COMPETITION

The Competition Team (COMP) is designed for intermediate to expert skiers (ages 8-19) who have a strong technical background and have ideally completed the DEVO Program (but not required).  COMP racers learn the fundamental techniques needed to compete in the Slalom and Giant Slalom racing disciplines. To hone our athlete’s skills, training includes drills designed to reinforce and improve foundational and advanced skill sets and applying those within tailored race courses (gate training).  Racing techniques transition perfectly to general all-mountain skiing, resulting in advanced/expert skiers with life-long skills.

Racers have the opportunity to compete in local and regional USSA races. COMP racers train five days a week in small groups with experienced coaches who create a fun and challenging experience. TMART hosts an official USSA race at Tussey Mountain annually, and it is encouraged for all COMP athletes to at least participate in the home-race weekend. Most COMP athletes elect to travel to all of the regional races at surrounding mountains in addition to the home race. Refer to the 2018-19 Race Schedule Here.

 

Projected Start Date:
January 4, 2020 (Sooner if conditions allow.)

Training Schedule:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 5PM-7PM
Saturday, Sunday 9AM-3PM

Tuition for 2019: $570
Lift tickets (ie: season pass) sold separately by Tussey Mountain. Available here.

Equipment & Other Requirements

  • Shaped skis and poles.
  • Race helmet recommended.
  • No snowboarding helmets.
  • Must register with USSA as a member of TMART.
  • Visit usskiandsnowboard.org and choose the Competition Membership that fits your age group.
Eric Updegrove

Eric Updegrove

Head Coach

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