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Team Sports & Racing

2021-22 Massanutten Ski and Snowboard Team sign-up deadline is Wednesday, November 24th, 2021 by 4:00pm.

The Massanutten Ski and Snowboard Team (MSST) is made up of two teams: the Alpine Ski Team and the Freeride Team. It is our mission to work with junior snow sports athletes to promote multiple and varied training opportunities that will improve skills and promote respect and understanding of the safety factors inherent in the sport. Through training we encourage friendships, sportsmanship, and a greater enjoyment of skiing, riding, racing and Snowsports competition. Our team consists of ski and snowboard athletes that have achieved a minimum of an advanced intermediate level of skill development and who exhibit a desire to continue to achieve and progress to higher skill levels. Athletes at this level are expected to demonstrate the highest levels of coach-ability and sportsmanship.

 

Alpine Ski Team 

The Alpine Team consists of skiers whose focus is on skill improvement and alpine ski racing; Giant Slalom (GS) and Slalom (SL). Our Alpine competitive athletes are actively training to race in US Ski and Snowboard (USS&S) competitions.  These events are governed in our region by the Southern Alpine Racing Association (SARA).  Our Alpine developmental athletes are actively developing their skill so as to become competitive USS&S and SARA athletes. 

Open to skiers ages 7-19 who can ski in control at a minimum on intermediate to advanced terrain. Coaches promote development of technical and competitive ski racing skills through a team-oriented approach. We seek to develop a life-long enjoyment for the sport of skiing and ski racing. Junior racers in a team environment will seek to improve racing abilities and progress to more expert skill and competitive levels. These athletes must also join USS&S and SARA (national & regional racing associations) to race competitively in sanctioned regional racing events.  Competitive Alpine Ski athletes strive to participate in SARA and USS&S events held in Virginia, North Carolina, and West Virginia to become eligible as SARA Champions, as well as to represent in Eastern Regional competitions.  

 

Freeride Team 

Open to skiers and snowboarders ages 7-19 who can navigate safely on intermediate and advanced terrain. Coaches promote development of technical ski and snowboarding skills through a team-oriented approach and develop a life-long enjoyment for the sport of snowboarding/skiing. Additionally, as an athlete progresses, coaches provide an introduction to freestyle and race competition training and focus on athletes who would like to develop skills in GS and SL, and the terrain park.  Additionally, coaches promote understanding and respect for safety factors inherent in the sport.  Freeride Competition Team athletes must become members of USASA and compete in Appalachian Series events.  Competition Team members strive to qualify for USASA Nationals held at Copper Mountain in April each year.  

All athletes, regardless of team and their skills must be independent lift riders. This requires the ability to independently load and unload, raise and lower the bar, and to safely ride with team members. All athletes must wear a helmet at all practices and competitions.

 

Cost

$658 per athlete includes a season pass (unlimited skiing/snowboarding) and coaching fees. Additional fees for USS&S, SARA, and/or USASA memberships. $308 Season Pass / $350 Coaching Fee

 

Team & Practice Information

Practices: Friday 5:30 - 7:30 pm, Saturday & Sunday 9 am - 12 pm. One practice per week required.  

For families that travel to sanctioned US Ski &Snowboard or USASA events in which an MSST coach is present to coach, the event will count as a practice IF / WHEN the athlete participates with the team for all inspections and coaching communications. Events in which the team has not sent a certified and MSST approved coach to represent the athlete(s) will not be credible to meet the weekly practice requirement.   

Parents, our coaching staff seeks to be inclusive and to communicate fully with you and your athlete regarding their progress in setting and achieving appropriate goals for their level of skill.   We are thrilled with their progress and can’t wait to share it with you.  We understand the temptation to want to ski or ride along with the team during practices and events to see it for yourself. However, only trained and sanctioned ‘parent coaches’ are permitted to ski or ride with athletes during practice.  This includes riding the lift.  The athletes should be interacting with fellow athletes and coaches during team practices and events. 

All members of the MSST are required to wear appropriate TEAM ATTIRE at all practices and team events.  If an athlete is not wearing approved team outerwear (Team Jacket, Official Team Hoodie or Pullover) he or she will not be permitted at practice and will not be coached at a team event. 

2021-22 Race Team sign-up deadline is Wednesday, November 24th, 2021 at 4:00pm. 

NEW for 2021-22 Season! All race team paperwork must be completed online. Please read the MSST Parents Letter and MSST Participant instructions for updates and instructions.

In order to promote Social Distancing and to ensure the safety of our guests and staff all MSST Participant information, Coaching Fees, & Season Pass Orders must be completed online. Season Pass orders are currently unavailable for physical pick-up, but will be available starting in November.   

 

Contact Information

Ski & Snowboard Team Coordinator- Sandy Crenshaw | 540.289.4923 | screnshaw@massresort.com
Alpine Team Supervisor - Elizabeth Lam | alpinemsst@gmail.com
Freestyle Team Supervisor - Samantha Dull | freeridemsst@gmail.com 

 
Forms & Documents

MSST Parents Letter - September 2021
MSST Participant Instructions
2021 Ski Swap information

Ski Office - 540.289.4950 

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