U12 and U10 Weekend Update 3/23 + 3/24

Hello U12 and U10 Families,

It is unbelievable that we are heading into the last weekend of racing fun at Okemo! This winter has flown by for sure!  Please note that due to a change in the FIS race schedule for the races Okemo is hosting, there has been a schedule/location change to this weekend's activities - the End of Season Awards are now on Saturday! 

Saturday 3/23:  U10/12 Olympics plus End of the Season Awards with Parent vs Athlete Race and OMARA sponsored BBQ

Awesome, FUN day and a great way to celebrate the end of an excellent season! Here is the schedule for U12 and U10 athletes (please note: if you have athletes in other age groups, their schedule or plans for the morning may differ):

8:30 am: Meet at the usual meeting spot - top of AB

8:30-approx 10:30 am: U12/10 Olympics - an old tradition of a fun assortment of contests like moguls, big air, and ski ballet :)!  Any skis are fine.

Approx 10:30 am - 12:30 pm: Parent vs Athlete Race - after the Olympics wrap up athletes will head over to Wardance to run the dual panel SL set there.  Plan to meet your athlete there and challenge them if you dare!

11:30 am:  BBQ kicks off - between runs grab some BBQ lunch - big thanks to OMARA!

1:00 pm: Awards will start at about 1 pm and be presented by the timing building/yurt.

Sunday 3/24: On-snow race demo in the Bull Run/Nastar area (exact location - above or below NASTAR TBD)

This is an amazing opportunity for our athletes to test next year's skis and make a determination on what they want to order by actually seeing how the skis ski!  Most programs don't have this opportunity available to them right at their own mountain!! Most major brands will be represented.  The demo will start at 8:30 am and continue until about 12 pm, at which time the reps will be packing up. Please have your athlete arrive by 10:30/11 am at the latest in order to get some testing in before the demo ends.  We will not have a formal meeting time for U10/12s, nor will there be formal training groups skiing together, but coaches will be on hand to help your athletes select appropriate skis to test.  I'll be in touch with any further details if need be.



Mariel Meringolo

Head of School
Okemo Mountain School

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