Team Sports & Racing
Team Sports & Racing
2018 - 2019 Race team sign-up deadline is Saturday, December 1, 2018 by 12 pm.
The Massanutten Ski and Snowboard Team (MSST) is made up of two teams based on the athlete's main focus, the Alpine Ski Team and the Freeride Team.
The Alpine Ski Team consists exclusively of skiers whose focus is on alpine ski racing; Giant Slalom (GS) and Slalom (SL). This team is broken into two training groups; Competition racers (Comp) and Developing racers (Dev). Comp racers are actively racing in US Ski and Snowboard (USS&S) competitions. These events are governed in our region by the Southern Alpine Racing Association (SARA). Our Alpine Dev Team skiers are actively developing their skills to become competitive racers.
The Freeride Team is made up of both skiers and snowboarders. Freeride team athletes focus on the following events: Slopestyle, Halfpipe, Rail Jam, Boardercross, and Skiercross. The Freeride athletes who snowboard may also compete in Slalom and Giant Slalom races. This team is broken into two training groups; Competition Team (Comp) and Development Team (Dev). Comp athletes are actively competing in one or more of the events listed above. These events are hosted by the United States of America Snowboard and Freeski Association (USASA). MSST athletes compete in USASA’s Appalachian Series. Our Freeride Dev Team members are actively developing their skills to become competitive USASA athletes.
Alpine Ski Development Team
Open to skiers ages 7-16 who can ski in control on intermediate to advanced terrain. Coaches promote development of technical skiing skills through a team-oriented approach and develop a life-long enjoyment for the sport of skiing.
Alpine Ski Competition Team
Open to skiers ages 7-19 who can ski in control on advanced terrain. Junior racers in a team environment will improve racing abilities and progress to higher 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.
Freeride Competition Team
Open to competitive skiers and snowboarders ages 7-19 who would like a Freestyle and/or Boardercross/Skiercross training focus and snowboarders who would like to focus on GS and SL. Freeride Comp Team members must be able to safely negotiate advanced slopes including terrain parks. Coaches help athletes develop proper technique in a team oriented program. Additionally, coaches promote understanding and respect for safety factors inherent in the sport. Freeride Comp Team athletes must become members of USASA and compete in Appalachian Series events. Comp Team members strive to qualify for USASA Nationals held at Copper Mountain in April each year.
Freeride Development Team
Open to skiers and snowboarders ages 7-16 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. Additionally as an athlete progresses, coaches provide an introduction to Freestyle and race competition training. Our goal is to develop these athletes into members of our Freeride Comp Team.
All athletes, regardless of team, 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: $600 per athlete includes a season pass (unlimited skiing/snowboarding) & coaching fees. Additional fees for USS&S, SARA, and/or USASA memberships.
Practices: Thursday 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm, Saturday & Sunday 9 am - 12 pm. One Practice per week required.
2018-2019 Race team sign-up deadline is Saturday, December 1, 2018 by 12 pm.
Forms & Documents
Send Forms & Payments to:
P.O. Box 1227
Harrisonburg, VA 22803-1227
ATTN: Lydia May