- Registration ends tomorrow on Adminskiracing.com for the Alumni double header GS this Saturday and SL this Sunday @ Whiteface. Click Here.
- The following is an email to me from John Borwick, Head Alpine Coach @ Berkshire School:
From: John Borwick <johnborwick@
Date: Thu, Feb 7, 2019 at 7:40 PM
Subject: BSST – USSA Summer Camp Options 2019
To: Berkshire Ski Team, SkiParents
- Location: Mt Hood, Oregon
- 2019 Dates
- June 25th through July 5th (8 days on snow)
- June 25th through July 10th (12 days on snow).
- All-inclusive – transportation from/to PDX Airport, Lodging, Food, Coaching, Training, Lift Tickets and a day of White Water Rafting.
- Location: Saas Fee, Switzerland
- 2019 Dates:
- July 23rd through August 6th (10 days on snow).
- All-inclusive – transportation to Saas Fee, lodging, meals, tickets, off hill, Zermatt trip, coaching and skiing.
- Travel from US to CH organized by US Elite.
Saturday, March 9th – SG training on Upper/Lower Glade am, SL training on Race Slope pm
Feedback from last week’s speed training was that it was a success! So now the mountain is looking to continue speed training on Glade.
Please bring GS/SG equipment for the am speed training and SL equipment for the pm.
If any U16/U19 racers are interested in helping/learning to set SL please contact Coach Pat & Coach Charles by Remind.
Saturday Night – End-of-the-Season Party @ the Cashen’s
Sign up Genius form click here –
LOCATION – (about 20 minutes from Catamount just off Rte 23), 81 Roxbury Road | Hudson, NY 12513
Parent volunteers! We can really use your help setting up fencing in the AM and breaking it (and the course) down at 12 noon! Please report to the pump house at the top of Lower Alley Cat when the Quad opens and again at 12 noon!
See you this weekend!
“Ski fast…Take chances…”
John Borwick (Head Coach for Berkshire School) is planning weekday training at Catamount and wanted to know if any of our Tri-State racers were interested.
The current plan is for training on Alley Cat on Monday and
The postseason is a great time to work on polishing those skills acquired throughout the season. Everything is fresh in your mind, there is less pressure and everyone is in great skiing great shape.
Please email Pat and I so we can relay the information to John and Steve ASAP. They will finalize plans.
The official races are over but it is too soon to stop them from skiing. This weekend we will be skiing on Saturday (March 9th) and having a fun race on Sunday (March 10th). Following the race we will have awards for all kids and a Potluck Pizza party. There is a sign up so we do not just end up with cupcakes:
We will be asking for donations for gifts for your kids coaches which we will hand out at the party.
I hear the waffle bar will be making a come back thanks to the Dohrs.
U16 Champs @ Jiminy Peak
Congratulations on finishing the season with U16 Championships this past weekend at Jiminy Peak! Once again it was crazy weather on Sunday where it was freezing rain and then just rain!
Great job on Saturday (GS) to Clare Howard (13th), Delphine Cohen (15th), Winnie Mann (18th), Ruby Blunt (18th), Ella Keaney (33rd), Zoe Wells (35th), Maya Silver-Lewis (47th) out of a field of 62!
Sunday (SL) to Clare Howard (9th), Frannie Mann (11th), Winnie (12th), Delphine Cohen (15th), Zoe Wells, (27th), Ruby Blunt (29th), Elisabeth Hartnett (31st), Morgan Weinberg (35th), Maya Lewis-Silver (41st) out of a field of 60!
Saturday (GS) to Dax Roy (12th), Alex Gagnon (14th), Hayden Claussen (16th), Oliver Thompson (30th) out of a field of 91!
Sunday (SL) to Alex Gagnon (5th), Hayden Claussen (20th), Ryan Claffey (28th) out of a field of 90!
This weekend’s training @ Catamount
Colin Bargar & Steve Adams are planning on Speed Training from 7:30am-8:30am this Saturday. Bring your GS skis (if you have Super G’s then bring them). Please let Steve and Colin know ASAP if you plan on attending.
I’ve spoken to Coach Sonia and she is welcoming any U16’s who would like to join her in working on SL clearing technique. And Coach Mark & Coach Kenny will be at the mountain welcoming any U16’s who would like to join them and the U19’s. Coach Charles will be at Jiminy Peak this weekend coaching for Eastern Finals and I will be at Okemo for my USSA 200 certification clinic. Please bring both GS and SL equipment on both days. Some of the best training happens at the end of the season when the pressure to perform is off!
