Swiss Valley Racing for ages 4-14 years old JDT is open to all skiers ages 4 to 14, of all ability levels. JDT Racers are encouraged to attend scheduled events which include races held at Swiss Valley, Timber Ridge, Bittersweet, Cannonsburg, Mt. Brighton, and Caberfae Peaks. JDT Director, Jennifer Perry Ross, leads the coaching team made up of former racers and professional ski instructors. Lift tickets & additional event fees not included, purchasing a Season Pass at Swiss Valley is almost always the most affordable option. (Each Racer must pay for racing bib in addition to their race fee.)

Ready…Set… Signing Day! – Tomorrow, Saturday, October 7 at Swiss Valley in the Lower Lodge.
Junior Development Team SIGNING DAY will be this Saturday, October 7 from 1-2 pm – During this event, racers can register in person for the team, buy season passes for Swiss at their lowest rate for the last time this season ($299), sign the team handbook and waivers, and have any questions about the team/registration answered. We’ll have a fun set up for “signing day” photos AND give out team swag.
Bring your racer’s ski gear and coaches will check for the right fit, or make recommendations for gear. Families are also welcome to sell or trade any previously loved (but in good condition) gear during this time.

Program Goals & Training

The JDT program’s primary goal is to give our team members a chance to learn the art of ski racing and improve their overall skiing skills while having fun. Team Participation includes a Holiday JDT Race Camp along with weekly practices scheduled for Tuesday nights and weekend mornings. (Please reserve Thursdays as a weekly make up in the event practice is not held on Tuesday.) Our season ends with an athlete family race on February 25, 2024.

NEW FOR 2023-2024

The JDT program has been reorganized for optimal racer development. The team has been divided into JDT LITE, JDT & JDT PLUS. Please read the descriptions below to figure out which group is best for your athlete.