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Racers: Ready, GO! KSOC welcomes skiers of all ages and abilities to take part in our race clinics and race events. We have five regular season races every year before Nationals competition. We would especially invite young racers, beginner skiers, and families who have not been involved previously. Please spread the word as our team greatly depends on you and our other club members’ referrals. Come join the KSOC race team and help us grow!
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The Knoxville Ski and Outing Club’s racing team is open to all club members, skiers and snowboarders, regardless of age or racing ability. Whether you are new to ski or snowboarding racing, or you are an Olympic-caliber racer, the race team wants you. Knoxville’s racing roster spans 12-78 years old.


The club’s race team competes in the Crescent Ski Council Racing Series against our 18 sister clubs scattered throughout the SE. Racers must first establish a handicap by either competing in a Crescent Ski Council Race or racing at any resort (closest resorts are Cataloochee, Sugar, Beech, and Appalachian) that offers NASTAR racing. Once a racer obtains a handicap, he or she is grouped into a ‘flight’ based on their individual handicap. This racing format ensures racers only compete against those of the same ability. The top 3 racers of each flight are presented with awards at the end of the day as well as daily door prizes. Points are scored over the course of the season and the top point scoring male and female both win a very expensive skiing related prize (prizes have ranged from new skis to a ski trip).


The racing season begins in early December and can last through March. There are many ski racing clinics offered at a discount price by the CSC Club (Schedule/Results - Crescent Ski Council). Some racers register for Saturdays only which are slalom, or Sunday only which is Giant Slalom. There is no minimum commitment needed to be a member of the racing team; compete only as your schedule and budget allow. Most races are at Sugar, Beech and Appalachian Mountains with discount tickets available for racers and family members.

If you are interested in the racing team or have questions please contact the racing team director, Todd Bishop, at KSOC Race Team Information

Simple steps to become a member:

  1. Find out about the team
  2. Reach out to the director and express interest
  3. Join the Knoxville ski and Outing Club and pay annual fees which can be found at:
  4. Fill out Crescent Ski Council Waiver and learn more at:
  5. Receive emails about race schedules and events
  6. Sign up for your first race to qualify
  7. After qualifying, start earning points for the team and have fun with a great group of people.
  8. Welcome! Look forward to seeing you out there.