Ski Team

Ragged Mountain Ski Team (RMST) is a United Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) affiliated ski team, based at Ragged Mountain Resort in Danbury, New Hampshire. Ragged Mountain Ski Team is a weekend based Alpine ski program that strives to provide the best opportunity for young athletes of all ages, backgrounds and commitment levels, the chance to enjoy and achieve excellence in alpine skiing and racing. RMST does this by providing a professional staff with regular training on appropriate, quality terrain, in a fun, healthy, family-friendly, environment that promotes teamwork, sportsmanship and confidence. We coach our athletes to become great skiers first, with a broad fundamental skill base while fostering a love for their sport. With a solid foundation of skills and love of sport, RMST athletes will find a lifetime of skiing and racing enjoyment.

2016 / 2017 RMST Application Forms Available Now- Link to download.


Helpful Links:

USSA

NHARA

NASTAR

RMST Coach Supported Races U10-14

RMST Coach Supported Races U16-21

Race Training

Group Name Year Of Birth Age by 12/31, 2016
U21/U19/U16 2002 and earlier 14-20
U14 2004, 2003 12-13
U12 2006, 2005 10-11
U10 2008, 2007 8-9

(Early December (opening day) – March 25, 2017): This is the primary RMST program open to U10 through U21 age skiers. It consists of coached training on BOTH Saturday and Sunday from 8:30AM to 2:00PM, and additional training during Christmas vacation week and holiday periods. Coaching is provided for early season fundamentals, and coaching/training is geared toward preparing the RMST racers for the NH divisional and open races, up to the NH state championships for the 15-16 ski season. Regional, National or International Championship level events may incur additional coaching fees to cover coaches travel expenses. Race entry fees are the responsibility of the athlete/parent. USSA and NHARA membership is required. This is the only program available for racers wishing to participate in USSA races. Groups will be formed by USSA age categories. Participation may be limited due to coaching constraints, but every effort possible will be made to accommodate all interested athletes. Skiers in this group must have strong advanced skiing skills, independence and the ability to ride lifts unattended. It is recommended that younger athletes (U10-U14) complete 1 year of development training before joining the race team. If you are interested in the Ragged Mountain Ski Team or have any additional questions, please email info@raggedmountainresort.com.

The Program Director reserves the right to refund the program fee or make other suitable arrangements, if a skier is unable to fit within the offered program.

Registration does NOT include compulsory RMR Season Pass, athlete equipment, helmet, race entry fees, or NHARA/USSA dues. Mandatory 3 volunteer days per athlete is required.

  KELLY BUSH  NHARA

Development Training *Currently Full for 2016/17 Season

Group Name Age by 12/31/16 Ability
Development Team 7-12 Intermediate

(January 7, 2017-March 19, 2017 ): This program is designed for 7-12 year old prospective racers for RMST, wanting to try racing for the first time, before making the time and financial commitments to full race training. The Development Team is also great for skiers that are seeking to improve their skills while being able to enjoy skiing with a group of similarly dedicated skiers. The primary focus is on the FUNdamentals of skiing on all appropriate terrain with an exposure to alpine ski racing (NASTAR). Coached training is provided on Saturdays from 9:00 AM until 2:00PM.  This team does not travel and participation in the USSA/NHARA races is optional. Participation may be limited due to coaching restraints, but every effort possible will be made to accommodate all interested athletes. Skiers in this group must have strong intermediate skiing skills, independence and the ability to ride lifts unattended. Groups will be formed based on ability and age.

The Program Director reserves the right to refund the program fee or make other suitable arrangements, if a skier is unable to fit within the offered program.

Registration does NOT include compulsory RMR Season Pass, athlete equipment, helmet, Mandatory 2 volunteer days per athlete is required.

Mini Mountain Meisters *Currently Full for 2016/17 Season

Group Name Age 12/31/16 Level
Mini Mountain Meisters  7 Intermediate

(January 7, 2017-March 19, 2017): This program is designed for highly motivated and skilled young skiers (6 and 7 years old) looking for a challenge and lots of skiing. The primary focus is on the FUNdamentals of skiing on all appropriate terrain with an exposure to alpine ski racing (NASTAR). Coached training is provided on Saturdays from 9:00 AM until 12:00PM. This team does not travel nor participate in USSA/NHARA races. Participation may be limited due to coaching constraints, but every very effort possible will be made to accommodate all interested athletes. Skiers in this group must have strong intermediate skiing skills, independence and the ability to ride lifts unattended

The Program Director reserves the right to refund the program fee or make other suitable arrangements, if a skier is unable to fit within the offered program.

Registration does NOT include compulsory RMR Season Pass, athlete equipment, helmet, Mandatory 1 volunteer day per athlete is required.

All program fees must be paid-in-full, and all registration forms must be completed and signed prior to the racer’s first practice. A season pass for Ragged Mountain Resort is required and is not included with membership. Athlete equipment, helmets, and season passes are not included in the registration fee.

Program Fees and Parent Volunteer Commitment

Program Training Race Participation Program Fee Before 10/31/16 Program Fee After 10/31/16 Volunteer Days per athlete
U21/19/16* Saturday/Sunday 8:30AM-2:00PM Yes $850** $1000 3
U14/12/10* Saturday/Sunday 8:30AM-2:00PM Yes $750** $900 3
Development Team Saturdays(12 weeks) 9am-2pm Optional $499** $649 2
Mini Mountain Meisters Saturdays(12 weeks) 9am-12pm No $399** $549 1

*USSA & NHARA Membership required for these programs

**All programs include a Ragged Mountain Resort NASTAR Season Pass