2020 CCSC Winter Registration is Open!
Welcome to another fun and exciting season of Crystal Community Ski Club winter programs
Here’s some highlights for the upcoming season –and don’t forget to keep up to date with our website, www.ccskiclub.org for the latest information.
We also have two different scholarship programs this year that families can apply for if they need some financial assistance for their children to participate in our programs. More information will be coming soon.
Our basic programs return –
Learn to – Master the Mountain for learning Alpine skills and Master the Trail for learning Nordic skills.
Alpine Race – Race Academy, Middle School Team, new Top Team (upper level training), US Ski & Snowboard Team (used to be CUSSA)
Nordic Race – Middle School Team and High School Team
A few calendar highlights –
Ski Racer Sale, Sunday Oct 6th, 10am to 1pm, for skiers looking for new race equipment. Mtn Sports at Crystal Mountain.
CCSC Family Meeting Sunday Oct 6th, noon to 1pm, one of the fall meetings we’ll have with a chance to meet the Head Coaches and ask questions. Mtn Sports at Crystal Mountain.
Crystal Mountain Ski Swap, Saturday November 2nd 9am to 4pm and Sunday November 3rd 9am to noon. Chance to find great deals on used equipment. A portion of the sales benefit CCSC club.
CCSC Holiday Race Camp, Saturday December 21st to Tuesday December 24th, more information coming soon.
CCSC Race Academy hosted race, Sunday January 12th.
CCSC/Michigan Cup Race – Flying Squirrel Nordic Race Saturday March 7th for middle & high school racers.
For Alpine Racers, new this year a NASTAR Pass is included for all racers (a $99 value) this will help us track racer’s progress throughout the winter and inter-club races on Sundays when club races are not scheduled at other areas. CCSC Holiday Race Camp Saturday December 20th to Tuesday December 24th. Holiday Race Camp information coming soon. For US Ski and Snowboard racers, Crystal Community Ski Club is now an official member club. For those signing up with USS&S, be sure to pick CCSC as your home club.
For Nordic Racers, CCSC will host a Michigan Cup Series Nordic race – Flying Squirrel Race March 7th.
This season we will have a number of volunteer positions open to help the club function better. Please look for a coming list of volunteer duties from an hour or two to season long duties. We need your help to run and expand our club. Thank you. First up with be help with the ski swap Nov 2nd & 3rd.
This summer a small team of grant writers has been applying to a variety of charitable organizations. Big focus has been on our Nordic Rocks outreach program to introduce all elementary children in our area to sliding on snow with Nordic skis, then encourage them to join CCSC. If grant money comes thru, it will help boost our entire program with equipment and staffing. More updates to come as we hear from the organizations.
New email contacts for key staff and the club.
email@example.com for all club questions
firstname.lastname@example.org for all Alpine race question and Head Coach Chris Fisher
email@example.com for all Alpine Middle School Team questions and Coach Shaun Johnson
firstname.lastname@example.org for all Nordic questions and Nordic Director Tim Furbacher
email@example.com for all Master the Mountain questions and Program Director Marco Dedenbach
We'll have more news to share this fall.
Please update your SportsEngine contact information, especially your email and cell numbers.
Register for this winter's programs.
Encourage other families to join CCSC this winter.
Looking forward to seeing you on the slopes or trails this winter!
Vision: A premier, sustainable family-centered snow sports club, partnering with Crystal Mountain, which offers affordable, certified instruction/coaching at all levels.
Mission: Build an organization through leadership of the Board to develop the skills through certified instruction/coaching for lifelong values and enjoyment of snow sports for youth and family.
Summertime in Michigan is the perfect place to get ready for next winter's ski season. Get outdoors, be active, play, enjoy the nature around you, take advantage of the many things Michigan has to offer in the summertime. Here's a list of some upcoming events for fun and activity.
Sunday May 26th - North Mitten Half-Marathon, 10K, & 5K run. Crystal Mountain
Saturday June 1st - Bike Benzie Up North Fondo & Bike Ride. Crystal Mountain
June 26th thru July 6th - National Cherry Festival. Traverse City
Wednesday July 3rd - Family Carnival & Fireworks. Crystal Mountain
Wednesday July 3rd & Friday July 5th - Family 9 Hole Golf Scramble. Crystal Mountain
Thursday July 4th - Fourth of July 4K run. Crystal Mountain
Saturday September 14th - Tri Up North Triatholon. Frankfort
Saturday October 19th - Peak 2 Peak Mountain Bike race. Crystal Mountain.
An important goal of CCSC is to engage our local elementary youth in participating in outdoor recreation. The Nordic Rocks program is a pipeline to connect youth with winter programming that promotes health, fitness, and a lifelong passion for winter activities. We work in partnership with local public and private schools and organizations. We want our youth in our five county region to experience the joy, the fun and the sense of accomplishment that comes from sliding and playing on snow.
Please consider being a program sponsor and donating to the program or purchasing a pair of Nordic Rocks skis on our donation page. Thank-You.