02 Dec

Hello Interclub Team Members    =-)  ,

    We are gearing up for our 2017 race season.  With any luck we will have plenty of snow and lots of fun on training days.  Please review our  interclub-calendar  with training days in yellow,  race days in green, and race camp days in red.  These Race Day dates have not yet been confirmed and finalized.  However it is highly likely that at this point this is the schedule for the season.

    Don’t forget to complete your USSA registration as soon as possible.  If you have any questions about the USSA registration please review the instructions listed here:

Catamount Ski – Interclub Race Team (Alpine)

20 Oct

Reminder to Tristate racers and Interclub racers new to tristate this season

LET”S TALK GEAR
Sunday, October 30th at 9:00 a.m. in the Taconic Lodge at Catamount.
This information session is predominantly aimed at the parents of our racers who are planning to enter the Tri-State this season.
However, if you are a parent of either a current Tri-Stater or Interclubber and are still unsure of how to navigate the confusing world of ski racing gear (skis, helmets, goggles, protective gear, boots) and the logic behind having properly tuned skis, this meeting is for you.
we will discuss:
*proper gear selection: skis, ski poles, boots, protective gear.
*proper gear prep: base bevel, side bevel, the importance of ski sharpening (especially on our north-eastern ice),
*proper tuning gear (not necessarily a tuning clinic but the logic behind having the basic tuning gear)
One half hour presentations plus a time-unlimited question and answer session conducted by a panel of current Catamount Tri-State coaches.
This is not a specific advice on what kind of skis you should buy for your son or daughter, but rather a general information that you can both understand and use during the ski/boot selection process for your children.
I hope you can join us,
on behalf of the Catamount Coaching Staff
kajetan (kytek)
18 Oct

Ski Equipment Learning Session

LET”S TALK GEAR

Sunday, October 30th at 9:00 a.m. in the Taconic Lodge at Catamount.

This information session is predominantly aimed at the parents of our racers who are planning to enter the Tri-State this season.
However, if you are a parent of either a current Tri-Stater or Interclubber and are still unsure of how to navigate the confusing world of ski racing gear (skis, helmets, goggles, protective gear, boots) and the logic behind having properly tuned skis, this meeting is for you.

we will discuss:

  • proper gear selection: skis, ski poles, boots, protective gear.
  • proper gear prep: base bevel, side bevel, the importance of ski sharpening (especially on our north-eastern ice),
  • proper tuning gear (not necessarily a tuning clinic but the logic behind having the basic tuning gear)

One half hour presentations plus a time-unlimited question and answer session conducted by a panel of current Catamount Tri-State coaches.

This is not a specific advice on what kind of skis you should buy for your son or daughter, but rather a general information that you can both understand and use during the ski/boot selection process for your children.

I hope you can join us,
on behalf of the Catamount Coaching Staff
kajetan (kytek)

p.s. please let us know if you are planning to attend by responding to Peter Chudy (peterchudy@mac.com).  This information will help us organize the meeting in the best way possible.

06 Oct

Early Race registration

October 2016

Dear Race Program Participants:

Thank you for your interest in the Catamount Race Program we hope you are having a good summer which is almost over and it is now time to think about racing for the 2016-2017 season.

 Take advantage of the early price (will go up after October 31st) for our Race Program, complete the attached Race Application for your child (ren)’s also attached is a Season Pass Application if you have not renewed your passes yet keep in mind the deadline for the passes are November 30th.

 There is a $100 discount for your 3rd child that will be enrolling in the Race Program by October 31st. (First 2 children must be enrolled at full price)

Racing Rgistration Form:http://www.catamountski.com/lessons-racing/racing/16-17_RacingSignUpForm%20updated%2010-5.pdf

Season’s Pass Aplication Form:http://www.catamountski.com/pdf/tickets-passes/SeasonPass2016-2017Application.pdf

28 Sep

Upcoming PreSeason Events

USSA holds an informative pre-season Alpine Festival at Killington October 22nd.  link below

http://alpine.usskiteam.com/alpine-programs/regions/eastern-region/clubs/club-special-events

Suburban Sports of Berlin CT will hold a racer night October 1st from 4-8PM.  They will have reps from Rossi, Head, Atomic, Fischer, Volkl & POC.   USSA pricing discounts for racers.

Ski Haus will have racer nights in October at the New Milford CT and Brewster NY Locations, with dates and times yet to be announced.

22 Sep

Registrations

The Catamount site has the registration open for the 2016-17 season. Register before 10/31 and get a discount. Please also register for USSA, which includes the TriState Alpine Ski Racing Assoc fee.

