What are the U.S. Ski & Snowboard classifications?

USSA age categories are generally in two year increments. For example, the U14 category includes athletes aged 12 and 13 as of December 31st of the current season. If you are thinking of racing for points (U16 and older), you’ll need a USSA Competitor membership. If you are younger, you can get a general USSA[…]

Skiing is Expensive! How can I get a break?

Skiing is expensive. Starting in the 2021-22 season, we’re investing in skis for juniors that can be rented for the season for $50. Please contact us at nordic@bssef.com if you are interested in renting a pair. In addition, there will be a gear night and informal gear swap on Tuesday, December 14, 2021.

When and where do the kids meet to start the day?

Most days through the winter we will meet at the Nordic Bunker or Lone Mountain Ranch. It will change so it is important to check your email and TeamReach where there will always be updated information on when, where and what the practice is that day/week.

Do we have to attend all scheduled races or competitions?

No. There are a number of local races and travel races. You should just come to whichever you want. If you don’t want to do any competition but still come to all the trainings that is more than ok! The travel races are in cool places, and a great way to bond with the team.[…]

What gear do I need?

You can try ski racing on whatever you own now, but you will quickly want to be on real slalom or GS race skis with bindings that are appropriate for your weight and ability level in racing and training situations. Note all ski lengths below can be +/- 2cm. Slalom Skis Women: 155 cm Men:[…]

How do I enter a masters race?

If you wish to compete regularly in U.S. Ski & Snowboard Masters races, you will need to obtain a masters license from U.S. Ski & Snowboard. There are two types of licenses or memberships: a basic masters license ($135 for 2020-21) and “masters with requirements” ($150). If you wish to go to only one or[…]

How good of a skier should I be?

Joining the masters program will make you a better skier all over the mountain. That said, to get the most out of the program, you should ski at an upper-intermediate level or higher. If you can ski trails rated with blue squares at Big Sky, you can handle this program. We train primarily on Hangman’s.

How do installment payment plans work?

As BSSEF has become active year-round, we’ve been compelled to push the Early Season pricing deadline earlier in the year for planning and cash flow purposes. However, we recognize that taking advantage of Early Season pricing – while beneficial – might cause a cash crunch for some families. So, we’re now offering installment payment options[…]