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RACE TEAM

NOW HIRING


The Snow Summit Race Team is looking for an experienced Head Coach. Apply online today.

ABOUT

Snow Summit offers a competitive ski racing program designed to improve technique, competitive attitudes, sportsmanship and work ethic. Participants can choose their level of commitment from our full time programs to weekend and development programs. The Snow Summit Race Team provides:

  • Training level from development to Federation Internationale de Ski (International Ski Federation) level competition.
  • Full-time USSA certified coaching staff.
  • Training in physical and ski preparation, ski technique, and racing theory.
  • Training that follows the US Ski Team Managed Athlete (MAP) program and the US Ski Team Basic Alpine Skill Evaluation (BASE) Test.
IMPORTANT NOTE: new members are required to begin training on the Development Team before being accepted on any Snow Summit Race Teams. For more information, click here.

FULL-TIME PROGRAM

The full-time program includes 5-6 days of training depending on age and skill level. At the beginning of the program, every applicant will be evaluated by the coaches for placement in the program. Training schedule includes:

  • Ages 8-13 train for 5 (five) days a week.
  • Ages 14-19 train for 6 (six) days a week.
The focus of the training is based upon the FarWest Skiing / Ski & Snowboard Association (USSA) race calendar. Races are held primarily in Southern California for ages 8-13 and across California and Nevada for ages 14-19.

Racers that excel have the opportunity to qualify for regional and national events. The races in which each athlete will compete are selected on an individual basis, and are determined by the athlete’s level of preparation and his pre-season plan.

Details:

  • Season runs from approximately mid-November to mid-April depending on weather.
  • Equipment not included.
  • Uniform provided for a nominal rental fee.
  • Access to the clubhouse for equipment storage.
  • Full-time members are eligible for a discounted Cali4nia Pass.

PART-TIME "WEEKEND" PROGRAM

The Weekend Race Team is a program for skilled racers between the ages of 8-19, who commit to 4 hours of morning training on Saturdays and Sundays only.

Program includes:

  • Training is on Saturday and Sunday mornings for 4 hours.
  • Season runs from approximately mid-November to mid-April depending on weather.
  • Part-Time Race Team joins the Full-Time Race Team in training on weekends.
  • Required to join USSA and FarWest.
  • Encouraged to attend USSA and FarWest sponsored races with the Full-Time Race Team.
  • Equipment not included.
  • Uniform provided for a nominal rental fee.
  • Access to the clubhouse for equipment storage.

ALL MOUNTAIN TEAM

The All Mountain Team is also a weekend only program. Training is provided 10 hours a week for 17 to 18 weeks.

While the underlying focus of weekend race team is designed to prepare racers for competitive racing, the All Mountain Team focuses on further skill development with more time on the snow in a variety of terrain. The team will ski at Summit, Bear Mountain, and most likely make at least one travel trip to Mammoth Mountain (see the SSRT Team Travel Guidelines booklet for information on team travel).

17/18 PRICING

Team
Fee
Cali4nia Season Pass
Uniform
Goldsmith Race Fee
Total
Full Time Race Team 13 & under $2,100 $100 $50 $50 $2,300
Full Time Race Team 14 & older $2,200 $200 $50 $50 $2,500
Weekend Race Team 13 & under $1,800 $100 $50 $75 $2,025
Weekend Race Team 14 & older $1,800 $200 $50 $75 $2,125
All Mountain Race Team 13 & under $1,800 $100 purchase $75 $1,975
All Mountain Race Team 14 & older $1,800 $200 purchase $75 $2,075

2017/18 RACE SCHEDULE


December

Date
Race
Location
9-10
U16+ Open GS Mammoth
16-17 U10-14 PL Heavenly
17
Goldsmith 1 Snow Summit


January

Date
Race
Location
5
U16 Wild West GS Q
Mammoth
6-7
U16 Wild West & Open SL Qualifiers
Mammoth
6-7
U14 GS Qualifier
Squaw
13
Goldsmith 2
Snow Summit
20-21
South Series GS U10-14
Snow Summit
26
U16 Wild West SL Q
Northstar
27-28
U16+ Wild West & Open GS Qualifier
Sugar Bowl
27-28
U14 SL Qualifier
Bear Valley


February

Date
Race
Location
2-4
South Series U10-14 SL
Snow Summit
10-11
South Series GS U10-14 GS/SL
Mountain High
10-11
U16+ Open SL
Heavenly
18
Goldsmith 3 & 4
Snow Summit
23-25
U14 Qualifier SG
Squaw
23-25
U16+ Wild West & Open SG Qualifiers
Mammoth


