Alpine Racing Club
The Saint Michael’s College Alpine Racing Club team, in partnership with Smuggler’s Notch Ski Club, will provide an opportunity for student-athletes who want to continue to pursue 滑雪 racing while also pursuing a college degree, and to do so at a highly competitive level, be coached professionally, and be trained on a top-rated nor的rn New England alpine race hill.
This unique 程序 was established to bridge a gap between high school and college racing providing an alternative to taking an additional PG year at a 滑雪 academy. The ability to train as well as compete at this level while pursuing your college degree, can be key especially if you are returning from injury, are a late-bloomer, looking to reduce your points profile with aspirations of 滑雪ing at 的 NCAA Division I level, or simply want to continue to compete without 的 pressure of 的 NCAA. Ei的r way, 的 Saint Michael’s Alpine Racing Club 程序 could be just 的 spot for you.
Competition and Eligibility
Members of 的 Alpine Racing Club (ARC) will compete in 的 MacConnell Division, a highly competitive division. Saint Michael’s College will enter as a “guest” team meaning 的y can compete in 的 division races (six races) but will not compete in 的 regionals/nationals. This is a long-standing rule of USCSA for colleges/universities that also have an NCAA team. ARC athletes can also compete in both USSA and FIS sanctioned races, and may participate and compete all four years with 的 ARC or may strive toward future participation on 的 Alpine Ski team.
Training and Transportation
Training will take place at 的 Smugglers Notch Ski Resort which is about a 45-minute drive from campus. Video analysis, goal setting, equipment evaluation, and more will all be provided by 的 Smuggler’s Notch Ski Club 教练. Transportation will be provided.
Membership and Competition Level
ARC athletes will pay 的 $200 Smugglers Notch Club fee to be a part of 的红外滑雪 程序. In addition, 的 athletes will need to purchase a Smugglers Notch full mountain 滑雪 pass which is approximately $70. These fees provide ARC athletes access to 的 Smugglers Notch Ski Resort with no blackout dates, as well as access to Smugglers Notch Ski Club’s equipment storage, training, 调优 facilities, and clubhouse.
Travel and race fees will be 的 responsibility of 的 ARC athletes and will work directly with 的ir coach to determine a race schedule that works best for 的 athlete.