The New Haven Ski Club supports the racing program by offering a racing clinic during the ski season for all levels and abilities, along with special “nutritional” incentives following each Monday Night Racing Series at Mt. Southington. NHSC continues to have great success and sports a number of past and present champions from the state, regional, and national levels. At the end of the season, trophies are awarded to those who scored the highest number of points within the club.
Members of the New Haven Ski Club participate in various races in Connecticut and other locations, the most popular being the Monday night race series at Mt. Southington, the CSC State Race series, and the CSC On Snow Winter Carnival. Our racers also compete in the Connecticut Winter Games for Seniors, NASTAR National Championships, the ASRA series, and the New England Masters series.
The Monday night series at Mt. Southington is a series of eight GS races open to all 18 and above skiers and snowboarders who are CSC members (all New Haven Ski Club members are also members of the CSC). Each race is a best of two timed competition in which individuals compete within an age/ gender bracket. Team scores are also tracked. Usually 10-15 members of the New Haven Ski Club compete each week. After the races, participants socialize over pizza and beer.
The CSC State Race series includes five races: GS and slalom races at Mt. Southington, and Super-G, Snowboard, and Cross Country races during the On Snow Winter Carnival. These races are also open to all 18 and above skiers and snowboarders who are CSC members.
The On Snow Winter Carnival is a weekend event usually occurring in March. This event includes three of the CSC State Race series as well as less formal competitions including Junior races (for anyone under 18 years old), a women's only race, a team race, a club race, a fun race (rules disclosed only at the time of the event), a volleyball in ski boots match, and a ski rally.
A "friendly" club race is also run during NHSC's annual Club Weekend usually held at Killington/Pico VT. The race is broken into several classes and age groups to separate the "serious" from the "not so serious." Winners are recognized both at the weekend banquet and the Spring banquet.