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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

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, a division of US Ski and Snowboard.   

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

No longer getting the latest CMAC emails? You probably need to re-subscribe. Go here to re-subscribe. 

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. 

Avalanche Safety

Here's a video on avalanche safety. It's worth reviewing this every season!  

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

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.


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

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).

Upcoming Social Events

  • 18 Nov 2024 7:00 PM
    Mercer Island Community Center - Mercer Room 1-2 (8236 SE 24th St, Mercer Island, WA 98040)
  • 04 May 2025 5:00 PM
    Mountaineers Program Center (7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115)

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