Racing Programs Information

No Speed Camp during Feb. Break

*instead we will be skill building, drills, possible gate training*

Click below to download Programs Information:

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Click below to download and print Registration form:

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Click below for Program and Season Pass Scholarship Application

Scholarship Application

Team App is a platform that allows teams and social groups to improve communication by creating their own smartphone app. And now we have it too, just search CSB Alpine or click below! 

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Friday Night Racing

Fridays January 13th to March 3th. NO race on 2/10 (Toboggan Nationals) or 2/24 (vacation week).

If you want to participate in the first FNR (Jan. 13th) there is a sign up deadline for Wednesday Jan. 11th.  If you don’t make the deadline for the first race be sure to complete your sign up Wednesday (Jan. 18th) before the next race (Jan. 20th).


Race Dates:

Friday, Jan. 13

Friday, Jan. 20

Friday, Jan. 27

Friday, Feb. 17

Friday, Mar. 3

Friday, Mar. 10

Come have extra fun on Friday evenings with your friends and “go for it” on our easy set course!  No racing experience needed! Skiers, telemark skiers and snowboarders welcome.  Sign up as a team of 5 with  family members, friends, or work colleagues.

New Race Rules this year:

Race course is open to all racers between 4:30 and 6:30 (it may close slightly earlier if there are no more racers). Each racer takes one or two runs to score points for their team. The fastest of the times is used in the scoring.

Bracket scoring is used to level the playing field between the ex-race stars and the new-comers alike. The results are separated into men’s and women’s, then broken into groups of 10. The fastest racer of that 10-person group will receive 20 points, while the slowest racer scores 11. Thus, the racers, by time, in 1st, 11th, 21st, etc. all score 20 points. The racers in 2nd, 12th, 22nd, etc. all score 19 points, and so on. The teams consist of a maximum of 5 people and are scored by adding up the scores of all the members who raced that day. Obviously if all five of your team races, the team score will be better.

Get a sponsor or race for your favorite cause, you sponsor/cause will get great exposure.  Their names will be announced over the loudspeaker as your team races down the hill.

Friends and family will be able to spectate from the lodge and from our new open fire pit.  Join us in adding some cheer and camaraderie to our favorite ski hill.

Prizes and a perpetual trophy are awarded at the end of the season. A registration form is required with signatures from all adults (and parents of youth racers). Helmets REQUIRED.

Registration fee: $125/team

 

Click below to download and print Team Info Sheet. Please return to office with ALL signatures!

Friday Night Alpine Racing Sign-ups

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the Program

The goals of the Camden Snow Bowl racing programs are to: 1) improve skiing/snowboarding ability, 2) have fun, 3) provide quality race training and racing experiences, and 4) develop a lifelong passion for the sport. Our programs are designed to help participants of all ages, and a wide range of abilities, to realize their highest potential as an athlete, competitor and person. We foster the love of skiing by providing a positive and supportive environment. We believe that the development of the total athlete is more important than winning; and that the thrill of competition, when guided by a dedicated coaching staff, can be very rewarding and an opportunity to learn valuable life lessons.

Before an athlete can become a truly great ski racer, he or she must become a great skier. We do this by having FUN, building self esteems and following the USSA (United States Skiing Association) Alpine Training System with the Skills Quest program as a daily focus.

Skiers in our program are taught by coaches who, as a group,  have decades of racing and coaching experience, and continue to further their coaching education. Most coaches have their USSA level 100 coaching certification; many will have advanced certification in January, 2016.

Programs for 2016-2017 season:

We provide instruction for skiers from 7 years old up to Masters (men and women) programs. Programs are divided as such: U8, U10, U12, U14, U16-U18, and Masters for both men and women groups (the U stands for “under” so U8, for example, is for skiers aged 7, etc…).

We divide our season into 5 Programs.  For consistency, we encourage athletes to join in as many of these as you can.

Dryland Training Program: November 8 through December 1st at the Snow Bowl. Just what is sounds like, hiking the terrain in order to develop strength and endurance for the ski season. All training is conducted outdoors!

5 Day Winter Vacation Program: runs every morning from December 26 to the 30th.

Mid-winter Program: runs 2 or 3 days a week (depending on the age group) from early January into March. This is our most popular program because it essentially runs all season long.

February Vacation Program: runs every day (mornings) of vacation week.

Weekend Program: designed for the athlete wanting to challenge themselves and to gain more technical skills in ski racing.  It is for ages U16-U18 with some elite U14.

Please join us for an information meeting from 2-4pm on Nov. 13th at the Snow Bowl!

We had between 80 and 120 participants in the different programs in 2015, a dramatic increase from previous years. With the recent redevelopment project adding new terrain, more snowmaking and the prospect of a  homologated venue, there is much to look forward to at the Camden Snow Bowl.

Things to come:  We are hosting some great races this season. Both the Sally Deaver SG and the Sea Coast Classic will be back, this year run under USSA/MARA guidelines, and better than ever. Also  two middle school races, one which is the state championship, and a high school race as well.

Our coaches:

Marisa Hanning: Marisa is a former head U10 coach in the Carrabassett Valley Academy weekend program. She was a successful skier on the Oxford Hills High School Ski Team. She then went on to race for University of Maine at Farmington, where she majored in business administration and outdoor recreation. She also is the first graduate of the UMF Alpine Operations Certificate program.

Jen Conover: Jen has been coaching ski racing for the past 15 years (the last 8 at the Camden Snow Bowl). She began her coaching career in Colorado for the Telluride Alpine Racing Team and for the Crested Butte Alpine Ski Team.  Jen was also a very competitive ski racer, racing at national and international events.  She was a NCAA division 1 racer in college and had top-10 finishes at Nationals each season. Jen loves this community and feels very grateful to be a part of this program.

