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Spring Tryouts Available for ages 7 to 15


Skiers interested in becoming a member of the Liberty Mountain Racing Team are requested to do one of our Spring Tryouts in February and March.

Tryout Data is 3/3/2018 - Click here for more infomation

The Junior Stars Program is limited to skiers 7 years old (as of 12/31/18).  Enrollment is limited, and for the 2018-19 season, your skier must participate in a Tryout to be considered for one of the open slots.  Please go to the NEWS page to see the available Tryout dates.
The Development Team Program is limited to skiers 8 to 9 years old (as of 12/31/18).  Enrollment is limited, and for the 2018-19 season, your skier must participate in a Tryout to be considered for one of the open slots.  Please go to the NEWS page to see the available Tryout dates.

The Travel Team Programs have limited openings for skiers 10 to 15 years old. Enrollment is limited, and for the 2018-19 season, your skier must participate in a Tryout to be considered for one of the open slots.  Please go to the NEWS page to see the available Tryout dates.

All participates will be asked to ski with a coach for a evaluation to the current age group standard.  Please see the program requirements as listed for each age group.

 

Requirements:

  • Must have own equipment and know how to use poles.  Daily rental equipment is not recommended. 
  • Can ski all Blue terrain at Liberty Mountain (i.e. Upper Heavenly) in a parallel stance comfortably at speed and with no wedge turns (i.e. no snow plowing)
  • Demonstrate a willingness to ski ALL available terrain at Liberty Mountain (skiers will not be evaluated in how they ski other trails, just their willingness to do it) (New!)
  • Demonstrate a willingness to participate in group skiing tasks, receptiveness to coaching feedback, and a desire to improve (New!)
  • Self-sufficient and able to:
    • Load all lifts without assistance
    • Put on own equipment and recover from falls without assistance,
    • Can take a run by themselves if necessary and use the restroom by themselves
  • Regular ski equipment (including poles & no rentals), a snow-sports helmet, and a lift ticket

LMRT’s Unique Experience:

  • LMRT uses modern coaching techniques, innovative training aids, and positive reinforcement to encourage learning and a life-long love of the sport.
  • Gate training sessions are designed to help skiers acquire race tactics and skills using a mix of age-appropriate obstacle, terrain, & some full-length training courses, timed runs & video analysis
  • Skiing and instruction in small groups is also a major part of each practice including directed free skiing, training drills and instruction, and periodic video analysis
  • Athlete groupings are based on both ability and age

Tryout Dates & Times:

  • Tryouts are are held in conjunction with our regular practices in late February and early March for the next season (and again the first weekend the Mountain opens in December if we have any unfilled slots for new members)
The Liberty Mountain Racing Team (LMRT) is a non-profit corporation organized by its member families and coaches.