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Training for Adult Ski Racers in Michigan

Boyne Mountain

Dec 26. Training starts Dec 27, with details on on the Boyne web site. A mixture of N. Boyne and Super Bowl, similar to previous years, with Coaches Gary Konzsa and Rob Reader. Training weekends, Fridays before MACC weekends, Tuesdays and Wednesdays

  • $53 - Single Training Session
  • $429 - Ten Training Sessions
  • $529 - Season pass

The schedule is on the Boyne web site here. However, it's a good idea to check with Boyne Mountain Snowsports Academy to confirm what (SL or GS) and where (N. Boyne or Super Bowl).  Direct line: 231.549.6056 or through operator: 800.GOBOYNE or snowsports1@boynemountain.com

Mt. Brighton (East Vail)

Jan 3, 2017. There will again be race training for adults this season at Mt Brighton Tuesday and Thursday nights, run by the XLR8 racing program. Jan 10 – Feb. 28 (8 weeks – weather permitting).

Sessions will consist of some warm-up drills and gate time.

Slalom Training: Tuesdays 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, coaching by MACC Alumnus Matt Griffin.
Giant Slalom Training: Thursdays 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, coaching by Jamie Schaffer

Price - $40/session, or $305 for 8 sessions (SL or GS), or $455 for all sessions (16 total). Lift ticket not included. Pay at the Ski School Desk and then proceed to the Chair 3 hill area. Look for the XLR8 Coach in neon-yellow jackets.

For more information, see the adult racing page: http://skixlr8.com/programs/adult/

Nubs Nob Racing (NNR), 2015 Info

If you are not registered for season long training with NNR, you are welcome to “drop in” for training anytime we are scheduled. This is a great opportunity to test out our weekend training program or just get extra training when your schedule permits. All NNR Full Time Coaches are USSA certified and continued education is mandatory by NNR!

Drop in rates are:
$35 per day (2 sessions of 1 ½ hour each) or,
$20 per session (each session is 1 ½ hour)

For full information the dedicated Nubs Nob Alpine Racing web site: www.nubsnobalpineracing.com

Mt. Holly (2014 Info)

THUNDERBOLT TRAINING CENTER IS OFFERING RACE TRAINING FOR THE ADULT RACER AT MT. HOLLY FOR $25.00 PER SESSION (LIFT TICKET NOT INCLUDED)

GS training to be held from 6:30pm-8:30pm on the following dates:

Mondays 2013: 12/09 - Monday 12/16

Wednesdays 2014: 01/08 - 01/15 - 01/22 - 01/29 - 02/05 - 02/12

Coaching by John Lambert and Phil Nimmo
Sign up at the MT. HOLLY Ski School desk
248-634-3249- Pre-registration recommended


Every Saturday and Sunday, 9am to 10:30am and 12noon to 1:30pm: NNR trains on our dedicated race training hill, Race Arena. Race Arena is serviced by an high speed tow rope offering a 26 second ride to the top, allowing for mass training (more training runs per session than any other venue in the Midwest).

Every Monday and Wednesday Evening, 7pm to 8:30pm: NNR trains on the Midwest’s most challenging venue, Scarface. Scarface offers the most terrain change with challenging vertical for extreme race training without having to travel out west.

Holiday Camp, December 26th through December 31st: NNR trains 3 sessions a day, each lasting 1 ½ hrs, with 1 hour breaks. Masters can pick from sessions taking place on Race Arena or Scarface.

7-Week Speed Series

Nub’s Nob Ski Resorts runs the fun and challenging Volkl/Marker/Point 6 Speed Series. 7 race series open to advanced skiers age 9 and up. Prizes at the end of each race presented by Petoskey Brewing Company and at the conclusion of the series for top three in each age class and top three overall by Volkl/Marker/Point 6.

Registration at the front desk until 6:20pm Every other Friday night starting at 7pm, Giant Slalom or Super G races, and one race of Slalom, take place on Valley, Smokey, Scarface or Sno Pro 1/11, 1/25, 2/8, 2/22, 3/8, 3/16 and 3/17. For more information call 800-SKI-NUBS.

More Information

For more information on NNR training and registration forms visit our website at www.nubsnob.com and visit the NNR alpine racing training registration page. Or click here. Or, contact:

Rebecca Behm, Director
Nub's Nob Winter Sports School/Alpine Racing
231-526-2131 ext. 23/231-526-2355fax
500 Nub's Nob Rd, Harbor Springs, MI 49740

Alpine Valley Sunday Morning Gates

Sunday: 9:30am-11:30am. Slalom and Giant Slalom on the north side of Everest. 1 hr SL, then a reset, then 1-hr GS. For more information contact the Instruction Center at 248-887-6010.

Cannonsburg Sunday Morning Slalom

Slalom training every Sunday morning at 9:00 AM at Cannonsburg Ski Area. Gate practice with limited coaching at just $10 for 2 hr. session. Open to everyone. Come join us and get your gate on every Sunday morning with very few exceptions. Call the Ski and Ride desk to confirm at 616-874-6711.

Please Give Us Information

If you know of alpine race training programs that are available for adult skiers in the Michigan area, please contact Mike Sayers to post the information.