General Program Information
About the Team
The Spokane Ski Racing Association (SSRA) is a non-profit ski team for athletes 5 and up who want to become expert, all-mountain, life-long skiers while having fun learning to compete in the Olympic disciplines of alpine ski racing. SSRA was established in 1959 and has a proud and successful history. However, excelling in skiing is only part of our mission. SSRA's programs help youth from the greater Spokane area develop important life skills. Values such as co-operation/teamwork, dedication, goal-orientation, hard work, honesty, persistence, positive attitude, punctuality, and time-management are taught with intention. Through coach mentoring, each athlete's personal development is paramount. Most of all SSRA is fun! Without a doubt, being part of the Spokane Ski Racing Association is the fastest way to become a great skier…and a great way to become a fast skier!
Ski Racing is Fun
SSRA athletes are motivated by a variety of things. The common thread is a love for skiing and the enjoyment found in being part of the team, training, and competition. SSRA coaches are committed to having fun in the pursuit of excellence. In everything that is planned, fun is first.
SSRA embraces priciples of the United States Ski & Snowboard Association's National Alpine Training System. Long-term athlete development and welfare are central tenets to program activities and goals.
The Best in the Inland Northwest…A Commitment to Skiing Excellence
Team Strength: SSRA team accomplishments have included strong showings in Pacific Nothwest Ski Association standings and team events. More locally, SSRA has won the EEYSL team cup four times in the past five seasons. SSRA emphasizes TEAM, above all else in terms of competitive significance.
Individual Accolades: Every year, SSRA sends athletes to the Junior Olympics and top divisional/regional races. SSRA athletes have won gold medals and overall titles at these events in 1994, 1995, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2012 against athletes from across the Pacific Northwest, Western Region and beyond. Alumni have been members of the US Ski Team, Western Region Team, and Pacific Northwest Ski Association Alpine Team, as well as competitors in the X-Games. SSRA has even produced a 4-time Skijoring National Champion.
SSRA is a not-for-profit, 501-3C organization. Program fees pay for approximately 60% of team costs. The remainder of our budget is supplied by fund raising dollars; subsidizing tuition 40%. This subsidization comes in the form of club fundraising events (golf tournament, ski-a-thon, and dinner/auction), donations, corporate sponsorship, and event revenue. Through community generosity, SSRA is able to offer a valuable service to children and young adults throughout the Inland Northwest at affordable prices.
SKI RACING TEAMS
|5-11||Newcomers ages 5-11|
|11-13||10-13 year olds
|14-15||Athletes ages 14-15|
|16+||Athletes ages 16+|
|25+||Adults age 25+|