Development Race Program
Introduction To Ski Racing
U8 ages 6-7 (10 spots)
U10 ages 8-9 (25 spots)
U12 ages 10-11 (25 spots)
Season Long Race Program
December 23, 2023 through March 10, 2024.
Begins Saturday 12/23 and runs through 12/29 (excluding 12/24,12/25, 12/26) and every Saturday through the 2nd weekend in March 9:00am - 2:30pm (lunch 11-11:30), Excluding 2/17, President’s Weekend.
Berkshire Room, Berkshire Lodge
Meeting Time:9:30 AM
$1399 through 11/30/23
About Devolopement Race Program
Developmental Racing program for children ages 6-11 who can navigate blue and black terrain comfortably and consistently match their skis through their turns and independently ride a lift with other children or with the general public after receiving instructions in order to participate. Participants need to have poles. Helmets are required for all program participants. This program is designed for young skiers who have an interest in further developing their fundamental skiing skills and want to become ski racers! Skiers are grouped together based on skiing ability. Racers in the Development Program will concentrate on focused free skiing and drills designed to address balance, agility, edging, and rotary skills. Development racers will eventually progress through the Race Program pipeline, graduating to Interclub racing, and Tri-State.
The Development program takes place exclusively on Saturdays. It begins on Saturday, 12/23 followed by our Holiday Race Camp (12/27-12/30), and continues every Saturday after that through March 12. During the first session, all kids are evaluated and grouped based on skiing ability. For the most part, kids should expect to remain with the same group and the same coach for the duration of the program. Each day, activity begins at 9:00 am and ends at 2:30 pm, with a supervised break for lunch at 11 am to 11:30 am. If you would like to take your child and eat lunch with them, they will need to be back in the Berkshire Room at 11:30 am ready to go back out on the snow. If you are providing lunch you purchase for your child, please drop the lunch off as the children arrive so they have time to eat their lunch.
Please be sure to select the correct program for the ability level of your child. Underestimating the ability level of your child is much easier to adjust for rather than overestimating their ability level. Children who do not meet the required minimum ability level and chairlift ability will be moved down to other programs based on availability.
Please arrive on the snow in front of the Catamount Quad for drop off at 8:45am. Designated drop off times enable the groups to be out on the snow for the start time of 9:00am. If you are late to the on snow start time you risk forfeiting or will need to wait at a designated lift that day for the group to come down and pick up your child on the next run. This time will not be rescheduled, nor will a refund/credit be given.
- Children must arrive dressed and ready for snow.
- Parents are responsible for picking up rental equipment and getting children geared up.
- Due to chair lift capacity limits, children may be required to ride chair with.
Pricing for the 23/24 Season
November 30th, 2023
Season pass is required and not included.
Developmental racer parent membership in the Parents Association is required. The Parents Association mission is to support the events and activities of the Catamount Ski Team in ways agreed upon with the director of the racing program. Joining this association is a wonderful way to plug into our racing community, learn some of the ins and outs of the sport from veteran families and experienced ski racing parents, and help support some of the great events we host here at Catamount.
Please be sure to select the correct program for the ability level of your child. Underestimating the ability level of your child is much easier to adjust than overestimating their ability level. Children who do not meet the required minimum ability level and chairlift ability will be moved down to other programs based on availability.
Due to the demand for Season Long Programs, Mountain Cats and Snow Sports Lessons we have a No Refund Policy. We will happily transfer your booking if you contact us a minimum of 48 hours prior to the lesson date, based on availability. All lessons must be used by the end of the 2023-2024 winter season. On-line lift tickets purchases are date-specific and nonrefundable. Tickets unable to be used on the designated day of issuance at purchase may be used on another day during the 23/24 winter season. Guests will be responsible for any difference in the ticket price for rescheduled days and a $20 change fee will be applied to each ticket (or once to move an entire online order in need of a change). Rescheduling of day tickets must take place before the close of business the day prior to the originally purchased day of use by calling 413-528-1262. All unused winter 23/24 Lift Tickets, Snow Sports Lessons, Mountain Cats, and Season Long Programs expire at the end of the 23/24 winter season.