Part of your family’s involvement in the Ford Sayre Junior Alpine Ski Program is contributing to the running of races. Race entry fees help defray the cost of equipment, coaching, and program fees. Ford Sayre is proud of its reputation for hosting excellent races. Running ski races requires many people to ensure that events are run safely, fairly, and efficiently. Therefore, every family must participate. After the sign-up process, individuals will be assigned jobs that are best suited to their experience level. If certain races appear to be shorthanded and others overbooked, shifting of volunteers will be necessary. Thank you in advance for your support.
If you have any questions or concerns about race work, please reach out to the Race Work Coordinator, who is someone really awesome who wants to take on this role.
Race Work Commitment
Ford Sayre is hosting fewer race-worker intensive races (e.g., Super G vs. Slalom) in the 2023-2024 season so we’ve reduced the race work requirement per athlete. Please note that this may change in future seasons.
- Devo: 0 race work commitment
- U10 & Midweek Only Training: 1 race day per athlete
- U12, U14 & FSA: 2 race days per athlete
There is a family maximum of 4 races per season. Each family is required to pay at $400 commitment deposit.
Consequences of Not Fulfilling Your Commitment
You are responsible for finding a substitute if you are unable to fulfill your commitment. The Race Work Coordinator must be notified of any substitutions via email you make for yourself 48 hours before the race. Not confirming your substitution 48 hours before the race will result in a fine of $100 being deducted from your deposit.
If you are unable to fulfill a race assignment, and not able to find your own substitute, you must email the Race Work Coordinator by 6:00pm on the Sunday preceding the race, and you will forfeit $200 of your deposit. This rule is true for each race you need to work. Backing out of your commitment after 6:00pm on the Sunday preceding the race will result in the loss of your total deposit.
Race Day Check-in
You must check in at the race registration table and sign a USSA waiver form. Checking in is required regardless of your position or experience. Do not go directly to the race shack. You must be on time. A $100 fee will be deducted from your race commitment deposit if you check in late.