Skiing (Alpine Racing) Program

  • Welcome to Raider Boys' and Girls' Skiing

    This winter, Scarsdale High School will sponsor a Boys' and Girls' Skiing team.
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  • Gold Cards
    Submit all Gold Card paperwork to the SHS Nurse before November 6, 2019 to insure that the Gold Card can be issued prior to the start of 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 December 8 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.
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  • Preseason Practice

    All ski team hopefuls are welcome to use the Fitness Center to get in shape for the season.  Check in with Mr. Hoover's staff and tell your trainer that you'd like to concentrate on core strength and explosiveness.  Also, start jogging from 0.75 - 2 miles to increase aerobic fitness.

    Preseason interest meeting to be held at 3:30 PM on Wednesday, October 23 in the Wrestling Room!

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  • Regular Season

    Varsity level skiing is a commitment of about 1.5 - 2 hours per day, 4 days a week for dryland; 2 - 3 days a week for on-snow (5 hours each day) and 3 weekend training days at Catamount. 

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

    Dryland Training:  November 12 - December 19
    Mandatory practice will take place starting in the Fitness Center per the following schedule: 

    All levels (Boy's Varsity, Girl's Varsity, Co-ed JV, Developmental) beginning November 12
    • Monday, from 3:30 PM - 5:15 PM.
    • Tuesday, from 3:30 PM - 5:15 PM.
    • Wednesday, from 3:30 PM - 5:15 PM.
    • Thursday, from 3:30 PM - 5:15 PM.


    On-Snow Season: December 8 - February 11 (Post season begins February 12 (Section 1 Championships) and ends March 13-15 (Eastern Regional Championships)

    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)  For practice, racers board the bus at 3:15 PM and return to the high school around 8:30/9:00 PM.  For races, the bus may leave earlier in the day.  Schedule TBA.


    For additional information please contact:

    Patrick Liu:

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