2016-17 Season

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PROGRAM OPTIONS- 2016-2017

 

All club participants must be members of the USSA to participate in any of the programs, due to Liability insurance requirements.

 Training will be held at Attitash, Cranmore, and Wildcat primarily.  The amount of training at each venue will vary and be determined based on the availability of training space and snow conditions.  Some training opportunities may be available at Shawnee Peak.

 All Programs require the athlete to purchase a Valley Pass, with the exception of the Punch Card, and those training per diem.  Punch card and per diem athletes will provide their own lift tickets/passes or purchase per diem tickets, and are not eligible to purchase a Valley Pass.

 

TUITION:

In order to be eligible for the early season rate, an athlete must complete registration by August 15th, and pay a $200 deposit. 

 This deposit is non-refundable, except in the instance of an injury that prevents an athlete from participating in the 2016-17 season. 

 The tuition balance must be paid in full by November 1st, and prior to being eligible to purchase the Valley Pass.   

 Registrations completed after August 15th will be at the regular price.  Financial aid is available, as outlined in the handbook.  Payment plans may be arranged by contacting the office.

 Additional costs apply for transportation, coach and athlete expenses for FIS races, out of state and championship events, please see the section on traveling with MWVST.

 

 FAMILY CLUB PARTICIPATION:  

 Please see the handbook section on the requirement family commitments for fundraising and race worker requirements.  In instances where less participation is required based on the program selection it is noted in the following descriptions. Participation is per family, if there are multiple athletes the responsibilities of the program with the most requirements that there is an athlete in need to be completed.

 

U16 PROgram:  This   program is designed for U16 athletes (ages 14 and 15) to provide a smooth transition from children's racing to seeded racing.  This program welcomes athletes from all of the Valley’s youth programs, as well as youth programs outside of the Valley. 

Most athletes in this program will pursue the U16 NHARA Qualifiers, and will participate in some open races in the early and later parts of the season.  Participation in the qualifiers is not required.  Athletes will start to develop a USSA point profile.

 Many athletes will also race for their local High School.

 Program Dates:  Weekends and School vacations December 3rd – April 1st

 Tuition: $ 2,095 when $200 deposit paid by August 15th,  $2295  after that date.

 Family Club Participation:  Please see handbook section.

 

 

high school Program:This program is designed for U16, U19, or U21 athletes that want to train part time, and want to participate in limited weekend races. 

 Typically athletes in this program will also race for their local High School.

 Athletes will only be eligible to race in MWV hosted races, at Cranmore and Attitash.  (see race schedule )

 Athletes are able to train one weekend day per week, either Saturday or Sunday at their choice.  Athletes are eligible to add mid-week vacation training for either Christmas week, or February week for $ 120 per week (4 Days ).

 Athletes are eligible to upgrade to another program prior to the February school vacation week at the early season price, and will be credited the High School program tuition.

 Program Dates:  Weekends December 17th – March 26th, weather permitting

 Tuition: $ 1,600

 Family Club Participation:  Limited to the sale of five raffle tickets, two tickets to the comedy night fundraiser, and three race worker days per family.


 

U19 / U21 Program: This program is designed for athlete’s ages 16 years and older who would like to train and race and continue to build on their USSA point profile.

 Most athletes in this program will pursue the NHARA Macomber or Technica Cup series, and also some open races depending on their schedules and appetite for competition.  There is no set minimum race starts required.  The number of race starts is typically managed by dialog between the coaching staff, athlete and parents.

 Some athletes will choose to pursue FIS racing, and will start to develop a FIS point profile.  Those athletes considering this option, or that want to learn more about this should speak with our Program Director.  A FIS license is required in addition to the USSA.  Equipment rules are different for FIS (and can change from year to year), families should consult the coaching staff before buying equipment.  Some, but not all FIS races are held further from the Valley and may require overnight stays.

Program Dates:  Weekends and School vacations November 26th – April 1st weather permitting

Tuition: $3,075 if $200 deposit paid by 8/15/16, $3275 after that date.          

With FIS Racing:  $3,475 if $200 deposit paid by 8/15/16, $3675 after that date. 

Family Club Participation:  Please see handbook section.

 

 U16, U19, U21, FULL TIME: This program is for any athletes who would like to ski during the mid-week in addition to the weekend and vacation programs described above.

 Athletes can ski mid-week afternoons between Tuesday and Friday, typically from 12-4.

 For Kennett students a contract for school release authorization must be signed by the student, parents, head coach, and high school administrator.

 For students of Fryeburg Academy, the details of class schedules will be worked out with the program coordinator at the start of the fall semester.

 MWVST will provide round trip van transportation in the Valley for athletes that are not able to drive themselves, but families will be billed for the cost of providing the transportation in addition to the program cost.

Program Dates:  Weekends, Holidays and School vacations November 26th – April 8th, weather permitting

Tuition: $4,500 if $200 deposit paid by 8/15/16, $4,700 after that date.  

Family Club Participation:  Please see handbook section.

 

 

PG PrOGRAM: This program is for any Post graduate athletes who would like to ski full time (6 days per week).  Some athletes may also concurrently pursue credits at White Mountain Community College.

Assistance with lodging is available; please contact the program director for additional information on this program and to discuss how it can be tailored to meet the needs of the athlete.

 Program Dates:  Weekends, Holidays and School vacations November 26th – April 8th, weather permitting

 Tuition:   $5,700 if $200 deposit paid by 8/15/16, $5,900 after that date  

 Family Club Participation:  Please see handbook section.

 

  

Mid Week ONLY:This program is for U10, U12, U14 athletes who are able to train during the week in addition to their participation in a program at their home mountain.  Training will take place on Tuesday thru Friday afternoons.

Program Dates:  Weekends and School vacations November 26th – April 1st, weather permitting.

Tuition:  $950

Family Club Participation:  Limited to the sale of ten raffle tickets, and two tickets to the comedy night fundraiser.

 

 

Punch card Program:This program is for athletes wishing to train for any 10 days during the season, with no racing.  The punch card program is limited to 10 days, and must be purchased before the start of the season.

 Program Dates:  Any 10 days between November 26th and April 8th, weather permitting.

 Tuition:  $650

 Family Club Participation:  Limited to the sale of five raffle tickets, and two tickets to the comedy night fundraiser. There are no race worker days required, but help is always appreciated.

 

 

PER DIEM TRAINING: Per diem training is available to any USSA member athlete or MWVST alum wishing to train on a day by day basis, limited to a maximum of 10 days.

 Tuition: $85.00/day

 Family Club Participation:  Families with athletes training 5 or more days will be expected to work one race day or purchase one comedy night ticket.

 

 

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