Training sessions begin the second weekend that Seven Springs is open for the season. This enables the coaches to organize their equipment for the season and to participate in a refresher class.

WPRC trains every Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM and Noon to 2:00 PM.  Christmas Camp offers the racers an opportunity to train during the week between Christmas and New Years. Christmas Camp runs from the day after Christmas (December 26) through New Years Eve (December 31) with similar training hours as the weekends, except New Years Eve is the morning session only.  There is no training on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, nor New Years Day.

Variations in the schedule may occur as needed, and will be posted to the WPRC training calendar followed on with an electronic notice to members.

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Racers should be ready to go at the WPRC Training Center ten minutes before the start of each training session. There, racers will meet up with their training groups and head off together.  At the end of each training session, the coaches will ski back to the Training Center with the racers. Parents can meet their children there.

Training sessions will combine drills, gate training and free skiing, at the discretion of the coaching staff. A comprehensive training schedule will be available on the WPRC training calendar.  Questions about the training schedule should be addressed to the Head Coach.


Racers are expected to attend all training sessions.  However, attendance is not mandatory, and racers are free to attend as their schedules permit.  The coaching staff may determine, however, that an individual racer has not trained sufficiently to compete safely in any given race.

In addition to weekend training, WPRC conducts an optional Wednesday Night Gate training for the U14 and older racers from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM during January and February.  U10 and U12 athletes are not allowed to partake in Wednesday Night Gates due to safety concerns.  An additional fee is required for these sessions.

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WPRC Training Summary

Weekend Training

Christmas Camp

Wednesday Night Gates


Saturday & Sunday




Usually starts second weekend mountain is open (typically mid- December).  Ends with the Year End Banquet in mid-March.

Week between Christmas and New Years
12/26 - 12/31

(No training Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, or New Years Day)

January - February

Morning Session (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)

Afternoon Session (12:00 PM - 2:00 PM)

No afternoon session 12/31

Evening Session (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)

Who Can Attend?

All WPRC members

All age groups

All WPRC members

All age groups

Additional Fee Required

U14 - U19

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Western Pennsylvania Race Club (WPRC) is a successfully run ski program based at Seven Springs. The club has been in operation since 1962. WPRC promotes the development of youth athletics through alpine ski racing.

P.O. Box 153
Melcroft, PA 15462