How do I sign up???
Fill out this interest form and we will be in contact!
Can I ski and do other sports too?
Absolutely! Cross-training with another sport is a great way to get prepared for ski season and our IAP season does not conflict with most sports. You will be excused from Fall workouts if you are working out with another team but talk to us about it so we know what’s going on.
Will I have to miss school for training or races?
No. Unlike most other sports, our training, races, and travel very rarely conflict with classes. In fact, the bulk of our races take place during IAP, which means the team won’t get in the way of your studies.
What if I have to take a class during IAP?
Students sometimes have to take short courses during IAP. Athletes may have to miss some training but this usually does not conflict with races on the weekend. If the class takes place during the whole of IAP, it will be more difficult for you to join us for the race season (though it has been done before), so talk to us and we can figure out a good way for you to still be involved.
Who joins the team? What if I’ve never raced before?
The team is open to all skiers who have a desire to race, with a maximum cap of ~20 athletes. In the past, we have had a range of abilities from 50-pt FIS/USSA racers to people who have never raced before. This is a great opportunity to become a better skier even if you’ve never seen a race before, or take your racing to the next level if you have. Graduate students are welcome to join and train, though we may need to check your racing eligibility if you competed in a sport in undergrad.
How much does ski team cost?
We get financial help from our alumni and MIT to significantly subsidize the
cost for athletes. The following are the only expenses that team members are
required to pay:
- ~ $250 for a season pass to our training mountain
- $450 in dues for 4 weeks of lodging, food and gas
- $185 + $17.50 for USSA and USCSA Competitor licenses
- $85 for a FIS Race license (optional)