Master’s programs (ages 21+): TThe Masters Program is for racers 21 + years old. Ski racing at its best is all about the love of the sport, and Masters is ski racing at its best. No racing career to worry about, no parents’ or coaches’ expectations to live up to; just the racing. And there’s always another race. Join fun-loving racers of all age classes and abilities at a different ski area almost every winter weekend. Whether you’re 21 years old, or 80+, never raced, or a World Cup winner, your speed is relative, but your ski racing enjoyment is absolute!
SPAC’s Alpine Masters program is geared toward competitive and recreational adult racers looking for training opportunities with our professional coaching staff. The season will start with a 2 day Christmas camp, and sessions will be available throughout the entire season in Slalom, Giant Slalom and Super G.
The season begins with up to 4 days of training December 26 – December 29. The likely focus will be GS and early morning Super G training is planned for December 27, 28 and 29. Typical days include directed free skiing and drills in the mornings. The afternoon sessions will be GS or SL training on full-length courses. Then we continue with Thursday night training (9 training nights) with Saturday and Sunday training opportunities as well (10 training weekends January 5 through March 16, no training scheduled February 23 & 24). We also squeeze in as many SG sessions as possible during the season. Most of the time will be spent running full-length courses and short training courses, to prepare for the next races. There are 8 PNSA races, Masters Nationals and Western Regional’s that Masters can attend. Masters are expected to help set up and take down after each training session and to help set up and take down the race we host at Stevens.
SG Training – We offer early morning SG training (7-9am), on Skyline. In order to take advantage of this opportunity, participants need to have trained with us at least two days prior to SG training.
Volunteering- In addition to participating in the Masters program training sessions, Masters racers are encouraged to take an active part in the club and club sponsored events. Masters racers that actively volunteer at a club sponsored race will receive a $75 rebate on their chosen program fee, on top of receiving a lift ticket for their volunteer day, a second lift ticket that may be used any time, and lunch on the volunteer day.
Masters Program Fees- Masters program pricing is designed to afford flexibility for those that need it and economies of scale for racers that just can’t seem to get enough time in the gates. All prepaid programs offer the ability to reduce fees through volunteering. The Unlimited program includes SG training fees. We offer three options, priced as detailed below.
- Unlimited: $650.00 ($575.00 with Volunteer day)
- 12 Pack: $500.00 ($425.00 with Volunteer day)
- 6 Pack: $300.00 ($225.00 with Volunteer day)
- Thursday Night and Saturday Drop-In: $60.00 per session. Drop in participants can earn one free training day per season in exchange for a day of volunteering.
- 1 or 2 day Holiday Camp Drop-In: $60.00 per day
- Add-On – SPEED training (per session, some restrictions apply): $35.00 per session (included in weekend drop-in)
- Add-On – SPEED Camp: $60.00 per session