13 Sep

ECSC College Ski Fair

The following is a good opportunity for racers to get an understanding of non-NCAA college racing opportunities.  These programs range from clubs to Varsity Teams and provide a much wider opportunity than the small number of NCAA programs

2016 College Fair

Thompson ~ Reynolds ~ McBrine ~ MacConnell ~ Northern Vermont

Alpine ~ Snowboard GS ~ Nordic ~ Freestyle

October 2, 2016

1:00 pm

Olin Hall
at
Babson College

We Invite all High School athletes to attend and learn about options for ski & snowboard competition in college

Alpine

Brandeis University, Boston University, Brown University, Castleton University, Clarkson University, Connecticut College, Marist College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New England College, Northeastern University, Saint Anselm College, Springfield College, The College of the Holy Cross, Trinity College, Tufts University, University of Connecticut, University of Maine Farmington, University Of Maine Fort Kent, University of Maine Orono, University of Mass Amherst, University of Rhode Island, Vassar College, Wesleyan University, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Yale University

Nordic 

United States Military Academy, Castleton University, Clarkson University, Cornell University, Hamilton College, Paul Smith’s College, Rochester Polytechnic Institute , Wellesley College, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Yale University

Snowboard 

Boston University, Springfield College, University of Maine Farmington, University of Rhode Island, Wesleyan University, Yale University

Freestyle

University of Vermont

The ECSC has invited other USCSA teams from arond the country.  For a complete list of the schools attending or with any questions please contact Bo Bigelow at (207) 712-5440 or bbigelow@uscsa.com.

29 Aug

Steiners Race Day

Sunday Sept.11 11-5pm

RACE DAY
2016

Location Steiner’s Sports
3455 US 9
Valatie NY 12184
518-784-366
Garrick@steinersskibike.com

Welcome to Race Day 2016 at Steiner’s Sports as always I have Factory Reps on hand to help guide your Athlete with equipment selection from Fischer, Nordica, Lange, Rossingnol, POC, BRIKO , Dynastar, Atomic and Head. Garrick Dardani Master Boot Fitter, ski boot Tester for SKI/Skiing Magazine, Race program Director and head U19 coach is here to do everything possible to make your athlete perform to their potential. Also on hand will be some of your favorite coaches.
Boots are the most important piece of the skiing puzzle. All age groups and ability levels will benefit from getting set up properly in their boots. This means assessed for size, flex, width, Height of boot and performance level.
Besides fit and flex we need to get the alignment of the boots right, that means that the forward angle is right for you, the lateral cant , cuff alignment is set right, do the knees track correctly?; this is called lateral stance balance.
Ski & Binding: besides brand, size and flex, it is critical to determine the correct binding ramp angle this is the difference in height from the heel to the toe piece. I determine a starting delta angle based on the ankle flexibility, center of mass of athlete, boot set up and event SL/GS…

At fit Day I can size up boots and do an assessment but many times we will need to schedule an appointment for the full fitting. This is too important to rush through.
Can’t make it to Race Day no problem, these deals are available all season.

The Deal with fit day is:
USSA pricing on all equipment
I offer 30% off all Swix wax and equipment
Poc and Slytec Helmets and armor are offered at race form price.
All race equipment is on sale
Perfect time to leave your skis to get them prepared for the season
I prepare all skis on the Wintersteiger Omega RS 350 stone grinding machine. This is the most up to date machine for precisely grinding race specific patterns

30 Mar

Team Jackets Last Day

Currently we need more interest in order to fulfill the minimum requirement. Only one day left to order jackets.

We have the order process set up for Team Jackets. They will be the same as last years from Karbon. We will need a minimum order of 25, currently we are well below this number. Jackets are $200. They are youth sized. We have not had enough interest to order adult sizes, which requires a separate minimum order. Jackets will be available in the late fall.

Orders must be placed by March 30th.

Here is a link to the website to order the jackets:

https://squareup.com/market/catamount-race-team/catamount-race-team-jacket

Peter

 

23 Mar

Summer Skiing

Lead Change Racing offers additional training opportunities and is supported by some of the best coaches in Tri-State and other organizations.

They are offering an excellent camp this Summer in Saas Fee, Switzerland. The glacier at the peak holds snow well and last year had some significant snowfall in August. Top teams from around the world will be training there. Two summers ago my daughter rode up the gondola next to Frida Hansdotter, who just won the Slalom World cup. Please check out the link below.

http://www.leadchangeracing.com