Snowboard Cross Programs
Snowboard cross (often called bordercross) is a type of snowboard race in which several competitors (usually four to six) barrel down a custom-made course over various types of terrain and obstacles in a bid to be the first across the finish line. Think of motocross on snow. The event has been growing quickly in popularity with both spectators and snowboarders and every year more hills are building courses and more riders are signing up for snowboard cross races.
Snowboard Cross Development Team (ages 8 – 12)
Snowboard racing is the way to take riding to the next level. Referred to as LEARN TO RACE, this program introduces snowboarders to the racing disciplines and develops turning and air skills with speed.
The race program is a comprehensive opportunity to develop performance snowboard skills both on the groomed course and in the cross track. Focus is on physical and technical training while building towards a more intense competitive stream. Snowboard racing is the perfect progression from the recreational snowboard programs.
Snowboard Cross Race Team (ages 13 +)
Referred to as TRAIN TO TRAIN and TRAIN TO COMPETE, this program provides the training and racing skills needed for a more challenging snowboard cross environment.
Focus is on physical and technical training while building towards a more intense competitive stream.
Team attends Snowboard Ontario Snowboard Cross Point’s Series races and has the option of attending the USASA Snowboard cross series with pre-race on-course training at both series.
Prerequisite for Participation:
To participate in the Snowboard Development Team racing program all new racers must complete a successful skills evaluation prior to program star.
Participants must have a Terrain Park Pass and be comfortable riding on black terrain. Please note, this is not a learn to snowboard program.
BASE PROGRAM DETAILS:
- Christmas camp training
- Saturday all-day training
- Wednesday night training
- Team attends Snowboard Ontario Snowboard Cross Point’s Series races
- Option of attending the USASA Snowboard cross series with pre-race on-course training at both series
- Optional extra training days available
TRAINING DAYS AND TIMES:
- Day Xmas Camp – 8:30-2:30pm (45 min. lunch break)
- December 27 to 31st, 2019
- Evening Training – Wednesday – 6:30-9:00pm
- Weekend Training (or Racing) – Saturday 11:00-5:00pm (45 min. lunch break)
- Training Schedule starts January 4th, 2020
PROGRAM FEES REQUIRED:
- Program fee – the cost of the program for your child/children – See program fee schedule
- MHRC Family Membership Fee – the cost of membership to our club – includes all family members and guests. It supports the cost of running our clubhouse. – See program fee schedule – NOTE – this is paid one time per family, regardless of how many racers you have registered.
- Snowboard Ontario Membership – SO membership covers each athlete’s insurance and supports the sport in Ontario. You will need to register with SO, if not already, and set up your racers and pay membership – see Snowboard Ontario site.
- Volunteer Deposit – this will NOT be processed if all volunteer requirements are met. See volunteer details page.
- Lift Passes/Tickets – Many racers get a season’s pass at Glen Eden, others can purchase a set of day passes based on their training schedule. All passes/lift tickets MUST be purchased through Glen Eden. See Glen Eden site.
MHRC is a volunteer-driven not-for-profit organization. We rely on the participation of parents to run the events and races and our clubhouse. Volunteering at races is necessary to ensure a safe and successful event for the athletes. No experience is necessary and you don’t even need to ski. We will provide training during the season and mentorship for all those eager to learn.
For parents who are new to the team, volunteering is a great way to get involved in your child’s development in ski racing and to get to know other parents. Without volunteers we would not be able to run our club or host events.