Wanna be a Black Sheep?
As a WSC member, you can join our BLACK SHEEP RACE TEAM (….known throughout the land – and still welcome in some parts….) We compete in the Cleveland Metro Ski Council (CMSC) Race Program -the best adult amateur racing program in the USA. This program consists of 13 Ski Clubs and 400 skiers/boarders – racing on weekends at resorts in NY and OH. Racers compete against others of the same ability (class) – ranging from beginner to expert.
FIRST STEP: QUALIFY…….To determine your class, you “qualify” by doing 2 runs down the course at any CMSC race. Based on your time, you’ll be placed in an appropriate group. First chance to qualify is at the Boston Mills Race Qualifier in January (see schedule below) – but you can also qualify any time during the season.
SECOND STEP: REGISTER & RACE…… Unlike most other clubs, WSC subsidizes weekend trips and race fees!!! So pick your races, get registered, and get ready to rumble. Each race consists of 2 timed runs, leaving plenty of time to cheer on your teammates, free-ski and sit at the bar (which also ranges from beginner to expert). As you’re ability and race times improve, you’ll bump up through the classes. Go at your own pace – and race as much or as little as you want!
THIRD STEP: WIN STUFF……. At the end of each race day, all teams gather for the awards ceremony. Trophies are given, team points are calculated. Oh – and if it’s your first time getting a trophy, we’re gonna dump beer on it. That’s just what we do.
GREAT PRIZES are given away by local vendors and ski resorts – boot bags, lift tickets, gift certificates and even ski’s!!! You’re almost gauranteed to go home with free stuff – at least a t-shirt or some annoying blinking thing.
So whether you’ve never tried racing or you’re a seasoned vet – becoming a BLACK SHEEP RACER is a great way to be part of a team, improve your skiing/boarding skills and make some unforgettable friends. Check out our 2013 Race Schedule below…….
Boston Mills Qualifier: Wed Jan 4, 11 and 18, 2017 – If you’re new to racing, or if you didn’t race at least 2 days last season, come to Boston Mills to qualify. If you did race 2 or more days, come anyway to ski, race and get ramped up for the season. Last year, CMSC had over 100 racers qualify!