U12 and U10 Update 2/22-2/24; U12 GS Killington Info
Hello U10 and U12 Families,
Warning - this email is chock full of info, so please read carefully!!
Friday 2/22: U12 and U10 train GS
Saturday 2/23: U12s race GS at Killington (details below; be sure to register here: https://adminskiracing.com/node/218870 by Friday at noon); U10s train GS at home
Sunday 2/24: U12s train tall gate SL; U10s train GS
On Saturday registration will begin at 7:30 AM and end at 8:30 am. Registration will be in the Killington Ski Club Building which is just up the hill to the right from the K1 Lodge, which is the lodge that is at the very end of the access road by the K1 gondola. When you are looking at the ski club, instead of going in the front door, walk around to the right in the back of the building and head up the stairs and in the back door. Then go down stairs to the Johnny O Multi-Purpose room. Bibs and lift tickets will be handed out at registration - remind your athlete to put the bib on right away and not to remove it. Killington requests (and so do I) that you have your athlete go to the registration table on their own - it's a great way to get our athletes more involved in the process of race day! I recommend getting there early! Killington is a busier place than everywhere else we go! Note that you MUST keep your stuff in the K1 Lodge - not in the Ski Club.
The coaches will meet the athletes at 8:00 AM outside of the K1 lodge to go for inspection and free runs. BOYS WILL RUN FIRST AT THIS RACE. The race will be on Highline. First run will begin at 9:30 am. Athletes should listen to coaches for directions on when to meet for second run inspection and second run start time.
Highline is visible on foot and ends right at the Killington Ski Club building. However, parent tickets are available for $65 CASH or CHECK (payable to KMS) only and only at registration - not at a ticket window or guest services. Limit 2 per athlete.
Driving Directions to Killington:
From Ludlow, take a right onto Rt 100 North at the new traffic light. Follow this until it intersects with Rt. 4 (watch out for cops in Plymouth when the speed limit drops!). Take a left onto Rt. 4. Go past the gondola on the side of the road and keep going until you go up a big hill. The access road will be on your left. Turn left onto access road and follow it all the way to the top to the K1 Lodge. It takes about 35-40 minutes to get there.
For fear of info overload, I will get out a separate communication at the beginning of next week regarding the post-season events for the U12s that require "qualification" (refer to U12.10 101 attached again here for qualifying info) and other March open (no qualifying necessary) race opportunities for U12 and U10s mentioned below, but this is the basic schedule. Please note, things could change. Please hold questions on post-season races until I send that info email.
Saturday 3/2: U12s train tall gate SL; U10s train GS
Also, 3/2: Comedy Night sponsored by William Raveis Vermont Properties to benefit OMARA. Details HERE.
Sunday 3/3: U12s race dual tall gate SL at U12 Festival at Okemo (details to come); U10s race GS Middlebury (details to come)
Saturday 3/9: Train home GS OR Open U12 Bromley SL Race
Sunday 3/10: Train home SL OR Open U12 Magic GS Race OR U10 Festival with Dual GS at Killington (details to come)
Saturday 3/16: Piche's OR SVC Meisterschaft for qualifying U12s - Magic Dual GS OR Train at home
Sunday 3/17: Piche's OR SVC Meisterschaft for qualifying U12s - Willard SL OR Train at home
Saturday 3/23: U12 and U10 "Devo" Olympics at home
Sunday 3/24: The Great Parent-Athlete Race, the end of season awards, and a possible on-snow race demo!! Stay tuned for more details.
March 29- 31: VT/NY SL Camp for qualifying U12s (second year only)
That's all for now! Thanks!
Head of School
Okemo Mountain School
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