Alpine Junior Racing Program

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Racing Development (DEVO) – Birth Years 2009, 2010 & 2011

For the past 20 years, the Ford Sayre Alpine Racing Development Program (DEVO) has given enthusiastic young skiers the ability reach the next level in the sport by emulating the technique of the best skiers on the hill. All DEVO skiers become proficient enough to have a lifetime of fun in the sport, whether or not they choose to move on to competition as they grow older and stronger.

DEVO is designed for self-motivated young skiers who love to ski, have a solid foundation of skills (turning, stopping, controlling speed) and are eager to do more. Because this is not a learn-to-ski program, participants are required to have at least one full season of skiing experience and should be eager to ski the full variety of terrain at the Dartmouth Skiway. Participants should be ready to use ski poles and must be able to ride the chairlift with minimal assistance. The DEVO ski season includes miles and miles of skiing with coaches, age appropriate free-skiing drills, 1-2 big mountain days and introduction to ski racing elements to promote solid technical fundamentals.

The primary goal of the program is to instill a love of the skiing in our participants so they will continue skiing in whatever capacity that excites them. In addition, since this program is the entry level of the Alpine Racing Program, we hope that many children will move on from DEVO and give competitive racing a try.

Note for 2009 Birth Year skiers:  Children born in 2009 have the option to enroll in DEVO or the U10 program.  Please contact the program heads or head coach if you need input on which choice would be most appropriate for your child.  Factors to think about are skiing ability, maturity, and desire to learn to race.

DEVO parents are required to work at one home race during the season ($200 security deposit is required).

Program Fee: $390 + Ski Pass

Registration Deadline: Deadline for registration is October 20, 2017.

November Team Building:  Sundays, November 5th, 12th, 19th 1 – 3pm

On Snow Training:

  • Informal Sunday Skiing: Starting 12/3 at locations TBD until the Dartmouth Skiway opens. These are family ski days without formal coaching. It is a great opportunity for the kids to get some time on snow before the start of the DEVO program. Group lift tickets
 will be at a discounted rate whenever possible.
  • Weekends (Sat/Sun) at Dartmouth Skiway 8:45am to noon, beginning Saturday, December 30th. Groups take at least one break during the training session.

Program Heads: Megan Holthoff and Reese Madden – AlpineRace@FordSayre.org

Head Coach: Kristin Fauci – kriscorvo@yahoo.com


U10 Alpine Race Program – Birth Years 2008-2009

The U10 program creates a positive environment to further develop fundamental skiing skills that build on balance, agility, basic carving and coordination. We base the curriculum on US Ski Team age appropriate progressions, which build on a race platform. We ski the entire mountain to develop confidence through varied challenges and terrain.

Skiers in this group will participate in a range of events and competitions at other local mountains. These will likely include traditional alpine races, All-Mountain Challenges and Skills Quest events. There will also be big mountain days at areas such as Cannon, Stowe, and Burke.  While many of the U10 skiers will have participated in the DEVO program in prior years, it is not a requirement. Skiers who are new to Ford Sayre should have at least two years of skiing experience including at least one year in a structured program.

Note for 2009 Birth Year skiers:  Children born in 2009 have the option to enroll in DEVO or the U10 program.  Please contact the program heads or head coach if you need input on which choice would be most appropriate for your child.  Factors to think about are skiing ability, maturity, and desire to race.

Parents are required to work at three home races during the season, family max 4 ($800 security deposit is required).

Program Fee: $700 + Ski Pass

Registration Deadline: Deadline for registration is October 20, 2017.

US Ski & Snowboard membership ($25) is required.

New Hampshire Alpine Racing Association membership is highly encouraged. The $25 membership supports NHARA’s vision to create and support opportunities for all level athletes in their pursuits to reach their highest potential within the sport of alpine skiing.

November Conditioning: Sundays, November 5th, 12th, 19th 1 – 3pm

On Snow Training:

  • Informal Sunday Skiing:  Starting 12/3 at locations TBD until Skiway opens. These are family ski days without formal coaching. It is a great opportunity for the kids to get some time on snow before Christmas Camp. Group lift tickets
 will be at a discounted rate whenever possible.
  • Weekends (Sat/Sun) at Skiway: 8:30am – 1pm (when Skiway opens)
  • Christmas Camp at Skiway:  8:30am – 1pm (three days TBD)
  • February Vacation – 2 days TBD

Program Heads: Megan Holthoff and Reese Madden – AlpineRace@FordSayre.org

Head Coach: Sean Ross – sross@lymetimber.com


U12 Alpine Race Program – Birth Years 2006-2007

The U12 program is designed for skiers who are excited to ski race and challenge themselves on the hill. This program accommodates many levels in a fun and supportive environment where children progress rapidly and enjoy the process of working through a ski racing year from early season dry land, to on snow training, to the State Finals or Championships. Ford Sayre is known throughout New Hampshire for being the most spirited team and is always respected for the quality of its competitors and for their sportsmanship. This is the perfect program for those who want to progress quickly and who have an interest in competing.

