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The Hurricane Racing Team, founded in 1985, provides coaching and training for junior alpine ski racers ages 10-19. The program has opportunities throughout the calendar year, across the U.S. and into Canada. Training camps are an integral part of the Hurricane Racing Team. The Hurricane Racing Team has run training camps in six states and three provinces of Canada. Today Hurricane has training camps at Mt. Hood during the summer, at Loveland Ski Area in Colorado during the fall, and in Michigan in early winter.

The founder of Hurricane Racing Team is Bob Vial, a Level 400 Certified Coach by the U.S. Ski Coaches Association with 45 years of ski racing experience. Bob began his skiing at Mt. Ripley located near Houghton in the Copper Country of Michigan's Upper Penisula. Mt. Ripley produced four national ski team members and three Olympians for the U.S. It was the legend of these skiers and the tutelage of Fred Lonsdorf that greatly influenced Bob's ski racing career. During his 20 years of ski racing, Bob competed in USSA, High School, NCAA and U.S. Mens Pro Tour.
Over the years, Hurricane Racing Team has had its members reach Junior Olympic podiums at all age levels (J1, J2, J3, J4). Team members have competed in championships of USSA, High School, NCAA, Canadian Juvenile, Whistler Cup and U.S. Nationals. Hurricane camps have had more than 300 Junior Olympians attend Hurricane summer, fall and early winter training camps. Camp attendees have also ski raced in the Winter Olympic Games and World Cup competitions.

Hurricane camps, will continue to deliver high quality training for junior alpine ski racers. This is be done in-part by offering ski race training to a limited number of competitors during each camp session. Camp attendees can expect to learn how to ski and then how to race. Utilizing the fundamental training methods of the U.S. Ski Team and the U.S. Ski Coaches Association. Hurricane camps focus on total camp size and great racer-to-coach ratio to deliver a complete and high quality training experience.

Come and see for yourself why Hurricane Racing Team camps are such a success! Juniors age 10-19 and of all racing abilities can experience summer, fall or early winter camps. Adults can also experience these training camps during designated Adult/ Masters sessions.
Hurricane Racing Team, Inc. | P.O. Box 581, Houghton, MI 49931 | (906) 370-2757 | bobvial@skihurricane.com

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