Congratulations on your hard work this season!
On behalf of all the U16 coaches, I’d like to extend a hearty congrats to everyone for their hard work this past season. We’ve seen some great improvement in every racer on the team. Some of you really worked on your “mental game”, others were working on their carve on steeper terrain. Some of you really improved your commitment of weight to the outside ski, while others worked on early pressure before the fall line and early release just after the fall line. Some of you really improved your SL clearing technique while others really improved your pole plants which also helped your timing. What is great to see is how motivated you all are and with such positive attitudes that you bring to the mountain every day of training. It inspires us to work that much harder for you.
Thanks so much to Colin, Dusty and the race crew for all of their help bringing gates and B-netting up to the top of Lower Alley Cat and Race Slope as well as their help in setting up fencing and courses and tearing them down.
And finally a special thanks to the parents of our team. You take care of registrations, driving up to the mountain early in the morning and late at night, you make sure that the equipment is taken care of and ready for training and races, you volunteer to set up and break down the B-netting and courses (even in the rain!). It is your support and help that makes our program possible!
Cheers to a great season and let’s celebrate at Chris Cashen’s house on Saturday, March 9th! An Evite will be sent with details of the party (times and what to bring)
Coach Pat : )
Just a reminder that U16 Championships are this coming weekend at Jiminy Peak! Registration ends Thursday, February 21st at midnight! For details, click here.
SL will be on Saturday and GS will be on Sunday however, the mountain may switch days depending on the weather so make sure that you bring all of your equipment just in case! Also a reminder to have your edges sharpened and bases waxed, scraped and buffed! Check out the hourly temperatures to give a general guide to the type of wax you should use.
Congratulations to all of our racers who raced at Bousquet last weekend!
Special recognition of Alex Gagnon on his podium 3rd place finish and Yanni Schattman on his 5th place finish! What a great day of racing as we had 3 boys finish top 20 (Alex Gagnon, Yanni Schattman & Greg Levin) and 3 girls finish top 20 (Clare Howard, Delphine Cohen & Frannie Mann), and great improvement from all of our racers! Just in time for Tristate Champs @ Jiminy on 2/23 (SL).
Keep up the great work!
“Ski fast…Take chances…”
Hey U16’s (and U19’s)!
Saturday, February 16 – parallel paneled SL Training on Race Slope
We will be training SL on Saturday. Please warm up at the Quad @ 8:25am as a group and head up for your warm up run and swing by to inspect the course when it’s ready. If any racer is interested in helping Charles and I set the course, please contact me asap on Remind! We’ll take 2 racers with us to help set our course.
Sunday, February 17 – make up parallel paneled SL Race @ Blandford
Registration ends tonight @ 11pm! Click here for details: https://adminskiracing.com/node/187935
Race Day registration starts at 7:00am usually in the lodge to the left (as you face the mountain). Let’s meet in the main lodge to the right where the cafeteria is located.
If you’d like to stay overnight before the race, there’s a Holiday Inn Express in Westfield that has hot breakfast and a pool!
TSARA U16 Championships @ Jiminy Peak on Saturday 2/23 & Sunday 2/24
Registration is now open on AdminSkiRacing.com and ends at midnight on Thursday, February 21. Click here for details: https://adminskiracing.com/node/221302
There may be some training opportunities @ Catamount from 2/18-2/22! – Please see Steve Adams
Looking forward to seeing you all!
“Ski fast…Take chances…”
Saturday, February 9 – Bousquet SL
Just a reminder that registration ends at noon tomorrow! Make sure to register at adminskiracing.com. Here’s the info for the race! bousquetSLRaceInfoSheet2019. Let’s meet up on the upper floor where registration is.
In preparation for the U16 Championships @ Jiminy Peak (GS on 2/24), we will train GS on Lower Alley Cat. Make sure to remove your chin guard and bring your GS skis/poles! Please meet Coach Charles at the Quad at 8:25am sharp to warm up.
I’ve been very disheartened in our racers’ tardiness these past few weeks. The coaches and I work extremely hard at getting to the mountain earlier so that we can make the most of our limited training window on Lower Alley Cat (gate training ends @ 12 noon) If you truly love what we do, get your racers to the mountain on time and make sure your racers are out at the Quad at 8:25am!!!
Parent volunteers! We can really use your help with rolling B-Netting at 12 noon! Please report to the pump house at the top of Lower Alley Cat at 12 noon!
See you this weekend!
“Ski fast…Take chances…”