Parents are required to work at three home races during the season, family max 4 ($800 security deposit is required).

Program Fee: $800 + Ski Passes

Registration Deadline: Deadline for registration is October 20, 2017.

USSA and NHARA memberships are required.

Pre-Season Conditioning: Nov 1 to Dec 6: Wednesdays 3:30 – 5pm and Sundays 1 – 3pm

On Snow Training:

  • Sunday Skiing:  Starting 12/3 at locations TBD until Skiway opens
  • Weekends (Sat/Sun) at Skiway 8:30am – 1pm (when Skiway opens)
  • Christmas Camp at Skiway 8:30am – 1pm (except 12/24 and 12/25)
  • February Vacation at Skiway 8:30am – 1pm (most days)
  • Midweek Training at Whaleback 3:30 – 5:30pm (Tue/Wed/Thur) starting Tues 1/3

Program Heads: Megan Holthoff and Reese Madden – AlpineRace@FordSayre.org

Head Coach: Matt Purcell – mrpurcell1@gmail.com


U14 Alpine Race Program – Birth Years 2004-2005

The U14 program is designed for experienced young skiers who are ready to push themselves in the competitive arena. No previous racing experience is required but participants must be able to comfortably ski all types of terrain, and a desire to race is a must. Similar to the U12 program, the U14 introduces new challenges including an introduction to speed events. Racers train together and grow to be a supportive team.

Parents are required to work at three home races during the season, family max 4 ($800 security deposit is required).

Program Fee: $900 + Ski Passes

Registration Deadline: Deadline for registration is October 20, 2017.

USSA and NHARA memberships are required.

Pre-Season Conditioning: Nov 1 – Dec 14: Tue/Wed/Thu 3:30 – 5pm and Sundays 1-3pm

On Snow Training:

  • Thanksgiving Camp in Colorado: November 17-24 (additional fee)
  • Sunday Skiing:  Starting 12/3 at locations TBD until Skiway opens for season
  • Weekends (Sat/Sun) at Skiway 8:30am – 1pm (when Skiway opens)
  • Christmas Camp at Skiway 8:30am – 1pm (except 12/24 and 12/25)
  • February Vacation at Skiway 8:30am – 1pm (most days)
  • Midweek Training at Whaleback Tue/Wed/Thu 3:30 to 5:30pm starting 1/3

Program Heads: Megan Holthoff and Reese Madden – AlpineRace@FordSayre.org

Head Coach: Jane LeMasurier – jane.lemasurier@gmail.com


Midweek Only Training – U12/U14 Birth Year 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007

The Midweek Only Training program is open to racers who participate in sanctioned race programs on the weekends and are looking to get some extra time on snow during the week.  Participants will train with our U12 and U14 team (see U12 and U14 descriptions above for more information). Program includes Whaleback training, fall conditioning sessions and pre-season skiing, including optional Thanksgiving Camp in Colorado (supplemental fee). We strongly encourage our Midweek Only athletes to participate in fall conditioning sessions to help them build relationships with coaches and teammates. Program is limited to 10 participants.  If program is full, please sign up on waiting list as we will try to accommodate all skiers.

Parents are required to work at one home race during the season ($200 security deposit is required).

Note: Christmas Camp and February Break Camp are NOT included in the Program Fee. Athletes who wish to participate in either or both of these camps should register as full U12 or U14 team members.

Program Fee: $350 + Whaleback Ford Sayre Training Ski Pass

Registration Deadline: Deadline for registration is October 20, 2017

Program Heads: Megan Holthoff and Reese Madden– AlpineRace@FordSayre.org

Head Coaches:

U12 Matt Purcell – mrpurcell1@gmail.com

U14 Jane LeMasurier  – jane.lemasurier@gmail.com


Ski Passes:

  1. Dartmouth Skiway Pass:  Each athlete is responsible for his/her own Dartmouth Skiway season ski pass or daily lift ticket. Purchase a season pass by October 9th for best pricing! Consider buying a pass for the entire family. Skiing with other families while the kids are training is one of the best (and most fun) ways to strengthen the Ford Sayre Community.
  2. Whaleback Pass:  U12/U14 athletes only! To participate in Midweek Training athletes will need to purchase the Ford Sayre Training Pass at Whaleback for $260.00. This is different than Whaleback’s Mid-Week Pass, the FS Training Pass includes a hill fee, which is the cost that Whaleback charges FS Junior Racing and other clubs to use their trails for course setting and training.