Alpine Racing

Last updated by Dan Osborne on Friday, September 4th, 2015 11:13 am

Blackhawk Alpine Race Team (BART)

This program is an introduction to alpine ski racing now with 2 levels: BART Development and BART. Skis, race helmets, leather gloves/mittens and ski poles are required for all BART levels. Parents must stay on Blackhawk grounds during all BART practices.

  • The BART Development Program is designed for 10 year old and under skiers who have an interest in alpine (downhill) ski racing. BART Development is the pre-cursor to the BART race team. Skiers will train on Hill #2, Hill #5 and Hill #6 and can compete in up to four local area ski races. Skiers must be able to independently use the ropes tows on all Blackhawk hills.  Enrollment is limited for this program due hill and coach capacity limits.
  • BART is an alpine (downhill) ski race team. Skiers will train on Hill #5 and Hill #6.  Skiers are strongly encouraged to race in all four WIJARA races during the season. Skiers must be have coaches’ approval prior to enrollment. Team size is limited due to hill and coach capacity limits.  Practices will begin in early December, weather permitting.  Practices are Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The program will run through early March depending upon conditions.

Downloadable pdfs of the Alpine racing programs:


  • Renewals for Full Facility Family Memberships Begin On Sep. 9th
    Dan Osborne // August 13, 2015

    Renewals for Full Facility Family memberships will begin online on Wednesday September 9th. Alpine ski school, XC Kidski, BART, HS/MS XC Ski team, and Ski Jumping program signups will also be open at that time. On Wednesday September 30th online signup for new Full Facility Family Memberships will be open. Stay tuned for more information in the next few weeks.

  • 2015 Blackhawk Alpine Race Team Season Recap
    Dan Osborne // March 15, 2015

    The rope is up and the snow is melting quickly away!  Time to reflect on another terrific season for the Blackhawk Alpine Race Team (B.A.R.T.) 2015 B.A.R.T consisted of 61 racers between the ages 6 to 18 years old.  We are proud to share that with a total of 3,225 points our B.A.R.T. team earned second place in the Wisconsin Illinois Junior Apline Racing Association (W.I.J.A.R.A.) race series f...

  • BART takes 1st Place at Chestnut Mountain
    bart // January 15, 2013

    A great weekend for BART at week one of the WIJARA race season.   The BART team, lead by 11 different race winners, placed first overall for the weekend.  Four racers had multiple wins.   Delaney Dykman, Tommy Arneson, Katie Arneson and Ashley Derr.  30 different racers scored points as part of the first place finish.    A great team effort.

  • BART Skiers First Place at WIJARA Competition at Chestnut
    Dan Osborne // January 15, 2013

    Great Job to all BART skiers!  First place on Sunday and First place overall for the weekend.   Unbelievable! We scored points in almost every age class with several first time medalists and point scorers. Hope to see everyone at practice and at Sundown in two weeks. Chestnut results below:   2013Chestnut_Sunday_TeamPoints_Detail 2013Chestnut_Sunday_Race2 2013Chestnut_Sunday_R...