Blandford Ski Team offers programs for youth who are interested in exploring Alpine Ski Racing. Our Interclub program introduced Racers ages 14 and under to Alpine Ski Racing while our Tri-State program helps racers 8 and older to compete at a more competitive level.

For information or questions please email Competition Director Bill Scherpa


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Interclub

The Interclub Race Program introduces young skiers (14 and under) who are ready to start developing skills in all aspects of Alpine Ski Racing.

Coaches will focus on developing good fundamental skiing skills while introducing the tactics of ski racing. Most interclub races will continue on to our more competitive Tri-State Racing Program.

While in the Interclub program these athletes will compete against other Interclub athletes and teams throughout the Berkshires.
These races offer a chance to experience their newly developed skills in a fun and competitive race environment.

All Interclub racers are required to have:
-Blandford ski membership or ticket
-Completed and submitted a Blandford Ski Team Application
-USSA Membership: www.ussa.org
-Youth Competitor: Youth 12 and under prior to 12/31
-Non-Scored Student: Youth 13 and older prior to 12/31*Renewals due by 10/15 yearly w/o late fees
-Tri-State Membership Type (Other – Interclub Fee $10) https://www.tristateskiracing.org/registration/ *Renewals due by 12/01

Who Should Attend?
Skiers in this program must be able to ski parallel on intermediate terrain and ride on all lifts unsupervised.

Please contact Bill Scherpa if you have any questions. Blandford does have a Development Team for racers who are just starting out in a non competitive environment (ages 5 to 13)

Schedule:
Opening Saturday in December thru first Saturday of March
every Saturday and Sunday

Time:
9:00 AM – 12 Noon & 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Fees:  See current Year Application  * Christmas Camp Included

BLANDFORD RACE TEAM PARENTS GUIDE – PDF FILE

For information or questions please email Competition Director Bill Scherpa

2015 Race Schedule

RACE DAY– Racers need to be ready to meet coaches by ski lift at designated mountain to preview course.  They will need to bring their USSA Card and a fee of $25.00 for each race. Recommended arrival time is around 7:30 am as there are typically 200+ racers at each race

Head Interclub Coach: Ron Cole
Assisting Coaches:  Lida Vanasse,

Links:  USSA.ORG     Tri-State      Live Timing

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Tri-State

This program is for young athletes with ambitious goals who wish to compete at higher levels. Skiers will be coached in all aspects of Alpine Ski Racing including skill development and mental preparation. Racers will participate in drills, gate training and focused free skiing in preparation for USSA slalom and giant slalom races.  Racers in this program who qualify for championships are shooting for Junior Olympic level.

Who Should Attend?
Tri-state is open to all skiers regardless of racing experience. They must have good core fundamental skills and be able to ski on expert terrain.

Schedule:
Opening Saturday in December thru first Saturday of March  
Practice:  Wednesday night,* Friday night*, Saturday and Sunday

Time:

Wednesday Friday Night Schedule  5:30 to closing. * January – February
Saturday/Sunday schedule 9:00 AM – 12Noon & 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

All Tri-State racers compete in USSA sanctioned events and must be a member of USSA as well as Tri-State to compete.

2015 Team Application

Tri-State Team Age Groups
U10 -U12       Ages:8 to 11  ( U10: 8 & 9 and U12: 10 & 11 )
U16                 Ages: 15 & 16
U18 – U21      Ages: 16 to 20  (U18: 16 & 17  U21: 18 -20)

Head Tri-State Coach: Todd Spooner
U10-U12 Andy Lussier
U16  Mike Belanger
U18 -Todd Spooner

Assisting Coaches: Mike Aluxek, Cindy Herman, Gary Kulik, Chris Isner, Lauren Mills, Liz Mills, Dan St. Laurent, Scot Brzoska

Reminder you only need to send one entry form to each race    ENTRY FORM
Send your race entry form to the Race Secretaries several weeks in advance to ensure entry.
Races and Results can be found listed on either the Tri-State or USSA website below.
Many areas are now using AlpineReg.  You may register quicker if the race is listed.

Links:  USSA.ORG     Tri-State      Live Timing     AlpineReg

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