Spring Tryouts Available for ages 7 to 15

Spring Tryout dates are typically posted in late January/early Feburary.  See note at the bottom of this page for signup link.


Skiers interested in becoming a member of the Liberty Mountain Race Team are requested to participate in one of our Spring Tryouts in February or March.  Enrollment is limited.  For the coming season, your skier must participate in a tryout the previous spring to be considered for one of the open slots.  I.e. must tryout in the spring of 2021 for the 2021-2022 season.

 

The Future Stars Program is limited to skiers 7 years old (as of 12/31 of the upcoming season).
The Development Team Program is limited to skiers 8 to 9 years old (as of 12/31 of the upcoming season).

The Junior Race Program has limited openings for skiers 10 to 15 years old (as of 12/31 of the upcoming season). 

All participants will be asked to ski with a coach for an 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)
  • Demonstrate a willingness to participate in group skiing tasks, receptiveness to coaching feedback, and a desire to improve
  • 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 held 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)
  • 2021 Tryouts dates are 2/28 and 3/7 starting at 8:30am
  • Tryouts take about 1.5 hours
  • Athletes need to have ski gear (rentals can be used for tryouts) and be able to ride the lift without an adult.
  • You only need to sign up for one tryout date
  • Please complete this link (only 12 slots available for each tryout)
The Liberty Mountain Racing Team (LMRT) is a non-profit corporation organized by its member families and coaches.