Snowboard Cross – SBX Programs

Snowboard cross (SBX) or Border-cross is a type of snowboard race in which several competitors (usually 4-6) barrel down a custom-made course over various types of terrain and obstacles in a bid to race first across the finish line. The event has been growing quickly in popularity with both spectators and snowboarders and every year more hills are building courses to support the increasing number of riders signing up for the sport.

This program provides training and competitive development for boarder-cross events in a team-based environment.  Boarders will work on fundamental and technical skills to develop well-rounded riding skills. The focus is on learning to ride with power, control and coordination to maximize speed and balance in terrain based environments.


SBX Development Team  

(Ages 8-18)

Snowboard racing is the way to take riding to the next level. This program introduces snowboarders to racing disciplines and develops turning and air skills with speed.

This is an ideal introductory program for competent recreational boarders who are interested in competitive cross events. Boarders will work on the fundamentals to learn the technical aspects of riding beams, pumping rollers and executing jumps to promote confidence and love for the sport.  Some travel may be required to attend events located in Barrie, Collingwood and/or Haliburton.

 

SBX Competitive Team

(Ages 8-18)

This program is for boarders who are focused on performance boarding and refining their tactical racing skills to execute on race day. Training is in a team-based athletic environment designed to master the technical skills required to achieve performance on demand outcomes at events. Boarders will develop their skills through a wide variety of training activities and competitive that promotes confidence, self-esteem and a love for the sport.  Up to 4 competitive events, including some training, are held in the Barrie, Collingwood and Haliburton areas; lift tickets, invitational (both provincial, national and New York State) races/camp fees are extra to this program.


Prerequisite for Participation:

To participate in the SBX 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.


PROGRAM DAYS AND TIMES:

  • Saturdays – 11:00am to 5:00pm
  • Wednesday evenings 6:30pm to 9:00pm
  • 8 weeks starting January 4th
  • Includes Christmas Camp Dec. 27 to 31st, 2019 8:30am – 2:30pm (45min. lunch break) 1 day away training contingent upon conditions. Lift tickets extra.
  • Includes Dryland Training
  • Optional Pre-season Camp at Mont Tremblant Ski Resort for extra fee. See our events page for more info.

SKILL EVENTS:

  • Development Team:  # of race events TBD at snowboard clubs TBD
  • Competitive Team:  Has 4 competitive events, including some training, are held in the Barrie, Collingwood and Haliburton areas
    • 1 – Sir Sams (Haliburton)
    • 2 – Craigleith (Collingwood)
    • 3 – Caledon (Caledon)
    • 4 – Beaver Valley (Markdale)
      • All the above events are 3 day events with training on the Friday (mandatory) and racing Saturday and Sunday
  • Optional invitational racing events at other clubs for extra fee
    • The USSA events in Ellicottville are an extra event out side the regular schedule
  • Optional Snowboard Ontario (SO) skills events for extra fee
  • Please visit our events page once the season starts for specific race information

PROGRAM FEES REQUIRED:

  • Program fee– the cost of the SBX Development or SBX Competitive program for your athlete – See program fee schedule– Book before Oct. 31st to take advantage of the Pre-season pricing!
  • MHRC Family Membership Fee– the cost of membership to join our club – includes all family members and guests. It supports the cost of running our clubhouse. – See program fee schedule – NOTE – this is an annual one time payment per family, regardless of how many racers you have registered.
  • Snowboard Ontario (SO) Membership– SO membership covers each athlete’s insurance and supports the sport in Ontario.  You will need to register your athlete and pay a membership fee see SO site.
  • Volunteer Deposit– this will NOT be processed if all volunteer requirements are met.   See volunteer details page.
  • Lift Passes/Tickets– Athletes can purchase a season’s pass at Glen Eden or 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.

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS:

  • Helmets certified for snow sports are mandatory (EN 1077-class B or ASTM 20140 as minimum standards) and NO equipment mounts (i.e., GoPro, etc.); soft ear padding is allowed
  • Snowboard goggles that properly fit to face and helmet
  • Intermediate/advanced rider soft board
  • Properly fitted mouth guard is highly recommended

For more information on equipment requirements per age group click here equipment page


VOLUNTEERING

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.