The vision of VARA is to keep ski racing 1st in Vermont and Vermont ski racers 1st in the world.

To support VARA's Vision by creating programs that are athletically and educationally based, which will facilitate the
development of Vermont skiers into world-class medalists and life long enthusiasts of the sport.

Lifestyle - To recognize skiing as a life-long sport and to promote ski racing as a healthy, fun and constructive life-style.
Competition - To create and maintain a clear path that assists VARA athletes in reaching their highest level of age-based competition.
Community - To promote a strong alpine racing community through communication, education and innovation.
Scholarship -To provide scholarship opportunities for VARA athletes through fundraising and promotional events.

Our programs include but are not limited to:
- Vermont Celebration of Ski Racing Gala
- VARA Golf Classic
- Over 100 event race schedule for all age groups
- State Championship events for all age groups

Coaches and Alpine Officials Educational Programs
24,000 - 30,000 in Financial Assistance including Merit scholarships and direct athlete aid for Vermont/VARA member ski racers.

Merit Scholarships: $6,000
Ginny Hunt Scholarship, George Tormey Scholarship, Betty Clayton Scholarship, Mickey Cochran Scholarship, Shelley Glover Scholarship
Collegiate Skier, Ronnie Berlack Scholarship, Leadership Award. Link here to read more about scholarships.

VARA Organizational Structure [PDF]

VARA Committee Guidelines [PDF]


VARA Overview - [PDF] 

Contact Info:

Julie Woodworth
Vara Executive Director
PO Box 774
Woodstock, VT 05091
[email protected]