Thank you for visiting our new website and for your interest in Woodstock Ski Runners’ Alpine and Nordic Programs at Suicide Six.  Woodstock Ski Runners is a truly unique organization. As one of North America’s oldest ski clubs, we build on a long tradition of ski training expertise. Our home field at Suicide Six is built on one of the premiere slalom runs in all of New England.  We operate as a not for profit entity that draws a volunteer base to support more than 300 students from local schools who are brought to Suicide Six on Friday afternoons during ski season and provided with ski instruction from our volunteer coaches and staff.  We also provide first class Alpine and Nordic training and mentoring to over 100 aspiring young ski racers.  A dedicated team of Coaches and our Board of Directors incorporates the character of our communities and member interests to field a comprehensive selection of programs that have sent our skiers to every level of international competition.  Our goal is to develop the complete athlete – coaching each child to achieve his or her highest level of performance – resulting in confident, healthy and contributing young men and women off the slopes as well as skilled and passionate athletes on the slopes.   

Woodstock Ski Runners welcomes everyone.  We strive to ensure that every child has a positive, enjoyable and learning experience through participation in our Programs, regardless of their ability level. My personal experience with Woodstock Ski Runners began ten years ago, first participating as an instructor for the Friday Program. My sons Max and Sam began their participation in the all mountain programs. Both have moved on to the full race programs and both have enjoyed their experiences immensely. A spark that turns into a flame and before you know it your little snowplowers are dusting you down any trail on the hill. For me, being able to see the values of teamwork, sportsmanship and competition grow in all of our Ski Runners kids has been one of the great rewards of my participation in the program.

Ski training organizations such as ours generally have to choose between operating as a service company, where all services are bought and paid for by the membership directly, or as a club where parents, children and members of the community and local businesses all pitch in to help. The club model favored throughout our legacy and promoted by US Skiing and the Vermont Alpine Racing Association (VARA), involves the participation of our members in the delivery of services that support our races, training and other activities, as well as fundraising, which is an important part of our program.  Through the participation of members, volunteers and donors, we are able to field our world class training programs at significantly reduced costs.  These important relationships become apparent when we consider that 50+% of our club's revenues are derived through fundraising.

Woodstock Ski Runners is a great choice for your family to become fully engaged in the exciting world of skiing and ski racing. Current programs are detailed here on our site. We welcome you to visit with us to discuss the specific needs and interests of your family members. The time is now to join us and begin an experience that is unforgettable.

Stephen Hambsch
President
Woodstock Ski Runners

2017 - 2018 Board of Directors