Contact Information

Executive Director:  Matt Tomasko – matt@lertprograms.com

Office Manager – Tricia Klomhaus – trish@lertprograms.com

General Inquiries:  info@lertprograms.com

Location:

Physical address: 194 Taft Dr., Unit C, Boulder, CO  80301
Mailing address:  1750-1 30th St. #431, Boulder, CO  80301

About Us

Eldora Mountain Ski & Snowboard Club (EMSC) started life back in 1975 as The Lake Eldora Race Team Association, also known as LERT. For many years, the team changed and many different leagues were formed and ended life as interests changed. As the front-range ski seasons changed, so did the team and programs offered. Over the last 10 years, EMSC has emerged as a top Team and Program in the Rocky Mountain Division. Our programs have experienced tremendous growth, success and we proudly work with a professional, dedicated staff that demonstrate the necessary credentials and experience for a top-level, athlete centered program.

Our primary goal is to provide excellence of all abilities for the youth ages 7 – 19 who plain love to ski and snowboard.

Our Mission Statement:

  • To provide an exceptional youth program for athletes with diverse abilities in skiing, snowboarding and cycling.
  • To create an athlete-centered environment that fosters competition, personal responsibility, sportsmanship, hard work and confidence.
  • Our organization is dedicated to providing opportunities and inspiring our athletes to attain their goals with exuberance.

Our mission also includes:

  • To provide low cost and no cost athletic opportunities to the youth of Colorado to get them active and improve their overall wellbeing.
  • To remove economic barriers to participation in youth sport.
  • To teach and encourage the athletes to have respect for the sport, other, and themselves.
  • Consistent engagement in community involvement.

We are not only teaching our youth the importance of sport, but invoking a deeper passion and respect towards nature, community, and themselves!


Programs Overview

Skiing

Freestyle & Freeride

The Eldora Mountain Ski & Snowboard Free Team focuses on Freestyle & Freeride (EMSC Free Team).  The EMSC Free Team is an entry level program into the world of competitive freeriding: slopestyle, big mountain, big air, skier/boardercross, and carve. Our team of proficient skiers (age 9 – 17) expand their freeriding skills through dryland training, on snow practice with certified coaches, and building lasting friendships with teammates.

If you’ve ever wanted to hit a rail, drop a cliff, or send it off a jump, The EMSC Free Team will help you build the skills and confidence necessary to nail tricks with technique and style.

Jr Race (USSA YSL Race Series)

The Jr Race program is for athletes from 6-15 years and is staffed by expert skiers and former racers, most of whom are USSA coach certified. This program is an excellent introduction to competitive skiing that focuses primarily on developing solid fundamental skiing skills and introducing young athletes to the competition routine and environment. The Jr Race program athletes are eligible to compete in 5 optional USSA sanctioned competitions in the Colorado Youth Ski League (YSL).

The Jr Race program runs on Saturdays for 14 weeks of the season. For athletes interested in moving to a higher level of competition, there is additional training available by joining the Jr Race “Sunday Program”. The Sunday Program trains both Saturday and Sunday on non-race weekends, ski a longer season and provides exposure to our more competitive Core Program athletes.
(additional detail for the Jr Race program)

Athletes who have achieved competency in their skiing fundamentals and who have the necessary maturity, confidence, independence and desire to commit to ski racing at a higher level should consider transitioning to the Core Program.

Core (USSA Age-Class Series)

The EMSC Core Program builds on the foundation establish by the Jr Race program. The Age-Class race series is the highest level of competition for the athletes up to 15 years. Core program staff are USSA certified coaches, most of whom have experience competing at the FIS level (the highest level competition in the sport). The Core Program runs from approximately November 1st through April 15th, with optional, but recommended pre-season conditioning and post-season free-skiing. Athletes in this program are expected to train with the greater intensity and focus required for success at the Age-Class level.
(additional detail for the Core programs > U10: under 10 years, U12:10-11 years, U14:12-13 years)

Ability (USSA Age-Class/FIS Series)

The Ability Program trains athletes from 14 years and up in preparation for FIS level competition. The ability program includes athletes from the U16, U19 and Post Graduate (PG) age groups. This program is staffed by coaches who have achieved the highest level of success at the FIS and intercollegiate levels and trains athletes to take on the best ski racers in the sport.
(additional detail for the Ability programs > U16:14-15 years, U19:16-18 years, PG: High School Grad)

Snowboarding

Freestyle & Freeride

The Eldora Mountain Ski & Snowboard Free Team focuses on Freestyle & Freeride (EMSC Free Team).  The EMSC Free Team is an entry level program into the world of competitive freeriding: slopestyle, big mountain, big air, skier/boardercross, and carve. Our team of proficient skiers (age 9 – 17) expand their freeriding skills through dryland training, on snow practice with certified coaches, and building lasting friendships with teammates.

If you’ve ever wanted to hit a rail, drop a cliff, or send it off a jump, The EMSC Free Team will help you build the skills and confidence necessary to nail tricks with technique and style.

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Matt Tomasko, Executive Director

Lake Eldora Race Team (LERT)
Eldora Mountain Ski and Snowboard Club (EMSC)
Singletrack Mountain Bike Adventures (SMBA)