West Mountain Racing Program Opportunities

Updated Tuesday March 5, 2019 by West Mountain.

West Mountain Racing invites you to join the team! Programs offered include: Alpine, Freeski and Snowboard, and Intro to Racing! 

WMR's Alpine and Freeski and Snowboard Programs train on-snow beginning weekends in November at Whiteface until West opens in December and training continues until March/April. Off-season camps, big mountain skiing, and dryland training is also offered. Team details are listed here!

Please make sure to read all the WMR Program documents before registering for the WMR programs and email sara@westmtn.net with any questions.

Pricing and additional program information on menu to the left. 

West Mountain Racing (Alpine) -- Academy-like training (5-6 days of training a week), travel and race tuning at reasonable rates. WMR welcomes FIS, USSA and HS Ski Team athletes to join our program. Rates and privledges apply to all members. We also offer our Intro to Race 6-week program for those interested in learning the basics of racing. 

For pricing and to find your athlete's U level, click here. We have a no refund policy.

WMR Race Team Full Membership 2019/2020

West Mountain Race Team Full Membership is a competitive race program that travels (travel commitment varies per age group). Membership to the WMR Race Team includes a race team coat, (only guaranteed if registered by Early Bird cut-off date), a Full Privilege Race Season Pass, locker space in our Race Building, Christmas and February Break training and Dryland Training in the summer and fall!

Practice/Training schedule:

  • WMR U8s train Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-8pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 8:30am-2:30pm
  • WMR U10s-U19s train Tuesdays-Thursdays from 6-8 pm. Saturdays and Sundays 8:30am-2:30pm. 
  • WMR Core/FIS athletes train Tuesdays-Thursday from 3:30-5:30pm (as a group) and Saturdays and Sundays from 8:30am-2:30pm (with the rest of the team).
    • Christmas week and February Break training(schedule TBD)
    • Summer/Fall Dry land training (schedule can be found on this site) : Includes hiking, biking, and other calisthenic exercises and activities.
    • Fridays we welcome all age groups to meet up with their WMR friends to freeski. Private coaching is also available with our coaching staff to WMR members (by reservation only and separate fees apply).

WMR Midweek Membership 2019/2020

West Mountain Racing's Midweek ONLY Membership includes Midweek Training Only, a Midweek Race Season Pass, Christmas and February Break midweek training, and fall dryland training.
   Practice/Training schedule:

  • U8s meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-8pm
  • U10s and older meet and Tuesday-Thursday 6-8 pm 
  • Christmas and February Break midweek camps (schedule TBD)
  • Summer/Fall Dry Land Training (schedule can be found on this site)  Includes hiking, biking, and other calisthenic exercises and activities.

West Mountain Racing's Weekend ONLY Membership 2019/2020 (open to out of state athletes)

West Mountain Racing's Weekend Only Membership (open to out of state athletes) includes Weekend Training Only, a Weekend Only Race Pass, and Decembers and February Break Week Camps.  

WMR Core/FIS (Full Membership Add-On) 2019/2020

Must Purchase a Full Program Membership before registering for Core. The Core Program is customized for each U14, U16, U19 and FIS advanced racer who is also registered as a West Mountain Race Team Full Member. These athletes are looking to advance to post season competition and beyond. WMR reserves the right to limit participation. Core meets Tuesday-Thursday from 3:30-5:30pm. They can also do a double session and train with the team from 6 -8 pm if desired on those days. Core athletes also can train with the team Saturdays and Sundays from 8:30 am-2:30pm. Homework space is available in our Race Building.

Intro To Racing 6 Week Program - 2019/2020

Intro To Racing Program is a fun, non-competitive, non-travel ski race program for ALL MOUNTAIN SKIERS (ages 6-14) who are ready to be challenged by all types of terrain and snow conditions. They must be able to ski all terrain also be able to ride the lift alone. The program begins Saturday, January 9, 2020 and meets on Tuesdays from 6-8 pm and Saturdays from 9am-2pm and runs for 6 consecutive weeks. Registrants are also invited to participate in WMR's Mini Cup Fun Race on Thursday during February Break Week.

Race coaches will help your child develop the proper fundamental movements, skills and race tactics, and will introduce the students to gate training in a fun learning environment.

This program meets on Tuesdays from 6pm-8pm and on Saturdays 9am-2pm and includes a 6- week program pass that is valid Tuesdays from 6-9 pm and Saturdays from 9am-4pm during the program. Program passes will be collected on the last day of the program. The program does not include lunch on Saturdays. Intro kids can participate in all the fun races at West with West Mountain Racing. If your child has a season pass, please email sara@westmtn.net to register for the program. The price is $400 for Non-Full Season Pass Holders and $375 for Full Season Pass Holders. 

Intro To Racing-February Break 4 Day Camp-2019/2020 

Intro To Racing 4 Day Camp is a fun, non-competitive program for ALL MOUNTAIN SKIERS (ages 6-14) who are ready to be challenged by all types of terrain and snow conditions. Participants must be able to ride the lift alone and ski comfortably on all terrain. Race coaches will help your child develop the proper fundamental movements, skills and tactics that are used by the world’s best skiers, and will introduce the students to gate training in a fun learning environment. This program meets during President’s Week (February Break) Monday through Thursday from 9am-2 pm and includes a daily lift ticket. This program does not include lunch and space is limited. If your child has a season pass, please email sara@westmtn.net to register for the program. The price is $250 for Non-Full Season Pass Holders and $225 for Full Season Pass Holders

*******WMR Code of Conduct--All athletes must adhere to WMR's Code of Conduct. Athletes who do not follow the Code may be removed from training, travel or possibly the team. If an athlete is removed from the team for a major Code of Conduct violation, a refund will not be given.

