Youth Races – Emerald Empire Youth Ski League

The Emerald Empire Youth Ski League (EEYSL) are ski teams residing in the Eastern Zone of the Pacific Northwest Ski Association (PNSA) of the Western Region of the United States Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) dedicated to bringing together ski racers 15 years old and younger for healthy and fun ski racing competition. The ski races hosted within the EEYSL are sanctioned by USSA. Members in good standing, holding the age-appropriate USSA Competitor’s License are eligible to enter these races and register below.

SARS 2-day and 3-day competition team athletes typically compete in these races. The Parent/Athlete Handbook and EEYSL Competition Guide (2019 guide coming soon) outlines essential information for participating families. If you have any questions after reviewing the Parent/Athlete Handbook and Comp Guide, contact Coach Jamie (


EEYSL #1 Chad Engstrom Races – January 27th-28th, 2024 @Schweitzer

Presented by Schweitzer Alpine Racing School (SARS)

Event details:

Volunteer information:

The EEYSL race requires about 40 volunteers each day. To volunteer, refer to the matrix below to see which positions are still available, read the descriptions, then follow the link to final link for more information about volunteering for SARS events and to complete a race volunteer sign-up form.


EEYSL #2 Gary Peck Memorial Races – February 24th-25th, 2024 @Lookout Pass

Presented by Mount Spokane Ski Race Team

Event details:

  • Location: Lookout Pass
    • Saturday, February 24th – Girls’ and Boys Slalom (U8, U10, U12)
    • Sunday, February 25th – Girls and Boys Slalom (U8, U10, U12)
  • Race Announcement/Lodging  – coming soon
  • Liability waiver – coming soon
  • More details from PNSA


EEYSL Finals – March 16th-17th, 2024 @Lookout Pass

Presented by Lookout Pass Racing Team (LPRT)

Event details:

Buddy Werner Champs

Buddy Werner U12 Championships – March 29th – March 31st, 2024 @Mission Ridge

Presented by Mission Ridge Ski Team