Don’t miss out on our 3rd round of online team jacket orders. Click the button below to our team store with SYNC Performance. Select Catamount Racing from the “teams & clubs” drop down menu tab. Then enter our password: catamount2020. Shop around, Additional gear available too!
Hello Catamount Race Families-This is a reminder for 2 important upcoming deadlines. The early bird prices for registration go up on October 31st.
You will be able to either pay in full, or pay 50% now, and the remainder by December 1st for all race programs.
For those who are experiencing financial issues and may need help to continue ski racing, can apply for a scholarship from the Miles Humbaugh Memorial Fund to help offset the cost of program fees. You will find a link on the Catamount Race Team page to download the application. Please note that the deadline to submit confidential applications is by the end of today- October 15.
Ski Haus in New Milford, Connecticut is having their annual Columbus Day Weekend Race Day this Saturday, October 10, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Ski and boot manufacturers won’t have reps on site but are sending samples which the athletes can check out and be fit for proper sizing. Rossignol, Atomic, and Lange will have products there, at specially discounted USSSA racer pricing. They also stock race suits, jackets, warm up pants, race poles, helmets, gloves, armor, goggles, and tuning equipment. Come check it out. Call Gary at Ski Haus 860-355-2001 with any questions.
GREETINGS CATAMOUNT RACERS AND FAMILIES, As the season continues to draw closer, we wanted to reach out to update you on what’s new at Catamount. REGISTRATION. For starters, registration for the upcoming season is up and running. You can log on and register at https://catamountski.com/winter/racing Please note that discounted rates are in effect until October 31. You can pay 50% of program fees now and 50% any time before December 1. MILES HUMBAUGH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. Those who are experiencing financial issues and may need help to continue ski racing, can apply for a scholarship from the Miles Humbaugh Memorial Fund to help offset the cost of program fees. You will find a link on the Catamount Race Team page above to download the application. Please note that the deadline to submit confidential applications is October 15. Those who wish to donate to this wonderful cause may do so when they register for the season. Look for the link on the website. Thank you to Erin and Matt Humbaugh and their family for establishing this fund in loving memory of their son Miles, a beloved member of the Catamount family, who passed away this summer. Thank you also to the many people who have donated money and raised funds for the memorial fund. We are deeply grateful for the bottomless generosity of our Catamount Family. NEW START HOUSE. We continue to plan for the upcoming season. These are ever-changing but exciting times at Catamount. Last week, the mountain broke ground on the Miles Humbaugh Memorial Start House near the top of the Catamount Slope. The start house will be a thing of wonder. It is being built on graded, elevated earth, with a rear entrance on the uphill side, into which the athletes will enter prior to firing down the hill and onto the course. Our racers will be sheltered from the elements while they wait in the start house for their turn to rip it. In addition to the interior, tunnel-like start, it will also have two exterior start ramps, and room inside for storage and an office. It will be unlike anything else in the Tri-State Alpine Ski Racing area. This jewel was made possible by the generous donations to the Miles Humbaugh Memorial Fund, the Schaefer Family, architect and race dad Mark Maljanian, Rich Herrington and Herrington’s Lumber, Race Crew member and builder John Mueller, and the efforts of the incomparable Karin Tanenbaum. Thank you all. UPGRADES. Other notable improvements for this season are the expansion of the Glade Chairlift, and the clearing of trees to widen the slopes and improve traffic flow. If you stop by the mountain you may catch a glimpse of Colin out on the hill on a bulldozer or excavator, moving earth and removing trees. FOOD AND DAY LODGING. We are pleased to announce that management and Mountain Ops are busy planning the construction of 50 heated bungalows throughout the base area , each capable of holding 6-8 people comfortably. The bungalows will be available for daily rental for a modest fee, in an amount to be determined as we get closer to ski season. A forward thinking solution to the anticipated COVID restrictions on lodge usage this season. We are also planning on having food trucks on hand in the parking and/or base area to feed the masses. We will continue to update you as things change and we know more. We cannot wait to get back on the hill with all of you! Stay safe and be well. See you on the slopes!
I hope that everyone is doing ok as we all cope with the challenges of getting through this pandemic. It seems like forever since we have seen you.
Although Ski Seasons light years in the future, it really will be here before we know it. It is never too early to prepare to hit the ground in top physical and mental shape. We know that it can be challenging to stay motivated and focused, especially for those of you who are used to going to Mt. Hood or elsewhere to train on snow in the summer. Fortunately for us, our friends Doug and Kelley Lewis from Eliteam have put together a fantastic summer program to help you work hard this summer so that you can achieve your goals come this winter. I don’t know anybody who can a better job of motivating young athletes than Doug – he is simply legendary. And they are making it possible for the coaches to follow your summer training! This is also a good way to bond through the magic of the internet with your teammates.
Please take a look at the flyer attached and if it looks worthwhile to you sing up to join Doug and Kelley this summer to achieve for optimum level of fitness. Please note the 30% discount if you sign up before May 15. If you do decide to sign up, please let Colin and I and your other coaches know so that we will be sure to follow you.
