Join the Snow Summit Race Team!
Snow Summit offers a competitive ski racing program designed to improve technique, competitive attitudes, sportsmanship and work ethic. Participants can choose their level of commitment from our full time programs to weekend and development programs. The Snow Summit Race Team provides:
- A total training environment from mastery of skiing skills from development to FIS level competition.
- Coaching by a full time USSA certified coaching staff.
- Training of racers in physical preparation, ski preparation, ski technique and racing theory.
- Training that follows the US Ski Team Managed Athlete program (MAP) and the US Ski Team Basic Alpine Skill Evaluation (BASE) Test.
Local parents combined with support from Snow Summit Mountain Resort formed the Big Bear Ski Club around 1963. By the 1960’s skiing had been solidly established in Big Bear with the help and installation of a snow making system, which made snow conditions much more reliable and conducive to a stable junior ski race program.
In 1966, many of the Big Bear Ski Clubs founding parents raised money and volunteered labor to construct a club house building now known as the Tyndall Haus, in honor of Tommi Tyndall, the founder of Snow Summit.
Big Bear Ski Educational Foundation (BBSEF)
The Snow Summit Race Team operates under the Big Bear Ski Educational Foundation (BBSEF), a non-profit organization that oversees and administers the race teams and their programs. Racers are placed in an appropriate program designed to strengthen the skills they need as determined by the USSA/Far West race calendar.
Where We Ski
During the season, racers will practice at Snow Summit mostly and Bear Mountain occasionally along with other resorts, if they choose to do so. Races are held primarily in Southern California for the 8-13 year olds and across California and Nevada for the 14-19 year olds. Racers who excel have the opportunity to qualify for regional and national events.
If your child is interested in becoming a member of the Snow Summit Race Team, please contact us.