U12 and U10 Weekend Update 2/1-2/3

Hello U12 and U10 Families,

I hope this email finds you well and enjoying the week.  More snow falling here in Ludlow!!  A big CONGRATS to the U12s for bringing home the BOOT this weekend at the U12 GS at Pico and to Riley Keane (1st), Emma Van Heyst (2nd), Maisie Kostuchenko (4th) and Bridget Waters (5th) for bringing home some hardware!  Another busy weekend coming up so please read carefully!

A few quick notes:

Missing pants: Katie Carretero is missing a pair of Blue Arctica pants from Pico race.  If anyone happened to go home with the wrong pants, please let me know.

No Friday training other than SL camp on 2/1.

Weekend of 2/1-2/3:

Friday 2/1: U12/10 SL Camp at Quechee - deadline for registration is tomorrow at 5 pm (not yesterday as originally stated) so there is still time to sign up - register here https://adminskiracing.com/node/196393 by Wed 1/30 at 5 pm.  Details below

Saturday 2/2: U12s race Tall Gate SL at Suicide Six (register here: https://adminskiracing.com/node/181423 details below); U10s train at home on SL skis

Sunday 2/3: U12s train GS at home, U10s train Skills/Panel SL at home (SL skis)

Quechee SL Camp Details:

Registration begins at 7:30 am in the basement of the base lodge.  The athletes should be ready to ski and meet at the base of the quad at 8:45 am.  Mike, Dale, and Al will be there, but our athletes will likely be skiing with other coaches from other mountains. They will be with the camp for the remainder of the day until it is over at 2:30 pm.  Parents can either ski (parent tix $22), enjoy the parent presentations (9:10 am - a talk with Alex Krebs, VARA Youth Coordinator, and a ski tuning clinic with Swix) happening in the base lodge, or leave for the day. Athletes need to bring a lunch or buy one from the cafeteria.  See driving directions below.  U12s should wear chin bars, shin guards, and pole guards.  U10s can wear shin guards if they have them - no need for chin bars.  

DRIVING DIRECTIONS to Quechee: 

Take 100 North (the right hand turn before Jackson Gore). In Plymouth, take a right onto 100A. When this dead ends at Rt 4, take a right. This will go through Bridgewater and Woodstock - watch for cops in both towns! The speed limit goes down to 25 twice - obey the speed limit. Continue through Woodstock and after a few miles as you come to the town of Taftsville (don't blink) you will see a big red covered bridge with a green roof on the left.  Take a left to get to the bridge.  Go across it and head straight up the hill.  Follow this road for a mile or two until you see Quechee on your left.  You can either park before the white building (base lodge) or after it.   It takes about 50-60 minutes to get to Quechee.

U12 Tall Gate SL at Suicide Six, Saturday 2/2:

Don't forget to register online by Friday 2/1 at 4:30 pm.  https://adminskiracing.com/node/181423 

Bib/ticket pick-up is in the Ski Runner's Building (to the right of the lift) from 7:30 -8:30 am.  We must use the regular base lodge for getting ready and storing items. Please have your athlete register him or herself.   Parent tickets are available at the Main Lodge for $40, but you do not need to ski to view the whole race.  If you are skiing, please help carry jackets.  We could use a volunteer to video too!

Coaches will meet athletes at 8:10 am outside of the base lodge/at the base of the lift - it is a small place. The first run will start at 9:30 am.  The second run will be one hour after the completion of the first.  Remember that the course will be re-set for the U12s and we will do a second run inspection prior to the start of the second run.  Athletes should stay tuned to coaches instructions in case of changes in timing.  Second run is in reverse bib order within gender.  NO ONE IS ALLOWED TO CARRY SKIS UP THE LIFT.

Directions to Suicide Six: From Ludlow, head towards Jackson Gore, but just before it turn right onto RT 100 N. When you enter Plymouth, turn right onto Rt. 100A. When this dead ends at RT 4, take a right. Watch for cops when the speed limit drops in Bridgewater! Continue until you enter Woodstock. Just past the green, take a left onto RT 12. You will go over a little bridge and then bear right. After a mile or so, you will come to a fork in the road. Go right at the fork. (there are signs for Suicide Six at this point) Go another few miles and you will come to Suicide Six on the left hand side. OBEY SPEED LIMITS EVERYWHERE - the cops are bad along this whole route, esp. in and around Woodstock.  It takes about 45 -50 minutes to get to Suicide Six.

Upcoming events/training info:

Vermonte Carlo: OMARA is bringing back an exciting social evening of faux gambling and fun with friends to support OMARA scholarships and awards on Saturday 2/9.  Click HERE to learn more and buy tickets.

The 9th Annual Okemo Mountain School Winter Festival: Join OMS for a fun evening of wine and beer tasting, a sampling of foods from local restaurants and a Silent Auction full of amazing items and experiences.  Click HERE to learn more and buy your tickets in advance.  Please consider sponsoring the event through the Winter Festival Fundraising Campaign!OMS Valentine Victory Camp February 11-15: This camp is similar to the Hammer Camp, but is open to all U10+ athletes.  I sent information separately today to avoid overload, and registration is now open on our website.  Click HERE to learn more and register.

President's Week Training: We will train mid-week during President's week (week of 2/18).  We will train 4 out of the 5 days (weather dependent) - hopefully Monday/Tuesday and Thursday/Friday, but we will choose the day off based on the weather if necessary.  Training this week is included in your Competition Center fees.  

That's all for now!

Thanks,

Mariel

Mariel Meringolo

Head of School
Okemo Mountain School

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