MONDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2014 HOLIDAY RATES & HOURS APPLY NOW THROUGH JANUARY 3. OPEN 9:00AM-10:30PM. Lift Tickets - $41, Ski Rental - $25, Snowboard Rental - $25. After 5PM, Lift Tickets - $32, Ski Rental - $23, Snowboard Rental - $25 Come on out and celebrate with us TERRAIN PARK FEATURES: Flat rail, 2 down rails, z rail, pill tank, 2 down-flat-down rails, mini rainbow rail, big rainbow rail, flat kick rail, flat drop flat rail, and 2 beginner boxes.
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Rick asks- "I'd like to race at Bittersweet this winter in the Adult Race League, but I don't know anyone who wants to race. How do I go about joining a team?"

Rick,
There are always teams looking for additional racers. Just sign up, and we'll get you on a team. We race every Tuesday night at 7:00pm, 6 racers on a team. Sign up right away though, because racing begins January 10th.
Here's how it works:

Teams will be formed for people who do not have a sponsor. Each team should consist of six racers. Each night, the top four of the six times will count towards team score. Open to all skiers 21 years and older. Cost is only $50 (cheap!) per person, and each team receives discounted pricing on an appetizer food plate and on superb Bell's Beer on race days. Discounted lift tickets may be purchased one hour prior to the race for only $12. Just show your race bib to the friendly person at the ticket window to receive your discount.

Final signups & racing starts Tuesday, January 10, 7:00 pm so don't procrastinate.

Bittersweet Ski School will set the race courses for intermediate skiing abilities. One course will be a slalom course and the other a modified open slalom. The course will be open for inspection 15 minutes before start time on race night. Racers may side-slip the course, but not ski through any gates prior to the race. All racers must have their first run completed within 45 minutes of start time, and both runs completed within 90 minutes.

The running order will be random the first night. Order for following nights will be as announced. Each racer is allowed two runs. You may run under your own bib number only.

Scoring will be based on the handicap system with a Bittersweet Ski Instructor as the "0" time or pacesetter. Each skier receives a Handicap based on their age and sex. Each racer receives points as follows:
  • 4 for gold
  • 3 for silver
  • 2 for bronze
  • 1 for participation
The total of the top four individual points will be the team score for the night. Team scores will be placed on Bittersweet's website (www.skibittersweet.com) and posted in our lounge.

Disqualification will result if:
  • Racer does not run
  • Racer skis through course incorrectly
  • Racer pre-runs the course
  • Racer does not have lift ticket
  • Other infractions of FIS rules
Download more information and a Race League application here. (450K PDF)
Questions? Contact the Bittersweet Ski School. Please call 269-694-2820, ext. 15 or email the ski school here.

Protests should be taken to race officials immediately and settled late in the bar over several beers. Remember, this is for fun!!!

Bittersweet Junior Racers Program


2012 JDT Invitational Hawthorne race results


2012 JDT Invitational Sumac Duals race results


When kids reach the intermediate level, meaning that they know the basics, can ride the chairlift and can ski most of the runs at Bittersweet, they can progress to our Junior Racers program.

This is the level at which kids show their greatest improvement because they are skiing regularly. Junior Racers also get great discounts on their lift tickets as well as special buys on equipment through our ski shop.

Junior Racers is intended to be a fun and educational improvement program for skiers 6-18 years of age and intermediate skiing ability. The program is designed to educate the skier on the "how&##8217;s and why&##8217;s" of racing. But most of all, the program allows Juniors to have fun and meet other skiers and snowboarders.

Junior Racing runs every Saturday and Sunday from January 7th through February 19th (includes one Junior Race Invitational at Bittersweet instead of practice). At registration, you can take advantage of the reduced rate of only $100 for the entire season and discounted lift tickets priced at only $16. (save up to 70%!)

Bittersweet Junior Development Team (JDT)

This program is the next step in racing for the Juniors. It is designed to improve your race skills as well as preparing you to become a serious racer. The program includes balance development, gate drills, course tactics, starts and finishes, slalom and giant slalom training plus individual and video analysis.

Additional cost - $75 - plus the base Junior racer fee ($100)

JDT Practice 10 - 1pm Saturdays, JDT skiers may practice Sunday with the Junior racers and coaches.

JDT members should be familiar with a race course and ski all hills at Bittersweet with confidence.

