Holiday Race Camp

2014 Otsego Club Holiday Race Camp

Greetings all!

As announced in this season’s Bindings, we will be hosting an advanced level race camp over the Christmas holiday week.  Below is the camp information including cost, dates, and coach biographies.

The Holiday Training Camp will be four days of high intensity race training aimed at taking your ability to that next level.  We will focus on training techniques for Slalom and GS, both in and out of the gates. Camp racers will be timed, with improvements noted throughout the week.  This camp is for recommended for experienced racers only. 

NOTE: This race camp is not in lieu of the Daily Race Camp and we recommend that beginning racers continue to utilize this training to familiarize themselves with the fundamentals of alpine racing. 

To enroll or simple ask questions, please contact:

Otie McKinley, Director of Ski School & Racing

Ph# (313) 378-6657


SCHEDULE: December 27 – 30

TIMES: 9:00 am – 11:00 am and 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Daily

COST: $400 for the 4 day camp


Coach’s Bios:

David Wright:

USSA Level 100 & PSIA 100 certified, 9 years as a Senior Ski Patrol (Regional Trainer) 7 years as Waterford High school Varsity Ski Coach, and 5 years as a Thunderbolt and instructor at Pine Knob.

Meghan Hescheles:

USSA Level 100 & PSIA Level 200 certified, 6 years as a Boyne Mountain Ski Patrol, 3 year Marian High School Girls Ski Coach, and 5 year Boyne Mt ski instructor, Meghan brings a wealth of coaching and training experience to this year’s camp. 

Grant Dougherty:

PSIA Level 100 certified and has spent 5 years as a Nubs Ski instructor, has spent time at the Otsego Club last year and was a  MHSAA First Team All State Skier.

Stephen Basigkow:

USSA Level 100 certified, 7 years of ski instructor experience at Pine Knob, 3 years as Assistant Varsity Ski Coach Notre Dame Prep and 3 years as a Ski Technician Boyne USA.

Coaches will be added as needed to ensure that the coach to racer ratio is best suited to the racers’ needs.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you in the start gate!