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About the Wintergreen Ski Race Team

The Wintergreen Ski Race Team is a longstanding program at Wintergreen Resort. The team is very strong with a lot of dedicated racers pursuing top place finishes in our region. Ski racing in the south is an opportunity for dedicated youth athletes to participate in a very unique and challenging sport. Wintergreen plans to continue to promote ski racing by offering the best coaching and training conditions in the region. The program is designed to help young skiers set goals, learn to be self-disciplined in preparation for events and be competitive while supporting teammates and competitors. The social setting is very positive as families get to know each other by traveling to races and working together in volunteering to help with events and training. Parents needing more information about being a race parent should read the Parents Guide.

The Ski Race Team is open to ages 9-18 and new applicants must be approved by the director or a coach. Most of our racers have spent at least one year on our Developmental Race Team before moving up to the Race Team. If you are interested in the Race Team or if you have additional questions, please contact the director, Chris Shepard at 434-325-8282 or cshepard@wintergreenresort.com.

Please click here to view the Ski Race Team Parent's Guide. (pdf) 

Training Schedule

We will start training in December and go through the first weekend in March. The early weekends will be on snow if we have slopes open. If we do not have snow, we will be doing dry land activities that include hiking, instructional clinics, ski tuning clinics, video analysis and other. We will also be doing physical fitness testing on the first weekend. As soon as we have snow, we will be training on our basic ski drills focusing on fundamentals. We will also be doing equipment checks to make sure everyone is using proper equipment. Gate training will happen as soon as possible to make sure there is adequate practice before the first race.

The cost of the program is $625. This price does not include lift passes. Please contact Chris Shepard at 434-325-8282 or cshepard@wintergreenresort.com for more information.

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