Our Comp Team program is designed to support and prepare athletes for US S&S Divisional, Regional and National Development Programs; as well as FIS alpine competitions.

MRT athletes should be ready to commit to mastering the five domains of alpine skiing and coaches will lead them through the educational process while keeping them motivated for personal growth. The five domains are Technical/Tactical, Equipment, Physical Skills, Mental Skills and managing a training and competition calendar. See US S&S Training Systems page The mastery of the five domains starts with individual goal setting so the coaches can plan both individual and collective goals of the team weaving together a training and competition calendar for each athlete and the team collectively. Athletes receive extensive education on Technical & Tactical skill mastery through on and off snow education. These skiing fundamentals are combined with Skills Quest Physical Fitness (all US Ski Team athletes are now required to pass this test at a 70% mastery level) to ensure the athlete remains both strong and healthy during the race season. The Equipment Domain starts with boot testing and fit and includes ski testing, tuning and helping athletes monitor/maintain highly functioning gear for every training session. Mental skills are utilized and practiced on a regular basis so competitions are managed with success based on hours of rehearsal. MRT athletes are encouraged to train and commit to the level appropriate to their individual goals, while still maintaining a high level of motivation and enjoyment of the sport of skiing.  Competition outside of the Mt. Hood area is more common when pursuing a US S&S race plan for U14, U16, U19 and U21 athletes.   Our philosophy is rooted in spending more time on training (rather than too much racing) as this both produces better skiers and costs families a lot less money. Additionally, we are endorsing the NDS (National Development System) which places a complete emphasis on results in head to head competitions and less on comparing athletes through US S&S points. US S&S Development Team and the Western Region both select athletes to the next level through the Divisional, Regional and National Racing System, where athletes qualify locally in head to head competition for Regional Championships. At Regionals, athletes are also selected based on head to head results and have the ability to move on to age class national championships, international competitions and are selected for National Development team camps through the same methodology. We are very confident in our system and know we have great terrain and training conditions with the incredible support of Mt. Hood Meadows supporting the preparation required for upper level competition. For our athletes to make that next step, they need to find and develop that burning drive that gets them up at 5 AM in the morning to warm up before a summer training session or a big race. Our goal is to channel and focus this drive toward personal improvement and sport mastery.

Competition Team athletes are encouraged to start their preparation period (preparation for the competition season) starting on June 1 of each year. Summer camps are an integral aspect of learning and athletes should plan 25-40 days in the prep period (summer and fall camps) to maximize their abilities.


Comp team travels together and spends a lot of time in the mountains together. Athletes form lasting relationships and learn core values. Pictured here with Phil and Steve Mahre

Comp team travels together and spends a lot of time in the mountains together. Athletes form lasting relationships and learn core values. Pictured here with Phil and Steve Mahre


  • Age Classes: U14/U16/U19/U21

  • Days on snow/dryland: 119 possible!! (140 w/summer camps)

  • Start Date: Beginning of June

  • End Date: End of May

  • Training Schedule: Tuesday & Thursday mornings 9-12, Wednesday & Friday Nights 4-8 PM, Saturdays & Sundays 9-3 PM; camps TBD

  • Summer camp days 25-35 (separate fees apply)

  • Dry land Training begins in October

  • Fall camp coaching included (additional travel fees apply)

  • Thanksgiving Camp, Holiday Camp included

  • Evergreen Cup, NW Cup Series & Regional/National races supported (additional travel fees apply)

  • Spring block and May Golden Rose Training Camps are included

  • Golden Rose supported

  • Requires a club volunteer commitment

  • US S&S license is required.

  • *A FIS license may also be required depending on an individual's race plan and age

  • Elite Pass (by qualification - US S&S license has to be renewed to qualify)/ lift tickets/pass are additional

  • Excludes: Race entry fees, lift tickets, lodging, travel expenses, Summer Camps

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