March

Date
Race
Location
2-4
North/South Series U10 GS/U12 SG
Mammoth
10
Victor Alvarez Memorial Race
Snow Summit
11
Goldsmith 5
Snow Summit
15-18
WR U14 Champs
Jackson Hole, WY
15-18
U14 Performance Camp
Sugar Bowl
17-18
U16+ Open SL/GS NS
Northstar
22-25
U10 Champs
Northstar
22-25
U14 Div Champs
Mammoth
22-25
WR U16 Champs AK
Alyeska, AK
29-31
U12 Champs
Squaw
30-31
2nd Year U14+ GS
Northstar
30-31
SL
Sugar Bowl
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

History

The “Big Bear Ski Club” was formed in 1963 with the ski area’s support by a number of local parents of junior ski racers. They raised money, hired coaches, and the program was born.

Hundreds of local kids have honed their skills in the Club’s programs, gaining the lifelong benefits of competitiveness, fitness and sportsmanship, and some have even become nationally ranked ski racers. Over the last few years the Snow Summit Race Team has sent approximately twenty-one athletes to the Regional Championships, which is an outstanding achievement. SSRT members have traveled to Alaska, Argentina, and Austria for competitions.

The Snow Summit Race Team is truly a community effort; involving parents, the kids, and many Big Bear valley businesses, especially Snow Summit and Bear Mountain. It has proven to be a great source of pride and accomplishment for all. Through ski racing, the program continues to fulfill its original mission: promoting the competitive spirit, healthy outdoor activity, teamwork, team spirit, scholarship, and pride of accomplishment---not only in the racers themselves, but in their parents and the entire community. The team and the individual members project a positive image within the community of the BBSEF, Snow Summit L.L.C., and the Big Bear valley.
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Structure

The Snow Summit Race Teams are made up of children who love to ski. They range in age from 6 to 19 and reside in Ventura, LA, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego counties. It also has a family who lives in Las Vegas. The racers participate on one of four different levels: Development Team, Weekend Race Team, All Mountain Team, or Full-Time Race Team.

The Big Bear Ski Educational Foundation (BBSEF) is the organization that oversees and assists in the administration of the race teams and its programs. It is a non-profit organization that is run by parent volunteers who have been elected to their board positions by the general membership.

Snow Summit is one of the four Mammoth Resorts. They hire the coaches, who in turn place the racers in the appropriate program, designed to strengthen the skills the racers will need as determined by the USSA / Far West race calendar, the US Ski Team Managed Athlete Program (MAP), and the US Ski Team Basic Alpine Skill Evaluation (BASE) test. Parents are provided with evaluations of their racer’s progress, strengths, and weaknesses.

BBSEF handles all other aspects of the Race Team. These include fundraising, setting policies and fees, and assuming responsibility for putting on races at Snow Summit Mountain Resort. During the season, racers ski in races at Snow Summit and other resorts. Races put on by the Snow Summit Race Team are the responsibility of the ski club parents, although the resort provides substantial help. BBSEF is also responsible for purchasing and renting uniforms and for maintaining the insurances necessary to conduct a race program at home and for travel to “away” races. These expenses and activities must be covered by the membership through a combination of fundraising and race work.
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Philosophy

The purpose of BBSEF is to promote junior racing and to improve skiing technique, competitive attitudes, sportsmanship, and work ethic. Not only do we want good athletes, but we also strive to mold well-adjusted, strong, happy young people who will grow to be decent, healthy, and trustworthy adults.

To achieve these objectives, BBSEF provides a supervised program staffed by full-time professional USSA certified coaches who train racers in physical preparation, ski technique, and racing theory. The intent of this program is to encourage each racer to develop his/her highest individual capability from mastery of skiing skills to high level USSA and FIS competition.

BBSEF believes that development of self-discipline and self-reliance will strengthen academic performance. Students should not have to choose between serious academic interests and a strong commitment to ski racing. There is a minimum academic and citizenship grade requirement of 2.0 for membership on the teams. This is not difficult; indeed, we find that commitment to academic and athletic pursuits tends to strengthen performance in both.

While accomplishing all of this, a primary element of the program is to have fun!

Big Bear Ski Educational Foundation is a 501c-3 California Corporation that was incorporated on January 4, 1966. Our IRS taxpayer identification number is 95-3179353.
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Where We Ski

During the season, racers will practice at Snow Summit mostly and Bear Mountain occasionally along with other resorts, if they choose to do so. Races are held primarily in Southern California for the 8-13 year olds and across California and Nevada for the 14-19 year olds. Racers who excel have the opportunity to qualify for regional and national events.
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