goals for development with thorough training progressions. Progressions develop foundational skills at a higher level through a combination of fundamental drill work, gate training, race simulation, directed free-skiing and ski racing. Technical and tactical skill-development will range from the basic, balanced athletic stance to elite exploration of new limits in specific events and terrain. Further development will focus on developing confident, race-day routines and behavior expectations, with positive self-talk, work ethic, and perseverance.
Development Team (All Ages)
The Development Program is a non-traveling race program that consists of a six week program of learning how to ski race on Powder Ridge. The program focuses on fun, foundational development through skill training, drills, giant slalom (GS) gate training and all-mountain directed free skiing, will also include an introduction to slalom (SL) gate training. Skiers develop sportsmanship, respect, and teamwork while receiving an introduction to alpine ski racing fundamentals, technique and tactical skill development, etiquette and competition arena protocols through participation in racing. Specific emphasis will be on a basic, balanced athletic stance to elite exploration of new limits in specific events and terrain while building confidence, positive self-talk, work ethic and perseverance.