CMAC Ski Racing
Crystal Mountain Alpine Club (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.
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:
Some getting-started resourcesHere are some super useful resources for getting going this season:
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Welcome Farr Law Group: silver sponsor
CMAC would like to welcome the Farr Law Group to our club.
They are the newest addition to CMAC’s Sponsor Pool and are supporting us at the Silver Sponsorship Level.
Farr Law Group is a trusts and estates boutique. They focus in a few specific areas: estate planning, estate litigation, and probate and trust administration. By limiting their practice, they deliver the highest and best value. Chances are they’ve seen the problem before and know how to solve it.
Farr Law Group is located at 1110 Stevenson Ave. Suite 100 Enumclaw, WA. Phone 360-825-6581 or visit the website at http://www.farrlawgroup.com/.A special thank you to Owen and Megan who are both attorneys at Farr Law Group. They have two daughters Alice a U12 and Aggie a U10 who are both in our Sunday Race program.
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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.
Special offer from Shred
Here's a special offer from Shred for the CMAC community! Use the code "CMAC20" to get 20% off all Shred gear (helmets, goggles, guards, etc) at www.shredoptics.com Shred was co-founded by US Ski Team member Ted Ligety, and has optimized performance, design, and safety.
Crystal Mountain Founder Club 2019-2020 Scholarships
Congratulations to Zach Derwin, Annaliese Frohlich, Oliver Loeser and Owen Snyder-Smith, the 2019-2020 recipients of Crystal Mountain Founders Club scholarships! Be sure to thank Founders Club members for their continued generosity towards CMAC athletes. Here is the official announcement.
Katie Holm wins WR Championships SL
Breaking news: congratulations to Katie Holm for her win (by over a second!) at the U19 Western Region Championships (race results)
Calportland No Bull: NW cup 2019 #1
CMAC held a very successful qualifying event for our older racers. Thanks to the help from the many volunteers, we put on a high quality event! .All of the top kids from the NW attended the event and the overall winners of the weekend were Katie Holm from CMAC and Tyler Larson from SPAC. Thanks to the new snow making system we had really good coverage, and combined with some rain, a refreeze, and good grooming, we had a surface that was very firm. It was great for ski racing and quite difficult. Many thanks to Crystal Mountain for their efforts with the grooming and early lift loads for our race crew and coaches. Read the full report here and see race results here.
Race resultsSee the latest race results from our CMAC athletes:
Spokane NW Cup Qualifier 2019
Our FIS and U16 have had a spectacular weekend at Mt. Spokane. We had large move ups and strong effort across the board. Read the full race report here.
Congratulations to the CMAC athletes who qualified for their championship series:
Big Sky Elite FIS SL/GS
Our upper level skiers have been out on the race circuit a few times this season competing in the qualifiers for the Junior nationals. At the SL and GS qualifiers in Big Sky, Katie Holm, Evie Wright, Lewis White and Wyatt Kray competed in an Elite level FIS series. Katie led the way with some very good skiing starting from the 20’s moving into the top 15 in three races. The rest of the group was attending their first Elite level series and it was quite a challenge, but all improved their skiing through the week. Becoming a great ski racer has lots of challenges and the pressure of competition really makes you push your limits to get better. I expect all of them to come back to show some new strength and perseverance in our NW Cup Series. Read more here.
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