The next level program is for athletes who are ready to commit to a race focused program
The next level program is for athletes who are ready to commit to a race focused program as well as those looking to further develop those racing skills. It is a demanding program, requiring a significant commitment of time and resources. Tri-State athletes are expected to commit to and attend every weekend session. The focus remains on fun and developing fundamental skills. However the level of competition they will face in this league is much greater than that of Interclub. Age levels are U14-U18, with some U21.
While not a prerequisite, most of these athletes have come through our Devo and/or Interclub programs. Or some may have previous experience as a member of another program at a different local mountain and are looking for experience on a more challenging mountain.
Specific equipment may be needed, based on desired level of concentration, SL or GS skis or both, with proper ski poles and safety equipment. Hard eared helmets are also required.
Training is primarily on Saturdays and Sundays, with Friday Night training available. With some of the best snowmaking in the East, we typically start in early December, conditions permitting of course. A holiday camp is scheduled for the period between Christmas and New Years and is included in the price.
Training starts at 8:30am and may include athletes assisting coaches in setting up and taking down courses (only as directed) As well as safety equipment (B-netting). Practice usually wraps up around 3:00pm, after equipment has been taken down by athletes and coaches.
Training does not necessarily imply gates. A substantial portion of training, in fact, will not be in gates. Coaches determine the appropriate training, based on a variety of factors, including athletes’ skill, development, conditions and needs.
Most athletes in this program compete in regular season USSA races in the Tri-State region. Most of these races are Slalom (SL) and/or Giant Slalom (GS). Please consult with the coaches as to recommendations for race participation. While some of these events are on our home mountain, parents should expect to take their kids to other local mountains for race events throughout the season.
- At the Interclub level, membership in USSS (U.S. Ski & Snowboard) is required.
- When registering with USSS, designate Jiminy Peak as your affiliate program. Make sure to register as an Alpine competitor, not as general member.
- The Tri-State (TSASRA or Tri-State Alpine Ski Racing Association) membership will be processed automatically once you have designated your club as Jiminy peak.
- Become a USSS member
- Learn more about TSASRA membership