Program Details

  • Children ages 5 & older
  • Practices Tuesday & Thursday 6:15-8:30pm & Saturdays from 9-11am with coaching, drills, and gate time
  • NASTAR runs on Saturdays 10am-1pm (included in team dues)
  • $200 per racer includes coaching for all practices & unlimited free NASTAR runs on Saturdays
  • $32 WIJARA registration fee
  • Must be able to ski intermediate & advanced hills in control
  • Must be able to load & unload chairlifts
  • Racers need skis (no twin tips), boots, hard-sided helmets (required to race per USSA ski racing regulations). All other racing gear is optional.
  • Sundown Mountain Junior Race Team is a proud member of WIJARA (Wisconsin/Illinois/Iowa Junior Alpine Racing Association)

Benefits & Awards

  • Learn to ski/race 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
  • Free NASTAR timed racing Saturdays 10am-1pm

2021 WIJARA Race Dates: 2021

WIJARA (Wisconsin/Illinois/Iowa Junior Alpine Racing Association) includes 9 Midwest ski teams:

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

  • Sundown Mountain – January 23/24, 2021
  • Cascade Mountain – February 6/7, 2021
  • Chestnut Mountain – February 20/21, 2021
  • Tyrol Basin – February 27/28, 2021

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NEW!! Sundown “Spring Showdown” 2021: March 6th 

The first ever Sundown “Spring Showdown” Race will take place on March 6th, 2021. This is an open invitation race and is open to any racer ages 5-19 years old. You do not need to have a “team or race hill affiliation”. All racers will compete in the U-class age brackets by gender (U8, U10, U12, U14, U16, U18, U20). U-class is “U – Under” that particular age. U8 = 7-yrs old and under; U10 = 9-yrs, 8-yrs old; U12 = 11-yrs, 10-yrs old; U14 = 13-yrs, 12-yrs old; U16 = 15-yrs, 14-yrs old; U18 = 17-yrs, 16-yrs old; U20 = 19-yrs, 18-yrs old. Age for the U-class will be determined by DOB as of 12-31-2020 (for example if your racer is 12 years old as of 12-31-2020 – they would be in the U14 class). There is no team competition for this event. It is not affiliated with WIJARA or USSA.

Entry Cost for this event is $10, (cash or check) paid day of event. Deadline to sign-up is Monday, February 22, 2021. Late entry is $20 (anything past 2/22/2021). SRT racers are covered for this event under team dues. Must follow Sundown’s COVID policies.

Contact: Justin (JT) Mills at or 563-580-8515 (cell).


Mya Schaefer – Head Ski Coach

USSA Certified Ski Team Coach
US Ski Team, Development Team (6 Years)

NCAA All American–Eastern Cup GS & Super G Champion

Head Women’s Coach (UMass Ski Team, Bukrshiere East Ski Team)      

Mt. Hood Ski Team Coach

Matt Scherr – Ski Coach

USSA Certified Ski Team Coach

Steve Esser – Ski Coach

Sundown Mountain Race Department Director

Former Sundown Mountain Ski Instructor

Jeremy Ludovissy – Ski Coach

Former Sundown Race Team Athlete

Lukas Rettenmeier – Ski Coach

Former Sundown Race Team Athlete

Danielle Waldbillig – Ski Coach

Former Sundown Race Team Athlete

Carter Newt – Ski Coach

Former Sundown Race Team Athlete

Kelley Splinter – Ski Coach

Former Sundown Race Team Athlete

Justin Mills – Sundown Race Team Board President

USSA Certified Ski Team Coach

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.