Hidden Valley Race Club
As a club, we encourage participation, development of fundamental ski skills, alpine racing skills, and above all, an enjoyable experience.
The Hidden Valley Race Club, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization was formed to create a fun environment that produces solid skiing fundamentals and develops ski racers to the level of competition that they desire. We celebrate competition in addition to results in a team atmosphere.
The Club practices most weekends (see Event Calendar) and has midweek practices for racers that want to compete at a regional level by attending USSA Races. 65% percent of club members participate just at Hidden Valley Resort by attending weekend practices and competing in the Open Cup series which consist of 5 races held at Hidden Valley. 35% of the Club members participate in USSA sanctioned races that are held throughout the region.
We are fortunate to have coaches with a wealth of teaching and racing experience at the U10 – U21 levels. Our coaches are dedicated to teaching skiing, racing and athletic techniques. Whether racing competitively or just practicing with the club, racers and parents will enjoy good skiing and companionship.
Becoming a Club Member
We are open to racers 8 years and older as long as the racer is able to handle themselves in an indepdent and responsible manner on the slopes and on the chair lifts without any assistance. We do require them to recognize symptoms of cold and fatigue. Racers are permitted and encouraged to take breaks as needed, but they will be unescorted if they choose to rest or eat at different times. Typically the club will practice at least once during the weekend; meeting at 9:00 AM, slope time from 9:15 - 12:00. All racers are solely responsible for participation in practices. We recommend that those racing in USSA sanctioned events attend as much practice as possible.
In order to become a member of HVRC you must complete the membership application and the liability release form which can be found on the Register Tab. We also require that our members become members of USSA (United States Ski and Snowboard Association), which costs $25 – $150 depending on competition level, and of PARA (Pennsylvania Alpine Racing), which is included in the USSA fee. HVRC dues this year are outlined below.
450.00 Membership Dues; this applies to all members.
The fee goes to pay for our facilities, training equipment, and instructional fees. Please note this does not include lift tickets or season pass.
Mid-Week Practice Fee
150.00 Wednesdays/Friday Night Practice Fee
This ONLY applies to Racers that plan to practice with the Team on Wednesday/Friday nights and is limited to racers that will be participating in away USSA travel races.