Sundown Junior Race Team

Program Details

  • Children Ages 5 & Older
  • Practices Tuesday & Thursday 6:15- 8:30pm & Optional Free Nastar Runs on Saturdays 10am-1pm
  • $250 per racer includes Coaching for all practices & Unlimited Free Nastar Runs on Saturdays
  • $32 WIJARA Registration Fee
  • Must be able to ski intermediate hills in control
  • Must be able to load & unload chairlifts
  • Hard-sided helmets are required to race per USSA ski racing regulations
  • Racers need skis (no twin tips), boots & poles
  • Sundown Mountain Race Junior Race team is a proud member of WIJARA (Wisconsin/Illinois/Iowa Junior Racing Association)
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Benefits & Awards

  • Learn to ski gates & improve skills
  • Make new friends & have a great time
  • Ski at other Resorts
  • Racing is Fun & Builds Confidence
  • Medals are awarded each race to the top 5 racers of each age class
  • Medals are awarded each race to the top 5 racers of each age class
  • Free Nastar Timed Racing Saturdays 10am-1pm

2019 WIJARA Race Dates

WIJARA (Wisconsin/Illinois/Iowa Junior Racing Association) includes 9 Midwest Ski Teams:

Sundown Mountain, Chestnut Mountain, Tyrol Basin, Cascade Mountain, Snowstar, Hidden Valley, Blackhawk, Four Lakes, & Wilmot 

  • Chestnut Mountain--January 5 & 6
  • Sundown Mountain--January 12 & 13, 2019
  • Cascade Mountain--February 2 & 3, 2019
  • Tyrol Basin--Feberuary 23 & 24, 2019


Justin Mills- Head Coach

USSA Certified Ski Team Coach

Mya Schaefer-Ski Coach

USSA Certified Ski Team Coach

US Ski Team, Develpment Team (6 Years)

NCAA All American

  • Eastern Cup GS & Super G Champion

Head Women’s Coach

  • UMass Ski Team
  • Berkshire East Ski Team

Mt. Hood Ski Team Coach

Matt Scherr- Ski Coach

USSA Certified Ski Team Coach

Steve Esser-Ski Coach

Sundown Race Director

Tyler Knopp-Ski Coach

Former Sundown Race Team Athlete

Lukas Rettenmeier-Ski Coach

Former Sundown Race Team Athlete

Danielle Waldbilling-Ski Coach

Former Sundown Race Team Athlete

Please complete 1 Registration Form per Family

Please complete 1 SRT Concussion Form per Racer

All racers must be registered with WIJARA to be eligible to race.  This process is now online and must be completed by each racing family.  Additionally, all required liability forms are now a part of this electronic registration process. 
  • Please register each of your racers, you can only register one child at a time, you must start a new registration for each child.
  • You must sign TWO (2) liability forms WIJARA & Iowa for each racer you register.  You will receive an email confirmation asking you to confirm your waivers from Smartwaiver for each liability waiver.  (More than likely – this confirmation email goes to your Junk mail or SPAM mail folder.) If you do not confirm the waivers, they are not complete!(These liability forms have been reviewed by each race hill’s legal council and cover liability requirements for each of our four races.)
  • WIJARA fees are $32 per racer and must be paid online to complete your registration.
  • New Families . . . If you are required to enter a bib number to proceed with registration, just enter 599 or if allowed, leave the field blank.  Once a bib number is issued, SRT will submit final roster info & bib numbers will be noted for the season.