SRRC athletes train and compete under a variety of programs and locations. On any given day, SRRC athletes center their training on the Exhibition slope at Ski Roundtop. The slope is anchored by the Competition Center where warm-ups, breaks, video review, and equipment maintenance take place.
- On Saturday morning, racers who are “home” gather to compete in a two run race. The event is a 6 to 8 race series spanning the season in which each racer earns points based on their weekly performance. The race is conducted by SRRC coaches and volunteers.
- A quick break after the race for warmup, awards, and nutrition, then the competitors reconvene in their age groups with coaches to work on skills to continue their advancement and expertise across the entire mountain.
- Racers who are not “home” are attending races or clinics at other mountains in Pennsylvania or beyond. These racers train midweek in the evenings on the Exhibition and RamRod slopes.
- SRRC hosts other teams from Pennsylvania for sanctioned USSA races. One race, The Frank Sheibley Race for Excellence – U10 to U14. Another race, the Richard Whitney Memorial SL, a SL format for youth racers , U10 to U16 and serves to advance racers to the Pennsylvania State Championships.
- SRRC season typically begins with Christmas Camp, but some years we can get a jump start in December. Announcements about practices are issued once Roundtop’s opening day is confirmed. Generally December practices are limited to a few hours of skiing on the terrain offered and do not include gate training. The season concludes with a final Saturday AM race on the first weekend in March. Practices beyond this date, are determined by weather and snow conditions, week to week until Roundtop’s closing.
Athletes in SRRC’s DEVO program, begin their training and competition at Northern locations beyond Pennsylvania on December weekends. A early season schedule is set and distributed to racers based on their age group. DEVO membership eligibility is based on prior year rankings from State Championships.
Ski Athlete Programs
Saturday Morning Race Series – A six to eight race series for SRRC members. Points are earned across the span of the races. The Sat AM race is non-sanctioned but follows the general rules of sanctioned PARA/USSA races and are a great training ground for racers to prepare for higher level racing.
Christmas Camp – A four day camp between XMAS and New Year for all members. Many fundamentals are covered during Christmas Camp. Christmas Camp concludes with a club race followed by a Pizza Party.