Skiing (Alpine Racing) Program

  • Welcome to Raider Boys' and Girls' Skiing

    This winter, Scarsdale High School will sponsor a Boys' and Girls' Skiing team.
     
    Preseason interest meeting to be held at 2:45PM on Wednesday, October 28 and 3:45PM Wednesday, November 4 on Zoom.  Contact Coach Pat (pliu@scarsdaleschools.org) for the link.
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  • Preseason Open Ski Practice

    Due to the delay of the winter season by Section 1 Sports, preseason open dryland training will be offered Monday - Thursday afternoons on a Cohort based schedule (A, B, B, A respectively).

    Dryland training will be a combination of in-person training and Zoom held from 3:30pm - 5:15ish pm..

    Dryland training begins Monday, November 30 and ends Tuesday, December 22.

    On snow open training @ Catamount Mountain Resort will be on Saturday, December 19 from 6am - 4pm (backup date Sunday, December 20th)

     

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    Gold Cards
    Submit all Gold Card paperwork to the SHS Nurse before December 18 to insure that the Gold Card can be issued prior to the start of tryouts.  Link accessible on December 5th.
     
    Tryouts
    Skiing is a no-cut sport but racers must show that that they can safely make it down the mountain (the equivalent of Competition trail at Thunder Ridge Ski Area or Catamount trail at Catamount)
     
    Players must have their completed gold card from the school nurse. Information on how to get a gold card can be found at
     
     
    Teams will be determined by Time Trials held at Catamount on January 9th (backup January 10th) for:   
           
    Boys' Varsity (10 members)
    Girls' Varsity (10 members)
    Co-ed JV (10 members)
    Developmental Team (remaining members)
     

    Players are expected to be present at all practice sessions.  Missing sessions will be incorporated into the coach's evaluation of players for the Varsity JV and Developmental teams.

    Tryouts consist of assessments of individual skiing skills.  Players will be evaluated on fastest times, ability, technique in SL discipline.  GS to be trained for by Sectional hopefuls.

    The coaching staff also tests the athletes for general athleticism.  
     
    Players are also evaluated on their cooperation with other players and their ability to take direction from the coaching staff and captains.
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  • Regular Season

    Varsity level skiing is a commitment of about 1.5 - 2 hours per day for dryland training and 5 hours per day (including transportation) for on snow training plus 2 weekend training days at Catamount. 

    It is our expectation that athletes will be present for all team tryouts, practices, and races.  

    Official Season: January 4 - February 5 (Post season begins February 8 (Section 1 Championships) and ends March TBA (Eastern Regional Championships)

    Dryland practices are held at Scarsdale High School or on Zoom (conditions dependent)

    Practice will take place starting at the track closest to Wayside Lane per the following schedule: 

    All levels (Boy's Varsity, Girl's Varsity, Co-ed JV, Developmental) 
    • TBA 3:30 PM - 5:15 PM

    On snow practices and races are held at Thunder Ridge in Patterson, NY (and possibly Catamount Ski Area in Hillsdale, NY or Mohawk Mountain Ski Area in Cornwall, CT) or NWAC in Vernon, NJ.   Schedule TBA.

    All levels (Boy's Varsity, Girl's Varsity, Co-ed JV, Developmental) 
    • TBA 3:30 PM - 8:30/9 PM for practice
    • TBA 2:30 PM - 8:30/9 PM for races

     

    For additional information please contact:

    Patrick Liu:  pliu@scarsdaleschools.org

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  • Managers

    The Scarsdale Skiing Program will accept up to 3 managers per season (1 per team).  Managers must attend all practices, tryouts and races.

    Managers assist during dryland training, on snow training assistance, transportation to and from the mountain and during tryouts and races. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: gathering/carrying equipment, setting up drills, helping out on the bus ride to the mountain, videography, assistance with carrying team jackets and pants during races.

    Managers are welcome to work out with the team when not assisting the coaches and captains and are still assigned to a captain's group. Anyone interested in becoming a manager for the ski team should contact Coach Pat in person.

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