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[…]

U12 Alpine Training Requirements

Being a competent Freeride competitor requires an athlete to be a strong skier. Consequently, all U12 Freeride Team members must also participate in Alpine training—including gate training. The objective is to help you become an excellent all-around skier, not necessarily a racer. (However, U12 Freeride Team members are strongly encouraged to participate in Alpine races.) To[…]

U12 Freeride Competition Requirements

All U12 Freeride Team members must compete in a) BSSEF’s Freeride competition and b) at least one other regional IFSA-sanctioned competition. U12 athletes are encouraged, but not required, to participate in U.S. Ski & Snowboard-sanctioned Alpine race competitions, too.

U12 Skills Assessment

For everyone’s safety, prospective Freeride program participants who are 11 years old as of December 31st of the current ski season must pass an on-mountain skills assessment before they will be allowed to join the Freeride team. The Freeride Head Coach will determine the sufficiency of an applicant’s skills at his or her sole discretion.[…]

Freeride Equipment Requirements

All Freeride program participants are required to have the following equipment: A digital, two or three-antenna avalanche transceiver An avalanche probe A metal avalanche shovel A sturdy and comfortable backpack with straps for attaching and carrying skis Skis suitable for firm snow and gate training less than 75 millimeters underfoot with camber Skis suitable for[…]