Welcome to the 2020/2021 Season!
SEASON/COVID UPDATE 12/22/2020 - we have finally received permission to hold practices and potentially some races this season from Nashoba Valley. We are still finalizing some of the details, but the good news is we will be on snow soon as a group! Please stay tuned for more details.
The Bogastow Ski Team welcomes all new and returning members: The team gives young skiers of all ages an opportunity to train and compete in slalom and giant slalom courses against skiers from other local clubs. Bogastow competes in the Eastern Massachusetts Buddy Werner League. No prior race experience is required; however, skiers must be able to get on and off a chair lift unassisted and ski all terrain at Nashoba Valley competently. The Bogastow Ski Team is a great option to consider if wanting to ski race but also want to stay fairly local on the weekends.
The 7 & under race course is gentle with the emphasis on fun.The 8 & older skiers compete on more competitive courses with the emphasis on improving skills and successful course completion.
Where and when…
The team trains at Nashoba Valley in Westford on Wednesdays from 6:00-8:00 p.m., mid-December through February.
While a good majority of our team is from Dover/Sherborn it should be noted that being a resident of the towns is not a requirement. We have kids from Weston, Wellesley, Wayland and other surrounding towns compete on the team. There is also a further west contingent of racers on our team from the Lancaster, Harvard, Stow region that train at Wachusett on Wednesday nights from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Races are held on seven Sunday mornings in January, February and March. Races are held at Nashoba, Ski Ward in Shrewsbury, Bradford in Andover, Blue Hills in Canton and Wachusett in Princeton. Racers are not obligated to attend every practice or race, but must attend at least three races to compete in the Championship Race.
Bogastow is a parent-volunteer run organization.In order to make our team and race days run successfully, parents of all skiers are expected to volunteer on race days.
Skiers compete in age groups based on their age as of December 31, 2018. The age groups are 7 & under (U8), 8-9 (U10), 10-11 (U12), 12-13 (U14), 14-15 (U16), and 16-18 (U18)
In recent years, skiers from Dover, Sherborn, Dedham, Weston, Westwood, Wellesley and surrounding towns have raced for the team with some qualifying for additional post-season championship races. Many top level racers also compete in USSA races throughout the season.
Ribbons are awarded to the top 10 finishers in each age group at every race. Trophies are awarded to the top 10 finishers at the Trophy Race and at the Championship Race. Skiers are also recognized for their individual achievements and contribution to the team at our annual banquet.