The Development Race Team is for skiers aged 6-17, who are considering ski racing while enjoying the Mountain and improving their technique. Development Race Teams train four hours per day on Saturdays and Sundays, every other weekend, including a holiday training camp between Christmas and New Year’s. An important component of this program is the introduction to the technical skills needed to transition to the Bear Valley Race Team. The program includes drills, free skiing, race techniques and an introduction to giant slalom and slalom race courses, while emphasizing skill development in all snow conditions and terrain in a safe and confidence building environment. This team requires a minimum skill level of intermediate skiing. Development Race Team members may race in the Central Series and Far West races at Bear Valley and other resorts with the agreement of the Head Race Team Coach.
The Race Team is a competitive ski race team for strong intermediate to advanced skier athletes aged 6-17 years old who are looking to improve their racing skills, have a passion for racing, and are ready to compete at a top level. Ideal for committed young athletes that want to train and compete with the support of a solid team and enthusiastic coaches, the team trains for four hours each day during every weekend of the winter season and includes a holiday training camp between Christmas and New Year’s.
The Race Team participates in Bear Valley’s Rasmussen Classic race and travels to other Central Sierra resorts for 3 other races during the season along with the Championships typically hosted at the Tahoe resorts or Mammoth Mountain. The focus of this team is on developing fundamental technical skills to improve racing technique. This team requires a minimum skill level of intermediate skiing.
Check out the Snow Sports Team Handbook for team details and how the team program operates. The Race Team Guide contains comprehensive information about all aspects of ski race competitions. Race Team uniform jackets differ from the Team jackets. Please contact your coach for further information.