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Crystal Mountain Founder Club 2019-2020 Scholarships

Congratulations to Zach Derwin, Annaliese Frohlich, Oliver Loeser and Owen Snyder-Smith, the 2019-2020 recipients of Crystal Mountain Founders Club scholarships! Be sure to thank Founders Club members for their continued generosity towards CMAC athletes. Here is the official announcement

CMAC Ski Racing

Crystal Mountain Alpine Club (CMAC) has been partnering with Crystal Mountain Resort from its inception in 1963. Since then, thousands of youth have come through the program to become lifelong talented all-mountain skiers, with some going on to race in college, on the US national team and even at the Olympics.

CMAC’s philosophy is to provide programs that are fun and enjoyable for all participants while developing strong skiing skills learned through structured training and directed free skiing using the entire mountain. This creates strong racers and excellent skiers with a deep love of the sport. The CMAC philosophy not only develops successful ski racers, but skiers who will participate in the sport throughout their lives. This philosophy also develops life skills that transcend sports.

In collaboration with Crystal Mountain, CMAC hosts several races each season. As well as being great opportunities for the racers to compete and have fun, parent volunteers get to enjoy the ski racing community and learn more about the sport through these events.

CMAC Programs

There is a range of programs from the Mighty Mite Prep program for first-time racers through to top level racing for high school athletes and even a master’s program for those who want to continue racing as adults. These programs are:

Some getting-started resources

Here are some super useful resources for getting going this season:
  1. CMAC's FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) has a tremendous amount of information for new and returning families.
  2. Equipment and clothing: lots of tips to be sure you've go the right gear. There you can find a link to the CMAC ski sizing guide
  3. Volunteering is critical to putting on a ski race! Learn about volunteering at CMAC and get signed up ASAP. 

Contact us

If you have any questions about CMAC, feel free to contact the Program Director Alan Lauba or the Program Administrator Dale Koetke.

CMAC Newsletters

Subscribe to the CMAC Mail List. An archive of past mails is located here.

To get the team communications specific to your athlete's program, be sure you add your email to their profile following these instructions

President's Welcome Letter

We're looking forward to a terrific season. Here are some thoughts about it from our board president, Andrew Stines.


Sign up for CMAC text messaging today! Info is here (site login is required.)

Sprongo video registration

Register now for access to Sprongo training videos for the entire season! 


Season Race Schedule

Mighty Mite Holiday Camp athletes (December 2018)

U12 Group

U8/U10 Group


Upcoming Social Events


News from the Crystal Mountain Founders Club: the 2018-2019 CMAC Scholarship Program Winners are Katie Holm, Annaliese Frohlich, Andrew Kulakovsky and Evie Wright! Congratulations to the winners and many thanks to the Founders Club for their continued support of CMAC's athletes! (Read more)

CMAC is a member of the Pacific Northwest Ski Association division of US Ski and Snowboard. 

Sponsor Spotlight

CMAC would like to extend a huge welcome and thank you to Tacoma Roofing and Waterproofing, our NEW Gold Level Sponsor!  The beautiful roofs on the big new CMAC shacks are examples of their excellent work. 

Tacoma Roofing & Waterproofing’s architectural sheet metal division prides itself on quality and innovation to consistently meet or exceed our customers’ expectations. Our philosophy is to provide customer service, on-time delivery, quality craftsmanship and professional management, while offering competitive pricing in an ever-changing, competitive environment. Our goal is to remain a premier installer of custom sheet metal systems while keeping our commitment to excellence and dedication to meeting the needs of our employees. 

Tacoma Roofing & Waterproofing also has roofing and waterproofing divisions for commercial/industrial applications.  All systems offered by TRW are certified and approved by roofing and waterproofing manufactures, therefore, TRW can offer 20-yr Full System Warranties.  The systems we provide include vapor barriers, rigid insulation, cover boards and single-ply membranes. We also install silicone and urethane roof coatings, above-grade and below-grade waterproofing along with offering asphalt shingle and metal roofing panel systems.  If you’re looking for a full system contractor, for your Washington or Oregon project, Tacoma Roofing & Waterproofing is that contractor. 

News & Results

Breaking news: congratulations to Katie Holm for her win (by over a second!) at the U19 Western Region Championships (race results)

The Arnold Group Mighty Mite Slalom 

What a great race!  Here are the results:
   Saturday: M W / Sunday: M W 

Calportland No Bull: NW cup 2019 #1

CMAC held a very successful qualifying event for our older racers. Thanks to the help from the many volunteers, we put on a high quality event! .All of the top kids from the NW attended the event and the overall winners of the weekend were Katie Holm from CMAC and Tyler Larson from SPAC. Thanks to the new snow making system we had really good coverage, and combined with some rain, a refreeze, and good grooming, we had a surface that was very firm. It was great for ski racing and quite difficult. Many thanks to Crystal Mountain for their efforts with the grooming and early lift loads for our race crew and coaches.  Read the full report here and see race results here

Schweitzer FIS DH/SG Junior National Qualifier

n Schweitzer, our elite level speed skiers were tested with perfect snow conditions on a fun and fast course. Our two top girls Katie Holm and Evie Wright scored numerous top 20 results, and Katie finished off the week with a 3rd and 6th in SG which will qualify her for the Junior Nationals. Congrats Katie! Zach Derwin got his rookie start at a speed FIS event and had a ton of fun. 

Race results

See the latest race results from our CMAC athletes:

Spokane NW Cup Qualifier 2019

Our FIS and U16 have had a spectacular weekend at Mt. Spokane. We had large move ups and strong effort across the board. Read the full race report here.

Championship series

Congratulations to the CMAC athletes who qualified for their championship series:


  • Zoe Paek
  • Winthrop Flaggert
  • Ben Albrecht
  • Tanner Stines


  • Annie Frohlich
  • Sydney Kraabel
  • Ella Skoglund
  • Chloe Vlases
  • Graham Barwick
  • Owen Snyder-Smith
  • Michael Guo
  • Ollie Loeser


  • Katie Holm
  • Evie Wright
  • Anna Gibbons
  • Zach Derwin
  • Lewis White
  • Wyatt Kray

Big Sky Elite FIS SL/GS

Our upper level skiers have been out on the race circuit a few times this season competing in the qualifiers for the Junior nationals.  At the SL and GS qualifiers in Big Sky, Katie Holm, Evie Wright, Lewis White and Wyatt Kray competed in an Elite level FIS series. Katie led the way with some very good skiing starting from the 20’s moving into the top 15 in three races. The rest of the group was attending their first Elite level series and it was quite a challenge, but all improved their skiing through the week. Becoming a great ski racer has lots of challenges and the pressure of competition really makes you push your limits to get better. I expect all of them to come back to show some new strength and perseverance in our NW Cup Series. Read more here

Useful bits...

Crystal Webcam

Avalanche Safety

Here's a great video on avalanche safety. With all the recent snow, this is worth another review. 

Slideshow from the 2017 Banquet


Join the CMAC Alumni Facebook group today!


Registration for new families starts every year on October 1, with early registration discounts extending through October 15. You can learn more about CMAC through our extensive FAQ pages. To stay in touch, follow us on Facebook and join our email list.


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CMAC Race Photos

All CMAC Race Photos have been uploaded and ready to view and purchase here. Please feel free to contact Bret with any questions (360-663-2246, 253-732-6088 cell/text, or bret@vanostrom.com).

Learn to take care of you gear the right way!  Read John Ellis' Tuning Blog!


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  • Registration for returning athletes and their siblings opens September 1.
  • Registration for new athletes opens on October 1.  
  • Review the programs and learn how to register


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