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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.

President's Welcome Letter

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

CMAC Newsletters

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


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 2018-2019 season! 


Order your hats, shirts and hoodies now for the upcoming season at the CMAC Store.  All proceeds benefit CMAC's Fund for Excellence. 


2018-2019 Schedule



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)

Upcoming Social Events

Slideshow from the 2017 Banquet

Thanks to Piper O'Kane for producing the slide show!
(See all the submitted photos here!)

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. 

Tacoma Roofing and waterproofing

Here are some of the projects done by CMAC's Gold Sponsor, Tacoma Roofing and Waterproofing

News & Results

Northwest cup 2018 #1

What a strong set of results from the CMAC team! Some of the highlights include Andrew Kulakovsky and Michael Guo started 99 and 100 and both made the flip on the first run.  On the girls side, And a whole host of boys scored well. Andrew 15th,  Lewis 17,  Michael 18, Willi 19, Owen 21, Zach 22. All the boys scored some points toward the Champs. On the girls side, Evie Wright led the way with a  7th in the final SL, 1st for U16 girls, she is well on her way to first seed at U16 Champs, followed by Izzy in 10th. Izzy led the girls Friday with an excellent GS race placing 5th.  Read the full result here

Cherry Tree Charge 2018

After a week of crazy weather leading up to the race, the CTC this year was changed to a slalom race and run successfully thanks to the efforts of the race crew and volunteers. Congratulations to Quinn Dennehy and  Evan Jakubek for winning the overall event. 

Race results

See the latest race results from our CMAC athletes:

Useful bits...

Crystal Webcam

Avalanche Safety

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


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.


You can read recent newsletters, text messages and follow CMAC on Facebook!

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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