Welcome to the Snow Summit Race Team! The race team provides ski programs for athletes from age 7-18 and a variety of skill levels.
All new members to the team start by joining the Development Team. The Development Team (“D-Team”) is a weekend 9 AM to 1:30 PM program. Minimum age for D-Team attendance is 7, though very independent 6 year olds may be accepted. D-Team members need to be able to:
Development Team Information
The D-Team program is a 16-week program with 9 hours of training each week, 4.5 hours on Saturday and 4.5 hours on Sunday. This season the first date of training is scheduled for Saturday, December 5, 2020 and the final date of training will be Sunday, March 21, 2021.
Once the D-Team members progress through the skill levels, they will be invited to take a skills test. Upon successful completion of the test, the D-Team member will be invited to join the All Mountain Team or the Race Team.
The membership fee for the Development Team is $1,500. For this fee, we will ask parents to provide one donation item valued at $50 per family and to pay the fundraising fee of $100. In addition to the membership fee, athletes pay for their Big Bear Mountain Resorts pass, uniform, fundraising fee, and Goldsmith race entries. The greatly reduced pass fee for team members is $50 for athletes 13 and under or $100 for athletes 14 and over. (If you have already purchased the Ikon pass, your racer may use that pass, instead. It will take the place of the Big Bear Mountain Resorts pass and there will be no additional charge for the local pass.) The uniform cost depends upon the racer’s size, and the Goldsmith entry fee is $75. Thus, the total fee is $1,725 for 13 and under, or $1,775 for 14 and older. Finally, all team members must join US Ski and Snowboard Association and Far West. This is done through www.usskiandsnowboard.org. The membership category is Alpine General Membership and the fee is $30 for USSA and $5 for Far West.
Returning Development Team members final fees are $1,725 for 13 and under, or $1,775 for 14 and older. They will also need to purchase their uniform. They also need to renew their US Ski and Snowboard Association and Far West memberships prior to October 15 through www.usskiandsnowboard.org.
Once the athletes have mastered the skills, taken the test, and been invited to move up, then they can choose to move up to the Full Time Race Team, the Weekend Race Team, or the All Mountain Team.
Race Team Information
The Full Time Race Team and Weekend Race Team are for skiers who are at least 8 years old and wish to prepare to become racers. They are grouped by age and ability levels. Each level will work on the skills necessary to improve their skiing and racing technique. The schedule and activities for the program will be determined by the coaching staff and the US Ski and Snowboard Association/Far West race schedule.
The Full Time program for racers 8-13 is an 18-week program with 19 hours of training per week. For racers 14-18, the program is an 18- to 20-week program with 22 hours of training per week. In addition, Full Time race team members also have training during holiday camps at no additional cost. These camps feature focused training and fun activities during mid-week sessions over school holidays.
Full Time racers also have Tyndall Haus privileges. They are assigned a locker in the team room for the storage of their gear. They have ski racks for their skis and poles, and they have boot dryers. This is a great convenience for our full time team.
Membership fees for Full Time Race Team members are $2,000 for 8 to13 year olds (U10-U14) and $2,100 for 14 to 18 year olds (U16-U19). They also have the same Big Bear Mountain Resorts pass fees as the other program levels. Passes for 8-13 year olds are $50. Passes for 14-18 year olds are $100. (There is no pass fee for those who are using an Ikon pass). The fundraising fee of $100, and the Goldsmith race entries are $50. So the total for 8-13 year olds is $2,200 and for 14-18 year olds is $2,350. For these fees, families have 8 hours of race work and one donation valued at $50 for the major fundraiser, the “Think Snow!”
US Ski and Snowboard Association and Far West memberships are required of all members. Go to www.usskiandsnowboard.org prior to October 15 to renew your athlete’s membership. Memberships for 8-9 year olds (U10) and 10-11 year olds (U12) are $75 plus $38 for Far West. 12-13 year olds (U14) are $100 plus $53 for Far West. 15-18 year olds (U16-U19) are $170 plus $53 for Far West. Fees get more expensive as the athlete ages because of the additional record-keeping to keep track of points.
