"We Build Champions in Sport and Life"
Eldora Mountain Ski Snowboard Club (EMSC) began in 1975 as the Lake Eldora Race Team Association, or LERT. Over time, the team grew and developed, expanding with new and different programs that offered more options to athletes. In the past 10 years, EMSC has emerged as a top program in the Rocky Mountain Division highlighted by our 2022 naming as US Ski and Snowboard’s Development Club of the Year. The commitment to our mission of “Building Champions in Sport and Life” drives our culture and success with our athletes.
As an athlete centered program we offer an array of programs to a diverse group of athletes with a wide range of ability. We take pride in opening the opportunity to all kids no matter their financial background to experience these amazing sports with our scholarship program.
EMSC offers race programs in the Rocky Division for Youth Ski League(YSL), Age Class, Ability and FIS/PG levels along with a Snowboard Race Program. We also offer our Ski and Snowboard Freestyle/Freeride program (aka EMSC Free Team) that consists of Slopestyle, Skier/Boarder Cross, and Big Mountain. These programs focus on age appropriate skill development/mastery within the domains of alpine fundamentals, tactical and technical skiing. Athletes can expect to learn not only about sport but also acquire life skills that will last beyond their time in sport. We strive to create a learning environment that encourages athletes to be confident, be strong, and be themselves.
Athletes begin their journey in sport with our Youth Ski League(YSL) or All Mtn Devo programs. From here athletes can choose to commit more time/resources and move to our competitive programs in either Ski Racing or Freestyle/Big Mountain to attain their goals. If athletes are looking to be multi sport or part time, the YSL program works with athletes through age 15 to help them pursue continued success in High School and USCSA College Club racing.
EMSC is also proud to work with athletes who are done with their competition careers to learn new career and life skills as a coach within our YSL and Devo All Mountain programs. This program has proven to be a very beneficial experience piece on both college applications and resumes of young adults.
We look forward to having your athlete and family become a part of our winter community!
Our organization is dedicated to providing opportunities and inspiring our youth athletes to attain their goals in sport and in life.
Our programs are designed to develop kids and young adults into strong individuals that can carry the skills they learn with them through their careers and through their lives. Our mission also includes:
Ø Provide low cost and no cost athletic opportunities to the youth of Colorado to get them active and improve their overall well-being.
Ø Remove economic barriers to participation in youth sport.
Ø Teach and encourage the athletes to have respect for the sport, others, and themselves.
Ø Consistent engagement in community involvement.
Executive Director, Matt Tomasko, has led the way for kids and young adults to explore the outdoors for over 3 decades. His sheer dedication to snow sports is undeniable and shines through his bright smile on and off the mountain. His credentials are a mile long including being a highly recognized PSIA Trainer for both children and adults to having the USSA Level 400 Alpine Coaches Certification. He currently serves on the USSMA (skimo) committee, as well as, the Rocky Mountain Division for age class racing. He has extensive experience working with children with many years at BVSD as a Physical Education Teacher.
Matt is truly the glue that holds together The Lake Eldora Race Team, which consists of Eldora Mountain Ski and Snowboard Club (EMSC) and Singletrack Mountain Bike Adventures (SMBA). He is an outdoor enthusiast who offers a broader and deeper understanding of the ski/snowboard industry, including all the competitive judging bodies. He is down to earth and has an authentic approach to overseeing this organization.