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An Overview of Our Junior Racing Program:
The Timber Ridge Junior Development Team is a competitive and fun program for athletes between 5 and 14 years old. We’ve designed our program to introduce young skiers to ski racing and to provide goals and encouragement as they progress. We offer well over 25 hours of on hill training/instruction as we focus on the fundamentals of skiing and ski racing. Our program will help to improve the skills of a young skier for participation in High School racing, Nastar® racing and recreational free skiing.
What are the requirements for Junior Racing?
How much does Junior Racing Cost?
$ 45 for racers 6 years old and under
$105 for 7 and 8 year old racers *
$115 for 9 to 14 year old racers *
* A discount of $10 applies to each sibling racer 7-14 years old.
JDT Registration does not include Lift tickets [TimberRidgeSki.com] or race entry fees [$25-$30 typically].
High School Racing Preparation:
Yes, ski racing can be a High School sport. Our coaches will teach your future HS racer the finer points of the Slalom and Giant Slalom events. The Timber Ridge Junior Development Team is a fun and excellent way to prepare for High School Racing.
When are Practices and Races?
Races and most practices are on the weekend. We practice every Saturday and Sunday in January and February when there is not a race and weather conditions permit. We encourage you to take advantage of every race and practice opportunity, but we know that you are busy so we are flexible in this regard.
Saturdays: 9:30 am – 11:00 am andSundays: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm unless there’s a race
We host Nastar® and Invitational races right at Timber Ridge
We also compete at several other regional ski areas
Supervised coaching every weekend in January and February for gate training sessions and off course drills. Traveling races and our Invitational Race.
Does not Include:
Lift tickets at Timber Ridge Ski Area or any other area. Race entry fees at the Invitational races include racing, lift ticket, the athlete and awards. Discounted lift tickets will be available for parents and siblings at some of the races.
Here's Where to Get Information:
The TimberRidgeSki.com website in the Junior Racing section: Here you will find an overview of the Timber Ridge JDT program includeing practice and race schedules.
The J.D.T. Bulletin Board is located next to the cafeteria entrance: Here you will find updated information regarding current and upcoming events. If something changes we will post it here.
Print out the registration form on the website and mail it in with payment to:
Click here to download a registration form
Timber Ridge Ski Area
07500 23 1/2 Street
Gobles, MI 49055