The Weekend Race Team only meets on weekends. They train for and attend races. They have locker room privileges, lockers, ski storage, and boot dryer space. They are not eligible to attend mid-week training at any time. Their training is an 18-week program at 10 hours a week.
Membership fees for Weekend Race Team members is $1,700. They also have the same Big Bear Mountain Resorts pass fees as the other program levels. Passes for 8-13 year olds are $50. Passes for 14-18 year olds are $100. The new uniform will be purchased from the team at cost, the fundraising fee is $100, and the Goldsmith race entries are $75. The total for 8-13 year olds is $1,925, and for 14-18 year olds is $1,975. For these fees, parents have to provide one donation valued at $50 or more for the “Think Snow!” fundraiser.
The Weekend Race Team needs to purchase their US Ski and Snowboard memberships as discussed under the Full Time Race Team above.
All Mountain Team Information
The All Mountain Team is another option once the athlete has passed the Race Team placement test. The All Mountain Team is also a weekend only program. Training is provided 10 hours a week for 17 to 18 weeks. While the underlying focus of weekend race team is designed to prepare racers for competitive racing, the All Mountain Team focuses on further skill development with more time on the snow in a variety of terrain. The team will ski at Summit, Bear Mountain, and most likely make at least one travel trip to Mammoth Mountain (see the SSRT Team Travel Guidelines booklet for information on team travel).
Membership fees for All Mountain Team members is $1,700, just like the Weekend Race Team. In addition to the membership fee, athletes pay for their anytime Big Bear Mountain Resorts pass. The greatly reduced pass fee for team members is $50 for athletes 13 and under or $100 for athletes 14 and over. (There is no local pass fee if they are using the Ikon pass.) They also pay the $100 fundraising fee. The All Mountain Team (AMT) purchase their uniforms, either new or from a prior team member at the ski swap in October. Since their primary focus is not racing, AMT chooses whether they will enter the Goldsmith race series. If they decide to race, the entry is $75. AMT fee totals range from $1,850 to $1,975, depending upon their age and whether they choose to race. For this fee, parents need to supply one donation valued at least $50 for our major fundraiser, the “Think Snow!”
AMT members must join US Ski and Snowboard Association and Far West. This is done through www.usskiandsnowboard.org. Since they are not participating in US Ski and Snowboard Association or Far West races, their membership category is General Membership and the fee is $30 for US Ski and Snowboard and $5 for Far West.
Service Hours Policy
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.
We have made race work mandatory for race team families. Due to the additional cost of the required certifications, US Ski and Snowboard has increased the cost of the license by $20, so it has gone from $60 to $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.
This season we will be hosting 4 US Ski and Snowboard races: January 2, January 3, and an additional weekend in February. We will host 5 Goldsmith races on Sundays. We also expect to host The Victor Alvarez Memorial Race in March. At this time we cannot give you exact race dates, other than the first US Ski & Snowboard date.
Each family may work additional hours, which will earn credit toward membership or travel costs for away races. 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, with a maximum of two racers.
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 USSA 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.
Development Team and All Mountain Team Families may take the online Competition Official class, purchase their Official’s License, and sign up to work the race dates as described above. They will receive the same credits as Race Team parents.
Far West will not be holding their Fall Convention this November at Squaw Valley. They will be conducting online/Zoom meetings. The schedule is not yet available. It is a great time to get Officials’ Certifications (though you need to get your online Competition Official certification prior to attending). For more information, after October 1 you can go to: https://usskiandsnowboard.org/sport-devekopment/officials-development/alpine-officials for the class, and go to https://fwskiing.org/content/about-us for information on the online 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 race team, development team, and the All Mountain Team donate one $50-value basket 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.
In addition to the 1 mandatory donation valued at $50 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 $50 each, for which they will earn 4 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 the Victor Alvarez Memorial Race. We provide silent auction items for the race. Each family may provide donations for the race, also for 4 hours per $50 value.
