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High School Prep Program


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Please visit the Registration page for updated information on programs and fees. 
Registration for the High School Prep Program (formerly Punch Pass) is now open. 


We have re-vamped the Punch Pass Program for the 2018 season in an effort to make it more appealing to athletes looking for training for their high school ski team. The updated program is named High School Prep. This program offers flexible and compressed training times for athletes focusing on High School level racing. 

Athletes looking to participate in USSA-level races should register in the full-time U16 or U19 program.

Overview of High School Prep Program

  • Athletes have a compressed 3 hour training block. As the season progresses the training block will shift from being focused on drills, to more emphasis on training in gates. Each training block will always have a gate session.
  • Athletes are able to train one day each weekend between Dec 23 and Feb 25 (10 weekends). This provides flexibility in the training schedule.
  • Training blocks will be from 9am - 12 pm, there will be no early load.
  • Athletes will have the option to train on 3 days during both the Christmas and Winter vacation breaks.
  • GSC will have a primary coach dedicated to the HSP Program. This coach may not be present for every training block, but they will structure the training and communicate with the athletes and families.
  • Families/Athletes are asked to work 2 races

Training Opportunities

3 days

Christmas Holiday Break
Starting 12/26, specific days TBD

10 days

10 weekends from 12/23 to 2/25/2018

Athletes attend one session each weekend, pick 10 days from 19 possible dates.

3 days

MA or NH Winter Break
Pick one but not both, specific days TBD

 

2018 High School Prep Fee

The fee for the season is $575.

 

Please email our Membership Chairperson with any questions or for additional information on the High School Prep Program.

Gunstock Lift Ticket

Lift tickets for Gunstock Mountain Resort must be purchased separately. Please visit the Gunstock Mountain Resort website for details. 

Questions & Answers

Do we also pay the family fee?
No. The family fee is built into the cost of the pass.

Do we need to work Dibs?
Yes. We ask that parent or athletes work 2 race dibs as part of thes program. You are welcome to participate in the Auction and Ski Sale; however, these commitments are not required. 

Does athlete participating in the High School Prep program need USSA and/or NHARA membership?
If the athlete is not racing in a USSA races, then the USSA and NHARA membership are not needed. 

Can athlete train weeknights?
Weeknight training is not included in this program because most high schools have training during the week. If this is something you’d like to add, please contact the Membership Chairperson or Program Director.

Can the athlete race in USSA races?
Yes. However USSA and NHARA licenses are required.

Can I use the High School Prep Program for my U14 (or younger) athletes?
No.

We already purchased a full season of training. Can I switch to the High School Prep Program?
Yes. Please contact our Membership Chair (email) to work out the details.

We have purchased a High School Prep Program and decided to become full-time members. How do we do that?
This is great. We’ll deduct what has been paid from the full-time membership fee. Please contact our Membership Chair to work out the details.