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CMAC Ski Racing

Crystal Mountain Alpine Club (CMAC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, led largely by volunteers. CMAC has been partnering with Crystal Mountain Resort from its inception in 1963. Since then, thousands of youth have come through the program to become lifelong talented all-mountain skiers, with some going on to race in college, on the US national team and even at the Olympics.

CMAC’s philosophy is to provide programs that are fun and enjoyable for all participants while developing strong skiing skills learned through structured training and directed free skiing using the entire mountain. This creates strong racers and excellent skiers with a deep love of the sport. The CMAC philosophy not only develops successful ski racers, but skiers who will participate in the sport throughout their lives. This philosophy also develops life skills that transcend sports.

In collaboration with Crystal Mountain, CMAC hosts several races each season. As well as being great opportunities for the racers to compete and have fun, parent volunteers get to enjoy the ski racing community and learn more about the sport through these events.

CMAC Programs

There is a range of programs from the Mighty Mite Prep program for first-time racers through to top level racing for high school athletes and even a master’s program for those who want to continue racing as adults. These programs are:

  • Saturday Mighty Mite Prep: a great starting point for first-time racers aged 7 to 11
  • Mighty Mite Race: the next step up from the prep program on Sunday with options to add Saturday and/or midweek training (also for ages 7 to 11)  
  • Saturday Advanced Prep: racing and all mountain program for athletes ages 12 to 15 who have graduated from the Mighty Mite programs.
  • Junior Full-Time Program: full-time racing program for experienced racers ages 12 to 15
  • U19 Full-Time Program: full-time racing program for experienced racers ages 16 to 20
  • Masters: racing and training for adults – no prior experience necessary

CMAC Newsletters

Subscribe to the CMAC Mail List. An archive of past mails is located hereTo get the team communications specific to your athlete's program, be sure you add your email to their profile following these instructions

COVID Information

CMAC's policy and procedures related to COVID-19 can be found here.

Contact us

If you have any questions about CMAC, feel free to contact the Program Director Alan Lauba or the Program Administrator Dale Koetke.

CMAC is a member of the Pacific Northwest Ski Association division of US Ski and Snowboard.   

Headlines



Founders Club scholarship: 2021-2022

Congratulations to the 2021-2022 Founders Club scholarship recipients:

  1. Annaliese Frohlich: Platinum ($2,500.00)
  2. Zoe Paek: Gold ($2,250.00)
  3. Owen Snyder-Smith: Silver ($1,750.00)
  4. Win Flaggert: Bronze ($1,500.00)
  5. Sydney Kraabel: Honorable Mention ($1,000.00)
  6. Luke Vecchiet: Honorable Mention ($1,000.00)

Please be sure to thank Founders Club members for their generous and continued support of CMAC. See more at https://crystalfoundersclub.com/cmac-scholarship-announcement.html.

2020-2021 Awards

Read about Junior Race Team and Mighty Mite Race Team award recipients

Fall CMAC camp dates - mark your calendars!

  1. Copper Camp dates: travel Nov. 8, ski Nov. 9-14, 2021
  2. Sun Peaks dates: travel Nov. 22, ski Nov. 23-28, 2021

Upcoming Social Events

2022 Race schedule

CMAC will be hosting two junior races for the 2021-2022 season! These are:

  1.  Jan. 8-9, 2022 M/W, Northwest Cup 2x SL races for U16 and older on Gold Hills
  2.   Feb. 5-6. 2022 M/W, Evergreen Cup 2x SL races for U14 and older on Gold Hills

All home races are listed here

News & Results


2020-2021 Season Awards

Read more at Junior Race Team and Mighty Mite Race Team!

Special offer from Xevo Optics

One of our CMAC sponsors is Xevo Optics and they are again making a special deal available to CMAC families: Xevo Optics is offering a huge 60% discount to CMAC families using the discount code "CMAC" during checkout.

Race results

See the latest race results from our CMAC athletes:

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CMAC STORE

Order your hats, shirts and hoodies now for the upcoming season at the CMAC Store.  All proceeds benefit CMAC's Fund for Excellence. 

Some getting-started resources

Here are some super useful resources for getting going this season:
  1. CMAC's FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) has a tremendous amount of information for new and returning families.
  2. Equipment and clothing: lots of tips to be sure you've go the right gear. There you can find a link to the CMAC ski sizing guide
  3. Volunteering is critical to putting on a ski race! Learn about volunteering at CMAC and get signed up ASAP. 

GET CMAC TEXT MESSAGES

Sign up for CMAC text messaging today! Info is here (site login is required.)

SHOP AT AMAZON? Support CMAC!

When you're shopping at Amazon, start from our AmazonSmile link. When you do, Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchases to CMAC!

Avalanche Safety

Here's a great video on avalanche safety. With all the recent snow, this is worth another review. 

Sprongo video registration

Register now for access to Sprongo training videos for the entire season! 

CMAC Race Photos

All CMAC Race Photos have been uploaded and ready to view and purchase here. Please feel free to contact Bret with any questions (360-663-2246, 253-732-6088 cell/text, or bret@vanostrom.com).

Learn to take care of you gear the right way!  Read John Ellis' Tuning Blog!

Alumni

Join the CMAC Alumni Facebook group today!

Learn more about the registration/application process

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