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Alpine Ski Racing

Practice or improve your skiing skills by trying out the exhilarating challenge of Alpine Ski Racing!

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  • Is there a nearby ski hill at which you can set up a course? 
  • When is a good time to pursue this adventure? 
  • What equipment do you need? Where can you get some if you don’t have any? 
  • What questions do you have for the ski hill operator? v


  • Competitive alpine skiing is done in gates. Find a ski hill that offers gate training and a competitive program.  
  • Contact the ski hill to set up a time you can go with your fellow Scouts. Set up your gates and learn how to ski a course! 


  • What do you know now that you did not know before? 
  • How did you feel before, during and after skiing the course? 
  • How does skiing through gates differ from regular free skiing? 
  • How well did you work together to set up and tear down the course? 
  • What challenges did your team face, and how did you overcome them? 
  • If you were to go out again, what would you do differently? 

Keep it Simple

  • If you are not comfortable enough on skis to try ski racing, or if there are people on your team who have never skied before, start by organizing a ski day for your team! 
  • If skiing isn’t your style, set up a toboggan slalom course and race down it on sleds. Remember to wear a helmet while sledding! 

Take it Further

Find a local alpine ski team or league and learn the requirements needed to become a member!