Catamount has officially announced this morning that the decision has been made to close for the season. This decision has been made by John Schaefer, and is in direct relation to recently confirmed cases of COVID19 in our region. In corporation with recommendations from the CDC. Catamount and Berkshire East will be closing to prevent further spread of illness. John notes that as his father lies in the high risk demographic and would advise him against visiting either location. As the GM of both Catamount and Berkshire East John cannot, in good conscious, recommend others visit at the risk of possible exposure. In order to do his part the decision to close for the season has been made final. A reopen date for summer activities will be made is the near future.
Unfortunately that does mean that the tristate training at catamount this weekend has been canceled. There will be no additional training held at Berkshire East. We apologize for the inconvenience for those still planning to attend away events. As this is related to the COVID19 pandemic we recommend that all of our racers and racer families stay tuned to our webpage and those of post season event mountains for any changes regarding these events that may arise.
FRIDAY 2/28/20 5-8:00 pm TRI-U12/14: Coach: Chris Cashen, RACE slope SL 5 -8:00 pm TRI U16/19: Coach: Bruce Diamond, CAT slope SL course SATURDAY 2/29/20 ALL TRISTATE U14 AND U19 COACHES MAY BE REQUIRED TO ASSIST IN BNET PARTIAL TAKE DOWN FROM UPPER SECTION FOLLOWING TRAINING -EARLY LOAD -7:45am quad chair: U14 and U19 Coaches -8am double chair: IC Coaches –AM SESSION DEVO:TBD IC: U/L Cat Slope GS course (Some IC racers at U12 Championships GS Sundown) TRI U12: Away – U12 Championships GS Sundown TRI U14: UAC Skills TRI U16: Away – U16 Championships Jiminy Peak TRI U19: LAC GS from flats above Pump House down -Extended session 9:00-12:00 –PM SESSION DEVO:TBD IC: U/L Cat Slope GS course (Some IC racers at U12 Championships GS Sundown)
TRI U12 : Away – U12 Championships GS Sundown TRI U14: LAC GS from flats above Pump House down – Extended session 12:15-3:00 TRI U16: Away – U16 Championships Jiminy Peak TRI U19: Skills – Location to be determined SUNDAY 3/1/20 ALL TRISTATE U14 AND U19 COACHES MAY BE REQUIRED TO ASSIST IN BNET REMAINING TAKE DOWN FOLLOWING TRAINING (EARLY LOAD, Quad Chair 8am) –AM SESSION IC: Away – Away Bosquet (Some IC racers at U12 Championships SL at Mt. Southington) TRI U12: Away – U12 Championships SL Mt. Southington TRI U14: LAC SL TRI U16: Away – U16 Championships Jiminy Peak TRI U19: UAC SL –PM SESSION IC: Away – Bosquet TRI U12 : Away – U12 Championships SL Mt. Southington TRI U14: LAC SL and Skills (Shared hill with U19’s) TRI U16: Away – U16 Championships Jiminy Peak TRI U19: LAC SL and Skills a (shared hill with U14’s)
SATURDAY 2/22/20 -EARLY LOAD -7:45 am quad chair: : U12/14 and U16-19 coaches. Also, IC coaches who will be training w/ TRI for Championships 7:45 am double chair: IC Coaches –AM SESSION DEVO:TBD IC: Race Slope – SL drills, brushes, stubs, tall gates, etc ** NOTE: Gates, etc. must be pulled and hill slipped completely smooth before Ripper Opens to the public at 11:30** TRI U12 & IC who are going to Championships: UAC SL ( UAC am only, pm LAC) TRI U14: Championships BEAST TRI U16: LAC SL from flats above Pump House down TRI U19: LAC SL from flats above Pump House down
–PM SESSION DEVO:TBD IC: CS (skier’s right), SL (brushes, SL and/or GS gates, skills development) TRI U12 : LAC SL Sharing hill with U16/U19’s ( separate lanes) from ½ down pitch TRI U14 Championships BEAST TRI U16: LAC SL from flats above Pump House down TRI U19: LAC SL from flats above Pump House down ** LAC to be cleared and slipped completely smooth by 4:00 **
SUNDAY 2/23 (EARLY LOAD, Quad Chair 7:45 am) ALL TRISTATE U12 AND U16 COACHES WILL BE REQUIRED TO ASSIST IN BNET SKIRTING OR TAKE DOWN FOLLOWING TRAINING –AM SESSION IC: Away – Away Otis IC U8 UCS – drills, brushes, stubbies, etc. TRI U12: LAC GS sharing course with U16’s, TRI U16: LAC GS Sharing course with U12’s TRI U19: Away – BSQ SL –PM SESSION IC: – Away Otis IC U8 UCS – drills, brushes, stubbies TRI U12 : LAC GS with U16’s TRI U16: LAC GS with U12’s TRI U19: Away BSQ SL
Hello Everyone, We will have some additional SL training available this week. John from Berkshire School is going to set a slalom on lower alley cat 3:00 Monday and Tuesday afternoon. He’s going to set a slalom an upper alley cat Thursday and Friday afternoon 3:00 p.m. He’s inviting any of our trisate race kids to join in.