********Volunteer Service -- All WMR alpine and freeski and snowboard program families are required to work two WMR events per family during the season. For the 2019/2020 season, We will require a payment of $200 at the beginning of the season if you do not want to volunteer. If families do not volunteer for two races during the season, we will issue a payment for $200 at the end of the season. If a parent would like to serve on our race crew (10 or more races), you receive a full season pass. Please email sara@westmtn.net if you are interested in race crew.

POST SEASON TRAVEL

Travel, coaching and support for USSA and USASA post-season travel must be provided by the parent at a rate per coach of $116 per day, $.55 per mile, cost of coaches’ hotel room and $20 per diem food allowance and arranged through and with the coach.

MEMBERSHIP HAS ITS PRIVLEGES

Race Building -Full Members are provided space in the race building to store a backpack during the season in the Race Building. The race building is for full member athletes only as space in the building is limited due to the growing number of athletes in the program.

Team Uniform--Full Members of WMR are provided a team jacket, if registered before April 30th, as part of their program fees, which are sponsored by Whiteman Chevrolet and other businesses. The team jackets are to be worn during training, competition and on the podium,  This gives our sponsors as well as our team great brand exposure.

Team Tuning Punchcard at West Mountain Sports--Fuil WMR members can purchase a 5 punch tuning punch card for $199 at West Mountain Sports!

WMR'S FREESKI & SNOWBOARD TEAMS (NOW IN ITS THIRD SEASON)

Freeski Coach: Trevor Ritchy

Snowboard Coach: Alex Page

Full Program (ages 7 and older) participants meet on Monday's, Wednesdays and Friday’s from 6-8 pm and Saturdays from 10am-4 pm. Participants receive a full privilege race pass and use of the race building to store a backpack, christmas and february break 4-day camps (dates TBD), a Team Uniform coat (if program purchased before April 30th) and dryland training that begins in October. The introductory rate is $1,000 if registered by April 30th! The price goes up to $1,200 after April 30th. If you already have purchased a season pass, please contact the front desk at 518-636-3699 to register. The program runs from December (date TBD) until mid March. Coaching fees and travel are not supported by the program after the last ADK USASA competition series. Post season competition coaching and travel fees must be paid by the parent.

Midweek Program (ages 7 and older) participants meet on Monday's, Wednesday's and Friday’s only from 6-8 pm. Participants receive a midweek race pass, and christmas and february break 4-day camps (dates TBD). The introductory rate is $900 if registered by April 30th! The price goes up to $1,100 after April 30th. If you already purchased a season pass, please contact the front desk at 518-636-3699 to register. The program begins in December and runs until mid March.

Program Descriptions:

West Mountain Racing Snowboard Team 

 This team is for snowboarders looking to compete in the USASA Adirondack Series.  We will be training for and competing in a variety of competitions including (but not limited to) snowboard cross, slope style, and rail jams. This is great for those new to competition as well as those who have a few seasons of competition under their beltsThis team is for ages 7 and up.  Athletes must at least be comfortable on small to medium features in the park and able to be comfortable on various terrain.  

 

Competitions will be held the same days and locations as those for the freeski team.  USASA membership in the Adirondack Series is required. 

Travel includes competitions at Whiteface, Gore, Titus, and some Southern VT mountains.  If the athlete earns enough points throughout the season, (s)he could potentially receive an invite to USASA Nationals!   

 

 West Mountain Racing Freeski Team  

This team is for skiers looking to compete in the USASA Adirondack Series.  We will be training for and competing in slopestyle, skier cross, and rail jams. This is great for those new to competition as well as those who have a few seasons of competition under their beltsThis team is for ages 7 and up.  Athletes must at least be comfortable on small to medium features in the park and able to be comfortable on various terrain.  

 

Competitions will be held the same days and locations as those for the snowboard team.  USASA membership in the Southern Adirondack Series is required.  

Travel includes competitions at Whiteface, Gore, Titus, and some Southern VT mountains.  If the athlete earns enough points throughout the season, (s)he could potentially receive an invite to USASA Nationals!

Parent Notes:

Parent shadowing--WMR does not allow parents to shadow coaches and athletes during training and travel. If you wish to learn more about what the coaches are working on with their group, please meet with your athlete's coach in person. Any problems or concerns can be addressed with a coach directly or with Program Administrator Sara Montgomery.

(One parent or guardian of each full program member is expected to volunteer to work at a minimum of three WMR races and/or events OR serve on the race crew OR pay a $200 volunteer waiver fee.)

We do have a NO REFUND POLICY

PLEASE CLICK THE RED REGISTER NOW BUTTON ABOVE TO REGISTER!

 

WMR members receive discounted race tune punch cards at West Mountain Sports. Stop in to purchase yours today!