PROGRAM INFORMATION OVERVIEW: 2021-2022

Quick links: Saturday Mighty Mite Prep / Mighty Mite Race / Advanced Prep /  Junior U14-U16 / Junior U18 / Masters

The CMAC program descriptions below will help you to find the right program for your athletes. Crystal Mountain Resort also offers a wide range of programs from multi-week lesson programs to a Free Ride team. In addition to registering for one of the programs below, you'll need a season pass (learn more). Registrations made on-or-before October 15 and paid in full at the time of registration qualify for the early registration and payment discount prices shown below. Registrations after October 15, or earlier registrations not paid at the time of registration will be pay at the regular price that is $100 higher than the early registration discount prices.

Saturday Mighty Mite Prep (U8/U10/U12) Age 7-11

Our Mighty Mite Prep program offers a 10 week introduction to ski racing. The prep program is available to skiers born in  (ages 7-11 as of December 31 which corresponds to age classes U8, U10 and U12) and meets for 10 weeks, starting on the first or second Saturday in January and continuing for 10 weeks

The Prep Program is designed for skiers who want to try racing while working on their all mountain skiing skills. Skiers who are looking for a program with more race focus - but still plenty of all mountain skiing - should consider the Mighty Mite Race program. Prep athletes should expect to spend the majority of their time with coaches in directed free skiing. As the season progresses coaches will add limited race training. Athletes interested in the program must be able to ski parallel (no wedge) and be able to independently load Chair 7 (Gold Hills) without assistance.** Parents should plan to meet their kids for lunch during the day. This program cost includes the athletes’ race entry fee for the Sallie McNabb Cup race at Crystal Mountain. Prep athletes are invited to participate in CMAC’s mighty mite races and any races the club is travelling to for an additional fee. Note that some races such as White Pass' Bantam Cup race may require a U.S. Ski & Snowboard Membership but mighty mite races at Crystal do not. 

The cost for the Mighty Mite Prep program is $1260 if registration is done before October 15 and payment is made at the time of registration. registration. After that date or if not paid at the time of registration, the cost is $100 more.  

Additional Training Option: 

  • Mid-Week Training: Prep athletes can add Mid-Week Training at Snoqualmie Pass (Wednesdays in January through March) for an additional fee of $590.

Mighty Mite Race (U8/U10/U12) Age 7-11

The Mighty Mite Race program is a more focused ski racing program with options for one day a week on Sunday, and you can add on Saturday and/or midweek days. It is designed for the avid skier who is interested in developing his or her race and all-mountain skiing skills and participating in a full season program. (Note: starting with the 2021-2022 season, there will be no Saturday-only Mighty Mite Race Program offered.

Athletes should expect to split their time with coaches in directed free-skiing and regular gate training. The program is available to athletes born in  (ages 7-11 as of  December 31 which corresponds to age classes U8, U10 and U12) and meets on from early December to mid-March. Athletes must be able to ski parallel (no wedge) and load Chair 7 (Gold Hills) without assistance. In addition, athletes must be comfortable on intermediate and advanced runs in a variety of conditions.** Parents should plan to meet their kids for lunch during the day. The program cost includes the Holiday Camp, race entry fees for two weekends of home races and coaching at 2 away races. Note that some races such as White Pass' Bantam Cup race may require a U.S. Ski & Snowboard Membership but races at Crystal do not. The cost for the Sunday Mighty Mite Race program is $1710 if registration is done before October 15 and payment is made at the time of registration. After that date or if not paid at the time of registration, the cost is $100 more.  

Additional training options for Mighty Mite Race program athletes: 

  • Mid-Week Training: all Mighty Mite Racer program athletes can add on Mid-Week Training at Snoqualmie Pass (Wednesdays in January through March)  for an additional fee of $590.  
  • Saturday and Sunday training: athletes can train both Saturday and Sunday to get a full weekend of training for an additional fee of $1030
  • Full time training: athletes also add a full time package (combining Mid-Week Training on both Wednesday and Thursday, and both Saturday and Sunday training) for $1130 (total cost $2840 during early registration). 

