September 17 & 18 – Race Weekend at Bob Skinner’s Ski & Sports in Newbury, NH (near Mount Sunapee). From 9am – 5pm, major ski and boot reps will be there (some either both days or one day) with race equipment ready to go.
 
October 15 – Early Bird Deadline for New Hampshire Alpine Racing Association (NHARA) and U.S. Ski & Snowboard Association (USSA) Memberships. Please go to nhalpine.org and my.usskiandsnowboard.org to join or renew your memberships by 5 pm on October 15 to receive the discounted rates.
 
The McIntyre Ski Team season will begin with dryland training on Saturdays in November for both the U10/U12/U14 racing groups and the U16/U19/High School training group.
 
**We need additional coaching and assistant coaching staff to continue offering our great program to all ages, so please reach out if you are interested or would like to learn more.  Referrals to others you may know are welcome too

Ski Team

McIntyre Ski Team offers instructional ski racing for children ages 6 to 13. Racers will learn the fundamentals of skiing and apply these skills to racing. Athletes will begin to master the skills of racing and compete in races at ski areas across the state. Races are held by members of the New Hampshire Alpine Racing Association (NHARA) and United States Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) affiliated clubs.

 

McIntyre Ski Team also offers weeknight advanced training for athletes ages 14-18 competing for other clubs and high school teams.

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Development Team (Ages 6 – 9)

This program is for beginner racers with a recommended minimum skill level of 4. It serves as a basic introduction to the sport of ski racing. The program commences with participants skiing through a racecourse at McIntyre. The program runs for six weeks beginning the first week of January. Training sessions will be Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:00PM – 8:00PM.

Program Cost: $465 (includes lift ticket for practice nights)

U8 (Ages 6 and 7)

This program is for beginner racers looking for more time on the snow. A minimum skill level of 5 is recommended.  On snow training at McIntyre begins when the ski area opens and ends the last week of March. Training sessions are scheduled for Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from 6:00PM – 8:00PM.  Dry land training will take place on Saturday mornings, beginning in November and will continue until the mountain opens. Please visit the ski team calendar for additional times and dates.

Program Cost: $495

U10 (Ages 8 and 9)

The U10 racers participate in Open races and Divisional Skills Quest events at various ski areas in southern NH. This is not a beginner level program; a minimum ski level of 5 is recommended.  On snow training at McIntyre begins when the ski area opens and ends the last week in March. Training sessions are scheduled for Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from 6:00PM – 8:00PM. Dry land training will take place on Saturday mornings, beginning in November and will continue until the mountain opens. Please visit the ski team calendar for additional times and dates.

USSA and NHARA Memberships Requirement: USSA Youth Competitor Membership and NHARA Membership required to participate in races and skills events.

Program Cost: $495

U12 (Ages 10 and 11) 
U14 (Ages 12 & 13)

The U12 racers participate in open races and division qualifiers at various ski areas in the state. This is not a beginner level program; a minimum ski level of 5 is recommended. On snow training at McIntyre begins when the ski area opens and ends the last week in March. Training sessions are scheduled for Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00PM – 8:00PM.  Dry land training will take place on Saturday mornings, beginning in November and will continue until the mountain opens. Please visit the ski team calendar for additional times and dates.

USSA and NHARA Memberships Requirement: USSA Youth Competitor Membership and NHARA Membership required to participate in races

Program Cost: $540

U16 (Ages 14 and 15)
U19 (Ages 16-18)
High School (Ages 14-18)

The program will provide 14 to 18-year-old alpine ski racing athletes with quality weeknight training opportunities. The program will feature 2 hours of on-snow weeknight training blocks 2 evenings per week, Monday and Wednesday from 6:00PM – 8:00PM. The program start date will be based on the snow conditions and we will plan to train each week until the end of the season. The focus will be on improving skiing fundamentals, on course skiing skills, and race tactics for Slalom and Giant Slalom.  Athletes may select to come to as many sessions as practical based on their individual schedules.

Program Cost: $540

U16/U19/High School Program 

Coach: Bob Robicsek

Bob Robicsek (“Coach Robo”) has over five decades on skis and more than 30 years of active on-the- hill coaching experience.  Bob has worked extensively with U14/U16/U19/U21 athletes to assist them on an individual basis to develop their full potential, and reaching to their ski racing as well as personal development goals as athletes.  As a result of this collaborative coaching and mentoring approach, Bob has been instrumental in preparing a large number of athletes for success in age class Junior Olympics, USSA/US Ski Team Regional and National Junior Development Projects, High School Meet of Champions, and advancement to collegiate ski racing programs at several levels.


Coach Robo’s experience includes 18 years as a Program Director and Head Coach with the Wilmot Mt. Alpine Race Team in the Central Division of USSA, Head U16 and U19 Coach for the Loon Mountain and Crotched Mountain Race Teams, ability age class Head Coach with Bradford Alpine Race Team, Assistant Coach for Andover H.S. MA, guest coach for Gould Academy Race Camps, and over 20 years of active coaching with Mt. Hood Summer Ski Camps on the Palmer Glacier.  Bob is a USSA Certified Coach with active USSA REF/COR/AO Certifications, successfully completed the USSA Level 300 Sport Science Academy, and is a PSIA Certified Instructor.

Equipment

Racers are required to have up-to-date skis, bindings, poles and boots. Approved ski helmets (hard eared) are required for racers for all training and racing. Ski equipment must be checked by a professional ski shop prior to on snow training. We reserve the right to refuse training of anyone with equipment we feel is not safe or may be outdated.  A team equipment fit night will take place in early fall.

 

Contact:

For more information on the McIntyre Ski Team please contact skiteam@mcintyreskiarea.com

 

Important Information:

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September 17 & 18 – Race Weekend @ Bob Skinner’s Ski & Sports in Newbury, NH (near Mount Sunapee). From 9 AM – 5 PM, major ski and boot reps will be there (some either both days or one day) with race equipment ready to go.
 
September 25 – Race Team Fit Day @ Ken Jones Ski Mart. From 9 AM – 1 PM, Ken Jones will be closed to the public and open only to race teams, athletes and their families. Major race brands will be on hand to help get you fit and order gear.
 
October 15 – Early Bird Deadline for New Hampshire Alpine Racing Association (NHARA) and U.S. Ski & Snowboard Association (USSA) Memberships. Please go to nhalpine.org and my.usskiandsnowboard.org to join or renew your memberships by 5 PM on October 15 to receive the discounted rates.
 
The McIntyre Ski Team season will begin with dryland training on Saturdays in November for both the U10/U12/U14 racing groups and the U16/U19/High School training group.
 
**We need additional coaching and assistant coaching staff to continue offering our great program to all ages, so please reach out if you are interested or would like to learn more.  Referrals to others you may know are welcome too.*