Holiday Valley Training Center
Members of the Holiday Valley Race Team come together from a variety of backgrounds to train and compete in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. The Alpine Racing Program offers training in Downhill, Super-G, Giant Slalom and Slalom using the best in both tactical and technical instruction. Team members are divided into age categories for training and competition.
- U21, under 21 (previously J1)
- U18, under 18 (previously J2)
- U16, under 16 (previously J3)
- U14, under 14 (previously J4)
- U12, under 12 (previously J5)
- U10, under 10 (previously J6, subject to try-out with program director)
Dedicated training leads to competition, where team members challenge their peers from other local areas and qualify to compete in the New York State Championships. Team members who choose to compete must join the United States Ski Association (USSA) and the New York State Ski Racing Association (NYSSRA).. The U10-U14s compete in the Niagara Frontier Ski Council. (NFCS). If you have any questions or would like to sign up for the Holiday Valley Alpine Racing Program contact the Training Center at 716-699-2345 ext. 4414.
Holiday breaks allow for more intensive training. The Alpine Racing Christmas Camp offers an excellent opportunity for kids of intermediate through advanced abilities. Participants must be 8 years old and be able to ride the lifts by themselves.
Training Center Parents Association
The Parents Association is very involved with the Training Center Programs. Parents volunteer at races hosted at Holiday Valley and they coordinate fundraisers throughout the year. The Parents Association funds the coaches travel expenses to each race that the junior racers participate.
Ski Race Parent Web Page
One of our parents spent a great deal of time compiling information for a web page specifically designed to help other race parents understand, prepare and enjoy USSA/FIS ski racing. The icon below will connect you to the page. It is a must see. On the web page there is also a must see article, click to view the article.