U12 and U10 Update 3/9 and 3/10

Hello U12 and U10 Families, 

I hope you are all well.  Congrats to the U12s for winning the BOOT on Sunday at the last opportunity.  It looks like results are squared away for the first race on Saturday and that I will be able to share those soon!  Please note also that I hope to be in touch with you by Friday with regard to U12 Post-Season Events (Piche's, Meisterschaft, SL Project) to let you know which athletes are going where.  For now here is the info for this weekend and the few weekends that remain!

Saturday 3/9 options: 

1) Train home freeski GS for U12 or U10s

2) Open U12 Bromley SL Race (details below; register by Thursday 3/7 at noon here https://adminskiracing.com/node/180635) - U12s only

Sunday 3/10 options: 

1) U12s Train home Tall Gate SL (no U10 training at home)

2) Open U12 Magic GS Race (details below; register by Saturday 3/9 at 5 pm here https://adminskiracing.com/node/215683) - U12s only

3) U10 Festival with Dual GS at Killington (details below; register by Saturday 3/9 at noon here https://adminskiracing.com/node/226731)

Looking ahead:

Saturday 3/16: Piche's OR SVC Meisterschaft for qualifying U12s - Magic Dual GS OR Open U10 and U12 race at S6  (enter online here https://adminskiracing.com/node/181427 by Friday 3/15 at 4:30 pm) 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 an on-snow race demo!! Stay tuned for more details. LAST DAY OF U12/10 training at home.

March 29- 31: VT/NY SL Camp for qualifying U12s (second year only)

Bromley U12 SL Details:

Register by Thursday 3/7 at noon here https://adminskiracing.com/node/180635

This is a tall gate race - full SL armor. 

Bib/ticket pick up from 7:00-8:00 am in the upstairs of the base lodge.  Coaches will meet athletes at 8:30 at the bottom of the Alpine Chairlift.  A detailed fact sheet is attached, which also has a waiver.  Send this with your child or accompany them to registration and sign it there. First run starts at 9:30 am.  There will be a re-set and second inspection for run two.

Magic U12 GS Details:

Register by Saturday 3/9 at 5 pm here https://adminskiracing.com/node/215683  

Other than knowing that bib/ticket pick-up is in the basement of the base lodge I have no other info on the day of this race since there is no fact sheet posted on VARA.  Things are loose but FUN at Magic :)!  Let's plan on coaches meeting athletes at 8:10 am in front of the base lodge.  Be aware the lift takes a LONG time to get to the top.  First run will probably start at 9:30 am.  It might be dual GS...definitely GS though :)!

U10 Festival Killington Details:

Register by Saturday 3/9 at noon here https://adminskiracing.com/node/226731 

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 8:30 AM outside of the ski club building. The athletes will be split into mixed mountain groups for the morning and assigned a coach (might not be from Okemo).  The groups will freeski Killington with the challenge of riding as many lifts as possible and getting photos at the bottom of each.  This is an awesome opportunity to ski a new BIG mountain.  This will end at about 11:30 am.  At 12 pm coaches will meet athletes outside of the lodge to go for inspection of the dual GS course.  Dual GS will start at 1 pm on Highline.  BOYS WILL RUN FIRST AT THIS RACE.  Odds will start on the red course, Evens on the blue. Second run will be in the same bib order and start right after the end of the first run with each athlete on the opposite course.

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.  

That's all for now!  Look for info to come on U12 Piches/Meisterschaft/VT-NY SL Project.


Mariel Meringolo

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Okemo Mountain School

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