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NEW FOR 2016-17:

This year, we have an exciting new volunteer opportunity.  DCWST is striving to make video analysis and feedback of training sessions and races an integral part of the program for both Devo and Comp Teams.  In order for the program to succeed, the team is establishing a Team Videographer Group made up of parent volunteers.  Please read the detailed description of the program here.  If you are interested in committing to the group for the season, please email the Group Coordinator, Klaus Schmidt, at schmidtkd@verizon.net.


 President's Message

Welcome to the Deep Creek Winter Sports Team Website.

We are already looking forward to another exciting season of ski / snowboard training and racing at Wisp Resort.  We are pleased to provide this website as an effective way to communicate and provide information to our current members and prospective members. 

 For our returning member families, the site provides team information, including training and event schedules; event results; team and community announcements; and team photos and videos.  We also have an “equipment swap” page that provides all of us another outfitting option for our growing racers and riders. 

For prospective member families, the site will provide answers to many of the questions you may have about our team – including perhaps the most important:  “Why do all those kids in the DCWST jackets I see in the lift lines each weekend have such big smiles on their faces?”  Now you will know!  For any questions the site does not answer, prospective member families are invited to use the contact information provided and send us your questions directly.

As we proceed through the 2014 - 2015 season I would like to thank all of our parents and board members who have worked to create an opportunity for kids to train and compete at Wisp Resort.  To our new members, please keep in mind that the Deep Creek Winter Sports Team is a non-profit, parent-run organization.  We rely heavily on parent support.  Snowboarding and skiing are lifelong sports we all can enjoy, and being part of the team is a family affair!

 We are always open to suggestions.  If at anytime you have questions, concerns or comments regarding the team, please feel free to contact me. 

 Enjoy the site, and think SNOW!


Kellyann Green



Important Dates 


November 23, 2016
Deadline for Registration
for Returning Members

December 27-30, 2016
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Holiday Mini-Camp 

January 22, 2017
GS Race at Wisp

February 5, 2017
Wisp Cup SL Race at Wisp

March 11-12, 2017
MD Governor's Cup Races
at Wisp

Welcome to the
Winter Sports Team

Who Are We? | Who Can Join?
What is the Schedule? 
Privileges of Membership

President's Message 
Coaches' Message

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 Who Are We?

The Deep Creek Winter Sports Team (DCWST) is a parent-run, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the development of young athletes in the winter sports of alpine ski racing, snowboarding and freestyle skiing.  Through a group of outstanding coaches in each of the disciplines, and by insisting on small-group, personalized instruction, we focus on developing and honing racing and performance skills that will serve our young athletes well in competition and, just as importantly, nurture a passion for skiing or boarding that will last a lifetime.   

Each season we field an impressive Alpine Competition Team that competes at the highest levels in USSA-sanctioned competitions around the region (and, for many of our skiers, around the country).  We also have an Alpine Developmental Team that, although not competing at other resorts, trains intensively each winter weekend with our coaches and their teammates here at our home mountain, Wisp Resort.  These skiers seek to improve their fundamental skills, racing ability and acumen before progressing, if they choose, to the Competition Team.  No matter the level, the focus of the entire program is on developing skills in an environment that is challenging, supportive and fun.

Our Snowboard Team is a group of dedicated boarders who train in alpine and freestyle riding, as well as training for USASA events.  

  Who Can Join?

DCWST training is geared toward youth aged 7 to 18.  While no prior racing experience is necessary, all team members must comfortable skiing all terrain at Wisp Resort in a safe and controlled manner and able to make linked, parallel turns.  For our youngest members, being able to use the chair lifts without assistance is essential.  A "Tryout Day" (see below) is held at the beginning of the season, usually the second weekend in December.

Our members come from around the mid-Atlantic region.  Many live in beautiful Garrett County, home of Wisp Resort, and many others come from the Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Pittsburgh areas.  One of the great joys of our program is making new, lasting friendships with other lovers of winter sports from different areas around our region.

For more detailed information on becoming a member of DCWST, Click Here.

What is the Schedule?

Registration for returning members opens October 19, 2016 and ends November 23 2016. Late registrations incur an additional fee.

On-mountain training begins in early December (weather permitting).  The Alpine Competition Team usually begins on-snow training the first weekend in December.  Prospective members must attend a "Tryout Day," usually scheduled for the second weekend in December (weather permitting), at which coaches can ensure each new member has the minimally necessary skill set to assure a safe, enjoyable and productive season.  On the same day, coaches will also ski or board with returning members to assist the coaches in assigning returning members to the appropriate groups and coaches to begin the season. 
We have a “Holiday Mini-Camp” scheduled for each of four mornings during the holiday week between Christmas and New Years Day.  Thereafter, training is scheduled every Saturday and Sunday morning, along with scheduled weekday nights each week, through the end of the season. 

While attendance at every training session is not required, many of our members do attend most every scheduled training session.  As with any sport, our athletes generally progress in direct proportion to the time and effort they devote to training.

Competitions in which our traveling team participates are held at various resorts throughout the season.  Three such competitions are held at Wisp Resort each year, including the Wisp Cup Race, held mid-season, and the two-day Governor’s Cup Race, which is held in early March.  All of our team members, including those not on the CompetitionTeam, typically participate in these fun-filled and exciting racing events here at our home mountain. 

For more detailed information on the schedule, Click Here

  Privileges of Membership 

First and foremost, our members – children and parents alike – enjoy the camaraderie of a group focused on making the most of each winter season.  Nearly as important, all of our athletes can reap the benefits of 50+ scheduled hours (weather permitting) of personalized, on-snow instruction from outstanding coaches. 

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