If you have further questions, please contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org or through our Instagram account @wsuskiteam
I am a snowboarder, can I join this club?
No, sorry. We only accept skiers because we compete in SKI racing events.
Do I need racing experience to join the team?
No, many of our members have never raced before joining the team. We do, however, require that members have skiing experience prior to joining the team.
Do I need to have my own equipment?
Yes. Skis, poles, and boots are up to each athlete. We do have ways of finding affordable gear if needed.
How much does it cost to join?
Yes. Members are required to pay dues ($300 for a week long training camp roughly), USCSA dues ($15), and race team dues (~$300). Dues help to pay for lift tickets, transportation, housing, and league dues. Of course, the number fluctuates a little depending on the places where each race takes place.
How big of a time commitment is Ski Team?
In the fall, the team meets twice a week for mandatory, hour long workouts. It is also required that you put in a significant amount of fundraising time (for the 2018-19 season, about 6 hours a month during the fall), and the total amount of time is dependent on the number of fundraisers. However, the more time the team puts in, the more money we raise and the cheaper it is!
Over the last week of winter break, we have a week long training camp, which is mandatory for anyone who would like to race. Then we will be racing four weekends from January through February. If we are lucky, we will make the Region Championship team and will also spend another week racing at the end of February.
How does your team acquire funds?
The WSU Ski Team is funded through University Recreation. Also by extensive fundraising and some generous donations. The more fundraising that is done by the team, the cheaper race team dues are!
Where do we ski?
Our home mountain is Brundage Mountain Resort in McCall, Idaho. However, every weekend/race is at a different location throughout the Pacific Northwest.