All members will join the Snow Summit Alpine Teams.
We no longer have a “development team”. Racers are divided by u-level and grouped by skills being developed. At the age of 12, athletes may choose between competition and all mountain focus.
Service Hours Policy
There are a wide variety of work-off jobs at the different events that SSRT/BBSEF holds each season. These jobs range from indoor jobs at our fundraising events to US Ski and Snowboard Certified Official positions and everything in between. This organization/team absolutely needs volunteers for our fundraising events and ski races to even happen! In the past we have had MANDATORY work off for all families with fines/penalties for members who did not fulfill their obligations. It is a real possibility that we will have to re-implement this policy due to lack of volunteers. We will also be having race worker training/orientation and shadowing for race work jobs.
In order for the SSRT and BBSEF to host top level races for the racers, we need all families to learn proper race administration with well-run professional race workers. To master that goal, we need everyone interested in earning credit for working races to take the entry level Competition Official class, purchase their Official’s License from US Ski and Snowboard Association, and to work at least one race.
Like other sports organizations for children, US Ski and Snowboard Association has mandated that anyone working with children, or who has a position of authority over children, must have a background check and complete Safe Sport certification. This is included with the Officials’ License, which is another reason why the license is required.
All Alpine Team parents are eligible to work races. They just need to get licensed and take the classes to train them. US Ski and Snowboard has set the cost at $80, plus the division fee of $38, so the final fee is $118 to become an Alpine Official. We are not forcing members to get the certification, but we really need schooled race workers, actually even more than last season.
There is another way to be certified to work races. That is to purchase an Alpine volunteer membership. That costs $65 and requires the same background check and safe sport certifications.
This season we will be hosting 2 US Ski and Snowboard races: a U10/U12 SL on January 20-21 and a SL/GS for 16+ Far West Open race on February 3-4. We will host 4 Goldsmith races. We also expect to host a Memorial Race in March. At this time we cannot give you exact race dates for those additional races.
Each family must work one 4 hour race commitment for their racers (up to 2).Each family may work additional hours, which will earn credit toward membership for next season or travel costs for away races this season. For the purpose of figuring out the race credit, we are going to value the hourly effort at $12.50. Thus, a 4-hour work effort will earn a $50 credit. The family credit may be earned per racer. You will be expected to sign up for your mandatory race work hours on October 22 at the Welcome Back BBQ.
Race work values are determined by the length of the race worked. If we have a large field of competitors, the work effort may be 4, 6, or up to 8 hours. Our US Ski and Snowboard races are probably closer to 4 hours, because the field of racers is smaller. You must sign in when you come to work a race to get your credit. Work credits will be issued after the work effort is completed. We will have someone at a table signing workers in and out.
The dollar value placed upon the work effort is for the computation of credit toward expenses, like membership fees or team travel to races. It cannot be cashed in for money.
Far West will be holding certification classes. Classes will be held at Palisades Tahoe on November 4 and 5. Go to https://fwskiing.org/ for information on the certification sessions.
We expect to hold an update and a referee class at Snow Summit.
The BBSEF relies upon fundraising to bridge the gap between the coaching budget and membership dues. This season we request that each member family from the Snow Summit Alpine Teams donate one $75-value or more basket per racer (up to 2) from your family to the major BBSEF fundraiser, the “Think Snow!” We would like you to donate something that you would want to buy from a business or concession near you. If you are unable to donate a basket, there is the option of a $100 BUY-OUT that is due BEFORE the THINK SNOW event. If you DO NOT donate a Silent Auction Basket and fail to pay the BUY-OUT fee, your racer(s) will not be able to race in the GOLDSMITH races until this fee is paid.
The “Think Snow!” date is still being negotiated.
In addition to the 1 mandatory donation valued at $75 or more from each family, those who wish to earn work or travel credit may provide up to 4 auction-ready donations valued at least $75 each, for which they will earn 6 hours of credit each; and work up to 8 hours of set up, event work, or clean up, valued at 1-hour of credit per hour worked. This additional work off will provide up to $300 credit per racer, up to 2.
In March we will host a Memorial Race. We provide silent auction items for the race. Each family may provide donations for the race, also for 4 hours per $75 value.
Save This Date!
We will hold a Community Ski Swap on Sunday, October 22, 2023. The Swap will be held in the morning in the Snow Summit Base Area. The Swap will run from 9am – 12pm. This is a great opportunity to sell and purchase equipment that your racer has outgrown, get a discounted barely-used uniform, and talk to some equipment representatives about your racer’s needs. Make sure that you bring your racer’s current height measurement, weight, and U-level.
Later that day, from about 12:30-3, we will hold the “Welcome Back BBQ” lunch and SSRT program orientation. Please plan to attend! This is where you will sign up for your face and fundraising efforts.
Additional Resource Downloads
IKON pass purchase will provide the athlete a $100 discount off the athlete’s membership fee.
Early membership ends October 15, 2023. A late fee of $200 is charged starting the 16th of October.
Large Family Discount
Families with more than two racers will receive a discount of 35% off the membership fee for the racers after the first two.
Families of BBMR employees will receive a discount for each of their racers on team.
Please note that there are opportunities for race and fundraising work to lower fees. Please read the 2023-2024 BBSEF Service Hour Policy for further information.
BBSEF does considerable fundraising to provide scholarships to assist racers. Applications will be posted on the website and may be completed as soon as
your racers memberships are complete. Scholarships under Membership Tab.
Memberships are due by Sunday, October 22, 2023.
There is a $200 Late Fee assessed for each returning skier whose membership is received after October 15, 2023. That includes payment, releases, and US Ski and Snowboard Association membership. Payment may be paid online, in cash, or by check. Members will be allowed to make payment by check in up to three checks, all of which are due with the membership materials. Checks may be dated October 15, 2023, November 15, 2023, and January 15, 2024. If you are making three payments, each payment should be equal to at least one-third of the total balance. The checks must be received by October 15, or a late fee will be charged.
If you need to write checks dated into the future, staple a “post it” note on the check with one staple so it is obvious that that check needs to be held and not deposited right away.
If you have to mail your checks, use the following address and make sure that your postmark will be by October 10 so they are received by October 15. If you are ordering your check to be mailed by your bank, order it to be delivered by October 15.
Snow Summit Race Team
PO Box 1384
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
If you have a problem or a question, contact Barbara Boucher.
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