Save These Dates
We will hold a Community Snow Sports Swap on Saturday, October 24, 2020. The Swap will be held in the morning at Snow Summit in the Handicap Parking lot up against the building. 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 we will hold the “Think Snow!” fundraising dinner and auction, followed up by the dedication of the Richard C. Kun Memorial statue.
The Membership online registration will open for sign ups on Monday, September 30, 2019. Memberships are due by Saturday, October 24, 2020. There is a $100 Late Fee assessed for each returning skier whose membership is received after October 24, 2020. 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 24, 2020, November 30, 2020, and January 30, 2021. If you are making three payments, each payment should be equal to at least one-third of the total balance. The checks are due by October 24, 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.
Please note: Work credits have cut offs. If your membership is submitted after the membership deadline of October 24, work opportunities may be closed. If you join after December 2, there will most likely be no available work positions. You may volunteer as a substitute, but you will need to pay full fees and receive credits for your work shifts. By that time, work schedules will have been generated, the major fundraiser will have been completed, and our ability to provide you with a work off position can no longer be assured.
If you have to mail your checks, use the following address and make sure that your postmark will be by October 24. If you are ordering your check to be mailed by your bank, order it to be delivered by October 24.
Snow Summit Race Team
PO Box 1384
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
If you have a problem or a question, contact SSRT President, Barbara Boucher (rhymes with “voucher”) at (909) 556-2864 or firstname.lastname@example.org
All new members start on D-Team.
|DEVELOPMENT Team||FEE||PASS**||UNIFORM||Goldsmith Race Fee||Fundraising Fee||TOTAL||After 10/24/20|
|New Development Team 13 & under||$1,500||$50||Purchase||$75||$100||$1,725||$1,825|
|New Development Team 14 & over||$1,500||$100||Purchase||$75||$100||$1,775||$1,875|
|Returning Development Team 13 & under||$1,500||$50||Purchase||$75||$100||$1,725||$1,825|
|Returning Development Team 14 & over||$1,500||$100||Purchase||$75||$100||$1,775||$1,875|
|"D-Team" holiday camps have an additional separate fee.|
** Members who have IKON passes will not be charged for a race team pass.
Part Time Race Teams
Only train on Saturday and Sunday, even during holidays. May not participate in holiday camps.
|Part Time Race Teams||FEE||PASS**||UNIFORM||Goldsmith Race Fee||Fundraising Fee||TOTAL||After 10/24/20|
|All Mountain Team 13 & under||$1,700||$50||Purchase||$75||$100||$1,925||$2,025|
|All Mountain Team 14 & over||$1,700||$100||Purchase||$75||$100||$1,975||$2,075|
|Weekend Race Team 13 & under||$1,700||$50||Purchase||$75||$100||$1,925||$2,075|
|Weekend Race Team 14 & over||$1,700||$100||Purchase||$75||$100||$1,975||$2,125|
** Members who have IKON passes will not be charged for a race team pass.
Full Time Race Teams
Ages 8-13 train for 5 (five) days a week. Ages 14-19 train for 6 (six) days a week.
|FULL Time Race Teams||FEE||PASS**||UNIFORM||Goldsmith Race Fee||Fundraising Fee||TOTAL||After 10/24/20|
|Full Time Race Team 13 & under||$2,000||$50||Purchase||$50||$100||$2,200||$2,300|
|Full Time Race Team 14 & over||$2,100||$100||Purchase||$50||$100||$2,350||$2,450|
|*Mid-week holiday camps are included in the Full Time Race Team fee.|
- This year we have new uniforms, which will be purchased by the members at cost from the team.
- Families who purchase an Official’s License and get the Competition Official certification will only pay $50 for the Goldsmith Race Fee.
- The Fundraising Fee helps to cover the cost of the “Think Snow!” tickets that are given to each family.
Early membership ends October 27, 2019. A late fee of $100 is charged after the 14th.
Large Family Discount
Because the traditional family just has two parents, families with more than two racers will receive a discount of $750 for the number of racers after the first two.
Families of coaches (RT, DT, AMT) will receive a discount of $200 for each of their racers on team.