Is your child ready to take their skiing skills to the next level by becoming part of the Bear Valley Race Team?
The Bear Valley Race Team is a family-based ski team dedicated to providing a safe, fun and motivating environment for young athletes to learn to ski and race. Race Team participants develop a foundation for lifelong skiing enjoyment through all-mountain skiing, professional coaching, race training, competition and team camaraderie.
The Development Race Team is for skiers aged 6-19, who are considering ski racing while enjoying the mountain and improving their technique. Development Race Teams train four hours per day on Saturdays and Sundays, every other weekend, including a holiday training camp between Christmas and New Year’s. An important component of this program is the introduction to the technical skills needed to transition to the Bear Valley Race Team. The program includes drills, free skiing, race techniques, and an introduction to giant slalom and slalom race courses while emphasizing skill development in all snow conditions and terrain in a safe and confidence-building environment. This team requires a minimum skill level of intermediate skiing. Development Race Team members may race in the Central Series and Far West races at Bear Valley and other resorts with the agreement of the Head Race Team Coach.
This Team trains every other weekend from mid-December – March (same as the Youth All Mountain Teams). Development Race Team members are also expected to compete in Bear Valley’s Rasmussen Classic Race in early January.
*Subject to change based on conditions and Race Team training schedule (e.g. – early morning gate training).
This is a high-performance ski race team for strong intermediate to advanced athletes aged 6-19 years old who are looking to improve their skills, have a passion for racing, and are ready to compete at a competitive level. Ideal for committed young athletes that want to train and compete with the support of a solid team and enthusiastic coaches, the team trains for four hours each day during every weekend of the winter season and includes a holiday training camp between Christmas and New Year’s.
The Race Team participates in Bear Valley’s Rasmussen Classic race and travels to other Central Sierra resorts for three other races during the season, along with the Championships typically hosted in Lake Tahoe or Mammoth Mountain. The focus of this team is on developing fundamental technical skills to improve racing techniques. This team requires a minimum skill level of intermediate skiing.
This Team trains every weekend from mid-December – March.
2023/24 Training Schedule:
*Subject to change based on conditions and Race Team training schedule (e.g., early morning gate training).