CMSC Kids Racing Program


What do you do if you are a parent, love to ski, enjoy racing, taught your two kids to ski, and they want to race just like Mom and Dad?  Ship them off to a race camp?  NO! You start your own kids racing program so you can keep skiing together!  And that's exactly what happened.


Initially begun by two racing parents for those very reasons, 2002 was the first year Kids Racing became a part of the Cleveland Metro Ski Council (CMSC).  The goal is to give families the opportunity to share the excitement of racing, cheer each other on, and give them one more ski day together.  Added benefits include:


  • Young families who have never belonged to a ski club can meet other skiing families
  • Former ski club members who are now raising families return to CMSC
  • Having races scheduled on the same days as the CMSC adult races keeps parents racing

Kids Racing Fun Facts:

  • Open to skiers and snowboarders between the ages of 4 and 17 (whose parent or guardian belong to a CMSC ski club)
  • Kids compete in groups based on their age and ability.
  • Never-ever racers receive a medal for their first race.  They are then placed in a race class with kids of the same ability.
  • Trophies (for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places) and prizes are awarded at the base of the race course immediately after the race - just like in the Olympics!
  • Race fees are between $5 and $8 per racer, per race
  • Six races are scheduled this year, two in the Cleveland area, and four in Western New York on the same day as the adult races.

Contact Information

Wes Gussler - Kids Race Chair

Email:  gusswesler@yahoo.com