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. Whether you’re 18 years old, 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. Masters program training will follow the same 18 week date schedule as our U8 to U21 racers with sessions throughout the entire season in Slalom, Giant Slalom and Super G.
The season begins with a focus on general skiing fundamentals which are generally coach directed free skiing and drills. Once we get into Christmas Camp, the likely focus will be GS and early morning Super G training. Typical camp days include directed free skiing and drills in the mornings. The afternoon sessions will be GS or SL training on full-length courses. Starting in January, we continue with Wednesday night training (up to 9 training nights) along with our weekly Saturday and Sunday training opportunities. 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 typically 8 PNSA races, Masters Nationals and Western Regionals 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 any Masters races we host at Stevens Pass.
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.
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 who actively volunteer at a club sponsored race will receive a $75 rebate on their chosen program fee, on top of a lift ticket and lunch on the volunteer day and a second lift ticket that may be used any time.
Masters program pricing is designed to afford flexibility for those who need it and economies of scale for racers who just can’t get enough time in the gates. Prepaid programs offer the ability to reduce fees through volunteering. The Unlimited program includes Super G training fees.