Crotched Mountain Junior Race Program Is a fundamentals based training program, using guidelines from the United States Ski Association [USSA], to facilitate long term athlete development. We offer a variety of training programs for athletes 6 and older. Training groups are led by experienced, passionate coaches, to assist each athlete in reaching their potential in a fun environment. Programs are designed to first build great, confident skiers, who develop into strong racers, while fostering a life-long love of the sport and the values of teamwork and sportsmanship.
Racers and families can support the Crotched Mountain Race Club by purchasing their season passes through the Race Club. The Crotched Mountain Race club supports race events and provides social activities for the teams racers. Check out the soon to be updated Race club website at www.crotchedmountainracing.org Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
U Programs: Are full day race training programs. Fundamentals and free skiing are still the basis of the program with an increase in gate training according to the age/competition level. Programs run from early December to the end of March. Membership with New Hampshire Alpine Racing Association [NHARA] and United States Ski Association [USSA] is required. There is a parent race worker commitment.
U10 [ages 8-9]: This introduction to racing will support athletes in developing strong fundamental skills. Through fun all mountain skiing, race training drills and gate training, athletes will build the skills to ski to their personal best while learning sportsmanship and team spirit. Athletes should have prior skiing experience and basic skills, including the ability to ride the lift, put on equipment and are comfortable with all terrain. Racing experience is not required. There are optional NHARA scheduled USSA events available which athletes are highly encouraged to attend. There may be travel to other race venues. Helmets are required, no soft ear flaps. Athletes only need one pair of skis. Training is from 9am to 3pm Saturday, Sunday, and one midweek night starting in January.
Comp Teams: While these programs continue to improve basic fundamental skills they are race oriented.Athletes will compete in various races ranging from local to national level and travel to other race venues is required. USSA and NHARA memberships are required. Training is from 9am to 3pm Saturday, Sunday, and one mid-week night starting in January. Helmets are required, no soft ear flaps.
U12 [ages 10-11] This program is designed to continue to improve basic skiing fundamentals through free skiing, drills, and gate training, with an increase in race specific training. Racing experience is not required to participate with this group, but good basic skiing skills are. NHARA schedules a series of USSA races leading to the BWL State Finals and BWL Championships. There are additional open races athletes may attend. Athletes can use one pair of skis but may consider an appropriately sized sl and gs ski.
A NASTAR pass can be added to this program for an additional $50 fee.
U18 + [ages 16+] Athletes typically have been skiing and racing for many years. Training and races for this group is specific to the athletes’ needs and goals. Contact the Crotched Mountain Learning Center 603-588-3668 ext. 228 or email
Junior Development Programs:
Tigers/Cruisers Program The emphasis of the Tigers and Cruisers teams are to build fundamental ski skills, develop a passion for skiing and have fun. Athletes will be skiing the whole mountain to develop their skills and confidence. Coaches will support athletes in realizing their potential in the process of learning a lifelong love of skiing. Athletes joining this program should be comfortable with the ski lift, be comfortable with the intermediate runs on the mountain and be able to put on their own equipment. The 3 hour program is available on Saturday or Sunday, from 9am to 12pm. Program runs for 13 weeks. Helmet is mandatory. Starts December 14, 2013.
Tigers Program Rate (9am-12pm, Sat or Sun.......$399
Crotched Mountain High School Weekend Racer Training
Available Soon...pricing, dates TBD.
Professional coaching with a small coach to athlete ratio
Program will run for 3 hours beginning at 10:00. (Start time may be adjusted from time to time to take advantage of unique training opportunities.) Training will follow the guidelines of the US Ski team and utilize modern coaching techniques. Our focus will be on making fast, well balanced turns.
Come join us! Why not be the fastest racer you can be?