CMSC Adult Racing

We feel we have the best adult amateur racing program in the United States. CMSC skiers and snowboarders compete against others of their own ability and sex (male and female boarders compete together) and are "promoted" as their skill level increases. That's what sets us apart from other adult programs — we don't use a handicap system. Our 400 plus racers (skiers and snowboarders) run the gamut from beginners to experts and Masters racers. And we all have fun!

Interested? Our qualifications are few. You must:  

  • Be 18 years old or older
  • Be a member of a Cleveland Metro Ski Club that has a race team (Clubs are listed below)
  • Be ready, willing and able to have fun

Type of Courses: Our skiers run slalom, giant slalom, super long giant slalom courses, dual elimination and dual format. The courses are set on intermediate and advanced slopes, depending on your skill class, and are very similar to what you see in the World Cup. How cool is that? Snowboarders run slalom and giant slalom courses.

Flexible Schedule: Our race program has two series — the Weekend Race Series and the Wednesday Night Race Series.

Weekend Race Series:   Races are scheduled most weekends in western New York and in Cleveland. Participants can race in any or all races, earning points for themselves and their own ski club race teams. The crown jewel of our program is Combined Race Weekend, featuring a super long giant slalom and a giant slalom on Saturday, with a slalom held on Sunday. Racers compete for the coveted Individual Combined Trophy, and earn points for the Team Combined Trophy. Always an exciting weekend!

Check out this video one of our racers made with his GoPro featuring many of our events and areas!

Wednesday Night Race Series:   On seven Wednesday nights during January and February, racers compete at Boston Mills Ski Resort on a variety of courses. After the final race, we'll have a party and awards. Sign up today!  Download this flyer to register.

CMSC Ski Clubs with Race Teams:  If your CMSC ski club does not have a race chair, email CMSC race chair Harry Baumgartner.  If your CMSC ski club HAS a race chair, please contact him or her for details.

Mike Neibecker
Anita Kalkhof
Mark Signorino
Erie Shore
Bob Griffin
Doug Seib
Larry Foote
Larry Steele
Nick Cirell
Hi Rise
Guy Nerren
NASA Lewis Ski Club
Lisa Lambert
Heidi Reinecker
Suburban Ski Club
Jack Ganz
Joe Rimedio