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.
Program is scheduled to start Dec 9, 2023* and run every Saturday and Sunday through Feb 25, 2024. Participants must attend both weekend sessions.
*Program start on-snow is dependent on Mountain having adequate terrain open.
8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Race days start earlier and can run all day.
Cost: 2023-2024 program TBA”
Races are in a State Cup format