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Race/Freeski/Snowboard Teams

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RACE TEAM

The Snow Summit Race Team is one of California’s top racing teams. This invitational only program invites children to practice and race at Snow Summit and at other races outside the Big Bear area. The Full-Time Race Program provides the 8-13 year old racer five days of training and the 14-19 year old racer six days of training with professional US Ski Association certified coaches.

Mission: Promoting the competitive spirit, healthy outdoor activity, teamwork, team spirit and pride of accomplishment- not only in the racers themselves, but in their parents and the entire community.

History: Local parents combined with support from Snow Summit Mountain Resort formed the Big Bear Ski Club around 1963. By the 1960’s skiing had been solidly established in Big Bear with the help and installation of a snowmaking system, which made snow conditions much more reliable and conducive to a stable junior ski race program. In 1966, many of the Big Bear Ski Clubs founding parents raised money and volunteered labor to construct a club house building now known as the Tyndall Haus, in honor of Tommi Tyndall, the founder of Snow Summit.

Who We Are: The Big Bear Ski Educational Foundation (BBSEF) is a non-profit organization that oversees and administers the race teams and their programs. The Board of Directors of BBSEF contracts with Snow Summit Corporation to provide the coaching program. Racers are placed in an appropriate program designed to strengthen the skills they need as determined by the USSA/Far West race calendar.

Where we Ski: During the season, racers will practice at Snow Summit mostly and Bear Mountain occasionally along with other resorts, if they choose to do so. Races are held primarily in Southern California for the 8-12 year olds and across California and Nevada for the 13-19 year olds. Racers who excel have the opportunity to qualify for regional and national events.

When: The season runs from approximately mid-November to mid-April.

Get More Info at http://snowsummitsportsteams.org

Freeski Team

The Bear Mountain Freeski Team provides athletes ages 8-19 years old training and coaching from certified coaches every weekend from early December to late March. The team will train primarily at Bear Mountain with the opportunity to train at Snow Summit on occasion.

The competitions in which each athlete will compete are selected on an individual basis, and are determined by the athlete’s level of preparation and their pre-season plan. The majority of these competitions are located in Southern California and are part of USASA.

Freeski Team members provide their own equipment. They receive clubhouse privileges which include lockers and equipment storage. Members are eligible for a discounted Cali4nia Pass.

Parents of Freeski Team members are allowed to work off a portion of program fees through race work and fundraising. Please contact the Membership Chairperson for details. Freeski Team Fees are listed under the current Membership Package link.

 

Get More Info at http://snowsummitsportsteams.org

Snowboard Team

The Bear Mountain Snowboard Team provides athletes ages 8-19 years old training and coaching from certified coaches every weekend from early December to late March. The team will train primarily at Bear Mountain with the opportunity to train at Snow Summit on occasion.

The competitions in which each athlete will compete are selected on an individual basis, and are determined by the athlete’s level of preparation and their pre-season plan. The majority of these competitions are located in Southern California and are part of USASA.

Snowboard Team members provide their own equipment. They receive clubhouse privileges which include lockers and equipment storage. Members are eligible for a discounted Cali4nia Pass.

Parents of Snowboard Team members are allowed to work off a portion of program fees through race work and fundraising. Please contact the Membership Chairperson for details. Snowboard Team Fees are listed under the current Membership Package link.

 

Get More Info at http://snowsummitsportsteams.org

D-TEAM (aka Development Team)

The D-Team program teaches basic techniques of skiing to children from 7 to 16 years of age, who are low intermediate through advanced skill levels and who are not ready for racing because of their skills, maturity or interest.

Mission: The D-team is committed to small group learning where participants are organized by skill level and introduced to ski racing gradually by teaching racing techniques and format as the skiers become ready. D-Team members may move up to the Race Team by satisfactorily passing the BASE (Basic Alpine Skill Evaluation) test, though moving up is not mandatory. The D-Team serves both children who wish to become better recreational skiers and those desiring to race. A successful participant in the D-Team will have a positive relationship to Alpine Skiing, even if the athlete does not go on to racing, they will be able to ski with confidence in all conditions and in any terrain. D-Team members may pass to the Race Team/Freestyle Team by satisfactorily passing a skills test, though moving up is not mandatory.

Who We Are: Skiers on the D-Team are considered novices and are not required to join Far West Skiing Association or USSA. The philosophy behind D-Team is not to push skiers into racing, but to give them the skills to compete competitively once they are ready to race.

Where we Ski: During the season, racers will practice at Snow Summit mostly and Bear Mountain occasionally.
When: The season runs from approximately early December to late March.

Get More Info at http://snowsummitsportsteams.org