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U18 Born 2006, 2007  U21 Born 2003, 2004,2005
U18 - Athletes age 17 turning 18 during the race season must complete background screening at the time of USSS registration.
Age 18 and older must complete background screening within 10 days of registration.
Athletes age 17 turning 18 must complete SafeSport Training prior to their 18th birthday

The U18/U21 Program is for serious alpine competitors ages 16 to age 18 as of 12/31/2023.  Athletes in this age class race at a high level of competition in a series of 8 races across the State of Pennsylvania. These athletes compete on challenging racecourses on difficult terrain.

Athletes must have an established US Ski racing profile with multiple seasons of race history.

Candidates must be evaluated by Blue Mountain coaching staff to enroll.  

Athletes are responsible for maintaining an active USSS membership and away race costs including race fees, lift tickets, travel, and lodging.  A Season Pass is required to participate in the program.  

Athletes compete as “scored” competitors. Athletes can earn USSS seed points based on race results and are seeded in start lists based on points rankings.

From the PA Cup Series, racers may qualify for the PARA State Team and Eastern Regional Events, including Eastern Finals. At this level, an FIS license may be required depending on the level of competition.  

Training Dates: 

Program is scheduled to start Dec 16, 2023* and run every Saturday and Sunday through March 4, 2024. Participants must attend both weekend sessions.  

*Program start on-snow is dependent on Mountain having adequate terrain open.

 

Training Times:

8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Race days start earlier and can run all day.  

 

Cost: 2023-2024 program TBA” 

U18/U21 Schedule
TENATIVE 2023-24

DATE                  RACE                   LOCATION                       DISCIPLINE

27-Jan         Early Season Scored       Blue Mountain                       SL

Date change                         

2-Feb                      PA Cup 3               Blue Mountain                       SG

3-Feb                      PA Cup 4               Blue Mountain                       GS

  

4-Feb                      PA Cup 5               Blue Mountain                       SL

27-Feb                    PA Cup 1              Tussey Mountain                    SL

28-Feb                    PA Cup 2              Tussey Mountain                    SL

1-Mar                      PA Cup 6               Elk Mountain                         GS

2-Mar                      PA Cup 7               Elk Mountain                         GS

3-Mar                      PA Cup 8               Elk Mountain                         SL

Races are in a State Cup format

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