Charlotte Horovitz: Charlotte grew up in Switzerland skiing from a very young age. She participated in junior racing and skied competitively through middle school and later again while in college in the US. That foundation gave her a life-long passion for skiing. Since moving to Maine in 2005, she has rekindled her competitive spirit and has been part the Snow Bowl coaching staff for 4 years. She serves on the Ragged Mountain Ski Club Board and loves this community and all that the Snow Bowl has to offer and will continue to share her skills and passion with many more young (and not so young) skiers.

Cathryn Haberman: Cathryn started skiing at the age of 3 at Sunday River in Bethel, Maine. Developing an early and insatiable need for speed, she began racing shortly after. She raced on the FIS and USSA circuits through middle and high school for Gould Academy. After a brief hiatus from racing, she competed at the USCSA college level for Ithaca College, eventually earning a spot at the 2015 Nationals. Since then, she has been on a brief break from college. This winter, along with coaching, she plans to spend her free time working on terrain park moves and qualifying for the X-Games.

Weber Roberts: Weber grew up in a converted church of the Red Fox ski dorm at Smugglers notch on the backside of Mt. Mansfield. He skied all winter because there was nothing else to do in Jeffersonville, VT.  He raced for the Burlington High School team, and trained at Cochran’s, and raced all over the state before being kicked off the team his senior year for excessive out-of-bounds free skiing. He spent two seasons at Squaw Valley as a ski bum then went to the University of Vermont where he skied on a club team for three years. He went to England on a scholarship to study English and was recruited for the University of Kent at Canterbury ski team. With them he raced in Scotland, Austria and Switzerland. He eventually got married, had kids and now loves coaching kids to be the best they can be.

Steve Swartz: Steve grew up skiing at Attitash in Bartlett, NH where his family were weekend warriors.  He began skiing with mom at 2 and developed through the different levels of racing programs ending with J3’s in the NHARA system.  From there he coached a group of 10-12year old racers for 2 seasons. He can often be found sneaking off into the backcountry, and coaching awesome kids and adults with wonderful colleagues seems to be a nice balance.

Mike White: Mike was introduced to skiing in Virginia at the age of 13.  After moving to Maine while in high school, he spent most of his teen years skiing and racing at the Camden Snow Bowl.  Sporadically throughout college Mike then taught skiing at the Snow Bowl during winter breaks and loved sharing his skills with new skiers. Since moving back to Maine (as an adult and father), Mike has been coaching U10 and U12 athletes. Mike feels very fortunate to be coaching where he himself developed his skiing abilities. He also enjoys mountain biking and driving just about any sort of race car.

Todd Williams: Todd grew up skiing on a small ski hill in central Massachusetts with a t- bar and a rope tow. He skied 7 days a week through elementary school. In high school, it was weekend trips to Sugarloaf for NASTAR races. After college he worked for Outward Bound, spending summers on Hurricane Island and winters in Big Pine Key, FL.  Todd moved to Rockport after graduate school at Boston University and eventually became an English teacher at Camden Hills high school. He soon started a family and became involved in coaching in the Race Program at the Camden Snow Bowl when his eldest daughter joined at age 7. That was 6 years ago and Todd hopes to continue coaching and sharing his skills with many more youngsters. He serves on the Ragged Mountain Ski Club Board and agrees that the Snow Bowl community is one of the greatest group of people to be found anywhere.

Alex CohenGrowing up in Washington D.C., Alex was fortunate to have a friend introduce him to skiing as a youth where he skied at Bryce Mountain in the Virginia hills–500 feet of vertical! He raced on the Bryce team and participated in frequent NASTAR races and developed a love for the sport. After college, Alex worked as a ski patroller/EMT at the Santa Fe Ski basin in New Mexico. Returning to the east coast, he worked at Cardigan Mountain School in New Hampshire and was an assistant ski coach for the middle school program.  Alex has 4 kids who have been involved in the Snow Bowl racing program. This will be Alex’s 6th season as a coach at the Snow Bowl.

Sam Zwecker: Sam grew up skiing at the Camden Snow Bowl. He began racing at age 7 in the Snow Bowl’s Buddy Warner program and then continued to race throughout the New England area. He went on to race competitively in high school while attending Gould Academy. After college, Sam moved to Telluride Colorado where he taught skiing, worked with the Telluride Race Department, and worked in a ski shop specializing in custom boot fitting for three years. For the past 20 year, Sam has taught elementary and middle school locally. Along with skiing, Sam has coached soccer and sailing. In his free time, you can find Sam skiing, sailing, hiking, and mountain biking. With his deep roots in the community, he hopes to share his passion for skiing and the Snow Bowl with area youngsters.

Cy Scofield: Cy Scofield grew up in Hope, Maine and has loved skiing since the age of 4. He started ski racing in middle school and competed on the varsity team at Camden Hills High School. He has taught ski lessons at the Snow Bowl for three years and is a certified Professional Ski Instructor’s Association Level 1 Teacher. Cy loves sharing his passion for the sport with youth and is skillful at encouraging and coaching each individual’s interests, whether it be all-mountain skiing, freestyle, racing, or a combination.

Robert Kaczor: Rob has been an alpine ski racer for 28 continuous years. He began ski racing at a young age at Woods Valley in Rome NY. His love for the sport then took him to the Green Mountain Valley School in Waitsfield VT for his junior and senior years of high school. He continued on a racing path, competing on the St. Lawrence University Alpine team until a back injury ended his career. A prompt recovery took him right back to ski racing, only this time as a coach. Since then he has coached athletes from ages 5 to 73 at Watchusett Mountain in Princeton, MA and at the Camden Snow Bowl. Rob continues to share his passion for ski racing with athletes young and old and ranging abilities, he loves all that the Snow Bowl has to offer.