Ski Race Training Clinics
Bryce Resort now boasts one of the largest ski teams, with over 60 racers, in the Southern Region.
Children may start Race Training Clinics as young as six years of age. They must be able to get on and off the chair lift, and they must be able to ski with poles.
Our recreational Future Star program is mainly for children ages six to ten years of age, and emphasizes development of sound skiing and NASTAR racing technique. Students will engage in drills which improve balance, develop edging technique and introduce the skier to speed.
The Ski Team program is tailored for more skilled and aggressive juniors, ages seven and older, who desire more extensive gate training and who want to travel to different ski resorts to compete in SARA slalom and giant slalom races.
Each season, skiers are evaluated by the coaches and are placed in the race group most appropriate for their skiing ability. Not to worry if you are starting at an older age - adolescents often progress quickly, as their core muscle strength is more developed.
All clinic participants enjoy learning a new sport, challenging themselves physically and mentally, and developing camaraderie with new friends.
Clinic Cost: $480*
*Clinic fee does not include the price of lift tickets, USSA, SARA, or race event registration fees.
Dependant on snow conditions, race clinics are held weekends beginning in December and continuing through the month of February. Future Star clinics are split into two sessions on Saturdays and Sundays. Participants should plan to attend both morning and afternoon classes. Junior Ski Team race events count as clinics on those respective weekends.
10am - 11:30am
1:30pm - 3pm
Junior Race Team
8:45am - 11:45am
Snowboarding has become the fastest growing sport in the snowsports industry and Bryce Resort is committed to teaching children both the carving skills required to improve their NASTAR handicaps, as well as the skills required to move safely through the terrain park.
These season long clinics will focus on the fundamentals of riding, including proper heel and toe turns, carving to improve speed on the race course, and balancing techniques required on terrain features. Rider safety will also be emphasized and participants are strongly encouraged to wear a helmet.
All clinic participants will enjoy learning new skills, challenging themselves physically and mentally, and developing new friendships. This season Bryce will offer 1 1/2 hour sessions on Saturdays and Sundays and during Christmas Holiday week and winter recess.
Season Clinic Cost: $330*
*Clinic fees do not include the price of lift tickets, snowboard equipment.
The Bryce Resort Ski Team is a United States Ski Association (USSA) member club whose objectives are to focus on fun and to build strong fundamental skills for junior and adult racers.
In addition, ski team members compete in USSA-sanctioned ski races within the Southern Alpine Ski Association (SARA), which encompasses Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina.
Ski Team participants must become members of both the USSA and SARA organizations in order to participate in USSA races.
USSA Core Values
For more information about joining the Bryce Ski Team, USSA and SARA organizations, go to www.bryceskiteam.org.
The National Standard Race offers recreational skiers of all ages and abilities the opportunity to test their skills against the national NASTAR pacesetter. Platinum, gold, silver, and bronze medals are awarded based on an individual's time, as handicapped by age category and gender. Don't miss the opportunity to see your NASTAR results on the Internet at www.nastar.com.
Nastar Races are held Saturday, Sunday and Holiday afternoons starting at 3:30 pm until or as announced by Ski School. The cost is $7 for two runs.
Bryce Resort Event Schedule
Dec. 22 - USSA GS
Jan. 4 - USSA SL
Jan. 12 - USSA SL
Jan. 25 - USCSA Collegiate GS
Jan. 26 - USCSA Collegiate GS
Feb. 1 - USCSA Collegiate Slalom
Feb. 2 - USCSA Collegiate Slalom
Feb. 8 - USASA Snowboard Race
Feb. 9 - USASA Snowboard Race
Mar. 8 - Winterfest 2014
Mar. 9 - Locher Dual Challenge Race