Alpine Ski Team

PASEF Camelback Ski Race Team>>Member’s Guide

The executive committee of the Pocono Alpine Ski Educational Foundation, Inc. (PASEF) would like to welcome you to the Camelback Ski Team. We thank you for choosing the Camelback Mountain Resort and the PASEF organization to help your child further his or her learning of the sport of alpine ski racing. PASEF, who manages and operates the Camelback Ski Team, is comprised of the parents of the Camelback Ski Team athletes. The Camelback Ski Team is coached by some of the best men and women on the East coast. We feel we have the most knowledgeable and well-trained staff to support our athletes’ learning.The Camelback Ski Team is comprised of approximately 40 girls and boys from ages 8 through 18 years. The goal of the team is to teach the fundamentals of ski racing and to have our athletes’ progress in ability from local and sectional races up to Northeast regional races. Members of the team continue to grow each year by building confidence, overcoming mental and physical challenges and, most importantly, obtaining the skills required to become great skiers. Team members spend 12 to 17 hours each week on the mountain practicing and preparing for races, as well as spending numerous additional hours free skiing and honing their skiing skills.All the racers have joined the team because they have a desire to achieve the knowledge and skills required to become great ski racers and to win races. All members are responsible for their own lift tickets, training fees, mountain fees, equipment, race fees, and transportation to races. The PASEF foundation contributes to the additional costs associated with training equipment, gate polls, fencing, timing equipment and travel expenses for the coaches. PASEF also sponsors one local ski race each year in conjunction with Camelback Mountain. Additionally, PASEF provides scholarships each year to graduating seniors to help them pursue their college goals and to continue ski racing at a collegiate level.

The attached guide will answer most of your questions regarding registration, dues, equipment, and race events. We have also provided web sites and business names for you and the athlete to help you seek out additional information. We have a lot of knowledge amongst the parents and coaches; please don’t be afraid to ask them questions. We are a team and, as such, are here to help each other learn and advance our team in the sport of Ski Racing.

We hope your child athlete and you enjoy your experience with the Camelback Ski Team and participate in the various fundraising and team activities we have throughout the year.