Registration for the 2019-2020 season is now open!  All athletes are required to have their own equipment along with a season pass for Terry Peak, and a current USSA membership (see USSA online registration instructions here). Each athlete must complete the Black Hills Ski Team registration documents every season.  This can be done by downloading the registration forms below and returning them, along with member fees, to us via e-mail, in person, or snail mail.  The U14 and older traveling team athletes must also complete the USSA forms below, and return them to Sherri Hale at the Northern Division USSA office.

Recommended Equipment

All Black Hills Ski Team racers must have a Terry Peak season pass.  Helmets with hard-sided ears should be worn.  It is recommended that racers ski on race or all-mountain skis.  Wide powder skis are not recommended.  For more information on choosing the right skis, please see the Buying Guide.

Equipment Regulations

U14 and above athletes who compete in USSA sanctioned races must use equipment that meets USSA specifications.  For U14 and older racers, race helmets must have this decal shown below.

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Coaches and Officials

As our team grows, so does our need for skilled coaches, alpine officials, and volunteers.  If you are interested in coaching, you will be required to hold a current USSA Alpine Coach membership, which requires a background check and passing the USSA Coaching Fundamentals Course. We support all of our coaches to complete a Level 100 training or higher. More information can be found on the alpine programs/coaches page of the US Ski Team website.

Trained officials are needed to assist with Black Hills Ski Team races at Terry Peak.  Please see the officials/certification page of the US Ski Team website for more information.  If interested, please contact our head coach, Rick McGrath.


The Black Hills Ski Team is governed by a board of volunteers. The existence of the team is dependent on the generosity of volunteers (parents, grandparents, siblings, and enthusiasts) and donors.  Volunteers are not required to have any special training, or even be able to ski.  We rely on volunteers for a variety of tasks, such as fund raising, sponsor identification, assisting with special events, administrative tasks, and many others. If you are interested in volunteering, even if just for a few hours, we would love to speak with you.  Feel free to email us or “catch us” at Terry Peak!