|Bretton Woods Ski Team|
The Bretton Woods Ski Team is an independently run, 501(c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to the development of junior ski racers. The program is designed for strong skiers with an interest in improving their skills while learning the fundamentals of ski racing. The Ski Team’s home base is the Bretton Woods ski area located on Route 302 in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire. The mailing address of the team is P.O. Box 263, Twin Mountain, NH 03595. Phone# 603-278-4422.
The Bretton Woods Ski Team is not intended to be an alternative to ski lessons. Each prospective team member must have the requisite skills for competitive ski racing. All prospective members will be invited to ski team tryouts and screened by the coaches before joining the team.
The Bretton Woods Ski Team is a registered alpine ski club operating under the policies of the United States Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA). Its members are boys and girls between ages 9 and 15. The team exists to provide an opportunity for young skiers to participate in a competitive racing program. The Bretton Woods Ski Team caters to a range of talent including those who desire to be top caliber racers as well as those wishing to participate and improve their skills. Training will be geared toward successful USSA competition with consistent attendance and dedication expected from all participants.
The Team’s Mission
We strive to promote alpine racing as a major sport at Bretton Woods and to develop young men and women who, with confidence and discipline learned from ski racing, will better represent themselves and their community. The program expects self-motivation, effort and commitment. Excellent sources of further information include: Coaching Young Athletes, Marten C. and Sharkey H., Ski Racing for Children, Ross T. and Bergstrom D, and Successful Sports Parenting(CD available at USSA.org)
Sources of Funding for the Team
The Bretton Woods Ski Team is primarily funded by fees paid by the team members, fund raising of the team members, and the on-going support of the Bretton Woods/Mount Washington Resort. Additional operating funds are supplied by the net proceeds from Team-sponsored ski races and other corporate sponsors.
The Team’s Building
The Bretton Woods Ski Team has its own building located at the base of the Bretton's Wood trail. This building is used as a team assembly place for each training and race day. It is the Team’s base of operations.