SSCV Alpine is happy to present a Parent Education Series designed to help you understand the sport, support your children, connect with other parents and inspire you to be involved.  Have you ever said, “I wish someone would just explain to me…” or “I wish someone would have told me earlier…”  Send alpine director Karen Ghent an email at with those thoughts, and she will see about working it into the monthly series.

Plan to attend the first of the series: a clinic to learn the rules of racing and the ins and outs of a ski race. This clinic will cover the basic rules, the different disciplines and how they are run, the various officials required at a race and the role they play, how to be a gate judge, and basic pipeline information.

The clinic is for those who want to learn more about their child’s sport, or those who are interested in working to become a ski racing official. 

Also, please be aware that a volunteer requirement exists within our membership. If you are planning to volunteer at one or more of the many races we will be hosting this year to work off your volunteer points, plan to attend so you will be comfortable and knowledgeable volunteering on the hill.

What: Certified Official Clinic (don’t let the name of this course scare you…)
• When:  Sunday, Sept. 11
• Time:  5 – 7 p.m.
• Where: VSSA Room 208
• Who: Anyone interested in learning more about the sport of alpine ski racing, Anyone who knows the rules and wants an update, Anyone who is planning to volunteer for a ski race this year, Parents who want to be educated on their child’s sport, Anyone who is curious about or interested in becoming a ski race official

Clinicians: Karen Ghent, SSCV Alpine Program Director, and PJ Jenick, SSCV Alpine Coordinator

Cost:  $10 (Cash or check written to RMSRO please.)  

Please RSVP by emailing Karen Ghent at