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Sunday training and Monday Qualifier Update

Sunday 2/14: Slalom practice has been changed to 10-2 due to the expected wind chill in the morning. We will have the race room open around 9. Bring slalom gear for gate training.

Sugarloaf: arrive around 7:30; lifts open at 8:30

SUGARLOAF

MARA SL Qualifier

Monday, Feb 15th

7:00 – Coaches load for set

7:30 – Registration

8:30-Lifts open

8:45-9:30       Inspection

9:15 Coaches meeting at finish

9:45 U12 race W/M

10:30  U14 race W/M

12:00-12:30 Inspection

12:45 U12    2nd run

1:30U14    2ND run

 2nd run reverse bib order within class

 Awards 45 minutes after completion of race

 PLEASE RETURN ALL BIBS TO

COMP CENTER

Vacation week

February Vacation here we come! Lifts will open at 8:30 everyday during vacation week, we will keep to our normal training schedule, 8:30-2 for the Comp team and 9-2 for the Dev team. Here is a look at the weeks schedule.

February Vacation Schedule:

Saturday 1/13: Comp and Dev training; DEV team pool party

Sunday 1/14: Comp training

Monday 1/15: Comp training; U12-14 Slalom Qualifier, Sugarloaf Sign Up

Tuesday 1/16: OFF

Wednesday 1/17: Comp and Dev training

Thursday 1/18: Comp training 

Friday 1/19: OFF

Saturday 1/20: Comp and Dev training

Sunday 1/21: Comp training; U16-19 Slalom Qualifier, Shawnee Sign Up

Equipment Needed:

Saturday 1/13: Slalom gear

Sunday 1/14: Slalom gear

Monday 1/15: Slalom gear

Wednesday 1/17: GS

Thursday 1/18: GS

Saturday 1/20: Slalom gear

Sunday 1/21: Slalom gear

Ski Fast! Take Chances!

Coach Amy

Volunteers, please: races and banquets, etc.

(From Jenn Mullin)

Hello All!
Just a reminder that, although it seems crazy, the clock is ticking towards the end of the season and volunteers are still needed for a couple of races, the end of the year banquet, mountain thank you cards, writing names on bells, and much more! Please help us continue to keep our race team fees as low as they are by pitching in! If you haven’t been able to work a race AND clean the race room you are asked take on an of the end of year duty (or 2) and ski a day with the DEV team (on Saturday) with the younger athletes – you and your spouse could split the day (one ski in the am the other after lunch) to give a hand. Reach out directly to Coach Rick Lotuff if you can help out with the DEV team.

Race Volunteers

End Of Year Volunteer positions

Thank you and feel free to reach out with any questions.

Jennifer

Sugarloaf Sunday

MARA Open GS

SundayFeb 7th

Giant Slalom

 

 

7:00.             Coaches load for set

7:30 – ​      Registration

8:30–      Lifts open

9:30-10:00    Inspection

10:15             Coaches meeting at finish

10:30             Run 1

11:30-12:00  Inspection 

12:15.             2nd run

 

       It will be flip 15 for 2nd run

 

Awards 45 minutes after race at the Comp center


Spring Weekend at Stowe!

Last spring the Gordons and Blacks went to the Stowe Sugar Slalom and rented out the Round Hearth – where the Stowe Dryland Ski Camp is based. We had an absolute blast!  This year the race is the first weekend in April – the 1st-3rd.  It is a 2 day race that is serious but fun (think costumes, etc), but last year the kids opted to just free ski on day 2 and we had an epic day – Stowe has AMAZING terrain to keep you well occupied.

We have reserved the Round Hearth again this year and are hoping we can get a bunch more families to join us – the pricing is terrific.  Lodging is dorm style, but very comfortable.  There is a huge jacuzzi, a big game room, and a wonderful fireplace for gathering around.  If you optimistically believe like we do that the season is just getting underway and the real snow will be coming in Feb and March, then this will be an awesome time to ski!

The cost for 2 nights lodging and 2 day lift tickets is $164.00 per person and includes 2 breakfasts and one dinner.  For racers or others who don’t need lift tickets the cost is just $96.00 for lodging and meals.

If you are interested, you can book directly through owner Merry Vigneau – merryv@roundhearth.com (incidentally, Merry’s husband, Grady, is headmaster of Bridgton Academy, so they split their time btwn Bridgton and Stowe!).   But please also comment below if you think you might be interested so we know who the group is likely to be.

We hope you can make it – I assure you it will be a blast!

Cici Gordon

SPRT Raffle: Tickets Available!

(From Lynne Pelletier)

 

It’s raffle time at SPRT! Raffle tickets will be available for pickup Saturday 2/6 in the race room! See myself, Patrice Skinner, or Tina Murley. We will be the ones in the back of the race room with this fancy set of envelopes to hand out!

Checks payable to SPRT.

1st racer in family = $200 ($100 for Development Sat. only athletes); 2nd racer = $100; 3rd racer = $50. Maximum family commitment is $350; development team athletes have a $100 per child fundraising commitment.

If you are unsure of the specific amount you owe please email me and I can help!

We have some fabulous prizes to raffle off this year! Lift passes, aquarium passes, car washes and much more!!!  And if you have something you would like to donate let us know!!!

February 6+7

We have a very eventful weekend ahead with lots of moving parts. Please read all the way through so you don’t miss any important info! 

Equipment Needed:

U16-19: GS skis both days

Everyone else: GS skis Saturday; SL skis Sunday

Weekend Schedule:

Saturday: Comp and Dev training; team pictures; Mt. Dew Vertical Challenge

Sunday: No coaches at Shawnee; U8-14 Titcomb Dual; U16-19 Open GS, Sugarloaf


Team Pictures: if you have a Shawnee Peak Race Team jacket please wear it for pictures. Pictures will be taken at 10:30. You may purchase team/group pictures through Robin Leavitt at http://www.robinleavittphotography.com

Mt. Dew Vertical Challenge: Everyone on the race team should participate! Registration is between 8am-11am in The Great Room. Race starts at 11am.  Prizes at approximately 2:30pm.  The race is free – but you must have a lift ticket or season pass to participate. Racers under the age of 18 will need a parent to sign them up. We will head down to the Race after our pictures are taken. All athletes should stay with their coaches when racing, we will continue skiing in groups after their run on the course. Practice will end at the normal time, 2pm.

No coaches at Shawnee Sunday: all of our available coaching staff will be away at races, either Titcomb or Sugarloaf. If you are a U8-14, development team and competition team, we recommend that you head to Titcomb for the non-USSA dual Paneled slalom race.

U8-14 Titcomb Dual: Sign up info: Register by emailing titcombrace@gmail.com (Athlete Name, DOB, Club, Phone #, Class and Liability waiver). Fee: $35, you can pay by check or cash the morning of. Registration begins at 7am in the basement of the lodge, First run to begin at 9 am. Lift will open at 8:00 am. Athletes should bring their slalom skis. Every athlete will get two runs like a normal race. At the completion of the second run they will take the best 8 or 10 results in each age/gender category (e.g U10 girls), then they will have bracket racing (similar to a chess match), those 8 or 10 athletes will race against each other until there is only one winner for each age/gender. 

U16-19 Open GS at Sugarloaf: Sign Up Here arrive around 7:30, lifts open at 8.

Coach Amy

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