The Ski Ward Race Team‘s (SWRT) is a volunteer-run, learn-to-race program whose mission is to promote the ideals of good sportsmanship, and to provide an opportunity for young skiers to develop and improve their skiing and racing skills in a safe and enjoyable recreational ski team setting.
Our program is founded on the philosophy that sound racing techniques evolve from sound skiing techniques and that the learning process should be a positive and fulfilling experience.
The SWRT competes in the Eastern Massachusetts Buddy Werner League (EMBWL), an entry-level league that is comprised of several teams from the eastern Massachusetts area: Ski Ward, Bradford Ski Team, Nashoba Valley Ski Club, Prospect Hill Ski and Snowboarding Team, and Bogastow (formerly Dover-Sherborn).
Children and Young Adults in grades K through 12 are eligible to join the Ski Ward Race Team. Although no racing experience is necessary, prospective members must be able to ski confidently from the top of Ski Ward with no assistance, and be able to ride the T-Bar or chairlift without adult assistance.
The competition season consists of eight races (Slalom and Giant Slalom) that take place on Sundays starting in early January. The season culminates the first weekend March with the EMBWL championship, open to all racers who participate in a minimum of three regular-season races.