CMSC Adult Race Program Fact Sheet


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a member of a ski club that belongs to CMSC
  • Must be over 18 years old
  • Must be ready, willing and able to have fun!

12 Race Schedule at 7 Different Ski Areas:

  • Holiday Valley, Ellicottville NY
  • Bristol Mountain, Canandaigua NY
  • Swain Ski Center, Swain NY
  • Kissing Bridge, Glenwood NY
  • Boston Mills, Peninsula OH
  • Snow Trails, Mansfield OH
  • Peek'n Peak, Findley Lake NY

Type of Racer:

  • Beginner to ex-collegiate
  • Masters and USSA
  • Ages range from 18 to over 65

Type of Race Courses:

  • Basic standard FIS courses (i.e. World Cup standards)
  • Double Pole Slaloms have between 25 and 70 gates
  • Good technical Giant Slalom courses
  • Super Giant Slalom that for the upper levels is over one minute long
  • Upper and lower classes race on two separate hills,
    allowing two races to be held simultaneously
  • Vertical feet ranges from 240 to 1200

About CMSC Racing

  • Begun in 1966 and is currently administered by an all volunteer Race Committee of 15
  • Races have corporate sponsors who donate prizes of ski and snowboard equipment and clothing from well-known industry brands.
  • Prizes are awarded at the end of each day.
  • Racers are ranked by ability and placed in one of 19 classes for skiers and snowboarders.
  • There are separate classes for male and female racers as well as veterans classes.
  • Through a two-strike bump system racers are advanced to the next highest race class.
  • Many CMSC racers have advanced from the lowest - CC - class to the upper B and A classes.
  • The top class is AA.
  • Over 500 racers are qualified to race this year up to 150 competing at each race.
  • To ensure compliance with sophisticated race rules, officials from the Race Committee are stationed at the top and bottom of each race hill.
  • Software developed specifically for CMSC's race program ensure accurate results and registration.
  • Trophies are awarded to the top three finishers in each class at an awards ceremony following each race.
  • The last race of the year offers racers a taste of the professional racing circuit with a dual giant slalom course, pro-format, cattle-gate starts, time differentials, and elimination rounds.
  • A banquet held following each season honors the top overall racers in each class and the top club team in each of 2 divisions.
  • The Wednesday Night Race Series keeps racers sharp for the weekend races and gives beginner racers a relaxed format to try the gates!
  • Last day of the series features dual eliminations, lunch and awards.