Each racer will be given a complimentary NATAR racing on Saturday and Sunday when the general NASTAR racer traffic allows. There is an awards party the last week of racing mom and dad won't want to miss.



You can save some time by downloading a Junior Racers form, filling it out, and bringing it with you to the Bittersweet Ski School. Please call 269-694-2820, ext. 15 or email the ski school if you have any questions.
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SouthWest Michigan HS Racing

The High School Ski League consists of five High school teams from the greater Kalamazoo area Mens and womens teams compete in slalom and giant slam events. The teams practice on Monday and Tuesday nights from 4PM - 6PM, and race on Wednesday nights starting at 4:30PM. For more information, email David Webster, League Coordinator, at websterfarm@earthlink.net
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League Teams
  1. Caledonia High School
    Head coach: David Webster

  2. Hackett/Parchment
    Head coach: Jim Cabot

  3. Hastings
    Head coach: The Coach

  4. Mattawan High school
    Head coach: Brad Zapalowski

  5. Portage
    Head coach: The Coach

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School Ski/Snowboard Club Information

Members must be at least 7 years of age.
Members may not be over 18 years of age unless they're still in high school.
Two lessons are included. All students must be evaluated by Ski School Instructors.

Your card is valid after 3pm on Saturdays, Sundays,
Weekdays from 10am-10pm, and after 3PM on Holidays.


Holidays include:
  • Christmas break (December 25, 2014 through September 25, 2014)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January 19, 2015)
  • Presidents Day (February 16, 2015)


Your card may not be used by anyone but yourself.
Please report lost or stolen cards to Bittersweet's office.
Card may be replaced for $14.
Management may revoke your pass at any time, without refund, for conduct considered inappropriate.

Student Club Rates:

Ski/Snowboard Club Card$15.00
Lift Ticket$15.00
Ski Rental$15.00
Snowboard Rental$15.00
Replacement card$15.00

Adult Ski/Snowboard Club Information

Available to anyone age 18 or older, not still in high school.

Your card is valid after 3pm on Saturdays, Sundays,
Weekdays from 10am-10pm, and after 3PM on Holidays.


Holidays include:
  • Christmas break (December 25, 2014 through September 25, 2014)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January 19, 2015)
  • Presidents Day (February 16, 2015)


Your card may not be used by anyone but yourself.
Please report lost or stolen cards to Bittersweet's office.
Card may be replaced for $14.
Management may revoke your pass at any time, without refund, for conduct considered inappropriate.

Adult Club Rates:

Ski/Snowboard Club Card $15.00
Lift Ticket $19.00
Ski Rental $17.00
Snowboard Rental $17.00
Replacement card $15.00
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Bittersweet Snow report

Monday, December 22, 2014

Base: 12-24 •  New Snow: 0  •  Man-made snow(Last 24 hrs.): 0 • 
Snow condition: Groomed
MONDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2014 HOLIDAY RATES & HOURS APPLY NOW THROUGH JANUARY 3. OPEN 9:00AM-10:30PM. Lift Tickets - $41, Ski Rental - $25, Snowboard Rental - $25. After 5PM, Lift Tickets - $32, Ski Rental - $23, Snowboard Rental - $25 Come on out and celebrate with us! TERRAIN PARK FEATURES: Flat rail, 2 down rails, z rail, pill tank, 2 down-flat-down rails, mini rainbow rail, big rainbow rail, flat kick rail, flat drop flat rail, and 2 beginner boxes.
Bittersweet Snowline: (269)-694-2032, ext. 23  Office:(269) 694-2820
  600 River Road Otsego MI 49078
Our hours of operation may change during marginal weather.
Please check the Snow report before you arrive.
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2014-2015 Bittersweet Rental Ski Equipment

Bittersweet rental ski packages include Rossignol skis in sizes 80cm - 180cm,
Nordica boots available in sizes child 10 - adult 16, and poles.

Your Bittersweet tech will help you with sizing and adjusting of your skis and boots.

Helmets are available in small, medium and large, for only $10

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2014-2015 Bittersweet Snowboard Rental

Bittersweet snowboard rental packages include Rossignol boards in sizes 100cm - 165cm and

Rossignol boots available in sizes 1 - 15.

Helmets are available in small, medium and large, for only $10

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2014-2015 Bittersweet Helmet Rental

Helmets are available in small, medium and large, for only $10