Youth Alpine Programs

Parents, make sure you have signed up to volunteer prior to jacket pickups! Success of our races is largely dependent on the volunteers who staff it. No position is too complicated or requires any experience. Volunteering is low pressure, fun, and we can't do it without you! Know that we will do our very best to accommodate your needs and abilities to ensure your volunteer deposit requirements are fulfilled. Each MARA family is required to volunteer for 3 race days. For information on deposit checks, check out our FAQ. To offer insight on what positions may be best for you; we’ve separated each position by skiing requirements. We encourage you to review all roles, check it out here! Roles fill up quickly, so be sure to sign up here and snag your desired spots ASAP!

Jacket pick up will be December 14th from 5:00-7:00pm at the Ashland Armory at 208 Oak St in Ashland.

If you are unable to attend jacket pick up, we will have some jackets available on the mountain the first weekend of the program, where a board member will be able to collect your deposit checks. Note, jackets are first-come-first-serve with sizes.Please bring your two deposit checks made out to MARA:

$100 Jacket Deposit and $100 Volunteer Deposit

(One of each check per family with your athlete’s name – See our FAQ page for info about deposit checks)

Dry Land Training

Improve strength, refine fundamentals, and tune up your technique as we get ready for the upcoming season! Join us in dry land training for a variety of fun games that focus on alpine mechanics, balance and coordination, and endurance conditioning. Our intention is to have fun while we get better physically prepared for the ski season!  

Sessions will be Mondays & Thursdays, November 13th - December 21st from 4-5pm at Garfield Park in Ashland. Dates are subject to change, and weather permitting! There will be no training on Thanksgiving Day.

Youth Holiday Camp

Gear up for the season at our annual holiday camp! Athletes get acclimated with peers, coaches, and get some extra training before our season begins! 

Camp will run December 26, 27, 28, and 29. Skiers can register for all 4 days or any combination of days. Athletes will ski from 9:00am - 3:00pm with an unsupervised lunch from 11:30-12:30. Athletes will meet coaches outside the old blue lodge at 8:50am geared up and ready to go, in order to ski off with the team by 9:00am.  

Athletes must already be enrolled for the 2024 season with MARA in order to register. Holiday camp is free for all 12-week program participants! Email your athletes participation days 

 Masters Alpine Program

Passionate about skiing and looking to advance your skills? The MARA Masters Program is for those aged 18+. With our primary focus on fundamentals, masters utilize gate training to refine alpine mechanics and technique. Though race participation is always encouraged, it is not required. 

Masters will run Fridays January 5 - March 8, 2024. Athletes will meet at 8:50 outside the old blue lodge and ski 9:00am - 12:00pm