Saturday Advanced Prep (U14/U16*) Age 12-15

The Advanced Prep program is a one-day a week racing and all-mountain skiing program for athletes graduating from the Mighty Mite Prep program who need a bit more time on the hill before moving to the Junior race program.**   It is designed for the experienced skier who is interested in developing race and all-mountain skiing skills. Athletes should expect to split their time with coaches in directed free-skiing and regular gate training. The Advanced Prep program is available to U14 and U16 athletes born in (ages 12-15 as of  December 31) with the priority given to U14 athletes. It meets on Saturdays starting just after Christmas with the included Holiday Camp and extending into mid-March. Advanced Prep athletes are invited to register for CMAC’s home races. Note that some races may require a U.S. Ski & Snowboard Membership (more information on the home races page). Athletes are invited to participate in fall dry-land training and Holiday Camp at Crystal at no additional charge. The cost for the Advanced Prep program is $1370 if registration is done before October 15 and payment is made at the time of registration. After that date or if not paid at the time of registration, the cost is $100 more.  

Additional training option for Advanced Prep program athletes:

  • Mid-Week Training at Snoqualmie Pass. Two programs are available (Wednesdays or Thursdays) which run from January through March for an additional fee of $590 per program.

Priority is given to U14 athletes for the Advanced Prep program.   
** The Advanced Prep program does not accept athletes new to CMAC. For a terrific all-mountain program, we suggestion the Crystal Mountain Free ride Program.

    Junior Program (U14/U16) Age 12-15

    The Junior program is a full time formal race program. It is designed for the experienced athlete who is interested in building his or her race skills and striving to reach their maximum potential at USSA level competition. Skiers will compete in the PNSA U16 and U14 series races. The Junior program is available to U14 and U16 athletes born, namely ages 12-15 as of December 31, who want to train up to 5 days a week (Wednesday through Sunday) from December to March. The Junior group meets Wednesday and Thursday evenings at Snoqualmie Pass and Friday, Saturday, Sunday days at Crystal. Junior athletes are invited to participate in fall dry-land trainings and Holiday Camp at Crystal at no additional charge. Juniors interested in additional training can participate in the fall Colorado training camp and Sun Peaks Thanksgiving camp for an additional fee. 

    The cost for the Junior Program is $3810 if registration is done before October 15 and payment is made at the time of registration. After that date or if not paid at the time of registration, the cost is $100 more.  

    U18 (FIS) Program - Age 16-20

    The U18 program is a full time formal race program. It is designed for the experienced skier who is interested in building his or her race skills and striving to reach his maximum potential at USSA or FIS level competition. Athletes can participate only in the regional USSA races or in a broader set of FIS races up to the elite level. This program is available to athletes age 16 and older as of December 31  (U18 and U21) who want to train up to 5 days a week (Wednesday through Sunday) from December to March. The U19 program meets Wednesday evenings at Snoqualmie Pass, some select Thursdays at Crystal or Snoqualmie, and all Friday, Saturday, Sunday days at Crystal. U19 Program athletes are invited to participate in fall dry-land training and Holiday Camp at Crystal at no additional charge. Juniors interested in additional training can participate in the fall Colorado training camp and Sun Peaks Thanksgiving camp for an additional fee.  

    The cost for the U18 Program is $3920 if registration is done before October 15 and payment is made at the time of registration. After that date or if not paid at the time of registration, the cost is $100 more.

    Master’s Program - Age 20+

     

    CMAC offers a Master's program for skiers 20 years old and older, beginning in December and running until March. No previous racing experience is required. The program consists of a mixed schedule of free skiing, technical training and gate training on Saturdays and Sundays. Starting in January, we will compete in local races some weekends and train at Crystal in between. To participate in races a USSA Master's Competitor License is required. Masters who prefer to train at Crystal on race days are welcome to train with CMAC Junior or U19 athletes. CMAC will host one Master's event in January. We would like to invite Masters racers without CMAC athletes to volunteer to help us on race days this season.  Please let our Volunteer coordinator - April  - know if you are interested in volunteering at a home race. 

    The cost for the Masters Program is $880 if registration is done before October 15 and payment is made at the time of registration. After that date or if not paid at the time of registration, the cost is $100 more.    

    Notes:

    * In exceptional cases, skiers who are only 6 years old by December 31 may be accepted for the Mighty Mite Race Program, but not the Prep Program. Please contact the program director, Alan Lauba, at alan@cmacskiracing.com to discuss this.

    ** Skiers determined unable to ski at the appropriate level will be given a refund minus a $50 processing fee.



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