Windham Race Factory offers a variety of programs from entry level to more advanced competitive racing. We offers opportunities for skiers of all abilities. Take a look at our program offerings below. If you have any questions, please reach out to us and we will be more than happy to help you find where you or your athlete best fit in our programs.
Our Guarantee: If for any reason you choose a team that is not the right fit, we offer the option to switch to other group within Windham at anytime. Price difference will be calculated using the prices at the time that you signed up.
ATHLETE 2 COACH PROGRAM
The A2C - Athlete 2 Coach program is a training program designed to support and encourage our athletes who do not wish to pursue racing beyond age 14. This program provides those athletes with other opportunities to use their talents and learn new skills while maintaining their connection to the program. At the conclusion of this program, successful participants have to opportunity to “graduate” into coaching roles with WRF.
DEVELOPMENT TEAM – AGES 7 to 10
Children in this group focus on fundamental skill development as well as athletic and personal growth. Our certified and experienced coaches use various training environments and the latest methodologies to provide the best development opportunities for our athletes. Children in this group are introduced to the sport of ski racing and will participate in the Mini World Cup (MWC) series at Windham. The U10 age group will have the option to attend 1 NYSSRA (New York State Ski Racing Association) race at the end of season. This race is optional and the children need to receive a recommendation from the coach. Children are not expected to travel and do not need to be members of U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association and NYSSRA.
Age: 7 to 10 year old by December 31, 2023 for Season 2023-2024. YOB 2013 to 2016.
Minimum Requirements: Children must ski mostly parallel on intermediate terrain, be able to load, ride, and unload chairlifts safely and independently, and be able to follow instructions from the coaching staff.
Program Dates: Program runs Saturdays and Sundays Mid-December to Mid-March and includes select holiday dates. No program on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.
Program Times: TBD – total training time with group is 5 hours. Exact lunch time TBD and be varies for each age group.
Lunch is NOT included, children are released to parents for lunch.
RACE TEAM U10 THROUGH U18
Race team athletes are dedicated to the sport of ski racing. The Race team will focus on advanced alpine racing skill development, fundamentals in skiing, and athletic and personal growth. These groups will often have early morning training throughout the season and thus have start and end times that are fluid. There is coaching provided at qualifying NYSSRA events (Sports Page Cup and MST Cup) up to NY States events. Any events other than USSA regional will not have coaches provided for travel unless prior arrangements are made. Additional fees will apply in these limited circumstances. No FIS coaching or post-season coaching is covered by the program.
Age Groups: What are the different age groups/levels in The Windham Race Factory? Groups are defined first by age (U10, U12, U14 and U16/18, with the "U" meaning "Under"), which aligns with the United State Ski and Snowboard Association guidelines for age groups. The cut off for each age group is by end of calendar year. To learn more about the age group, please visit here.
Minimum Requirements: Athletes must meet the athletic skill and psychological maturity requirements to participate in this program.
Program Dates: Program runs Saturdays and Sundays from early December through March, conditions permitting and includes select holiday dates. No program on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.
Program Times: Fluid - start, end and lunch times adjust to the need of the individual group and for weather.
Lunch is NOT included, children are released on their own to eat and return to the training venue.
ALL MOUNTAIN TEAM – AGES 11 to 18
Rip around the mountain with a coach while developing skills and enjoying a free spirit approach to ski improvement. Your child will find comradery, athletic development, teamwork, and respect for the mountains that are our playground. This program will focus on a blend of skill development, tactics, race training, and more without putting a priority on competition. It’s the perfect option for children seeking a team environment without exclusively focusing on racing. Children are eligible for Mini World Cup (MWC) home races and no travel is needed or expected. Children do not need to be a member of USSS or NYSSRA.
Age: 11 to 18 year old by December 31, 2023 for Season 2023-2024. YOB 2006-2012.
Program Dates: Program runs Saturdays and Sundays from Mid-December to Mid-March and includes select holiday dates.
Program Times: TBD – total training time with group is 5 hours. Exact lunch time TBD and may vary for each age group.
Lunch is NOT included, children are released on their own.