U12 and U10 Weekend of 2/9 and 2/10

Hello U12 and U10 Families,I hope this email finds you well and enjoying the week!  Great race at Suicide Six last weekend for the U12s!   Jim Blount took some great photos and has shared them at the following link.  They will be available at this link for the next couple of weeks.

https://ellenzweig.sharefile.com/d-sc3fbd0f084445d5b

Weekend info:

Saturday 2/9: U10s at Quechee for Skills and Dual Panel SL (SL skis - register here by Thursday at 5:30 pm https://adminskiracing.com/node/196394 see more details below); U12s are home training GS

Sunday 2/10: U10s train GS at home; U12s Super G Camp at Okemo (register here by Thursday at noon https://adminskiracing.com/node/187967 see below for more details).  NO U12 Training on Sunday besides the camp - it is for all U12s this year.

Don't forget Vermonte Carlo sponsored by OMARA Saturday 2/9 from 7-10 pm.  Click HERE to learn more and buy tickets.  
U10 Skills and Dual Panel SL at Quechee on Saturday 2/9:

Register here by Thursday 2/7 at 5:30 pm https://adminskiracing.com/node/196394  

Registration is from 7:30 - 8:30 am in the basement of the Base Lodge.  Your athlete will get his or her lift ticket and bib here - please have them register themselves but keep the reminders coming about not losing bibs! Parent tickets are $22 and sibling tickets are $18 and available at the ticket booth at the bottom of the chair.  

Coaches will meet the athletes at 8:30 am at the base of the lift. Athletes will be divided into mixed mountain groups for the AM skills training session from 9-11 am.  The mixed mountain group will be their "team" for the day. They will meet this group again at 12 pm to inspect the dual race course.  Race will begin at 12:45 pm with girls on red and boys on blue.  The second run will be in the same bib order with each gender on the other course.  Awards are given by training group team to the top 3 teams based on each teams' best four results. There are no awards for the skills - they are unscored for U10s.  Awards will be about 20-30 minutes after the completion of the race.

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 Super G Camp at Okemo:

Register here by Thursday 2/7 at noon https://adminskiracing.com/node/187967

Athletes should wear their GS suits like a race day (but have warm clothing over it - pants and jacket!) and be on their GS skis (no need for SG skis or longer GS skis) for this event.  Registration is from 7:30-8:30 am in the upstairs of the Okemo Competition Center.   Athletes will get their bibs (they have bibs even though it isn't a race) and then meet in the basement of the Summit Lodge for the camp meeting at 9 am sharp - be early. They will be with the camp all morning, have lunch from about 11:30-12:15 (they should plan to eat in the Summit Lodge because we will meet back there for the afternoon) and then be back with the camp until 3 pm.  Much easier logistically than a typical race day.  
Upcoming events/training info:

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.  CAMP IS ALMOST FULL AT THIS POINT! If you have registered your athlete you will receive more info later this week.

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 MeringoloHead of School
Okemo Mountain School802-228-1513
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