GREETINGS CATAMOUNT RACING ENTHUSIASTS:
With the recent fantastic snow making weather , and a full schedule of races, we have really moved headlong into the thick of the competition season and have a lot to look forward to this weekend.
For starters, those who will not be away racing will finally have the chance to light up some turns on our new amazing trail Ripper, which along with Catapult is scheduled to open this weekend. We can’t wait to get out there to check it out.
We’ve got a number of races going on for our athletes this weekend, with the U12-14’s trekking over to the other side of the state for a MASSRA GS at Wachusetts, on Saturday while the U16’s will be heading south to Bruce’s neck of the woods to for a Tri-State Slalom at Mt. Southington. On Sunday, a number of U16’s and 19’s will also be making their way to Wachusetts for a GS. Unfortunately, this race filled up faster this year than had ever been experienced before and consequently some of our kids were shut out. Finally, on Sunday the Interclubbers will finally kick off their competition season with a Combi at Butternut. For many Interclubbers and their parents, this will be their first race. We are excited for you to discover the wonder s of Race Day. We have been really impressed by how hard all the kids and coaches have been working and even more impressed by the sheer amount of fun that they are having.
Good luck to all of our racers on Race day!!
Saturday training will consist of the U19’s running GS on Alley Cat on Saturday, and Interclub practicing on a Combi and doing SkillsQuest drills Catamount Slope to get ready for their event at Butternut the next day.
On Sunday, the U16’s and 19’s who did not get into Wachusetts will be training SL on Catamount Slope, and the U12-14’s will be training GS on Alley Cat.
In order for the U19’s and U12-14’s to train GS on Alley Cat it is essential that we set plenty of BNET on the hill. Although there will be coaches and race crew on hand it is still a laborious task and we could really use Parent Volunteers to assist. Please do not be shy about jumping in to help out early on Saturday morning at 8:30 and again Sunday afternoon to help pull it down.
We are all looking forward to seeing you all for another fantastic weekend.
Ski fast, have fun!
Bruce & Colin